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I'm the pink elephant in the room
Monday, May 02, 2011      6 comments

I hosted my book club last night and nobody mentioned the fact that I look different. I've lost almost 30 lbs., so it seemed a bit strange. I think one of my friends who knows about my weight loss sensed that I don't really want much attention... Read more
Hosting over for awhile
Sunday, May 01, 2011      3 comments

After hosting Easter yesterday and book club today, I'll be glad to have the day to myself tomorrow. I see a lot of fitness minutes in my future...... Read more
Big doings tomorrow
Friday, April 29, 2011      1 comments

Hosting DH's giant family Easter tomorrow. Prepping is all but done, and we have a 90-mile trip ahead of us ot where we set up the party. I may not be on SP at all tomorrow, but I'll try!... Read more
Oprah's niece makes the best barbeque
Thursday, April 28, 2011      2 comments

I am fortunate enough to live near Waukesha, WI. This is truly a fine place to live, and when Oprah's niece Alisha opened Pat's Rib Place here, it only made a good place better. Great barbeque and other goodies at reasonable prices. Toda... Read more
Busy day today...workout came first
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      2 comments

I'm still prepping for my husband's family Easter celebration this coming Saturday. I'm also hosting my book club at my house on Sunday. This means a lot of cleaning and preparation and two solid days of socializing and hosting. I got u... Read more
I am no longer afraid of M&Ms
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      7 comments

My husband is the tenth of eleven children, so when it is our turn to host a family holiday, it is no small task. His family Easter will be celebrated this coming Saturday and I am busy prepping for this get-togther. As I steered my cart fille... Read more
Each day brings new challenges
Monday, April 25, 2011      2 comments

I'm dealing positively with emotional eating every day. At this point (3 months in), I almost look forward to new situations, so that I can chalk up more success under different circumstances. Today, I have my 8-year old niece at the house and... Read more
Easter is but one day
Sunday, April 24, 2011      4 comments

I enjoyed myself today, and that included what I ate. I wrote it all down, and yes, it was more than I orignally planned. Tomorrow is another day, however, and I know that I will work out and eat within my SP calorie range, because I have e... Read more
Games night
Saturday, April 23, 2011      2 comments

DH and I are off for an evening with friends including laughter (I hope), games, snacks and drinks. We're lucky to have such good friends! ... Read more
Killer workout today
Friday, April 22, 2011      3 comments

Lately, rainy days have been motivating me to spend time working out. Since there have been so many rainy days, this has helped me build up my fitness and my fitness points. Here's today's slate: FIRM Super Cardio Sculpt (40 min.) ... Read more
Construction season will NOT drive me to eat!
Thursday, April 21, 2011      2 comments

I drove to Madison to get my daughter for Easter. The GPS was fired up and guiding ne toward the west. Between my house, SW of Milwaukee and Madison, 80 miles away, there were 10 times (yes, 10 times!) that I had to turn around because roads w... Read more
Lima Bean Respect Day
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      2 comments

It's today (really!) How did YOU celebrate? DH and I raised a toast of red wine to the proud, yet humble, lima bean. Note: No lima beans were consumed during the writing of this blog post. ... Read more
The bronze pig who wasn't...and then was again.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      6 comments

I trained with my Wii Fit Plus yesterday - my pig (minute counter) had just turned bronze, meaning that I had 10 hours of training done, and I was happy. I had the high scores on many activities - ahh, life was good (and sweaty). This mo... Read more
28 lbs. and the bigger picture
Monday, April 18, 2011      5 comments

I admit that it felt great this morning when I stepped on the scale and had a great weigh-in. The numbers smiled back at me from the digital read-out between my red-painted toenails and I felt that all of my hard work over these past 3 months w... Read more
Church auction was a great success
Sunday, April 17, 2011      0 comments

and I'm proud. DH worked so hard making sure that the checkout process went smoothly, and the items we donated raised more than 10% of the collected money. How satisfying! Also, I was asked to serve the desserts during the social hour, bu... Read more

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