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I joined to count calories; I found a Community
Saturday, April 19, 2014      0 comments

My original purpose in joining SparkPeople was to count calories and lose the weight. But little did I know that an entire Community of resources awaited me. SparkRecipes are great for tweaking favorites and being creative in substitut... Read more
Had to make myself wake up -- bad dreams
Wednesday, April 16, 2014      1 comments

It was one of those awful dreams where you know you have to wake up to get to safety and even once awake, the emotions remain. Makes me want to curl up and get some peanut butter toast and tea, although I'm normally a coffee drinker. Need ... Read more
The beauty of the Cherry Blossoms in DC lifts our spirits
Tuesday, April 15, 2014      1 comments

I'm fortunate to be close enough to visit the Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC. We visited yesterday which was 1 day past the beauty as in past years, but we didn't mind. It was lovely weather and the child with us was so joyful that we ... Read more
Stress + change in weather = awful sleep
Saturday, April 12, 2014      2 comments

Change in weather is never an easy transition for my body. From cold to warm, there are the days when it's too cold for air conditioning but the humidity causes my joints to swell. From warm to cold, the barometric pressure swings wreak havoc ... Read more
Now that I'm in the final third of my years
Friday, April 11, 2014      0 comments

So I'm 60+. The odds are pretty high that this is my final third of my life. My first third was basically being a good student. My second third was being a good parent. My final third. I think this will be the focus of my May musin... Read more
Teleworked today which is usually a diet disaster
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      0 comments

Had to take car back to dealer when Check Engine light returned. Usually I'd have nearly all day food -- breakfast, 2 snacks, lunch. But that requires refrigeration and a microwave. So took breakfast, 1 snack. Got to leave about noon ... Read more
Wondering if healthy eating means something different to everyone
Tuesday, April 08, 2014      0 comments

I've been kind of mulling over the idea that we're all unique creatures and maybe our body chemistry is unique that we shouldn't totally embrace diet ideas without thinking of our own experience with out own bodies. Worried about my health ... Read more
I'm getting kudos from all but my spouse
Monday, April 09, 2012      4 comments

I embarked on my weight loss journey rather quietly last May. Just up and decided to see just how many calories I was consuming and wondering if my foot would ever heal enough to do some "real" aerobics (read: basketball) again. I looked... Read more
I haven't made my weight loss goal but I subtracted 5 more pounds
Friday, March 09, 2012      1 comments

My original goal last May was to go from 170 down to 140 in 3 months time. I reset the date to November, then to January. I've reset the date to my 1 year anniversary in May and have decided to challenge myself to 5 more pounds. I'm clo... Read more
Well, I can pinpoint when I started gaining weight: marriage
Sunday, March 04, 2012      6 comments

I've lost enough weight and shaped up enough I was fairly certain I'd fit into my 2006 jeans. Nope, still can not zip them up. I got married in early 2007 and didn't realize how much a sedentary spouse would affect me. I moved to his stat... Read more
I've reached another plateau so time to amp up the cardio.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      0 comments

The last plateau lasted several months. A tendon injury along with a rotator cuff injury made it difficult to do cardio. Tendon is nearly healed, so I should be able to up my cardio much more easily this time around.... Read more
The Importance of Being, er, Honest
Friday, February 24, 2012      1 comments

So I've been putting off counting my calories yesterday. For some reason after eating a pretty filling dinner at crisp and juicy (moderate sizes and well within calories), I opened the container of graham crackers kept in the car for my grandch... Read more
I eat less if it makes me look virtuous
Friday, February 17, 2012      2 comments

Negative reasons I can control calories at a big meal: ==Someone else who is much more overweight is urging me to have dessert. I don't eat the dessert to show them up ==I'm angry at a spouse/daughter and spite makes me peck at my food. =... Read more
Not healthy, but still..... I ate like a gourmand
Monday, February 13, 2012      0 comments

When I toted up my calories yesterday, I was under 900. What a problem. Being under. The nutrition calculator reminded me that this was simply too few calories. Unfortunately it was too late in the evening to eat more. I think my Type 2 do... Read more
My regret: I didn't track my measurements loss
Wednesday, February 08, 2012      2 comments

I'm kind of at the 8 month point and am close to my original goal that I set for 3 months (was that a pipe dream or what?). I didn't want to bother measuring my waist, my biceps, my thighs and so on. And now I regret it. I've ... Read more

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