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adventures in eating?
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      2 comments

I just finished reading the SparkCoach lesson for the day in which I have been encouraged to think about having fun on this weight loss adventure. The problem is, I haven't lost a pound! Well, I've lost a couple and found them again right away... Read more
Back on Board
Friday, January 04, 2013      1 comments

The holidays are behind us and we've recovered (mostly) from the flu bug that has struck our town. There is a nice blanket of snow on the ground, Mom and Dad have arrrived safely at their winter retreat, and I am anxious to get back into the po... Read more
Girl interrupted
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      1 comments

I am at that age when aging parents have become a focus of concern. My weight loss journey has been interrupted by a long month of focusing on my mom's recovery from a serious surgery. Food wasn't the problem -- fatigue was the problem. I am ... Read more
Back on Track
Friday, October 05, 2012      1 comments

It's been a trying couple of weeks. Mostly due to pain and a bit of depression. The good news is, I continued to swim everyday. I did have some food issues, but feel better the last couple of days. We're headed into some nasty weather again,... Read more
Seeking Strength . . . again
Thursday, September 20, 2012      0 comments

I seem to be in a bit of a fog, lately. A fog laced with anxiety and worry. September brought with it the busy-ness of the school year, though I am currently not working. And I am worried about not working -- not just because of money reasons... Read more
Eating Furiously!
Friday, September 14, 2012      0 comments

Just before dinner tonight, I received a phone call that upset me greatly. I am furious that my integrity is being questioned and was furious as I ate my meal. I not only ate too fast, I ate far too much. I ate, furiously! I had prepared som... Read more
Meal Planning isn't the problem!
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      0 comments

I have struggled with meal planning in the past, but I have been at this so long, that I know exactly what to prepare for a balanced diet. And lately, since I have a new kitchen with an island and great appliances, I have been enjoying cooking.... Read more
Why is my scale smarter than me?
Saturday, August 18, 2012      1 comments

I finally bought a decent scale, though you have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how it works. I don't know why I thought I needed the scale that computes body fat percentages, muscle mass, water weight, etc. It was on sale. I st... Read more
Seeking strength
Friday, August 17, 2012      0 comments

I know what to do to lose this weight -- having the strength to stick to a plan is another thing entirely. I cannot rely on myself. And I don't want to rely on others. I think that is what attracts me to SP. I can be sort of anonymous while ... Read more
One year later
Monday, January 02, 2012      0 comments

I hooked up with SP last January on the advice of a friend. SP did help me get on an exercise regime and I am stronger now than I have been in several years. Swimming is my main activity and I have been on "vacation" from that activity for nea... Read more
Feeling Snarky!
Monday, January 24, 2011      5 comments

Some days are like this -- I get up and things seem okay and then WHAM! All of the sudden, I'm crabby and feeling negative. I think jealousy is at the bottom of it all. I want what I want and when others get it, I get mad. My food is OUT OF ... Read more
Aqua Aerobics- Day 1
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      3 comments

I started aqua aerobics this morning and I have to say it was AWESOME! The pool was a little on the warm side, but that felt good on a snowy morning. I am going two mornings a week and now that I know where to go and what to expect, I'm going ... Read more
Weigh in
Friday, January 14, 2011      4 comments

I'm supposed to weigh in today, but I don't really want to. It hasn't been a great week for food, though I have taken my walk everyday. I got off track while visiting a friend for the weekend. I started off okay, but quickly regressed. Not s... Read more
Feeling blue
Thursday, January 13, 2011      5 comments

I am a bit down in the dumps this morning. My RA is flaring in my lower back; this is day three and I'm starting to resent the intrusion of pain. I used heat and gentle exercise yesterday to good effect and will try that again today. Pain is ... Read more