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Completing my June goals
Friday, June 30, 2017      7 comments

June was a very exciting and successful month for me. I set several goals, and aced every one of them. I walked no less that 15 minutes every day, usually two or more 20 minute walks, some a bit longer. I went to the gym every day and... Read more
Sugar-Free Me
Saturday, February 04, 2017      6 comments

This month I'm aiming for a sugar-free month. I went sugar-free for an entire year about 35 years ago. I was vegetarian at the time and even though there is no animal protein in sugar, I had read the book "Sugar Blues" by William Duffy a... Read more
Progress report
Monday, January 23, 2017      5 comments

This is an update of the blog I posted on the first of the year. I mentioned three resolutions for 2017. The first was to be a better spark friend, which I'm working on. I tend to be somewhat introverted, shy and socially awkward. I'm th... Read more
Opening the door to 2017
Sunday, January 01, 2017      2 comments

I've been waiting for this. A brand new year, and a chance to get my head back into the game of losing weight and getting stronger. I've been working on about a million new year's resolutions over the past few weeks - apparently I could use so... Read more
Closing the door on 2016
Saturday, December 31, 2016      3 comments

I'm happy and relieved to be closing the door on 2016. In fact, I'm going to slam the door, lock it tight and throw away the key. The year wasn't all bad. In some ways it was pretty fantastic. My husband retired at the beginning of the y... Read more
Taking the stairs
Monday, October 24, 2016      3 comments

Several years ago, my daughter gave me a stair-stepping machine. The poor thing hasn't been put to use very often, but I finally decided to dig it out of my shed and dust it off because the weather has been decidedly rainy lately, and because I... Read more
My Imaginary Horse
Saturday, October 22, 2016      5 comments

I have what you might call and imaginary horse, although he's real enough to me. His full name is "Weight Loss Regimen" (don't ever call him Diet) but I call him Reggie for short. Reggie and I have been together for about fifty years. Som... Read more
Day 7 of the comeback
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      4 comments

Doing okay with food. Doing better with walking, but not yet up to 8000 steps a day. Getting there. Finally finished processing all the apples, thank goodness. Pears are not yet ripe enough to do anything with, so maybe I'll get a day of... Read more
Day 4 of the comeback
Monday, September 05, 2016      3 comments

I did a little better with the walking, and went over my calorie allowance by 6 calories, so I figure that's close enough. I probably would have stayed within the limit except DH and I made applesauce. Oh, my, that stuff is GOOD! I had no ide... Read more
Day 3 of the comeback
Sunday, September 04, 2016      1 comments

Day three went extremely well as far as what I ate. I met my goals in all of the nutrition categories and was too busy canning pears, drying apples and making applesauce to get hungry in between meals. Boredom is my biggest trigger when it com... Read more
Update on the comeback
Saturday, September 03, 2016      4 comments

Day one went well. I lit up ten of the twelve dots on my Spark Tracker, and met all of the dietary goals for the day. Day two, I stayed within my calorie range but haven't yet checked the other dietary goals. As far as exercise goes, ... Read more
Struggling to make a comeback
Thursday, September 01, 2016      7 comments

It has been over a year since I fell off the diet wagon, and I've been struggling to get back on it ever since. I was doing well. I was losing weight, even if it was at a painfully slow pace. I was getting lots of exercise with walking, e... Read more
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      8 comments

A year ago, on March 12, I first put my Spark Fitness Tracker (I named him Mr. Slinky) on my right sneaker and started walking. It's been a good journey, with some ups and downs, but twelve months later Mr. Slinky and I have accomplished some g... Read more
Adding a Daughter
Friday, March 04, 2016      4 comments

Yay! I'm so happy to find out that my daughter is now a member of sparkpeople, the best people in the world.... Read more
Vacation plans
Saturday, August 01, 2015      10 comments

We're leaving for our two-week vacation tomorrow. Driving from Oregon thru Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Washington, and back to Oregon. We plan to see Yellowstone, visit Sturgis SD for the big motorcycle rally, catch Mt... Read more

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