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Tuesday, September 03, 2019      3 comments

After a holiday weekend of over indulging on picnic foods that I don't eat in my regular meals, I am happy to say that the scale did not move up in pounds! So I am grateful it is the same as Friday. I soaked and slow cooked Rancho Gordo Eye of ... Read more
Holiday Weekend
Friday, August 30, 2019      4 comments

Counting the hours to 4:30 to start the 3 day holiday weekend. Right after work taking the car to garage for the yearly inspection. Then going home and getting a jumpstart on the laundry. Hoping I can talk my sister into driving to Lancaster to... Read more
No excuses now
Thursday, August 29, 2019      3 comments

I consulted with an orthopedic surgeon who confirmed that both my knees are bone on bone. However I cannot have surgery until my A1C is down to a 7, (I don't know where it is currently, having blood work done next week), and my BMI is at 40%. I... Read more
Friday, October 06, 2017      0 comments

I write that and the clouds are coming in...reading blogs to stay motivated this morning. My morning snack was a grapefruit, it was room temperature only because I didn't toss it in the fridge yesterday, they are so much better when icy cold. ... Read more
416 DAYS.............
Thursday, October 05, 2017      3 comments

It has been 416 days since I have been back to spark. I lost my motivation and felt overwhelmed entirely. I need motivation, support, a kind word.....I need to get my life back! And I will, I will not walk away this time.... Read more
Amtrak's Crescent #19 and #20 has anyone ever taken the train?
Monday, July 25, 2016      1 comments

I'm traveling this Thursday on Amtrak's Crescent #19 down to the Birmingham, Alabama station from Philadelphia, PA. Has anyone ever taken the train and what can I expect? I really dislike flying and hope this will be a good alternative every y... Read more
Fabulous Doctor's Visit
Thursday, July 21, 2016      8 comments

I had an absolutely fabulous 3 month doctor visit this morning. My A1C is down to 7 and my blood pressure was great and I lost 5 pounds! And all without me TRYING. I have been a mess since my aunt passed away and not watching what I was ea... Read more
summer tea
Thursday, June 23, 2016      5 comments

I used to make suntea. Filling a glass container with water and adding tea bags or herb leaves and sitting it in the sun for several hours. I did this for YEARS. Now I have been reading that bacteria can grow in the lukewarm water and it is n... Read more
Monday, June 20, 2016      8 comments

It has been a rough weekend. My Aunt passed away unexpectedly on Friday afternoon. It was like loosing my mother all over again. And having to deal with my mentally ill sister ontop of this. I didn't binge but I did emotionally eat, wh... Read more
meals for my nieces and nephew
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      4 comments

My nieces and nephew were over this weekend. Ranging in age from 6 to 10. Sometimes they are picky eaters so I am always trying to be inventive with what I make them to eat. I make up names for ordinary food or cut the food up in a different ... Read more
Pleasant surprise!
Monday, June 06, 2016      3 comments

I have been resisting getting on the scale and recording my weight since I joined Sparkpeople last month. I KNOW I'm fat, I just don't want to see a number...a BIG number... This morning I put on a denim jumper. I had worn it last year an... Read more
Fireflies so magical!
Friday, June 03, 2016      6 comments

Last evening I was sitting on the veranda at home watching the fireflies down in the garden and lawn in front of the pond. Whenever I see fireflies I'm just amazed at how magical they seem. Blinking on and off a beautiful greenish light. Like... Read more
Poor breakfast choice today...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      8 comments

As I was running late this morning I drove thru Burger King and opted for the breakfast burrito. Which while not a great choice it seemed the lesser of the evils listed on the menu. However I also had an order of hash browns. While the crun... Read more
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      3 comments

Why is the idea of grilling always so much better than the experience itself? We have a charcoal grill. I buy the real wood charcoal, not the briquettes as I think they always leave a strange taste on the food. I let them get covered wi... Read more
small goals!
Thursday, May 26, 2016      9 comments

I'm setting a new goal for myself today. It's small but I am determined to accomplish it and in return feel good that I didn't fail! I sit at a desk all day at work and my knees are very stiff when I stand up. My goal is to get up out... Read more

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