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Today's Challenge
Friday, June 14, 2013      2 comments

Today's challenge? Get those unhealthy snacks out of sight, out of the house, out of mind. So I ate the rest of the chips and threw the bag away. Done! Yeah, I know, that wasn't the idea. But I did it right away, thus removing temptation from my... Read more
Three things
Friday, June 07, 2013      1 comments

Three things I've accomplished today? Let's see. 1. I cooked a healthy breakfast this morning. 2. I made a contribution to a fund to help a friend with cancer get an air vest so that she can ride her horse again without fear of shattering... Read more
Mixed Bag
Thursday, October 20, 2011      3 comments

It's been a long time since I wrote anything, almost a year and a half. In that time, I've had a lot of ups and downs, but mostly ups. Yesterday was a giant downer that I'm struggling to come to terms with. My manfriend informed me that our rela... Read more
How am I doing so far?
Monday, May 17, 2010      4 comments

In January I wrote about what I hoped to achieve this year, not resolutions but goals to work toward. I think now is a good time to see whether I've made any progress at all. First, the UC issue. Up until last week, I was feeling pretty goo... Read more
Better today
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      4 comments

I didn't have to shovel any snow, even though we did get 4-6". It was so warm and sunny this morning that it melted everything on the roads and sidewalks. It helps that I have a southern exposure. The people on the opposite side of the street do... Read more
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      1 comments

February is not my favorite month. We get our worst winter weather in February, our greatest amount of snow. It's not necessarily as cold as January, but it's more unpleasant, at least to me. Thus I haven't done any exercise at all yesterday or ... Read more
What I hope to do in 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010      2 comments

I've given a lot of thought to what I would like to accomplish this year. I don't like to phrase things in the form of resolutions, though. Instead, this is what I'm aiming for, but progress toward a goal is just as important as reaching it. ... Read more
Getting back into the exercise routine
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      0 comments

I've been doing the Boot Camp challenge this month in an effort to get myself back into the routine of daily exercise. It's been a challenge to keep at it, and I have to admit, I've missed a few days. But I'm not letting that get the better of m... Read more
Powerful Motivation
Sunday, October 04, 2009      0 comments

Faced with the prospect of very little income for the foreseeable future, I find myself at a crossroads. Do I pursue what may be a pipedream, an Internet embroidery supplies store? Or do I face reality and find some kind of part-time job to redu... Read more
I love chocolate
Wednesday, September 23, 2009      0 comments

Is there a 12-step program for chocoholics? There really should be. I love dark chocolate and have to eat some almost every day. But I think I need to cut down to just one serving a day instead of as a dessert for every meal, including breakfast... Read more
I'm tired of the white (or brat's) diet
Monday, September 21, 2009      0 comments

I have ulcerative colitis. It's a chronic, incurable inflammatory bowel disease. What does this mean? I have to treat it with medication every day for the rest of my life, and it's expensive. What I eat can both alleviate and aggravate it. Right... Read more