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Sunday, September 20, 2020      1 comments

Scrambling--up a steep rock wall. Turning tail and running away from a threat. Both of these are accurate words for where I'm "at" today. I was doing so well at weight loss...had gone down to 178 lbs. And then I came to dad's hous... Read more
What Does the Future Hold?
Sunday, September 13, 2020      8 comments

I've been trying to exercise a little. Yesterday i did 5 minutes...which probably is laughably insignificant to most of you...but when standing up long enough to make my breakfast is a challenge, 5 minutes of exercise is rough. Today I will tr... Read more
Odds N' Ends
Sunday, September 06, 2020      3 comments

I will try again to post. I wrote earlier but Spark's famous Vanishing Post trick got me. I still haven't learned to write in Word and then copy and paste. ...I know HOW...just rarely DO it! Yesterday I had the lovely surprise of seeing I'... Read more
I am Close Enough to Dream
Thursday, September 03, 2020      4 comments

Yes I have been gone from Spark People for some weeks. Not due to discouragement or failure but due to health. I was in a hospital bounced between two units like a ping pong ball as the staff tried to keep my two areas of need met and balanced... Read more
Half Way and no Cigar
Saturday, August 08, 2020      1 comments

I just read an article on Spark about the half-way challenges that are common. That's where I am: Half way. 52 pounds lost and almost that many left to lose. And I am struggling. I haven't found an exercise this body can manage to do without... Read more
Easy Does It
Saturday, August 01, 2020      5 comments

well, if you read my last post, you know I was deceived by a failing scale battery which told me I was losing between 3 and 5 lbs / day. I also had completely lost my appetite for an entire week--so even after i changed the scale's battery, I w... Read more
21 Pound Weight Loss? In ONE WEEK??
Wednesday, July 29, 2020      5 comments

Well it has been an interesting week. I went from weighing 189 to 168 and then changed the scale batteries and found that I “really” weigh 182. Which is disappointing but I suspected something of the sort all week because I looked and felt thi... Read more
The Ups and the Downs
Sunday, July 26, 2020      2 comments

OK something is up and it is either very good---or very not good and just plain scary. The day before yesterday I stepped on the scale… I had been stuck in the 180’s for many months and was just praying that that day it would be in the lower 18... Read more
Thursday, July 23, 2020      3 comments

For some reason I have not been hungry today. I had my protein drink for breakfast. And then for lunch just a few odds and ends (like a sugar free pudding ). And now it's dinner time..and i have eaten 590 calories thus far. I keep going throu... Read more
It Only Takes a Spark
Monday, July 20, 2020      2 comments

Early this morning I met with Coach Beth....but before we talked I took out my weight/health journal and did some self assessing. I was surprised to find that---despite my negative sense of failure--I am really not doing badly at all. I have f... Read more
Another Victory; Another Challenge
Wednesday, July 15, 2020      3 comments

About two or three weeks ago I stepped on the scale and was utterly dismayed to see that, for no discernible reason, my weight had jumped up 7 lbs....and in the days that followed, another two. I had been doing so well and now, this slap in the ... Read more
Red Alert
Friday, July 10, 2020      3 comments

As I had blogged previously , I have been on a long, downhill slide. I now weigh 188...a 7 lb gain....all in my gut. Don't you hate it when t-shirts are suddenly too short to cover the belly? I am realizing that, even though i've been keeping... Read more
Movin' On
Monday, June 22, 2020      4 comments

Yesterday I wrote about my massive "slip" and said that it was over and I was fully committed once again. nice words. But not true--my greedy s... Read more
...and the Agony of Defeat
Sunday, June 21, 2020      3 comments

Remember Wide Word of Sports that used to be on either Saturday or Sunday nights? They had those clips in the beginning of the Thrill of victory and the Agony of Defeat......and with the latter phrase they showed skiiiers wiping out in the sca... Read more

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