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Where is the summer going?
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      2 comments

I'd like to say I'm enjoying the summer - I think it's more like I'm enduring it. So far, we've had 42 days of triple-digit heat with no end in sight. Seems like it was just mid-May, and I was planning how much I'd get done this summer. ... Read more
Back on track
Saturday, June 04, 2011      3 comments

It's June, and I'm back on track with losing about 5 pounds a month - 2011 is turning out OK so far. After eliminating gluten from my diet, I discovered that I can't handle dairy (and eggs are iffy). I'm a bit surprised to find that, after I s... Read more
Taking a Break (Back this fall?)
Sunday, June 14, 2009      0 comments

Sorry to go missing . . . I hit a wall and can't deal with being social. Being positive and outgoing takes too much energy - I don't have any reserves left. This is year number 7 of this stuff, but apparently this is going to be a very bad... Read more
Far Too Long
Thursday, October 02, 2008      5 comments

It's been a long time since my last blog! August I traveled to my grandma's funeral in August and spent some time with my extended family - many of who I haven't seen in a decade (or two). It was an eye-opening experience to see ho... Read more
Weight Loss Irony
Monday, August 25, 2008      5 comments

Well, today was my long-awaited appointment with my fabulous sports medicine doctor. After 2 rounds of x-rays and some poking of the sore knee, my doc explained that weight loss is contributing to my knee problem. While it's a GREAT thing to r... Read more
Grandma, Fireworks, Tapioca and Pies
Tuesday, July 29, 2008      5 comments

When I was little (and up until the time I moved to Texas and started high school), my grandparents' apartment was the place to be for any holiday. We celebrated Dad's birthday in February. May was a big month -- multiple anniversaries and Mot... Read more
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Thursday, July 24, 2008      2 comments

Bands of rain from Dolly hit our area today - nice to have some cooler weather, but frustrating that I'm not up for walking in it. OK, probably not a good idea to walk in rain and thunder anyway, right? And a really bad idea to get into the ou... Read more
Sparking My Creativity
Tuesday, July 22, 2008      5 comments

Thankfully, I don't think I've done any major damage to my knee. This (scary) incident led me to dig out my physical therapy exercises . . . I need to make sure I'm keeping the supporting structure strong. One more injury and I'll end up wit... Read more
Dichotomy Monday
Monday, July 21, 2008      3 comments

The UP: A colleague looked at me this afternoon and told me I look like I've lost a lot of weight. This is the first time someone (who didn't know I was working on weight loss) noticed. Very cool. Very very cool. Oh, and I ran 11 elliptic... Read more
Thankful: 6 Months / 183 Days / 36 Pounds
Tuesday, July 01, 2008      5 comments

Today is my 6-month Spark anniversary. I've lost 35 pounds, found a new perspective on life, and - after years of feeling powerless - gained confidence in my ability to change my body. Day 183 was a rough day physically; that TOM hit with... Read more
Family Dynamics and Breaking Old Habits
Sunday, June 01, 2008      5 comments

May was a busy month. A few too many projects at work resulted in missing some deadlines, so I was stressed about that. Then I had to leave the office stuff and leave town - a week-long trip to visit family and attend a conference. Had a stre... Read more
What does it cost to drop 30 pounds?
Monday, April 21, 2008      3 comments

I just saw this article on MSN: "What does it cost to drop 30 Pounds?" http://articles.moneycentral
tCostToDrop30Pounds.aspx The article (originally posted online in May 200... Read more
Book Review: The Omnivore's Dilemma
Saturday, April 19, 2008      0 comments

While there are ample websites on which to read book reviews, this blog is designed to help me on my Spark journey to living a healthier life – which includes learning more about where my food is coming from and choosing how my relationship with... Read more
Attitude Adjustment After Yet Another Setback
Tuesday, April 15, 2008      3 comments

OK. My doctor's appointment on Monday wasn't what I was hoping for. My doc feels like he's out of ideas for my perplexing symptoms. He's consulting with other specialists to see if there are solutions aside from putting me on long-term doses... Read more
100 Days & 30 Pounds
Wednesday, April 09, 2008      5 comments

Today marks my 100th active day on SparkPeople - and I'm still striving to change my life for the better. I was surprised to find I've lost 2 pounds already this month – that's a grand total of 30 pounds so far. Although I have a long way to ... Read more

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