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I'm addicted to Trader Joe's Fruit Frenzy bars
Friday, June 13, 2014      0 comments

At only 100+ calories, they're not too bad for most folks, but the sugar level in them isn't appropriate for my Type 2. I'm not living in air conditioning all the time right now. Until a month ago, I was getting into a garaged car to drive... Read more
Once again, another tale of taking advantage of vulnerable folks
Friday, June 06, 2014      3 comments

I ran into someone last evening whose child is an adult, living on their own, with a job, paying rent and a good member of society. But ... the money they make is gone ... given to people on facebook who befriended them and asked for money.... Read more
Words of support from unexpected source lifted my spirits so much
Tuesday, June 03, 2014      3 comments

I had made a tough decision that gladdened some folks and deeply hurt another person. It's been about a month. Last evening I received an email from someone I will likely never cross paths with again and who is friends with the person I hu... Read more
My Place needs curtains
Sunday, June 01, 2014      3 comments

I wasn't planning on curtains for my place so soon, but I'm a ground level and there's 12 feet of balcony glass doors that have meant I don't use the living room in the evening. I'm on display. But I don't have the $$ yet for the type of w... Read more
I know cleaning can burn calories, but I still need exercise!
Thursday, May 29, 2014      2 comments

I've been doing some intense "elbow grease" cleaning this past week. You know the kind: not spray and wipe, but make a bucket of strong cleaner, use real cotton rags, and put_your_back_into_it scrubbing kind. I can tell I'm burning calo... Read more
Back online and ready to track again.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014      2 comments

Despite having 3 mobile hotspots, none of them pick up cell signals in my new digs and thus I've been without internet except for my library treks and the occasional Panera visit. I signed up for cable internet and almost self-installed it, but... Read more
New residence -- new opportunities for exercise!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014      5 comments

I'm working in the same location but have moved to another state. Moving from a location with no public transportation to a spot with some choices. And with employer provided subsidy for using public. I'm going to use our commuter train r... Read more
Another week -- Another pound
Tuesday, May 20, 2014      5 comments

Okay, let's be honest, I wanted it to be more than 1 pound. Yes, despite cheating twice last week with Bruster's Ice Cream, I somehow thought that could be overlooked because I stayed under calories. But diabetics have a special challe... Read more
Another pound is gone this week -- so much effort for 16 ounces
Tuesday, May 13, 2014      4 comments

Wouldn't it be great if we had to go out of our way to get ice cream? What if we had to walk a mile for the Hersey bar? So I'm traveling for 2 weeks which means I can't bring prepared food with me. Choices for breakfast included hotel's... Read more
A decision to get fit makes the joyful events happier
Wednesday, May 07, 2014      0 comments

I've noticed one thing this time around as I try to lose some weight. The decision to knuckle down, count calories, balance the foods, and make working out a priority has been enlightening in other ways. It has freed me of some guilt that ... Read more
A Day to Brag -- two pounds down
Tuesday, May 06, 2014      3 comments

Tuesday morning is my weigh in day. Two pounds down this week! Not much in the overall scheme of things, but what a great feeling it gave me when I had to keep nudging the slider past another number. Really energized me to simply ... Read more
Meeting got canceled -- lunch time stroll coming up!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014      1 comments

About 10 years ago, I deliberately began looking for jobs located in downtown DC. I knew the commute would be brutal at times, but I really wanted to be in that city during the daytime, just for the strolls. Good news: the weather is fine;... Read more
Tendons take a long--long time to heal
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      0 comments

It has been such a wonderful to restart fitness at a level I like and to have the stamina to actually stand on my foot to cook. I have to stay low carb to control diabetes and so in anticipation of no cooking for awhile, I had frozen some... Read more
A goal I'm tracking: Take a baby step every day
Monday, April 21, 2014      1 comments

I'm dealing with a complex situation with lots of parts that tend to look like barf whenever I think about it. Every morning I will write down 1 small thing and do it. Today's small thing was accomplished. I met with an expert and bonus... Read more

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