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Size L: 12-14
Thursday, April 04, 2013      33 comments

I have been participating in BLC-21 since mid-January and it's been fantastic. It keeps me motivated and I love the challenges. But I've been mortified that I've only lost 4 pounds. But a big "however" happened this morning. I have a b... Read more
Florence and Rome in December!
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      13 comments

If I can lose some serious weight, here's a depiction of Mr Greasy Joan and myself in December of this year! We are visiting the famous Uffizi Galleries. Notice the way... Read more
Coucou, Monsieur Simmons!
Monday, April 01, 2013      11 comments

When I was in France, I noticed that many people say "coucou" as a friendly greeting--an "Holla!" so to speak. It was at Orly Airport in July of 1995. My younger so... Read more
April Goals
Sunday, March 31, 2013      20 comments

I am losing about 2 ounces a week. Granted, that's better than gaining. But I want to get more serious. March has been a month of hard work for me and now that April is... Read more
No Excetions!
Saturday, March 30, 2013      15 comments

I like my excetions too much and I indulge them relentlessly.... Read more
Astute Observation about a Golden Age
Friday, March 29, 2013      16 comments

"The people who live in a Golden Age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks." Randall Jarrell... Read more
Thursday, March 28, 2013      15 comments

Last night was the finale of the Winter Trivia League. Out of 69 teams, our team came in 2nd overall (this has been going on since January) which means we automatically... Read more
Exercise Guru advice?
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      15 comments

I have decided to venture into the world of exercise/fitness DVD's. Can you make a recommendation? I am the kind of person who probably secretly--now it's not so secret --... Read more
A Foray into the Mystical World of Underwear
Friday, March 22, 2013      44 comments

I remember back when I was younger and Queen Victoria's actual underwear--her very own private bloomers---reportedly went on sale. Now I was young and I wore little gossa... Read more
St. Bernardino of Siena
Sunday, March 17, 2013      17 comments

In the early fifteenth century St. Bernardino of Siena voiced what was already an old adage on old age: "You strove to reach it, you desired to achieve it, you were afraid you... Read more
Job Application letter
Friday, March 15, 2013      18 comments

80 years ago today Eudora Welty wrote this letter to the NEW YORKER Magazine. They turned her down, inexplicably. So if you have been rejected or are rejecting yourself, ... Read more
Thomas Jefferson's Garden: A story complicated to contemplate
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      7 comments

"Thomas Jefferson's garden during his retirement from public life at Monticello, 1809-1826, was the terraced vegetable garden, a thousand-foot-long experimental laboratory over... Read more
What's On My Mind
Sunday, March 10, 2013      15 comments

During this past weekend, the Biggest Loser Challenge has had an activity called "Horsin' Around on th... Read more
7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team
Friday, March 08, 2013      12 comments

This is blog entry 7 of a week-long series sponsored by the 5% challenge. I am very touched about all of the responses I have received. What I feel like sharing right now is "Keep on Sparking". The program is excellent and whether you ... Read more
Ask for motivation or advice
Thursday, March 07, 2013      17 comments

I am not good at asking but I do read a lot and do a lot of research. I should be more open with people but I am becoming more introverted with age.... Read more

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