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Shifting from Discouraged to Determined
Sunday, July 19, 2020      5 comments

This morning, the scale told me I am up 3/10s from two days ago, down "only" 3/10s from last Sunday. As usual, my measurements are all over the map. One stayed the same, one went up by a lot (2+ inches - IF I measured right) and the others wer... Read more
"Only" One Pound This Week
Sunday, July 12, 2020      5 comments

It has been a challenging week. I did not walk around the "dead" mall this week - too hot! I started the week doing my kettlebells. About midweek, I had the weirdest pain in my back and right hip. I've never felt that before and I've been tak... Read more
Self Talk
Sunday, July 05, 2020      6 comments

I weighed in this morning and can report that the small roller coaster continues. Last week, I weighed this same exact number, but, during the week, it went up and down and up. Well, ok. I reminded myself that this is ok; that this is just a... Read more
Declaring My Independence From Tonnage!
Saturday, July 04, 2020      5 comments

Happy Fourth of July! But for the noise of fireworks, this is my favorite holiday! Fortunately, I live in a much quieter area here in NC than I did in CA. I've been thinking a lot about independence this week. This is NOT going to be a politica... Read more
Twenty-Five in Honor of Eugene Franklin Norwood
Saturday, June 27, 2020      1 comments

I am dedicating my strength training between now and August 1 to my great-great-great uncle who died in Andersonville prison on August 1, 1864. He died at 25, far too young. I increased my reps to 25. I am still using very light weights, but ... Read more
An Incentive to Counter Slacking Off
Friday, June 26, 2020      2 comments

We had fast food last night. KFC. I pulled the skin off my chicken and had slaw, skipping the biscuits (those are a trigger food!); but that isn't the whole of the story. I have been using my kettlebells, but very little this week. I walked ... Read more
Staycation During COVID-19
Monday, June 22, 2020      9 comments

Today is the 49th anniversary of my older brother's death. I took today off. Not sure why the anniversary hit me this year. Perhaps in the backdrop of COVID-19. About midday, I learned a cousin's wife is seriously ill. She's a cancer ... Read more
Who Knew a Phone Call Could be so Uplifting?!
Saturday, June 20, 2020      4 comments

Yesterday, my "adopted" sisters (twins) celebrated a milestone birthday. Instead of a family reunion and all the usual birthday trimmings, it was a Zoom call with family and partners. I was honored to be included. The laughter, the fun, seein... Read more
What Is Your "Why" for Wanting to Lose Weight?
Friday, June 19, 2020      5 comments

I read this article on Sparkpeople today. My reaction to it is different than it used to be. My "why" is multi-faceted. I want to be healthy. I want to be strong. I want to be capable. I also want to look better. (It would be a paradigm s... Read more
The Scale is Not the Boss of Me
Thursday, June 18, 2020      8 comments

Today's Spark Coach asked me to blog about how to think about my journey apart from what the scale says. If weight were not the metric, how do I know that I am making progress? I recommitted myself to this journey on June 6. In, that shor... Read more
Hitting Home, One Week In & Other Thoughts
Sunday, June 14, 2020      5 comments

I learned yesterday that my cousin has tested positive for COVD-19. She's asymptomatic and was probably tested since she is a paralegal to a judge at the courthouse. I think, hope and pray that she will emerge unscathed. She will not, of cour... Read more
June 7, 2020: Day 2 of My Graduation Trip Goal Journey
Sunday, June 07, 2020      6 comments

Today is my beloved stepmother's birthday. She died almost 3 years ago and her widower lives with me. While I am sad, I also smile when I think of her. So much love! I went walking this morning. I left later than I wanted to, but I was ... Read more
June 06, 2020: Bells, SMART, Normandy
Saturday, June 06, 2020      5 comments

Today my youngest sister is getting married in Colorado and I am not there by my unhappy choice. I could not bear the thought of the possibility of bringing COVID-19 to the wedding and/or bringing it home. Two flights each way and starting and... Read more
A Visitor and a Goal
Sunday, May 31, 2020      5 comments

We had a visitor yesterday. Actually, a few. A big toad near the wellhead, a bunny in the woods and the snapping turtle. He was at the edge of th... Read more
Bold Angels
Monday, May 25, 2020      6 comments

I salute the bold angels that we remember today (and always) on Memorial Day 2020. Tears at their loss and prayers for those who mourn. Grateful to those bold angels and their families for their service and sacrifice. I could never wear my count... Read more

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