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What's the problem here??
Saturday, September 12, 2015      5 comments

I talk about weight loss all the time. I've joined WW 4 times, lost half the weight but not yet met a goal. I've bought DVDs and weights....and not got past the 3rd week. I've started walking again and by the 2nd month I'm letting other things i... Read more
"A Journey of 50 lbs begins with a glass of water"
Monday, May 18, 2015      3 comments

Every time I "get serious" about weightloss, I make this big plan that I'm going to follow and it lasts about 3 days. Then I blow it, feel discouraged and quit for another 5 lb gain. So now I think I will just have a glass of water and go fo... Read more
I don't give up, I just start over.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015      2 comments

Here we go again! I'm not going to run on here- it's my same old story! I'm just back again ... Hope the 3rd times a charm....or 6th. whatever!! PS: I reset my weightloss ticker to start over. I'm still down a few pounds from 3 months... Read more
Changing my Focus
Saturday, November 08, 2014      4 comments

I'd been pre-diabetic for quite some time, when in 2012 my doctor said I'd crossed the line, and I had to start medication. If I would lose 20% of my weight, I'd probably get off the medication. And I'd be much healthier overall. I've tried d... Read more
Nuts for Winter
Friday, August 22, 2014      4 comments

Every year, when all the kids are school shopping, when I notice it's getting darker earlier again, when my flower pots are starting to look tired and the apples start dropping from the tree.....I get that natural instinct to prepare for winter.... Read more
Like Flypaper Glue
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      5 comments

I'm feeling like I'm in a sticky place again....Want to move, might get one foot off the sticky paper but.....just can't quite fly away. I know that I'm going to go through this again and again. I am telling myself right now.......that if I can... Read more
Garden Therapy
Monday, June 30, 2014      3 comments

I see lots of photos in gardening magazines and all those home improvement shows that make me drool. I'm thinking most of those didn't get there without some professional help. I've been working on this place for 15 years this month. I've do... Read more
For me, it's not a "Day at a Time".....It's a "Choice at a Time"
Sunday, May 04, 2014      3 comments

When I gained 20 lbs from health issues and quitting smoking 12-13 years ago, I used this self talk, trying to find the determination to stick to a plan and lose for good. I said... "I can stick to this diet" "I can stick to this diet this... Read more
It's all about "The Choice"
Sunday, September 15, 2013      5 comments

Whether or not I succeed this time is not a question of whether or not I Can. it's about whether or not I Choose to. I can make the choice to hit the gym at 5:45 Mon - Fri when I'd rather hit the snooze. I can make the choice to make... Read more
Color My World
Thursday, August 29, 2013      3 comments

I love paint! It makes my world comfy, peaceful. thoughtful. It brings out my creativity. My favorites.....Tuscan yellow with deep dark red accents. Sage green with black accents. Toasty beige with cream. Hunter green with crisp linen... Read more
Square One
Saturday, August 17, 2013      5 comments

It's a familiar place but I've never been comfortable living in Square One. I'm putting up the vacancy sign and moving out. I'm leaving behind some furniture. The Table for Two. I gave up my old spark page and I'm making a fresh st... Read more