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What a thrill!
Thursday, March 12, 2009      6 comments

While making a purchase with my Discover card, the clerk asked to see my ID. I showed her my photo ID. She looked from it to my face, back to the photo, back to my face. I felt nervous. "What was wrong?" I wondered, did I have my husband's lice... Read more
Tough Test!
Saturday, March 07, 2009      2 comments

I'm in my first week of The Challenge. We're spending some time "away from winter"....in CA. During each of the last two years doing this, I've gained 30#. Then I've slaved away (successfully, but not cheerfully) to lose them again. At home, I... Read more
As the world turns...
Sunday, February 22, 2009      2 comments

On Feb. 11, my m-i-l died suddenly and unexpectedly and alone. It was a lightning bolt to the family. But more importantly, it was a pure blessing to her as she so dreaded a stroke or losing her independent lifestyle (at 89 yrs). So we've been i... Read more
Enough excitement already!
Friday, January 30, 2009      3 comments

DH and I went for ride on the bike path in Tempe, AZ. Reached a lake..the path is about 10' above the lake with a very,very steep 10' rough cement embankment down to the lake. There's a solid stone wall about 12" high between the edge of the pat... Read more
Will I apply new habits during vacation?
Saturday, January 24, 2009      3 comments

It's the biggest challenge since I started SP 7 months ago. It's fairly easy to eat correctly at home when there are few temptations. But starting today we're away from home for 2 weeks...eating out a lot. I brought the scale with me so as to "b... Read more
Lost the 22 lbs! Plus 2 more!
Friday, January 09, 2009      1 comments

I really don't believe it! But the scale shows a weight I haven't seen in nearly 30 years. I discovered a team that encourages you to do something (exercise) every single day & report it. I got hooked. Luckily, it's snowed every day and I shov... Read more
Ah! The secret to weight loss!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008      2 comments

I lost 5# in one day...just like the magazine ads promise. How, you might ask? Easy....the motherload of flu! I feel like I'm on the brink of meeting my Maker...but the scale shows numbers I've not seen for 29 years. Is it worth it? NOT! ... Read more
You mean that tray of goodies wasn't just for me?!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008      0 comments

Well, it wasn't quite that bad...but you get my drift. I drove to Cheyenne, WY to stay with my 91 yr. old dad for a couple of days. The last few trips (while I've been an SPer) have gone really well...eating-wise. Legal, legal, legal. But yes... Read more
Quirky Reward: Wearing favorite 15-yr. old clothes!
Sunday, December 07, 2008      2 comments

I'm an odd duck..no doubt about it. Most women buy new clothes when they lose weight. Not me! Well...first of all..there aren't any clothing stores (except for tourists w/ fat wallets) within 100 miles. But today I wore my favorite blouse and l... Read more
Whoa! Could this be happening?
Tuesday, November 11, 2008      2 comments

I took some homemade soup to our church's annual soup supper tonight. I'd saved enough calories to enjoy some soup, bread & even a little dessert. I had two half-pieces of bread and two 1.5" squares of something dessert-y. To my astonishment, n... Read more
2nd consecutive day of winter hiking!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008      1 comments

Went back up the same steep mtn with poles this time. They improved my workout, accelerated my time and kept me from falling in the mud on the sunny side of the mtn. Very slippery! 110 minutes and enjoyed every one of them. Tomorrow afternoon's... Read more
First Blog!
Sunday, November 09, 2008      0 comments

Feeling good! After working on the election campaign and then being out of town for several days, my fitness program is anything BUT fit! Today (after a much needed nap) I put on a bunch of winter clothes and headed up "my" mountain for a short... Read more

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