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Sweet Saturday
Saturday, August 07, 2010      8 comments

I made it! This week was a minefield -- catered meals, pressure to eat out at lunchtime, then being Injured in the line of duty. I'd post a picture of my mandoline-mauled thumb, but it's pretty disgusting looking. I don't want to be reported f... Read more
The good and the bad (but no ugly...yet)
Friday, August 06, 2010      6 comments

I was slicing cukes on my brand-spanking new mandoline last night and caught my thumb. Yipes, those buggers are SHARP. Went to the clinic this morning and the nurse said, "Y'all tore the hide right off!" Yeah, the hide and about 1/4" de... Read more
Apologies to Arkansas...and Still Kicking B*tt
Thursday, August 05, 2010      7 comments

Hi Everyone, BLW wondered about the veracity of my statement that Arkansas was the second fattest state in the US, and wondered where Michigan came into the picture. I had to do some fact-checking and this is what I found out: >>>>> ... Read more
Thanks for yesterday's suggestions but...
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      11 comments

...they changed the schedule and we didn't eat at the restaurant! They catered lunch. It was: fried catfish. Double-fried French Fries. Fried hush puppies. Baked beans (very sweet.) Tartar sauce & lemon (for the fish.) Chocolate chip ... Read more
Mexican Restaurant today at lunch -- any suggestions?
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      10 comments

I'm psyched! Today's the first day of school -- sheesh, I woke up at 4:00 am instead of 5:00 am. You'd think I was 6 years old instead of 56. Anyway, I stayed in bed until 4:30 then got my coffee and was on the treadmill by 5:15. I d... Read more
August 2 weigh in and goals
Monday, August 02, 2010      6 comments

Hi everyone, This challenge has come just in time for me! My weight (and eating) has been all over the place, and it shows. I was doing well last week but let loose over the weekend but was solidly back on track yesterday. OK, enough... Read more
Last Sunday
Sunday, August 01, 2010      6 comments

Not EVER, but the last Sunday before our Monday morning challenge weigh-in AND the last Sunday before I go back to school. I got lots of comments from people who said "NO WAY! It's too early!" But faculty starts on August 3 and CLASSES a... Read more
Preparing
Friday, July 30, 2010      6 comments

I am going camping over the weekend as the last hurrah before school starts on Tuesday. I got some good suggestions for getting in my steps while gone, including one from Nancy who suggested walking in water. Well DUH!! The campsite is ... Read more
Day one - Check!
Thursday, July 29, 2010      6 comments

Had a great day yesterday, the first "clean eating" day in a very long time. It really felt great, and comfortable, like visiting an old friend or favorite place. As much as I like "treating" myself, I really don't like when it feels "out of ... Read more
Ready for a good day
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      6 comments

I've been horribly stalled and I really need to turn it around -- fast! When I think of how much time I've wasted I just get sick. I could easily lose the rest of this weight if I put my mind to it but I just don't. I'm complacent. I mak... Read more
Vandal was Right!
Friday, July 23, 2010      4 comments

Oh, I hate to admit it, but when credit's due, you just have to suck it up and give it! Vandal emailed last week and cautioned me not to "stray" too much on vacation because it would be harder to refocus when I got back. Oh, I should h... Read more
Always good to be back
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      8 comments

We had a great vacation with family and friends. Lots of fun. I made some great choices, some OK choices, and some bad choices. I think I made more good ones than bad ones, so there you go! But I'm always glad to be back home and I... Read more
Sad, sad day -- and tomorrow we're off
Monday, July 05, 2010      21 comments

I got a call from my mother yesterday -- my 51 year old cousin committed suicide. No apparent reason -- no mental health issues, no problems that anyone knew of. She had been married to a professional man for 25 years, lived in a huge house, a... Read more
Foot Pain
Friday, July 02, 2010      10 comments

WHY my foot is bothering me, I don't know. But I have a throbbing pain in my left heel. As a former sufferer of plantar fasciitis, I live in abject fear of contracting that overuse injury again. It's painful and takes FOREVER to heal. I ... Read more
Question for the C25K'ers out there
Thursday, July 01, 2010      3 comments

Hi everyone, I am following a C25K wannabe program called "First Day to 5K". I can do week 2, which is 6 intervals of 1.5 minutes jogging. OK, it's kicking my butt. It's about all I can do to finish it. So here's my question -- ... Read more

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