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Oh, THAT'S my irresistible Halloween candy
Thursday, November 01, 2012      6 comments

Butterfingers. Because we ended up at home last night, I sent hubby to buy Halloween candy. Among the candy he brought back were Butterfingers. The scale says I'm up 6 pounds today. Now, of course I didn't eat 6 pounds worth of Butterf... Read more
Sandy wasn't a nice girl
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      12 comments

Well, we survived the storm pretty well. The one casualty was our wireless router--making me REALLY glad I'd insisted on unplugging the entertainment center. We've replaced the router now, but our ISP is still down, so all I have to Spark on is ... Read more
Scary moment
Monday, October 29, 2012      10 comments

Arrived at client's house. She is holding back a barking beagle. "Do you remember her, boy?" She says. I reach out my hand and he sniffs it and licks me. "Wow!" she says. "That was great! He's an attack dog. Good boy, not biting!" Whic... Read more
Not sure about this "rubber/road" thing
Friday, October 26, 2012      5 comments

Well, I made my 2,000 miles of biking goal before the weather turned really nasty. In fact, yesterday I had one of the best rides ever--it was twilight, and very still, and I felt like I was sort of floating along instead of actually pedaling. ... Read more
That one word thing
Wednesday, October 24, 2012      4 comments

Answer every question with just one word Where is your cell phone? Table Spouse? Wonderful Your hair? Red Your mother? Montana Your father? Heaven Your favourite thing? Daughters Your dream la... Read more
Health At Every Size
Friday, October 12, 2012      10 comments

There's a lot of debate going on regarding the Health At Every Size (HAES) movement. Most of it seems to focus on the idea that HAES is just a way of giving fat people permission to stay fat, or that it encourages people to get fat by not shamin... Read more
Even Sparkers have bad days
Sunday, September 30, 2012      8 comments

I've had a pretty successful year, and I am pleased with my progress. But Friday and yesterday were the kinds of days that fill me with frustration. If it wasn't nailed down or actively running away, I was eating it. I'm not sure what set o... Read more
Not Broken
Friday, September 28, 2012      7 comments

I fell off my bike yesterday. Actually, I sort of tipped over on my bike. Rather like Artie Johnson and his tricycle back in the Laugh-In days. I had to come to a stop when a car stopped in front of me, and I was trying to gear down with th... Read more
One year on Spark People
Thursday, September 20, 2012      15 comments

Today is my first SparkVersary. In some ways it seems like a long time coming, in others I can hardly believe a year has passed. A year ago I was teetering on the brink of 300 pounds and horrified with myself. I suffered a lot of back pain,... Read more
Ankle: tender, but much improved
Monday, September 17, 2012      9 comments

It appears that I didn't do permanent damage to myself, and the ankle is quite walkable. Still tender at certain angles, and a little swollen, but it bears my weight fine and I'm not really limping anymore. I will be very cautious when I wa... Read more
Sprained ankle?! NOOOO!!!!
Saturday, September 15, 2012      12 comments

Argh! Taking a walk with DD this evening, I didn't notice that the sidewalk was cut away and managed to step on the edge of a well-disguised hole just perfectly to flip my ankle and fall to the ground. We were about 3/4 of a mile from home, and ... Read more
Miracle Mom
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      13 comments

Sunday I was sitting in my car on the shoulder of I-70, sobbing as my sister told me that Mom had been intubated, was unconscious, and I was probably never going to talk to my mother again. Yesterday evening, Mom called me to say hi. She is... Read more
Update on Mom
Monday, September 10, 2012      5 comments

Mom is doing better, but the doctors have no idea what's wrong with her. Her body basically was shutting down yesterday, but none of the tests they did revealed anything. By evening, though, she had stabilized, and today she seems to be getting ... Read more
Pity stress doesn't burn calories
Sunday, September 09, 2012      10 comments

My mother is very ill. She may die. She is 2000 miles away. I need tomorrow to work out my calendar, and then will probably be flying out there on Tuesday. So I will likely be absent for a while. I can hardly form sentences. I am... Read more
A new definition of YOYO dieting, and why I'll stick to real food
Monday, August 27, 2012      6 comments

-yoyo-diet-are-you-at-risk/ The salient quote: "The FDA acknowledges that since 1997, it has largely transferred the responsibilities for pre-market safety determina... Read more

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