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Away from home
Tuesday, October 21, 2014      6 comments

I am at my DB. He is in the hospital. We are having a good family visit but it is still hard because we all know this will be the last time. Eating at odd time and erratically depending on so many other factors has been challenging. My int... Read more
Looking thinner
Saturday, October 18, 2014      5 comments

I had to run out today to buy some new blouses for my trip to my DB. The weather there is much colder at night than here. Grabbed a few 3/4 sleeve tops and found some that look really nice on me. They go just fine with the jeans I bought last we... Read more
From Out of Control to Feeling in Total Control
Friday, October 17, 2014      3 comments

This blog is a repeat post but I needed to hear it today. Hope it helps just one other person. When I feel Out of control it's usually that deep down I'm afraid. Afraid of the unknown territory I'm walking towards. We spend a lot of time ... Read more
Reeling
Thursday, October 16, 2014      7 comments

Two family emergencies at the same time 2,000 miles apart. My DB is in hospice care at home and has weeks left. He has asked that I come. My DIL is in the hospital and they are trying to stop her labor. She is carrying twins. So far so good on t... Read more
The Tale of the Scale
Tuesday, October 14, 2014      10 comments

I lost exactly 1 pound this week. I had an outstanding week. I exercised EVERY day and ate within my calorie range every day. I felt totally in control of myself, content with my journey and healthy. No, I'm not complaining one bit. That pound d... Read more
Trick for overcoming the upcoming Holiday Treats
Monday, October 13, 2014      4 comments

"I just want one treat. I've been on track for quite a while so I deserve it." That's where it all starts, doesn't it. I do deserve a treat for being on track. What I need to remember is that it's a treat to feel in control of my life, hav... Read more
DH saves the Day & Streak
Sunday, October 12, 2014      7 comments

During dinner my DH invited me to go walking after dinner. I unenthusiastly agreed. We clean up the sable and loaded the dishwasher. I headed straight for my chair to track my meal. "Hey, aren't we going for a walk?" Got up and walked. Wouldn't ... Read more
All aboard!
Saturday, October 11, 2014      4 comments

Our journey reminds me of a train ride. Some days are hard. There are rocky parts to our journey. Yes, we need to endure those difficult parts. But we need to remember that there is a wonderful destination just up ahead. Just like on a tra... Read more
A Plan, a Speed Bump and a new plan
Friday, October 10, 2014      5 comments

Wow, Yesterday didn't go according to plan. I got up late and had a hair appointment scheduled. I decided to Not eat breakfast because I really wasn't hungry yet. I figured I could call my DH after my appointment and we could have lunch out befo... Read more
My Favorite Walk
Thursday, October 09, 2014      9 comments

This bridge is in San Diego going toward Coronado Island. Coronado is a man made island made from the dredgings of the San Diego bay to make the water deep enough for the air craft carriers. It is a curved bridge so that it can be higher than a... Read more
Decision Point
Wednesday, October 08, 2014      6 comments

In the blink of an eye, we see a food or just think of a food and immediately decide we want to eat it. Sometimes it's because we remember liking the taste or flavor of a previous encounter. Sometimes it's because we are hungry but often we aren... Read more
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Monday, October 06, 2014      39 comments

The changes I desire aren't nearly as remote at I thought. I've learned a lot about maintaining weight loss from people on the At Goal and Maintaining and Transistioning to Maintenance Team. People on that team are my heroes. I am only half way ... Read more
Recovery Plan
Sunday, October 05, 2014      5 comments

We can be so hard on ourselves. I had a bad habit of being super critical of my current condition, my current image and my previous attempts. I resorted to name calling. Failure, fatty, frumpy, unfit and many more unflattering words. Not this ti... Read more
Fall, Autumn and all things Pumpkin
Saturday, October 04, 2014      3 comments

It's still hot here 90F but I want it to be fall so badly. I want fall colors, fall foods, my cozy sweatshirts and cool sleeping weather. Pumpkin, roast turkey, acorn squash, butternut squash soup all call my name but it's too hot to bake for ho... Read more
My imperfect journey has a stronger side
Friday, October 03, 2014      1 comments

My imperfect journey. I recently faced the unpleasant fact that I've been back sliding down that slippery slope. So what went wrong? I've been sick for a month. Seasonal allergies triggered my asthma. I thought I had covered the flare with enoug... Read more

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