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Starting again
Sunday, October 27, 2013      4 comments

I am at 180 - down 3 from all time high. Going to follow Spark Diet suggestions. Especially challenged because I've been dealing with arthritis in left knee and a couple of weeks ago I injured my right foot in a fall. These challenges are also i... Read more
now i'm at 30 lbs to goal
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      4 comments

Have been doing pretty well but eating has been off the charts. Going to start the new fasting diet tomorrow. Fast two days a week (500 calories on fasting days). I hope this will be a good plan for me - I despise planning ahead and would rat... Read more
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      4 comments

Summer has flown by. My daughters head back to school this week - the older one tomorrow, the baby on Sunday. I still have much to do to get settled in my new house...hope that not having to work around the kids I'll make more progress. St... Read more
Friday, June 15, 2012      4 comments

Dear Spark Friends, Life goes on although it doesn't seem like it should. It is difficult to write about my life without crying. I sold my house and have moved into a small rental. I will start a new job in July. My children are all home f... Read more
Life update.
Sunday, April 01, 2012      4 comments

Sadly, my husband died of a stroke in January. He was only 57 years old. He had been taking medication for high blood pressure and cholesterol for years but he smoked and had heart disease in his family history. This has been devastating ... Read more
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      4 comments

Saw an interview with Mariel Hemmingway about her grandfather. He wrote his weight on the wall above his scale every morning. Read a NY times magazine article a few weeks ago - the title of the article says it all: "Do You Have to be Supe... Read more
Friday, January 13, 2012      3 comments

Up 10 lbs since my trip to Budapest. Drat! It is harder and harder to knock down that number. Not because I don't know what to do - it's because I don't do what I know needs to be done consistently. Recorded breakfast and planning lunch ... Read more
Inching my way back
Thursday, January 12, 2012      1 comments

Husband and son returned to the west coast. Moved my mother into assisted living. DD #1 left today for her semester abroad. Daughter #2 will return to college on the 22. So I'm down to one at home and she's helpful. Need to get the house in... Read more
Loving Kindness Meditation
Monday, December 19, 2011      5 comments

May you feel safe, feel content, feel strong and live with ease.... Read more
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      2 comments

Since my meditation retreat weekend, I've been trying to do loving kindness meditations everyday and Vandal's blog reminded me that I have so much to appreciate and be thankful for - my job is to take notice.... Read more
are my friends still around?
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      4 comments

it's been a long time since i posted. here's a quick summary of what has been going on: my job downsized and i'm collecting unemployment. got acceted to a self-employment program and i have lots of mileposts to meet within 90 days. shoul be ... Read more
still alive
Friday, September 23, 2011      3 comments

Haven't posted in over a month. Haven't dropped out or given up. Re-read my last blog - my first thought was, "Wow, that was overly ambitious" but read through it again, and I have pretty much made all those changes. The 30-minutes a day is m... Read more
Add 5 habits
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      3 comments

1. Eat breakfast every day - already do that. 2. Whole grains. This is harder - we love our bread but will try to buy only products with whole grains. 3. Exercise 30 minutes every day. Will make extra effort to get this done and will re... Read more
Monday, August 15, 2011      0 comments

I turn to books for inspiration. Right now I'm reading a book about mindfulness and the Mayo Clinic Diet book. I picked up the Mayo Clinic Diet book at the library this morning and I like the gradual approach (but they do include a jump ... Read more
Not there yet but have four weeks to go
Friday, August 05, 2011      1 comments

My weight dropped to 165 but now it's back up to 168. I downloaded a book about mindful eating and I'm optimistic that it will provide some good guidance that will help me control what and how much I'm eating. Only one chapter into the book so... Read more

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