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A Conversationg with Myself
Sunday, June 02, 2013      4 comments

Cleaning up after a High School Confirmation Cook Out "Hey, good job. I ate a black bean burger with lettuce, onions and pickles (no cheese, no may0) and a green salad for lunch. I skipped the chips and the baked beans and the coleslaw. ... Read more
Another reason to watch what I eat...
Saturday, June 01, 2013      5 comments takes a really long time to track and log it all! Today was ridiculous. My niece's graduation party with a TON of food. I stayed away from the chips and at ate a lot of the fresh fruit and raw veggies (no dip!). I made a little turkey ... Read more
A soft answer turneth away wrath...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      2 comments

...but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 16:14 I received a series of angry emails today at work from an unhappy person. I tried to be helpful and kind in my response (and apologetic -- eventhough the confusion is not on my part!). ... Read more
Karen Valentine, Michael Constantine and Me
Saturday, May 25, 2013      2 comments

I weighed in today at 222 and immediately thought of the 1970's tv show, "Room 222." It was a comedy/drama about an American history class taught at the fictional Walt Whitman high school in Los Angeles, California. I haven't weighed 22... Read more
English Cucumbers
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      4 comments

I bought an English cucumber today. They are the long, thin cucumbers with the thin (and unwaxed) skin. At my grocery store they're wrapped in plastic. I sliced up the whole cucumber, sprinkled a little salt on the slices, and OH MY. SO GOOD... Read more
A (Short) Walk in the Rain
Sunday, May 19, 2013      2 comments

Today was our niece's graduation from high school. This is a special girl -- very smart, talented, loving and compassionate. She's the one we're hoping will take care of us in our old age! The ceremony was at a huge auditorium in downtown. T... Read more
Walk and Talk
Sunday, May 19, 2013      4 comments

I had a 12-hour workday today...starting with ordering donuts for tomorrow (I won't have any -- I promise myself!) and the funeral for a lovely old man. And then LOTS of work preparing lessons and setting up classrooms for tomorrow's church act... Read more
Off The Rails
Friday, May 17, 2013      3 comments

I am so tired... And I've done a crap job this week -- both with eating and exercise. I DID get my water in for the 5% Challenge...and I did do some "random acts of fitness" (parking way far away at the grocery store tonight). But I did... Read more
Random Acts of Fitness
Thursday, May 09, 2013      5 comments

I'm taking a couple continuing ed classes for my job: Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 10-12 during the month of May. The classes are great. The trick is the "break time." I have brought water to each class and instead of going back to the t... Read more
My Friend Mary
Monday, May 06, 2013      5 comments

I have known Mary for 30 years. She is one of the most wonderful, loving, fun and funny, smart, talented people I have ever met. And she is very sick. She was diagnosed with angiosarcoma in May 2011. She had major surgery followed by brutal ... Read more
Actions have Consequences
Saturday, May 04, 2013      1 comments

So...Saturday night it was the Oreos. Sunday it was Kraft macaroni and cheese. All week it was too much food (and salty food that makes my hands swell and hurt!) and not enough exercise. And today's weigh-in was up two pounds. Not at all sur... Read more
Saturday, April 27, 2013      2 comments

I've had oreos in the house for two weeks. They were left over from an event at church. My husband has eaten some. I haven't. Until today. When I ate them. All. I wasn't hungry. I wasn't anxious or worried. I am tired. And I should hav... Read more
56 Days
Saturday, April 20, 2013      2 comments

When my sister mlh148 asked me to get serious about SparkPeople and become part of the Winter into Spring 5% Challenge one thing that inspired me was her blog about "I can do anything for 56 days." I thought of that today when I left work and r... Read more
Eating at a Party
Friday, April 12, 2013      10 comments

Today was our once-a-month staff outing to a restaurant. The boss picked the place -- a bar and grill. I looked at the menu and decided to get something from the "skinny" side of the menu: the grilled mahi fish tacos. Under 600 calories. Wo... Read more
Focusing on What I've Gained -- Day #7
Friday, March 08, 2013      9 comments

Has it only been two weeks? It seems like I've been part of the Spirited Under Dogs for a longggggg time. This has been a LOT of work (and I do wonder what the scale will say tomorrow), but I know I need to focus on the NSVs. Maybe that... Read more

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