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Weight Loss Attempt # 47,564
Sunday, February 16, 2020      2 comments

Well, things have become uncomfortable again. And by things, I mean waistbands. And looking down in the shower and catching a glimpse of what not staying on top of healthy eating looks like. It can't go on. I have a fairly relaxed pers... Read more
In Stitches
Sunday, February 02, 2020      7 comments

Three weeks ago I took a tumble and ended up with stitches in my knee. The laceration is horizontal across the joint right where it stretches to bend whenever I take a step so it's taking forever to heal. The stitches were removed at the 14 da... Read more
Money and Traffic
Sunday, December 01, 2019      6 comments

I've had a few days off for the Thanksgiving holiday and during this time I made a startling realization about myself. Back in my stay at home mom days, I was as frugal as possible, clipping coupons, making home made everything, always looking ... Read more
I would do anything to see (without glasses), but I won't do that
Sunday, November 24, 2019      7 comments

Ah, the things we think we'll never try! For me, one of those things was contact lenses. But that was before I became an optician, or even knew such a job existed. As a new optician, I was still repulsed by the idea of having a foreign object... Read more
Begin, continue, finish...
Thursday, November 07, 2019      9 comments

I've detected a pattern. Particularly in dieting. And really in goal accomplishments in general. It seems for me that in the 3 phases of achieving a goal, the beginning, the middle and the end, as time goes on the goal becomes progressive... Read more
Halloween Salad
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      9 comments

Tonight I made carrot raisin salad for the first time. I remember trying it as a kid at a potluck and thinking it was gross. An old lady brought it and I remember thinking that it must be old lady food. Looks like I've officially crossed the ... Read more
Biggest fear
Tuesday, October 08, 2019      6 comments

I have a dry, scaly spot on the side of my nose near the tip that won't go away. It's itchy and bleeds easily. At first I thought it was a pimple, because it showed up as a small red bump about a month ago, but then it flattened out, scaled ov... Read more
8 things we eat too much of
Tuesday, September 24, 2019      10 comments

Had a conversation with my Dad a few months back and he started talking about foods we eat too much of. I'm not sure I recall all of them that he mentioned but I will list the ones I remember. None of these come as a surprise, but it's just go... Read more
Wellness Day
Saturday, September 21, 2019      8 comments

At work we have Wellness Days about 4 times a year. We partner with the nearby pharmacy and offer free health screenings for the public as well as fun give-aways for the whole family. Of all my coworkers, my boss always selects me to run them.... Read more
It will never be the same without her
Tuesday, September 17, 2019      8 comments

So our sweet girl is gone. I have nothing but regret. I know her entire back end had given out and she couldn't reliably stand to walk on her own any more, and I know she was in pain to the point where she'd chewed off most of the hair on her ... Read more
This is her last day
Friday, September 13, 2019      14 comments

Our dear 16 year old family dog has declined in health sharply. She trips and falls over everything in her path (her vision is seemingly gone) and gets stuck just laying on the ground where she lands until someone comes and picks her up. Witho... Read more
Aaaaand it's over
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      9 comments

So my plan was short lived. A short life is better than no life when it comes to dieting. Every day of eating healthy is better than a day of not eating healthy...even if it is only for 3 days! On the bright side, I found a new Keurig f... Read more
Day 3, not so easy
Saturday, September 07, 2019      5 comments

The easy way is rarely the right way and today was a prime example of that! DH brought home donuts yesterday and they were waiting temptingly on the counter top this morning as I made my coffee. When I'm not eating healthy it has been my habit... Read more
Day 2, nothing new
Friday, September 06, 2019      4 comments

Today was a replica of yesterday with minor changes to the menu. Oatmeal, 2 HB eggs, peaches, fish, salad and 48 oz H2O. Black coffee PRN. Another mile behind me. Still not skinny!... Read more
Day 1 (again)
Thursday, September 05, 2019      3 comments

So I've decided to go the quick and easy route. I'm not tracking my food. I'm recording my intake via daily blog. My apologies in advance to anyone who is, ever has been or has ever hoped to be entertained by my blogs in the slightest. They ... Read more

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