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Weight loss takes patience, and why I hate the scale
Thursday, October 09, 2014      15 comments

I joined the Black Panthers Challenge 4 weeks ago, which I am enjoying, but I gained 2.5 lbs. du... Read more
Non-Scale Victory Tally
Wednesday, September 24, 2014      15 comments

The scale went up again slightly this week, so I am working to get my thinking back in line. I wanted to list all of my NSVs Since June: I have been exercising almost every day I have been eating at least 7 servings of fruit and veg... Read more
The Road to Success has potholes
Monday, September 22, 2014      16 comments

I'm having a tough time today. My attitude isn't very good and I am feeling guilty for staying in bed all day yesterday and eating too much. Just not feeling the love, bu... Read more
You are funny, Homer, but not really...
Sunday, September 21, 2014      10 comments

Yes, we all chuckle at the absurdity of Homer's parenting. He is a buffoon, and often says just the opposite of what is really needed. But for someone like me, it's w... Read more
The Three "P"s of Weight Loss
Saturday, September 13, 2014      13 comments

Rx: Practice daily!... Read more
Monday, September 08, 2014      15 comments

One thing I can say about myself is that no matter what was going on with me, if I was losing or gaining weight, I always knew that I had to get my weight down to a more ... Read more
Saturday, September 06, 2014      9 comments

The most important thing I have learned lately is how important patience is: patience with myself, patience with my aging body, patience with others, patience with the weight loss process, patience when eating, patience in traffic... really, pat... Read more
If you feel like a failure...
Wednesday, September 03, 2014      13 comments

This should turn you around! ... Read more
First day of school
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      8 comments

I'm a Special Ed. school bus driver, and today was the first day of school. I had a great day, my new kids were all very nice, and we arrived on time, so I had planned my route well. I am happy, and the "first day" anxiety I had is pretty much g... Read more
Cool birds!
Saturday, August 30, 2014      9 comments

For those of you that are birdwatchers or naturalists, I got to witness something really cool last night that I'd like to share. It's known around Portland as "watch... Read more
Fall down seven times, stand up eight
Friday, August 29, 2014      10 comments

I used to get down on myself because I always eventually gained back the weight I lost. I talked myself into feeling like a failure. But no more.I look at the process differently now. I have finally realized that each day on track and... Read more
Back to school time
Monday, August 25, 2014      8 comments

Well, summer is pretty much over for me. I am a Special Ed school bus driver, and today was my "dry run" day, a practice for me to get familiar with my new route, and it went very well. School doesn't start until Sept. 2, but this week we have p... Read more
My Reasons Why
Thursday, August 21, 2014      7 comments

I'm following BLUEJAY1969's lead and going to list my reasons for being here (again): 1. I want to get healthier and stay healthy. I am saving my life. My mother got diagnosed a few months back with diabetes, and I absolutely do not want to... Read more
Fun at the Beach
Monday, August 18, 2014      12 comments

I just got home from an overnight at the beach, we had a great time. We stayed in a nice motel right on the water, and we ate a nice (healthy) dinner last night. We walked all over the place, I must have done 3 miles around town, and we hiked at... Read more
Mini Vacation! Yey!
Sunday, August 17, 2014      8 comments

We are off to the coast for an overnight adventure. I want to smell the ocean, feel the sand on my toes and just get away. I realized that I haven't been out of town for over a year! Plus it's going to be hot here in the city again, and it's alw... Read more

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