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Thursday, June 15, 2017      2 comments

All of my xl shirts, which used to fit me like sausage casings, now drape nicely on my still too fat bod...BUT - my jeans and shorts have started falling offa me! I have had to tighten the belts to keep from embarrassing myself in public. At ho... Read more
way before Spark...
Saturday, May 13, 2017      3 comments

I found out 30odd years ago, through enrolling in an educational weight loss program at the local university, that cataloging EVERYthing that goes into your mouth changes the way you eat. I am not sure why...maybe just an awareness of eating, wh... Read more
Work schedule? What work scedule?
Monday, April 07, 2014      1 comments

Friday, March28th was my last day of work. I HAVE RETIRED!!! I have all kindsa time for a workout now if I want to. I have been off the regimen for a while now, so I suppose it will be tough to get going again...wish me luck!... Read more
editing the mp3
Friday, April 12, 2013      0 comments

I was loading the mp3 player for the driving trip to Alabama to visit the in laws (outlaws?) and I told herself that I had already put on some Lynyrd Skynyrd and some Moody Blues on and..."do you want anything special?" Know what my southe... Read more
Friday, April 12, 2013      2 comments

I am listening to an album called Bloodline by a band called Bloodline. Bloodline is a band that produced 1 album. Fairly metalish but with nods to blues and jazz, and skilled musicianship is involved as the band includes: drummer Erin D... Read more
Thursday, January 17, 2013      3 comments

Today is my one year sparkaversary. I am down 40 lbs from the outset, which is good, but gained some poundage back over the holidays to get to here. The scale is going the correct direction again, at least...:-) I decided I had to rewind my... Read more
the holiday setback
Thursday, December 27, 2012      1 comments

Whelp....I thought I was behaving but the scale, as they say, doesn't lie. I am up 13.5 lbs since just before thanksgiving. I am starting over today 12/27/12. I rewound my lbs lost ticker to zero with a 50 lb goal. I am sick right ... Read more
Sunday, December 16, 2012      3 comments

My cousin that died's ex died this week. The guy was a dirtbag, and I have no positive feelings for him, but the three kids lost their mom and dad within the same month...the indifference with which the universe distributes life and death is unb... Read more
Friday, November 30, 2012      4 comments

My cousin Brenda died last Sunday. She had dinner, sat on the sofa to watch tv, fell asleep and never woke up. scary....I carry some of those genes................... Read more
Thanksgiving...the aftermath
Saturday, November 24, 2012      1 comments

So far, so good. I pigged mightily on Thursday, as was planned for. A little too much of the grape, but the only effect of that was that yesterday's workout got blown off in favor of recovery. Here's the funny part. Yesterday, I wasn't hungry A... Read more
Thanksgiving plans
Monday, November 19, 2012      3 comments

My daughter does the cooking and cleaning for Thanksgiving. We do the eating and leaving LoL I will work out Thursday and Friday for 2 hours each day (extended work out for me) and have as much turkey as I desire. I will lay low on the 'tatoes... Read more
Friday, November 09, 2012      2 comments

okay....I know...I KNOW, most of you are not bowlers. I am a bowler. I bowl league 3 times per week...Saturday afternoon in a singles league (in a singles league, if you lose, you did it---no one else to point a finger at) in which I am 17... Read more
stolen survey
Saturday, November 03, 2012      1 comments

Stole this from someone else because I found it interesting. Here are my answers: When did you start gaining weight? I have a photo of me @ 5 that looks like the Pillsbury dough boy, before I knew it was the wrong way to look. What w... Read more
Sunday, October 28, 2012      3 comments

Some people insist they are unlucky. I commented on one such blog that when I am unlucky and focus more, I become lucky(!) When I am distracted, I become fabulously unlucky. I got called an a$$hole for even mentioning it (by a commenter), ... Read more
work schedule
Friday, October 12, 2012      6 comments

We are going off the 12 hour rotation starting next week. In the past, 12 hour work leads to no workouts. Also in the past, 8 hour shifts left me in a condition that allowed for workouts as I see fit, so I will probably be getting more regular w... Read more