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Friday, November 25, 2011      3 comments

Well, I did it! Not the BIG it! I have 13 more pounds to reach my end-goal, but I DID slide from the overweight category to the ‘within my range’ category! Remember when I panicked and wrote about still being obese? It seems like yes... Read more
I used my head!
Thursday, November 24, 2011      1 comments

GolfChick 2-0 posted links to some great articles in the RedSox Nation’s Holiday Challenge thread to help us get through the holiday season. Something in one of them really struck me. It was just a note at the end of a calorie-saving swap. ... Read more
Kicking my butt
Friday, November 11, 2011      1 comments

Ugh. This time change is kicking my butt! It's also making me realize how much of a tight schedule my body was on. I don't know if that's good or bad? But now I'm cast adrift. I used to eat breakfast at about 0730, but now, 0630 rolls in a... Read more
Sunday, October 30, 2011      5 comments

I'm tired of hearing it! I know you don't mean it, but it hurts. So does the jealousy behind the remark. "Oh man, you look great! I HATE you!" I'm glad (oh so glad) that you think I look great. But as you know, this didn't happen over... Read more
Friday, October 07, 2011      1 comments

When I was a child, when I lived in my favorite house, and had my own room, I would look out my bedroom window in the early morning, and hovering over the mountains was a huge crescent moon and Venus. I know it couldn’t have been every morning,... Read more
A great day!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      2 comments

Well, that was surprising! Fiona and I have been training to run the Virtual 5K over Halloween/Samhain week, and are very excited at the thought! (Fiona being my Border Collie for those who don’t know!) So we joined the program to sta... Read more
They Noticed!
Sunday, September 18, 2011      1 comments

This change of lifestyle, this re-working of myself, is for me. Just for me. I’m doing this because I got tired of looking in the mirror and hating what I saw. Because I used to be a healthy person. Because Granddaddy had his first heart attack ... Read more
One Blog
Sunday, September 11, 2011      0 comments

One blog a week. That’s how low I’ve set my standards, and yet meeting them is hard, hard, harder than I imagined. Keep writing. Just keep writing. The more you write, the better you write. Write one blog a week for your SparkPage. It doesn’t ha... Read more
A Simple Thank You
Sunday, September 04, 2011      2 comments

For the past few days I’ve been trying to think of adequate words to thank the people at SparkPeople, and SparkPeople itself, for being there. For giving me the tools to get through a trying time not only in a healthy manner, but continuing to l... Read more
The Return of Bozko
Saturday, August 20, 2011      0 comments

He first came into our lives just over a year ago when the Redbud tree was flush with blooms. Outside the gate he stood, long tongue lolling, long tail wagging, pale eyes smiling. We tried to ignore him. We hoped he’d go away, but he didn’t. ... Read more
Feeling squeezed
Sunday, August 07, 2011      0 comments

Well, so much for writing a scintillating blog piece every week in an attempt to get back into writing. All I got is this wretched tiredness, and the thought of my husband in the ICU 25 miles away. That and knowing that I need to get this... Read more
Sunday, July 31, 2011      1 comments

My dear friend, You have helped me to change my life. You have been a cheerleader, a sounding board, a mentor and a friend. You have shared the nutritional knowledge you gained prior to your gastric bypass surgery with me so that I could make ... Read more
The Immovable Object
Saturday, July 23, 2011      1 comments

I am not an emotional eater. The history of alcoholism in my family makes me think twice about putting anything in my mouth in reaction to how I feel. The minute I think “I need this” I step back and reassess that thought. Do I need it? Why do I... Read more
The Joys of Buying a Bra
Saturday, July 16, 2011      7 comments

Buying a bra must be one of the most humiliating experiences in the world. You walk into the dressing room feeling some confidence because you've lost enough weight that your old bras are in danger of sliding up at any moment, releasing yo... Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2011      1 comments

Someone on one of my SparkTeams (Go Missourians!) asked us to "Name one thing that Spark People has started you to do." A million things popped into my head : Track food, track exercise, connect with other people...but really, one thing cov... Read more

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