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Why did I start
Friday, January 29, 2021      11 comments

Back in the '90s, I was in my 30s and working very hard at my career. In fact, all that I did was work, eat and sleep. I had a good job, and I was great at it. But I kept getting sick. Sometime in the year 2000, I went to the doctor with... Read more
New Beginnings
Friday, January 01, 2021      4 comments

BLC 45 is about to begin. The Team has just opened up, and we start on January 6. I've got some new goals for our new beginning. NUTRITION ... Read more
Don't feel guilty about
Thursday, December 31, 2020      9 comments

Saying NO Sleeping in Declining a phone call Taking a break from social media Sticking to your boundaries... Read more
Monday, December 14, 2020      12 comments

When it comes to goal setting, there are a lot of articles about finding your WHY. Having a BIG WHY doesn't always get you to your goal, or even help keep you motivated. It pays to consider the WHY NOT. The obstacles are more important th... Read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2020      7 comments

This year we especially remember those who are not with us and know they are in each of our hearts. We may not gather around the table the way we have done in years past, but we can still find ways to share our bounty and delight in each o... Read more
When Pigs Fly
Monday, September 14, 2020      12 comments

Saturday I made the colossal mistake of buying a loaf of When Pigs Fly bread. 6-grain and pumpkin seed. I should not have bread in the house; I just can not resist it. I ate too much bread on Saturday, and subsequently had a very poor night's sl... Read more
Wednesday, August 26, 2020      9 comments

By November 25 (end of BLC44), I will maintain a weight of not more than 130 pounds, losing approximately 5 pounds to reach that weight. To achieve that goal, I will track all my food for at least 5 days per week and stay within my calorie rang... Read more
Today is a gift
Tuesday, May 12, 2020      9 comments

Enjoy THIS day. It won't be back around again. There's only one day like today, so let's all make it count.... Read more
Mask making
Saturday, May 02, 2020      9 comments

This is the mask that I make - it takes very little sewing, and could easily be hand-sewn (although it would take a lot longer). Start with a circle of about 11 inches. I use a 10" pie plate and draw a circle on the cloth. ... Read more
SMART Goals for BLC43
Thursday, April 30, 2020      4 comments

Here are my SMART goals for this round of the BLC: My maintenance range is 127-133 pounds, and I am currently at the high end of my range. My goal is to lose 4-6 pounds and get back into the lower portion of my range by the end of BLC43. M... Read more
Protect the Elderly
Tuesday, March 24, 2020      12 comments

Our government officials are stressing the importance of protecting the elderly. I wholeheartedly support that....and then I realized that they mean ME. I do not think of myself as elderly. I am 63 years and 11 months, and I have no underlyin... Read more
Looking Back
Monday, March 23, 2020      7 comments

I know some of us are sheltering in place. Some of us are lucky enough to be working from home and will have a secure paycheck. Or maybe you have current work, but are waiting for the order to be issued to close the business and employees must... Read more
Mindfulness Prayer
Saturday, March 21, 2020      5 comments

Do Not Be Afraid If you can focus your eyes on that bird on the bench, the one in the charcoal suit with the off-white shirt, see that it’s a proper bird, with a formal tail tipping, and its head swiveling soci... Read more
Spring 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020      12 comments

Yesterday was the first day of spring; it was kind of cold here, with drizzling rain all day. That's normal spring weather for my area, but the weather was the only thing normal. I know that it's probably one of the strangest first days of spri... Read more
SMART Goals for BLC42
Thursday, January 02, 2020      5 comments

SMART GOALS: S – SPECIFIC M – MEASURABLE A – ATTAINABLE R – RELAVANT T - TIME BASED My goal is to maintain my weight of 130 lbs, for the duration of this challenge (and beyond). To that end, I work on the following daily habits (... Read more

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