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Losing it at the funeral
Friday, July 29, 2016      5 comments

I am not proud of losing my temper at my mother's funeral. My husband is only sorry that he called my brother an SOB and that reflects on the mother. So he changed the insult after that. I was trying to give my mother what she had told me... Read more
Dog Food
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      2 comments

I want to thank all my fellow Sparkers for all the helpful suggestions on getting my picky eater to actually eat dogfood. I combined all the advice into some crumbled ground beef fried with bits of raw carrot and added a little leftover mac 'n ... Read more
Confession time
Monday, February 08, 2016      0 comments

When I came back to SparkPeople I did not admit to how much weight I had gained. Ignored the last 5 pounds. So when the extra scale I got from my sister's estate weighed me 5 pounds less than the others, I decided if I kept using that one, it ... Read more
Carrot Cake
Sunday, January 17, 2016      1 comments

In spite of my requests to not tempt me with desserts, hubby keeps stocking the freezer, and asking me to put the temptations away. I asked him if he wants treats for himself, please hide them from me, but deaf ears is torn between wanting me t... Read more
Skinny-ish jeans
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      4 comments

I had been disappointed that even though the scale was showing loss, I was still wearing (mostly) all the same clothes. There were a couple of pairs of pants that were bagging and made me look terrible, but for the most part everything was the ... Read more
Saturday, July 25, 2015      0 comments

As planned, after I had to fast for a medical procedure, I got back on the healthy food bandwagon. So far so good. I feel so energized. After a morning meal of cheerios, blueberries, and milk, I have a salad of fresh baby spinach, salmon, ... Read more
Jump Start
Sunday, July 19, 2015      0 comments

I am doing a "bowel prep" for an exam on Wednesday. Watch what I eat today, clear liquid diet on Monday and Tuesday and then nothing to eat Wednesday morning. Since I have to do it anyway, it sure looks like a good time to get serious about w... Read more
Sunday, June 14, 2015      0 comments

Reflecting on my current life, I hope that summer weather and accomplished tasks will mean I can lose some weight this summer. My husband just completed a series of surgeries and is in good shape. Sometimes a little cognitively challenged, bu... Read more
Adjusting Goals
Friday, April 17, 2015      0 comments

When I decided to lose 50 pounds in two years, it sounded like a "cake-walk". That was before my sister was diagnosed with a terminal illness with me as the power of attorney and my mother suddenly needed 24 hour care. My husband filled in whi... Read more
Making assumptions about other's motives
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      2 comments

I was driving on a divided highway this morning. I was driving 65 mph which was the speed limit. A car started passing me and I noticed I had unconsciously increased my speed by a couple of miles an hour. I eased back to 65 and remembered com... Read more
Diversions from stress eating
Friday, March 20, 2015      0 comments

"Comfort Food" Even the words are comforting. However, since those are the things that got me this size in the first place, I need to try something else. Walking the dog. The weather is perfect. The dog loves it. I get exercise. And I n... Read more
Walking the Dog
Friday, March 13, 2015      0 comments

I was so happy to see the street sweeper had been through so I could take our little dog for walks again without hurting her paws. I had hoped we wouldn't run into too much salt on the sidewalks anymore. But I was horrified to find broken gla... Read more
On developing a backbone
Tuesday, February 03, 2015      2 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I had stopped at a casino and was sitting at a slot machine. A person I did not know came over and started talking to me. They didn't sit down and play but they were a distraction to my own play. I would have left the ... Read more
Attitude is everything
Saturday, January 03, 2015      0 comments

It seems strange, but my decision to be more productive in 2015 is actually working. I set a couple of daily goals. Modest goals. And having accomplished those early in the day has inspired me to surpass them. Maybe it is the sun coming ba... Read more
Holidays were great
Friday, January 02, 2015      2 comments

I got to spend quality time with a sister and a brother and my mother as well as some good friends. I enjoyed some good foods, but not enough to increase the amount of weight I need to lose, actually lost two pounds. Now I am back to "go" wher... Read more

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