Rain, rain go AWAY ...
Sunday, January 24, 2010      2 comments

this has not been a good week! the rain has been endless. if it's not coming down in sheets, it's drizzling. the sun and blue skies are no where to be found. monday, day 3 or 4 of rain ... i still managed to be in my "happy" place ... th... Read more
Time to get serious, again ...
Monday, January 18, 2010      5 comments

my blood test results have been back since mid-december. on 12/21 i went for a follow-up appointment to go over the results with my doctor ... most areas were outstanding (that made me smile) ... BUT a number of food allergies were identified ... Read more
Rice pillows ...
Sunday, January 10, 2010      4 comments

as promised i lived up to my end of the bargain ... DD knitted beautiful caps for me to give as christmas presents, and in exchange i made rice pillows for her to give as gifts to a couple of her college buddies. she selected the flannel ... Read more
New Year's Day Traditions ...
Sunday, January 03, 2010      5 comments

some traditions i just do because i always have ... why eat blackeyed peas on new year day? i'm clueless ... my mommy did, so i do too ... it's supposed to be for good luck, and i think it actually a southern tradition ... i convinced all ... Read more
Happy New Year ...
Friday, January 01, 2010      4 comments

i tried to go back to my blog from new year's day last year ... i joined SP 10/2008, so i thought i could see how i was thinking, feeling, etc. ... knowing that i'm definitely in a better place now that i'm 20-plus pounds lighter and feeling mor... Read more
Christmas traditions ... some remain the same ...
Sunday, December 27, 2009      4 comments

while some HAD TO CHANGE ... we had a "frugalista" christmas this year and it was wonderful. change can be hard, but as the days of december went by and we resolved to remain debt free ... our focus was more on treasured family, friends an... Read more
Christmas tree ... oh Christmas tree
Tuesday, December 22, 2009      4 comments

every year, putting up our tree always reminds me of our first tree ... we had been married just six months, broke and madly in love (not much has changed!) LOL. DH announced that selecting a fresh tree was the only way to celebrate the se... Read more
Truly a juggling act ...
Sunday, December 13, 2009      8 comments

it's been years since i've had to "juggle" work and Christmas preparations. the process isn't fun! but i'm trying to find joy in all things, in the spirit of the season ... in addition to being very thankful that i have a job. last wee... Read more
December goals ...
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      5 comments

well i was thinking ... MAINTENANCE ... yeah, maintain during the holiday season ... that's a "reasonable" goal. that's a goal i can be proud of, especially since historically i GAIN a few pounds (like the majority of america). then last... Read more
Holiday baking has begun ...
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      7 comments

i "safely" baked two batches of almond biscotti ... felt myself getting weak and popped everything into the refrigerator until tomorrow. i'm more determined than ever to maintain my weight loss. i'd be thrilled to lose a few pounds, but at thi... Read more
Post-thanksgiving ... weigh-in
Sunday, November 29, 2009      4 comments

as planned, i stepped on the scale after taking njeri to the airport this morning ... the same numbers "152.2" stared back at me. ... Read more
Black Friday ... OMGosh
Saturday, November 28, 2009      6 comments

for the record, i NEVER go shopping on black friday! sometimes we have ventured out to the mall in order to people watch (cheap entertainment), but NEVER, no NEVER shopping. i always wonder what in the heck can be that important or sales that ... Read more
A blessed Thanksgiving in every way ...
Friday, November 27, 2009      7 comments

my day started off with a workout on my elliptical and 100 pushups! ... long ago i learned to prep and cook most of the things i'm going to cook the day BEFORE thanksgiving. this allows me to really enjoy family and friends instead of bei... Read more
DD's coming home for Thanksgiving ...
Wednesday, November 25, 2009      7 comments

oh my goodness ... could i be any more excited. it almost feels like the day i was in labor awaiting her arrival. only better ... NO PAIN! i woke up this morning to three txt messages on my cell phone. due to the time difference, we had ... Read more
Fatigue got the best of me ...
Saturday, November 21, 2009      3 comments

i had been doing so good ... staying within my calories range, eating eight F&V, pushups and crunches, cardio ... just lovin' me and my focus ... AND THEN A TEN HOUR WORK DAY HIT! i just couldn't get away from there yesterday. oh sure i'll get... Read more

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