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Taking a holiday...
Friday, September 21, 2018      6 comments

Signing off for 3 weeks...on holiday to Portugal & Spain. To enjoy the sights, the sounds, the people, the food and the wine. All in moderation of course. Back in mid-October.... Read more
I have arrived - new Goal = MAINTAINance!
Friday, September 14, 2018      11 comments

Joining a new team today...MAINTAINance. Have finally broken through to 'the other side'. Now, the hard work really starts... ... Read more
Top of the World
Thursday, August 23, 2018      9 comments

Today I am wearing a black with little white polka dot dress that my Mother made for me probably in 1990 or 1991. Back in the 80s she made me tons o... Read more
Overhaul of eating program
Monday, August 20, 2018      5 comments

Since April I have been on Optavia (aka Metafast on-line) program and lost 25 pounds. It has been fairly easy, though expensive, and taught me a lot about eating & my relationship with food. Lots of good information and an understanding of balan... Read more
The most important thing I read today
Monday, July 30, 2018      5 comments

727-story.html The link between HBP and memory loss is intriguing. I have been taking BP medication for over 15 years, and while it has controlled... Read more
My favorite pic from Vacation
Tuesday, July 24, 2018      10 comments

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A careful week of vacation eating
Monday, July 23, 2018      8 comments

Was on vacation from Sunday to Sunday, eating some normal "you are on vacation" food along with a few of my Optavia fuelings. Included a divine piece of chocolate cake, pancakes, bread, wine and a 1/2 of a Chocolate Fudge Sundae...also included ... Read more
Checking out for a week...
Saturday, July 14, 2018      4 comments

Weighed in this morning at 143...hurrah. I hope to continue even though I will be off-line some this next week. Going up to 105 degree Fresno for 2 days and then over to Santa Cruz area for some beachside camping. Promises to be low 70s....takin... Read more
Simply put....who I am.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018      10 comments

Celebrating 5 years at the University of San Diego ... Read more
Simply - my apologies to my friends from other countries
Monday, June 11, 2018      9 comments

I love how SparkPeople embraces the world view of better health and happiness for everyone. Not to be political (can't help it cause this goes beyond politics)...I thank you for your friendship and I love your country. ... Read more
Hmmm...sometimes you discover stuff that has been right in front of your face all the time
Wednesday, June 06, 2018      4 comments

Today I enjoyed a brisk walk across campus (where have all the students gone....far, far, away) to take advantage of a free sponsored chair massage. ... Read more
Mid - 3rd Week of the plan
Wednesday, May 09, 2018      9 comments

Wearing a dress today that I was given by a neighbor that was too snug and now fits like a dream and shows off my loss of *** drum roll please ... Read more
Day 6 - And I have discovered...
Thursday, April 26, 2018      9 comments

More than discovered, I am admitting it. And I am on a plan to learn how to manage my addiction. Not inexpensive, but I am worth it. Plus it comes w... Read more
My first hooded oriole of the season
Thursday, April 05, 2018      4 comments

My neighbor (also a bird enthusiast) was over yesterday when she said I hear an oriole "tweet" and I looked out the window to see him perched on the feeder pole. Nothing for him so he flew away...I will buy a feeder & some grape jelly tomorrow t... Read more
“Food is medicine and we all have the power to change our health for the better.”
Wednesday, March 21, 2018      4 comments

Had the occasion to attend a "wellness" event during yesterdays lunch hour at work. We had butternut and zucchini squash "pasta" with a rich spicey marinara and turkey meatballs, plus a salad. Yum and super healthy. Our guest speaker was Lindsay... Read more

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