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Feeling Blue?
Monday, January 18, 2010      5 comments

From one of MSN's entries today, "According to one equation devised by Dr. Cliff Arnall, a British researcher from Cardiff University, Jan. 18 is 2010’s most depressing day. His formula for this bleak prediction takes into account factors l... Read more
How we're doing the Biggest Loser at work
Sunday, January 10, 2010      4 comments

Someone asked me how we're doing the Biggest Loser challenge at work, so I thought I'd blog about it. I am one of the co-leaders of the Welco team at the high school where I work, and there are about 100 staff members here. I think around 3... Read more
Whining and feeling sorry for myself
Sunday, December 13, 2009      11 comments

What an evening we had yesterday! Around 7:00 I heard the distinct plink, plink, plink of water dripping in our bedroom. When I turned on the light, I saw water dripping from the ceiling right onto the bed, which was already soaked. YIKES! Above... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Renee's Rules for Buffet Eating
Thursday, July 30, 2009      45 comments

This blog was inspired by another member's blog. I started thinking about how I would survive an inevitable visit to an "all you can eat" buffet. Here are my rules. Feel free to suggest more. I'll add 'em. Rules for eating at a Buffet ... Read more
Now I've done it!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009      9 comments

OK. I finally did it. I finally put my weight loss ticker back up. I took it down 'way back in November, when (a mere 4 lbs. from my goal) I started gaining it back, bit by bit. I was embarrassed that I couldn't keep the weight off, but now I'm ... Read more
Body Ball
Tuesday, May 05, 2009      5 comments

I bought a body ball last weekend and I'm having a lot of fun with it at home. I'm getting much better at doing crunches on it and I actually prefer it over doing them on a mat. I'm glad there's not a camera around, though. I must look really co... Read more
Thanks for the encouragement!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009      2 comments

It's not so much that the evil twin won out but that life got in the way of my getting to the weight room to work out. My mother, who lives in an assisted living facility and who suffers from dementia, had a particularly difficult day yesterday ... Read more
How committed to myself am I?
Monday, March 23, 2009      5 comments

It's spring break and I'm loving sleeping in, although I don't suppose sleeping until 5:30 really qualifies as sleeping in, in most people's books. I've been working out over my lunch hour in the school's weight room for the past two months... Read more
Found a muscle!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009      7 comments

I've been working out over the past 6 weeks in the weight room at the school where I work. I try to do most of the workout during lunch when there isn't a class going on, but most days there are students there for part of the time. Today, when I... Read more
Keeping at it
Saturday, January 03, 2009      3 comments

I've been a member of Spark People since late May. I didn't meet my goal as I had hoped, but I do recognize that I was the one standing in my own way, and my poor choices were the only ingredients that kept me from reaching my weight loss goal. ... Read more
Downsizing
Friday, January 02, 2009      2 comments

It has been over a year since I bought any clothes for myself. We've been trying really hard to pay off the last of our credit card debt and we've gone without some things that were common in our lives several years ago. New clothes had been one... Read more
A New Year
Thursday, January 01, 2009      3 comments

Happy New Year, My Friends! I'm so happy that I found Spark People in late May. Although I didn't reach my goal, I got within 4 pounds before I gave in to some of the temptations of this season. Even with that, I am beginning this year a g... Read more
Reflections
Wednesday, December 31, 2008      2 comments

Whether I want to or not, I find myself reflecting on what has happened to me and to the world during 2008. I'll leave it to the pundits and mavens to analyze the state of the world in 2008. I suspect only I know, though, what changes 2008 has b... Read more
New Day's Resolutions
Tuesday, December 30, 2008      2 comments

Ok. The year is winding down. I'm kind of glad to see it go. It brought some heartache for me, and it's easy to pick out the high points. I'll not be mourning the passing of 2008. A lot has been said about New Year's Resolutions, though, so I th... Read more
Gotta Get Blogin'
Monday, December 29, 2008      3 comments

I just noticed that we can earn a Spark point for posting a blog. Since I try to get a good number of Spark points each day, I guess it will mean that I have to think a bit more about posting here. I don't know why I haven't posted much before.... Read more

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