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40 years...has it really been that long?
Sunday, June 28, 2020      18 comments

“Miracles are impossible things that happen anyway.”* *(This is the anonymous schmaltzy saying that was on a card I sent the man who would become my husband soon after we met. He still has it.) In a logical and ordered universe, we... Read more
The rumors of my demise...
Monday, June 15, 2020      6 comments

It seems Mark Twain and I have something in common. What began as a regular Monday in these Stay Home, Stay Safe times took a turn for the bizarre when my husband checked his e-mail this morning, only to find a message from the custodian of... Read more
The Peanut Butter "Fix" -- Thank you, Hungry Girl!
Friday, May 15, 2020      8 comments

As one of those people who has been known to mainline spoonfuls of peanut butter directly from the jar -- not as often these days, but sometimes -- I was intrigued by a recipe in a yesterday's Hungry Girl newsletter: Peanut Butter Oatcake i... Read more
Acceptance vs. Approval (of your body)
Saturday, November 16, 2019      17 comments

This morning I watched short video from the November “My Mind My Body” newsletter, with the topic of accepting your body. This has been an ongoing challenge for me, as I know that the body I have now, and the body I hope to have someday, wil... Read more
What's Working Now (with a shoutout to WATERMELLEN)
Thursday, October 10, 2019      7 comments

This was an interesting summer, beginning in May with a random thought that became so persistent that I’m thinking of it as a minor epiphany. Whatever it was, that thought was the catalyst for change – and after being stuck in a weight range fo... Read more
Acknowledging a Pattern: Relief Eating
Thursday, July 19, 2018      11 comments

Yesterday, after a nice breakfast out at our favorite breakfast café, I waved off the most challenging houseguests ever with a smile on my face and a plea to the universe to not bring them back this way any time soon. And then I spent the rest ... Read more
A Spring Dinner!
Tuesday, May 01, 2018      6 comments

Last night's dinner: scallops and pepper-bacon-wrapped asparagus. It tasted like Spring! (sorry it's a little blurry)... Read more
A White Christmas...in Seattle!
Monday, December 25, 2017      1 comments

Snow in the Seattle area, just in time for Christmas. This is what my backyard looked like this morning! The Midwesterners and East-Coaster... Read more
It's a different world, for sure: huge monetary incentive to meet weight goals!
Thursday, May 18, 2017      7 comments

The other morning, my husband was reading the sports section of the Seattle Times, and told me I needed to read a specific article. (The sports section goes directly to him and I usually ignore it.) The short version is that the Seattle Se... Read more
Who wouldn't love this face?
Monday, May 15, 2017      8 comments

Every morning, my cats rush past me as I'm making my way down the stairs, because before I open the blinds or put on the coffee or do anything else, it's yummie time. So today I'm sharing a morning kitty photo, just because. ... Read more
"You Look Like You've Gained Weight"
Thursday, May 04, 2017      7 comments

Note: This is not a puppies and kittens and rainbows kind of blog. *************** “You look like you’ve gained weight.” If he’d said it to me, we would have had a little chat. A couple of months ago, one of my gym fri... Read more
What's for Breakfast?
Saturday, April 29, 2017      0 comments

This morning, I thought of Mark Zuckerberg (the Facebook guy) as I was deciding what to have for breakfast. I remember reading an article about him where he said that he wears those grey t-shirts every day so he doesn’t have to spend time th... Read more
The scale photos that make me smile
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      5 comments

When the Community Feed first appeared on my Start page, made it harder to find some of my regular stuff, and took up half the page at that, I wasn’t all that sure how I felt about it. But now, I am seeing people who are starting their journeys... Read more
My First Diet (and rest in peace, RyKrisp)
Monday, March 27, 2017      11 comments

Two years ago, when I read in the newspaper that RyKrisp had announced they were going out of business, I went out and bought six boxes. (For the record, I’m one of those people who’d laughed at the idea of hoarding Twinkies.) ... Read more

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