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Getting back to where I once belonged
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      5 comments

I'm frustrated with myself. I lost over 50 pounds, and they all found me. I helped them, of course -- they followed the trail of peanuts, and chips, and, well, you get the picture. So I'm back to square 1, wanting to lose 140 pounds and get h... Read more
2016 in review
Monday, April 18, 2016      5 comments

Hello, dear SparkFriends! Yes, I dropped off of the face of the earth. At this moment, I have no idea what my weight is, I've been stress-eating like nobody's business, and the job change that I made at the beginning of the year has turned... Read more
What was that?????
Monday, September 28, 2015      5 comments

It's been two weeks since I've logged in to SparkPeople. What was THAT??? I thought I had my act together, I'd made good plans, set shorter term goals, and hauled my carcass out of bed to exercise in the a.m. Interestingly enoug... Read more
Trading "flies" and "gnats" for "bees"
Wednesday, July 29, 2015      1 comments

It's been a real negativity swarm inside my head these last few months. I've been plagued by doubts, fears, discouragement, hurt, anger, and pain -- all of which I've allowed to impact my journey to better fitness and health. ~INDYGAL post... Read more
Regaining lost focus
Thursday, July 23, 2015      2 comments

I've been wondering for a while what's wrong with me. I've been "limping along", half-tracking, not weighing in, not measuring portions, dialing in my exercise, just plain old not sticking to my plan. During my morning cup-of-tea-on-the-de... Read more
Today's the day
Friday, June 05, 2015      2 comments

I've been thinking lately about my vision for my future after I've reached my goal weight. A lot of good things about the future have come to mind, and, eventually, I will blog about them. However, for me, for today, I need to focus on now... Read more
In loving memory
Wednesday, May 27, 2015      5 comments

He, like me, was an in-law. We married into the same family. He and his wife would have raised our son, had something happened to DH & me. He never stopped smiling. He was a world-class engineer with the soul of a poet. He always knew t... Read more
Learning from the past -- Lesson One: Snack on Freggies!
Thursday, May 14, 2015      2 comments

I've been pondering my adult eating habits lately, particularly since I want to eat fewer processed foods. I do fairly well at meal times, but I'm realizing that my snacks are tripping me up. My eating plan calls for 3 meals and 3 snac... Read more
What the future holds . . .
Thursday, May 07, 2015      5 comments

One of my SparkFriends (REBECCATKD) asked me what I thought my future would look like once I crossed the finish line and met my weight loss goal. Gotta tell ya -- when I read her note I realized that I had no clue. Sure, I know the number ... Read more
It's day one . . .
Monday, May 04, 2015      4 comments

Sometimes the best way to move forward is to just start over. I'm exercising, but I'm not tracking my food. Therefore, I've gained 4 pounds in the last month. I also haven't been weighing myself, because. I told myself I was on a SparkBr... Read more
Notes to myself -- a refresher course!
Monday, April 27, 2015      4 comments

I found this blog from March, 2014 -- I need these reminders!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~ Hello, Self! You define who you are. Neither a scale, nor a pedometer, nor pizza, nor the size clothing you wear make you Y... Read more
A dinner surprise
Monday, April 27, 2015      0 comments

The hubs and I have been talking lately about eating less salt and adding more un- or gently processed foods to our meals. I would definitely benefit from less salt & sugar (amazing where they're hiding those things these days!), and so would h... Read more
. . . just around the corner
Monday, March 16, 2015      3 comments

Last Monday, we were still chipping/shoveling/sweeping out from a weekend's worth of winter. Despite slightly warmer (and longer!) days, I was beginning to wonder when the weather would feel more Spring-like. Usually by now, the crocuses are ... Read more
"You did it yourself . . . "
Thursday, December 18, 2014      6 comments

Those are the words that ran through my head when my weight popped up on the scale this morning. I have gained back 12 pounds. Ugh. It feels like a rubbery, fat-filled balloon has inflated around me. I kept thinking of the Cowa... Read more
After the storm passes . . .
Thursday, November 13, 2014      6 comments

I've been reading over my past few blogs, and chuckled that I thought that I had even remotely gotten myself back on track. Well, I had. Then a "tornado" hit -- physical, mental, and emotional turmoil at a level I've never experienced befo... Read more

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