Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7 comments
I have been missing in action for quite a while. My husband accepted a new job in the midwest the end of last year. So long story short, after house hunting, getting our house in PA ready to sell, moving cross country and unpacking i have gott... Read more
What a difference 13 months can make!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12 comments
September, 2012 I flew home to Minnesota to attend my Goddaughter's wedding. I was wearing a knee unloader brace, in a lot of pain and 46 lbs heavier. I was the heaviest of all my sisters. Flash forward to this month: I flew home to at... Read more
Things ARE different this time!
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 16 comments
I was one of 8 kids growing up. You ate quickly because otherwise the food was all gone. We had to eat whatever was on our plate, even if we were full. As a consequence, I have been dieting a long time - ever since high school. Although ba... Read more
Reflections on my 1 year Spark-anniversary!
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 17 comments
Today it is my 1 year anniversary at Sparkpeople.com. One year ago today, I signed up after reading about Sparkpeople.com in a magazine. I had been on another monthly pay as you go program and had lost weight, but disliked paying monthly jus... Read more
Sunday, September 29, 2013 4 comments
I woke up this morning intending to fast, but by 11:00, I realized I was just not in the right frame of mind. I decided instead to eat at the low end of my calorie range and made sure I ate plenty of lean protein today. I will try to fast tomo... Read more
Friday, September 27, 2013 8 comments
Earlier this week, i went to a noodles and company restaurant with my youngest daughter. Now, this restaurant has been in the Midwest for a number of years, but just arrived about 35 minutes from us where we live on the East coast. We have mis... Read more
Love Autumn but hate the weed pollen
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6 comments
I am having a tough time with my asthma last week and this week. This week it is starting to affect my energy level. I enjoy walking my girls to school and back each day, but the weed pollen is climbing and by evening I am struggling. T... Read more
There should be more humming in the world!
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5 comments
My kindergartener told me that tomorrow is a very special day. She explained her teacher is going to test them to see what they know. I told her that was probably because in two weeks I have a conference with her teacher to find out what thing... Read more
Reasons why I didn't lose weight this week.
Monday, September 16, 2013 10 comments
Reasons why I didn't lose weight this week. - I ate more carbohydrates and less protein then usual last week. - I increased my strength training last week, adding more exercises - I was having a lot of trouble with my asthma last week... Read more
4 miles or 10000 steps
Sunday, September 15, 2013 8 comments
Saturday my family and I went on a hike on a trail new to us. Just out of fun, I grabbed the pedometer as we hit the trail. My little ones road a bike and a scooter and my husband and I walked. It was a gorgeous cool morning. The trail was a... Read more
Finally getting it!
Saturday, September 14, 2013 6 comments
The better I do with my eating, the more I find myself cooking and baking. If I need to limit what I eat, I would rather eat something both healthy and delicious. I have grilled salmon, baked a tomato pie, baked peach bread, peach crisp and pe... Read more
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 3 comments
I went to get roma tomatoes from a farm just outside of town today. I was going to leave with about 8 lbs of tomatoes for $8 when I realized I could purchase a whole bushel of roma tomatoes for the same price. Guess it is Salsa time on this ... Read more
Is a size 12, really a size 12?
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 9 comments
As a part of what motivates me to keep working on getting to a healthy weight, I have various "small" clothes I like to try on every week or two. I used to step on the scale every day, but find the normal ups and downs so discouraging. It is m... Read more
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