The Taxi Driver Didn't Recognize Me
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 38 comments
Once a week, I walk down to Loblaws (about 2km), the bank, and the library. Then I take a taxi home. After 4 years in the same house using taxis a few times a week (we don't have a car), the drivers for the local company kind of know us. I ... Read more
"He Must like Large, Intelligent Women"
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 30 comments
Was the comment made by the mother of the friend who hosted us for Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday! My husband is the 'he' in that comment. Well, good to know that my intelligence was shining through the layers... It's funny, I don't f... Read more
Survived Thanksgiving Dinner Yesterday--barely!
Sunday, October 10, 2010 18 comments
Was invited to Thanksgiving dinner by a friend who is an amazing baker. I had my plan--eat my usual breakfast, eat a salad with some tuna before I headed out so that I wouldn't be tortured for the next few hours by the smell of baking and ... Read more
80 pounds in pictures
Monday, October 04, 2010 70 comments
Stop the Insanity!
Monday, September 27, 2010 23 comments
Sorry, Susan, for borrowing your tag line! Had lunch this weekend with a girlfriend who has a successful business, is a great person, has guys galore asking her out on dates, and who is a valued member of her sport's team. And she spent the... Read more
In the 260's--And I now fit in the seats at the Opera!
Thursday, September 16, 2010 32 comments
I'm serious, I'm 4 pounds down since last week and I certainly have NOT eaten at a 14,000 calorie deficit for the week (actually, that would be me eating NO food all week). I'm no sure why this happened, could be fluid, could be finally releasin... Read more
What Losing 75 Lbs has Taught Me
Monday, September 13, 2010 30 comments
Haagen-Dazs Won--Karen One
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 22 comments
I Think I'm Skinnier than I am--pictures to prove it!
Friday, August 27, 2010 42 comments
So--my husband took this shot a couple of days ago: I think I look cute (and I haven't been able to wear this outfit for four years!) but I am doing the artful angles... Read more
Weight Loss Slow Down is Okay
Monday, August 23, 2010 16 comments
I was reviewing my numbers and I see that I have slowed down quite a bit, when it comes to the pounds coming off. I dropped about 12 pounds a month for the first three months on Spark. Now I'm dropping 5-6 pounds per month. Miraculously, I... Read more
Cat Vaccuming and Oatmeal--ONE of these things is a good idea!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 34 comments
Miss Kitty shortly after I tried to vacuum her--do you get the feeling she wishes she was the size of a tiger? A friend of mine noticed that a) Miss Kitty was sheddin... Read more
My A** changed shape--with ergonomic consequences
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 23 comments
For the last 3-4 weeks, I've had a sore posterior after about an hour of sitting at my desk. It's been good in one way, because I get up and do a few leg raises and some wall push ups to get the blood flowing. And then I had a brainwave. A ... Read more
Is Everybody Beautiful? (Re: Spark Article)
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 27 comments
Short answer--No. And I'm not talking about outside appearance, I'm talking about the internal self. Long answer follows. Physical beauty is part genetic gift from our ancestors, part self-care, and part social construct (interestingl... Read more
Into the 270's--and Pasta Portioning
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 31 comments
Last night: Me: "Honey, how would you feel about cooking up some of that whole wheat pasta I bought?" In our house, D is the main evening cook. Him: "Sure, I love pasta--I've been missing it!" Me: "So, one portion is 50 grams of th... Read more
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