Real life is....
Friday, January 04, 2013      2 comments

Not easy! I separated from my husband of 32 years and found my way back to who I want to be. After 6 months (and losing 20 pounds) I began to realize that I take ME with me wherever I go and I make the choices that impact my life/health/outloo... Read more
Saturday, October 27, 2012      1 comments

Well, the SparkPeople plan has blown a BIG self-delusion I've had for years out of the water. I have been convinced that I can't lose weight "no matter what I do" but since tracking, following along with all the SparkPeople suggestions I'm down... Read more
What I really want....
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      1 comments

I need to lose about 85 more pounds but what I WANT is to be healthy. I want to feel good, have energy for the things I want to do and have the quality of life we all deserve. That is what I want. What has been keeping me from it is the poor ... Read more
What a shock!
Sunday, September 30, 2012      2 comments

Went to the movies yesterday with my husband and grown son and then to dinner at Applebee's. I had 3 sweet/spicy boneless wings, a four ounce steak w/chipotle cream on the side, 4 grilled shrimp (small side of medium) and a brownie bite. Came ... Read more
Sunday, September 23, 2012      1 comments

Since early August when I joined SparkPeople I have been doing my best to eat "clean" - no preservatives, artificial colors, flavors, etc. and I've been fairly successful. The biggest thing I noticed (besides physically feeling much better) is ... Read more
Friday, September 21, 2012      4 comments

I don't know what to say......I need to exercise (it must be true because EVERYBODY says so!) but the truth is I DON'T WANT TO! There I've said it. No excuses, just bald-faced truth. I know - I have a BAAAAAAAAD attitude about this. My spark ... Read more
Yes, please!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      1 comments

I have always been a "yes, please!" kind of person. Would I like to go on an outing? Yes, please! Would I like to see your pictures of your new puppy? Yes, please! Would I like another piece of chocolate cream pie? Yes, please!! So for me... Read more
Protein, protein, whose got the protein?
Friday, September 14, 2012      1 comments

So I've been doing the research and the consensus seems to be that, for women, 75 - 90 g of protein a day is called for - depending on if one is exercising or not. THAT is a lot of protein! I really really tried to eat as much protein as possib... Read more
You know what's EASY??
Saturday, September 01, 2012      3 comments

Being fit. Yep. Easy. It's hard to GET fit and hard to STAY fit......but being fit? Very easy! You know what is HARD?? Being fat. Yep. Hard. It's easy to GET fat and easy to STAY fat.....but being fat? Very hard! My choice? ... Read more