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Gratitude
Sunday, November 19, 2017      4 comments

I'm so glad we have Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for and sometimes it's easy to gloss over that fact. So having a holiday to give thanks for the many blessings in my life is one of the things I'm thankful for. I'm thankful ... Read more
Self sabotage
Monday, November 06, 2017      6 comments

Warning: venting ahead. Lunch today was Panda Express. I had brought a perfectly good lunch, but chose instead to have Panda Express. I'm not trying to beat myself up because I'll log it and count it and do better at dinner, but after lun... Read more
And the numbers are in...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017      10 comments

My employer has a new thing for open enrollment this year, that includes a reduction of your health care cost if you attend a physical screening. I did the screening this morning, and they weighed, measured and took blood for blood tests. ... Read more
Nutritionist update and who's that in my kitchen?
Sunday, October 01, 2017      11 comments

As previously reported, I met with the nutritionist/dietician at Kaiser on Friday. Actually had the benefit of two of staff to talk to. Got some questions answered, but also left not sure about what calorie total I should be aiming for each da... Read more
Science as a weight loss tool
Friday, September 29, 2017      5 comments

I joined the 5% Fall Challenge. If all goes as planned, it should help me to reach my first stage goal of losing 50 pounds since joining Spark People. As of my last weigh-in, I am down 34 pounds. It's been an off week due to illness and m... Read more
Executing the plan
Wednesday, August 09, 2017      5 comments

Hello SparkPeople, I have been out of touch for most of the month July. While I have not been logging in, I've still been going to the gym and trying to maintain more mindful eating. Success has been spotty, so I know I have to get back t... Read more
Yellowstone report
Monday, July 03, 2017      5 comments

Hello SparkPeople! I am back from my road trip to Yellowstone. We departed June 18th. I was traveling to Yellowstone with my youngest brother and his wife. We stopped in Denver to visit our aunt. She lives in the house she and my mom g... Read more
Road trip
Friday, June 16, 2017      2 comments

I'm going on a road trip with my brother and his wife. We will leave Sunday for Denver where we will visit my aunt for a few days. Then it's off to pick up the RV he's rented and head for Yellowstone. In the meantime, my other brother and his... Read more
About willpower
Sunday, June 11, 2017      5 comments

One of the Spark coach daily lessons was about willpower. It got me to thinking about how I got to be so heavy. The lesson was about how we spend each day making choices. Yes to this, no to that. Not just about food and exercise, but abo... Read more
Oh, the irony....
Monday, May 15, 2017      2 comments

Don't you just hate it when after you have not been doing any excercise, and then you start going to the gym three days a week, only to realize, you really need to be going more often?! Yup, only two weeks in to the new routine and I've com... Read more
Mother's Day
Friday, May 12, 2017      7 comments

May is a tough month for me. My mother's birthday was in May, and so is mine. Then there's Mother's Day. I have no children, not by choice, but by factors out of my control. So there are a bunch of emotional landmines all clustered together ... Read more
Sciatic pain
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      4 comments

I've had pain in my fanny and leg over the last couple of days. I'd had it a number of years ago, but it was different then. This actually started in my lower leg and then moved up instead of in the fanny and moving down. Even the doctor was ... Read more
Easter Greetings!
Monday, April 17, 2017      5 comments

Easter is about redemption and renewal, and that is the journey we are on. I hope you had time to appreciate that you are creating a new you. I know it's scary to give up the comfort zone of the past (she says to herself daily), but it's excit... Read more
Oh to be my younger self
Saturday, April 01, 2017      4 comments

I've had a busy last couple of days. I'm re-financing my home, and they want an appraisal, which means I've been trying to get rid of clutter and dust and the ever present dog fur that is the bane of my life. Love my dog, but he sheds 24/7 all... Read more
Who hates the grocery store?
Sunday, March 26, 2017      8 comments

Am I the only one who hates the grocery store? From pushing the cart around, to reading the dang labels, to hoping that I have made a complete list and won't have to come back later, to unloading the cart onto the check-out stand, to having to ... Read more

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