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Week 1 Report
Thursday, September 10, 2015      2 comments

A few days late, but here's the stats. Week ONE : Average Daily Sleep: 6 hrs Average Daily Calories: 1410 Average Daily Protein: 103 g Average Daily Fat: 32 g Average Daily Carbohydrates: 192 g Average Daily Fiber 37 g ... Read more
The Parameters
Monday, August 31, 2015      1 comments

Today was my first full day on a restricted diet protocol. Here's a summary of what I'm doing (In addition to working to get adequate sleep, e... Read more
Spring in My Step
Tuesday, March 24, 2015      2 comments

It's been pretty fantastic weather where I live (lows of 40-55 with highs 60-80, but mostly hovering in the mid 60s to mid 70s!) So I know that the change in season - and resulting alterations in climate-appropriate clothing (in other word... Read more
I've Fallen in Love with an Imposter This Valentine's!!
Saturday, February 14, 2015      4 comments

It's called ...broccomole. It's exactly what it sounds like: a guacamole substitute made with broccoli. ...and it's FANTASTIC!! I found a recipe today and ... Read more
The More You Know
Friday, February 06, 2015      0 comments

I have "started over" so many times on this weight loss journey that I sometimes worry whether I'm merely deluding myself that it will ever make a difference. However, the truth is that even though I am may be repeating myself in terms of ... Read more
They Say It's Your Birthday
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      5 comments

...and so it is! Today I am 31. Unlike many I have absolutely no desire to be "29...again" or "Twenty-Eleven" or some such cutesy way of hiding or denying my actual age. I am proud of it. For several reasons: First - ge... Read more
It's a Brand New Day
Monday, April 04, 2011      2 comments

So, I kinda went AWOL for a while there. Real-life pressures and serious computer/internet problems interfered with my Spark participation. But I want you to know that I am in a great place. The journey may be a little longer and ... Read more
Thursday, April 22, 2010      1 comments

My birthday was Monday. I am no longer in my 20s. I know a lot of women dread this milestone, and talk about "being 29 again" - but I didn't feel that way at all. First of all, I had a lot of dark times in my 20s. I spent the firs... Read more
The Girl with Half-Pound Earrings
Monday, October 05, 2009      15 comments

That ear-splitting squeal you heard about three hours ago? Yeah, that was me. When I weighed in at ... ONE HUNDRED-NINETY-NINE POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Read more
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
Saturday, October 03, 2009      3 comments

Do you remember how three weeks ago I was worried about weigh-in and talking about there were so many other successes I could see in my life? One of those being that I had not only recently moved down a pants size but I could actually get a... Read more
Friday, October 02, 2009      2 comments

So for the last 24-hours I DID "take care of myself" Amazing how much better you feel with adequate food, water, and sleep! I was going to exercise this evening when my family was out but my little sister had to stay home sick and I w... Read more
Taking it easy is NOT the same as taking care of yourself
Thursday, October 01, 2009      4 comments

So, I've been kinda-sorta taking it easy the last few days. I hadn't worked out since Saturday. I let myself eat in the upper range of my calories a couple times, even have fajitas and a couple cookies. As I blogged last night I... Read more
Keep the streak going
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      1 comments

As you know if you've been reading my blogs, the last week or two has been difficult - for a number of reasons. One of the few things that I have maintained during the last week was posting a blog update. (about the ONLY other thing I have ... Read more
Special day and positive surprises
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      3 comments

Thanks for all the kind words on my last blog. Yesterday was really difficult, but it was good, too. I went to my weight-loss group, expecting not to do so well because I've been struggling so much and only worked out about an hour and... Read more
November 9, 1953 - September 28, 1999
Monday, September 28, 2009      7 comments

Ten years ago today. My world changed forever. Ten years ago today. We lost my father to cancer. Ten years ago today. After only four months. Ten years ago today. My baby brother was only four years old. ... Read more

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