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I am so proud
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      1 comments

My DD1 graduated from Stanford University on Sunday--she received the PhD that she worked SO HARD to earn. I am so proud. She doesn't understand HOW proud--she has no kids and doesn't want any so she doesn't know how proud a parent can feel! I... Read more
Such busy kids
Friday, June 14, 2013      3 comments

Well--my DD1 is graduating from Stanford with her PhD this Sunday. We are visiting and attending graduation. Hooray--it has been a long haul. she is likely changing fields before looking for a job--no more research for her. DD2 has a job te... Read more
She got a job!
Thursday, June 06, 2013      4 comments

DD2 got a call last night--she has a job till Nov. 1--on a sloop that will be sailing around NJ teaching people about the environment! So we might get to see her sometimes and she will have a very different experience! She will still be looki... Read more
Positive thoughts
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      3 comments

Today this is easy--it is a gorgeous day--perfect temp for the run I did this AM and I think I can go do Zumba tonight! My DD2 is on her way home--I can't wait to see her and I met someone who MAY have a job lead for her to follow! Might no... Read more
Long term goals
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      0 comments

Yesterday's Spark Coach wanted a list of the 5 things i want in my life--like a family that is fit and healthy, retirement with interesting things to do, music, time with friends and a comfortable home without too much stuff. Today it says ... Read more
Really aiming for 50% carb/30% protein/20% fat
Monday, May 27, 2013      1 comments

This is hard to do!! Eat eggs, go WAY over in fat. Eat sandwich, go over in carbs. Ideas are welcomed!! I don't know what to do.... Read more
You know--I LOVE my body!
Thursday, May 23, 2013      2 comments

I can't say that I love the way my thighs look, or my legs with the start of varicose veins or my butt which is still flabby--but I do LOVE my body. It carries me around quite well, it gave birth to 3 healthy and lovely daughters, it has run a ... Read more
Upset at myself
Sunday, May 19, 2013      4 comments

Yes, I know--weight fluctuates. But I also know that 147.6, then 148.6, then 149.6 and finally 150.6 isn't just fluctuation--it is moving in the wrong direction. So--mindset change from "maintain" to "lose" again. Work is going to get in the way... Read more
Strength Training
Thursday, May 16, 2013      1 comments

I used my "heavy" weights today for class--20 pounds for warm-up and 25 for back exercises. So what is in ta Spark article today but -- find a weight that you can lift (with proper form) at least 8 times, but no more than 15 times. So this say... Read more
Mother's Day--the likely end of a tradition
Sunday, May 12, 2013      3 comments

This is my first Mother's Day without any of my children around. My girls are all healthy, happy and doing something they enjoy--it just isn't happening HERE. So--I am pleased with that. But I don't have them around--that does make me sad. I did... Read more
3 Recent accomplishments
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      3 comments

Spark Coaching for today says write down 3 recent accomplishments so that I can look at them when I feel I have "messed up". Let's see: 1. started to maintain my weight at 147 +/- 2-3 pounds. And so far, so good! 2. wove a basket last night... Read more
Today is my first day of Maintenance!!
Wednesday, May 01, 2013      2 comments

I set May 1 as my starting date. My weight this morning was 147.2 and I will do my best to stay between 145 and 150 for the rest of my life! I've been sick the last week--finally went to the doctor and found out that yes, I have a sinus i... Read more
Getting ready to move to maintenance
Monday, April 22, 2013      2 comments

I just finished the 5% Winter Challenge and will do the spring one as well. I did NOT lose 5%--I didn't lose much of anything. That is why I am going to just admit my body likes this weight and move into maintenance. I'm at a healthy BMI so no ... Read more
Too much exercise??
Friday, April 12, 2013      1 comments

I'm doing my Spark Coach "goodie" for buying the book--and today's was about maybe training too much. I'm still stuck at 151-149--can't get lower for more than one morning. Maybe I am overdoing it? I know I am starving much of the time--or at l... Read more
Thursday, April 04, 2013      2 comments

I have some on-line friends--people I have never spoken to (well, 2 I have!), never met. BUT they make me smile, they encourage me when I am down, they send me goodies (virtual and sometimes real), they cheer me on, they sympathize. Just sa... Read more

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