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Beginning of June musing
Friday, June 05, 2020      4 comments

I watched a Youtube video on CBT today. I found it very inspiring and resolved to restart the good things in my life that have always brought good results. I HAVE been exercising 6x a week for four weeks now. I wish I could say I had dropped pou... Read more
Monday May 11th
Monday, May 11, 2020      3 comments

Have been attacking this horrible yucca plant that a former owner of our house thought would be nice in front of our electrical panel. Seriously?? ... Read more
Happy VE Day, 75th Anniversary!
Friday, May 08, 2020      4 comments

Watched some of the tributes from London and shed a few tears. I grew up with the stories of WW2, the Blitz, knew people who had made it through. They're gone now but it was lovely to see there are still a few vets and others celebrating. I... Read more
Friday, May 08, 2020      5 comments

I became very serious about recommitting today when my size 14 capris that were perfectly comfortable when this quarantining began 6 weeks ago now feel snug. Especially around the tummy. I didn't realize they were until mid-morning. But it struc... Read more
This might just be working
Saturday, September 21, 2019      4 comments

Well another week of sticking with the -500 calories a day and exercising and I have lost a pound. Which makes a total of almost 2 pounds for September. It was hard going the first part but this week the scale keeps going down, .2 of a pound per... Read more
I really hate the scale (I know, I know!!!) -2500 calories
Monday, September 09, 2019      4 comments

Sooo, I have been weighing myself every day in September. I know that some people say that isn't a good idea but, honestly, if I hadn't weighed myself every day I wouldn't see the devious work that Mr. Scale does. Last Wednesday I weighed 150.5,... Read more
Reminder from January 2010: Don't eat standing up
Wednesday, September 04, 2019      2 comments

I posted this on SparkPeople in January 2010. I enjoyed rereading it this morning :) I have a vivid memory of a Friday night when I was 16 years old. My mother had died a short while before and dad and I had started a routine of going groce... Read more
The pound has gone, starting a new count, -500 calories
Wednesday, September 04, 2019      1 comments

Well it seems Mr Scale took seriously my threat to donate him to St Vincent de Paul because when I weighed this morning, I weighed 150.5! Or maybe it was like some of you said, water retention, muscles recovering from strain.... Whatever :) I ju... Read more
Confused about the scale, -500 calories, -3500 calories but UP a pound
Tuesday, September 03, 2019      5 comments

Yep, I have actually gained weight although I have been tracking my calories and SP has been tracking my exercise through the FitBit. And I have GAINED a pound according to Mr. Scale. I am inclined not to believe the scale because I tried the we... Read more
Quad slightly sore and 3.5 hours of sleep but another -500 calories, -2000 cumulatively
Saturday, August 31, 2019      1 comments

Maybe three days in a row of Leslie Sansone is too much to start with? Woke up this morning with a sore right quad. So I walked the dog 30 minutes this morning and 20 minutes tonight, very gently. Am glad that my sneakers are so supportive, the ... Read more
What a day, -500 calories, -1500 calories cumulatively
Friday, August 30, 2019      0 comments

Well subbing was very busy and quite stressful. BUT the good thing is I hadn't brought anything to eat my stress away so I dealt with it head on by remembering some counsellor's advice on how to listen to students, how to behave with them. When ... Read more
A good exercise day, -500, -1000 calories cumulatively
Thursday, August 29, 2019      3 comments

I didn't sleep at all well last night. I don't know why--maybe it was having to get up 4 times to go to the bathroom (too much herbal tea?) At any rate the Fitbit shows I had about 5 hours' sleep and although I don't believe the Fitbit unconditi... Read more
Ten years later and I still battle the same issues. -500 Calories for today
Wednesday, August 28, 2019      6 comments

I have been on SP for a long time. Lots of friends have come and gone in that time and I myself have been active and inactive. But ten years ago I was blogging on SP pretty faithfully so it has been interesting to read what I wrote back then. ... Read more
How Do I Get To Know Me?
Saturday, July 13, 2019      3 comments

Been MIA for a couple of days. Had a bit of hopelessness happen. I don't really know why. You know how those mindfulness books say "Analyze why...." Well I am no good at doing that. It's like my brain shuts the door to any kind of analysis. I wa... Read more
Stumbling a little
Monday, July 08, 2019      4 comments

Well, after a pretty good week following my plan posted on the July 2nd blog, I stumbled a little yesterday. I had been trying out having a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream in my freezer and just having one serving a day. Did well with the first ... Read more

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