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I don't wanna? One less prescription? and Progress!
Thursday, October 05, 2017      7 comments

I have been trying to be better about getting in my exercise. I used to have an exercise buddy and we would go to the Y together. That was the best! However, she had some health issues and can no longer work out at the Y. Having someone wait... Read more
It was a challenge.....
Friday, September 22, 2017      10 comments

A daily challenge on one of my spark teams was to blog - so here it is! I really wasn't planning on it, but it has been a while. I'm always up for a challenge. What's going on? Well, I got my new fitbit - so I have some new numbers to ob... Read more
Camping, bridge walk, hiking and getting slightly lost
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      10 comments

Well the camping trip has come and gone. It was interesting. I managed 3 nights in the tent! I must admit, my family laughed a bit when I rolled out my little rug to put in my tent! Here I am! ... Read more
Barb's going camping.....
Thursday, August 31, 2017      10 comments

I am going camping for the holiday weekend. Yikes! I am not a camper. My idea of fun does not involve sleeping outdoors in a tent. However, I am... Read more
Turn that frown.....
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      15 comments

Upside down? Today is my birthday. I walked into the office and the receptionist said Happy Birthday! I said thanks and headed through the kitchen to my office. While walking through the kitchen I noticed there were no birthday treats on... Read more
On the Road Again
Thursday, August 24, 2017      10 comments

On the road again - and which road to take? Tonight is my last night home, tomorrow I hit the road and travel north to the site for our women's retreat. I can't wait! I always feel so uplifted when I leave. However - there are some downs... Read more
Dream a little dream
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      9 comments

Well, Monday was weigh in day for me. I must say when I stepped on the scale I was thinking - please be kind Mr Scale. I had my share of challenges this week - office party, visiting the fairgrounds with the grandkids, and humidity which made ... Read more
The dreaded office parties......
Friday, August 18, 2017      12 comments

These events always seem to hold lots of free food which is not necessarily healthy and alcoholic drinks - both of which are FREE. Yikes. Not the safest place for someone who is trying to count calories and stay on track with their nutrition. ... Read more
A forlorn big black rescue dog..... and weight loss
Thursday, August 17, 2017      13 comments

A few years back, right before the Christmas holiday, I decided maybe I should get a dog. I started looking at dogs on Petfinder. One day it happened - there was this big black dog. The site said it was a newfoundland/lab/retriever mix. The sh... Read more
My wild and vivid imagination...and the future
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      12 comments

When I was a small child my elderly next door neighbor, who was an editor for our newspaper, told my mom that I had a wild and vivid imagination. He said that was a great trait for someone who wanted to be a writer. My wild and vivid imagi... Read more
Free Food!!!!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      11 comments

I swear, our office constantly has food for the taking. Yep, free food! Today it was half sandwiches from Panera Bread, bags of chips, pickles, po... Read more
The weekend....
Monday, August 14, 2017      10 comments

So what did Barb do this weekend? Well... Saturday it was housework. Yuck. I hate doing housework. I'd so rather be outside! However I got up and started on that laundry and cleaning the bathrooms. I noticed the kitchen floor really looked... Read more
First five days......
Friday, August 11, 2017      9 comments

Today is day 5 of my journey to a healthier me. How's it going? The first two days were pretty good - healthy meals, a walk with the dog, all my water in, the next three were challenges! I had three road trips to Detroit back to back to b... Read more
Start at the very beginning......
Monday, August 07, 2017      8 comments

Well, I went to the informative meeting/class regarding the medically supervised weight loss program. Most of the people there are completing the program as a requirement of their insurance company before bariatric surgery. I was surprised to ... Read more
Always have a plan B, C, D.......
Thursday, August 03, 2017      15 comments

Well, I just got off the phone with my health insurance provider. I found out that there is no provision in our plan for bariatric surgery (which I really don't care) or weight loss programs of any type. I have the feeling this is going to mak... Read more

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