Help! I have fallen off the wagon, and can't get myself to care!
Monday, January 19, 2015      9 comments

Blah. The weather is blah. The month is blah. My mood is blah. I have zero motivation....except to eat carbs. Work has been stressful. I drag myself through the day feeling exhausted, and then have restless sleep or wake up at 3 a.m. and l... Read more
2015 and I am hitting the ground.....strolling
Saturday, January 03, 2015      8 comments

I have certainly NOT been eating right the last month or so. I have kept my exercise up with walking at least 10,000 steps a day. I have not missed a day in months, although one day it looks like I did, but my Fitbit was broken that day....Do ... Read more
Big goal reached...
Thursday, December 11, 2014      10 comments

I started back on Spark in April after my fasting blood sugar showed I was pre-diabetic. Today I went to my doctor's appointment and my fasting blood sugar was down to 94! Not pre-diabetic. Blood pressure 122 over 82. I told my doctor I tho... Read more
Food, Family, and Feelings
Wednesday, November 12, 2014      8 comments

I like the holidays. I did not always, but I have for most of my adult life. I host on Thanksgiving, and we used to do a huge Christmas Eve open house; now with my extended family scattered and most of our friends dividing their time with mar... Read more
True Confessions
Sunday, November 02, 2014      9 comments

I really enjoy reading the blogs on here, and I often find myself relating to the various issues addressed; I think the emotional tone of the blogs is often more compelling for me than necessarily weight loss strategies or tips, although I have... Read more
Got a little lost ....
Monday, October 27, 2014      8 comments

I am back, both back in my home and back in the mindset I need to be in to keep up the progress I have been making. The good news is I kept walking....one day when I was gone I hit almost 21,000 steps and one day just shy of 20; every day was ... Read more
Wednesday, October 15, 2014      7 comments

I have been trying to write this entry but can't quite do it. But here goes. I graduated from High School in the mid-70s. I went to a large Catholic High School (my graduating class was nearly 700 people). It was a very cliquey place, and f... Read more
A tough way to get to 10K steps....
Monday, October 13, 2014      10 comments

I live in a house that was built circa 1905. So it is old enough to be inconvenient and expensive to fix anything in, but not old enough to be interesting. One of the joys of this house is the complete lack of storage. As a result I am heartl... Read more
time to re-boot
Saturday, October 11, 2014      5 comments

I have let this slide....I have been eating more than I should and exercising less than I should all week long. I had a wonderful time in South Carolina (Buttonpopper, what a lovely area of the world! It must have been fun to grow up there.) ... Read more
Making some changes....
Thursday, October 02, 2014      5 comments

The scale finally moved downward. With the ups and downs of September I ended up losing 2 pounds for the month....not what I had hoped for but movement nonetheless. I have upped my calorie limit based upon SPs recommendation for "moderate" ... Read more
Had a wonderful week-end
Monday, September 29, 2014      7 comments

In spite of my cold, we had a wonderful time at the wedding. We hiked both Saturday and Sunday, and it was breathtaking. Ithaca is known for it's waterfalls! We also did a m... Read more
This Balancing Act
Monday, September 22, 2014      4 comments

My husband, bless his soul, took the picture above while I was walking on a very rocky part of a trail we were on this past week-end (I just love pictures of me from behin... Read more
Another Nice Hike
Saturday, September 20, 2014      8 comments

I hiked about 3 miles today at Monument Mountain in Great Barrington, MA (which is in the Berkshires.) This was a stretch for me; you go "gently" uphill for 1.5 miles! Parts are steeper, although not very steep, and parts are really rocky, li... Read more
I am confused and would love some feedback
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      9 comments

As I have posted (probably ad nauseum) I am at a plateau. Many people have mentioned that I should look at my calories, and make sure I am eating enough. I am fully familiar with the famine mode that our bodies will go into if we are eating to... Read more
Lovely hike today!
Sunday, September 14, 2014      9 comments

I feel simultaneously energized and grounded. This is such a lovely time of year, especially here in New Eng... Read more

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