Dressing Room Mirrors
Friday, July 09, 2010      3 comments

I went shopping this afternoon and had a bad experience with the dressing room mirrors. Why do they always make things look worse? I am down four pant sizes and was feeling pretty good about that! But the muffin top was depressing. I realize... Read more
Rain Dance
Thursday, July 08, 2010      4 comments

It has been so hot and dry, I am doing my rain dance. Each day after work, I go workout, come home and make lunches for tomorrow, then dinner. Next, I go outside to water plants for an hour or two. It has been 90 degrees or more all week and ... Read more
Summertime Foods
Sunday, July 04, 2010      4 comments

Yesterday we began our holiday weekend with a cookout. Barbequed chicken (I make my own sauce with low-sugar ketchup), fresh corn-on-the-cob and fresh tomatoes I got at the farmer's market yesterday. Today for lunch we had a salad using the le... Read more
Positive Comments
Friday, July 02, 2010      3 comments

In my job, I work with alot of different people over the years. I was shopping today and a lady came up to me in the store. She said "Hi there, you look great!" It made my day. The sad thing is I cannot remember who she was, but it does not ... Read more
Working hard to maintain
Wednesday, June 30, 2010      3 comments

Well, it is the end of June. I was not able to show a loss this month, but I ended where I began. Considering I had a great vacation and ate many foods I do not usually eat, I am happy with this. I have lost 46 pounds and kept it off for a ye... Read more
Gardening as Exercise
Tuesday, June 29, 2010      4 comments

I am off from work this week and have been enjoying the benefits of gardening as exercise. Whether weeding, deadheading, harvesting herbs or pruning trees, I find it uses... Read more
Poison Ivy
Monday, June 28, 2010      3 comments

As a kid, I never got poison ivy. Since moving to our house 15 years ago, it seems like I get it every year and each year the reaction gets worse. I love working in the garden and have learned to wear garden gloves, but I can't make myself we... Read more
Cree Indian Prophesy
Sunday, June 27, 2010      2 comments

Only after the last tree has been cut down Only after the last river has been poisoned Only after the last fish has been caught Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten -- Cree Indian Prophecy ... Read more
Great Day in my Garden
Saturday, June 26, 2010      2 comments

I have been so busy since school was out, first a week at the beach, then taking a college class last week. It was great to have a day at home to work in my garden. I got the weeds out of the front bed and did alot of deadheading. In the herb... Read more
Back to Square One
Friday, June 25, 2010      2 comments

After two days back on my program, I am back to the weight I had at the beginning of the month. I am going to stick with it for the next week. When I can avoid the night... Read more
Blip on the Radar
Thursday, June 24, 2010      0 comments

I posted yesterday that I was up four pounds for the month. Luckily, it was just a blip on the radar. Today, I am back down three, leaving me only one pound up for the m... Read more
Up four pounds
Wednesday, June 23, 2010      3 comments

I am now paying for my vacation. I am up four pounds from the beginning of the month. I am going to try to go back to stage one and get back on the exercise program this week. It was a great vacation, and now it is back to reality. I just can... Read more
Back from vacation
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      1 comments

I am back from a fantastic week on the Outer Banks. The weather was warmer than it usually is at Nags Head in June. We were able to swim in the ocean and in our little p... Read more
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      4 comments

When I began this journey, I started a list of people who made positive comments about my weight loss. Today, three people commented, bringing my total to 197! It is so rewarding to know my hard work is noticed by other people. I skipped the ... Read more
Positive Comments
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      0 comments

While my weight has remained steady for months now, people continue to ask if I have lost more weight. Two people asked today, bringing my total for positive comments about my weight loss to 194! It is very encouraging, since I become frustra... Read more

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