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Kicking the bucket (or scale in this case)
Thursday, February 25, 2016      1 comments

Last night got up and managed to kick my scale. Forgot all about it and went to weigh this morning. Stepped on the scale and saw that I lost five pounds overnight. WOW!!! Then I realized that the kick changed my scale setting. LOL. I had a... Read more
Life cannot fit into an expectation
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      2 comments

Mom's favorite mantra these days is: Life with its twists and turns. She is in her late 80's and has the experience to say it with conviction. I am tempted to face my weight loss challenge as an expectation: if I eat this many calories... Read more
Stop, Drop, Roll
Monday, February 22, 2016      2 comments

Church sign: Stop, drop, roll doesn't help if you are in hell. Saw that today and I laughed out loud. A great country song by Rodney Adkins: "If you're going through hell keep on going, you might be gone before the devil even knows you... Read more
Transfiguration Sunday
Sunday, February 21, 2016      2 comments

Scripture today focused on Jesus going up the mountain with his friends and all had a transformative experience. As I start paying attention to my body again there is a difference from 2013 when I first started. I have a hard time eating slowl... Read more
Saturday Night
Saturday, February 20, 2016      3 comments

Beautiful weather today--70+ degrees. Walked with my friend and got in 3.37 miles. I'm really tired tonight. My body is not used to warmer weather and will need to readjust for lower temperatures this week. Tired but feeling good. ... Read more
Fuzzy Morning
Friday, February 19, 2016      1 comments

Went to bed early last night and still overslept this morning. Must have slept with my head in the pillow, because my face looks like its twin. Puffy eyes, stuffy nose and a recall of difficult dreams. On Sparkpeople to get an anchor to start... Read more
Stress
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      1 comments

Stress is a constant in life especially if in any position of authority. But the more I give over to God, the less stress in life. It is not easy to do and this letting go is healing: Let go, let God. Trusting in God is trusting in Love and ... Read more
An ordinary day
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      3 comments

Most of my life is ordinary--no dramas but unexpected blessings! Yesterday saw a eagle flying overhead and just felt blessed. Spent the day with a friend and walked over three miles and just felt blessed. Listened to the Grammy's and felt ble... Read more
Friends keep you going
Saturday, February 13, 2016      4 comments

Today I went to a funeral celebrating the life of a wonderful volunteer, mother, grandmother, and civic participant. After driving 180 minutes and the funeral, I came home ready to go straight to bed. A friend calls and motivates me to take a ... Read more
Routine???
Friday, February 12, 2016      2 comments

My work keeps me off routine. The last four days I have been entertaining and eating out a lot. No walks or other exercise during these days. Today I am back home, happy I did not gain weight, but not motivated today to walk. Windchill is 22... Read more
Ash Wednesday: A day to remind myself that life is a gift
Thursday, February 11, 2016      2 comments

Lent is a good time to rehabilitate the soul and body. Of course the ultimate goal is to be a more loving person. If I feel good about myself, this will flow over into my interpersonal interactions. ... Read more
Mardi Gras
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      1 comments

Mardi Gras and is another challenge. Who knew that donuts are the Midwestern King Cake! And Polish donuts are larger than life!!! Happy to celebrate that two small bites satisfied my craving and yes, I still desired more. Tomorrow is the... Read more
Flexibility
Sunday, February 07, 2016      2 comments

This is the first year that I watched an entire Super Bowl game. An associate came in from out of town and with no television in the house, we went to a local pub. I gave myself permission to eat but thrilled I stayed under 1600 calories. I e... Read more
Jigsaw Puzzle
Saturday, February 06, 2016      1 comments

Losing weight is a lot like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. It is eating the right foods, balancing the calories, working on fitness, and staying motivated. They each have a place and they each have to fit in my lifestyle. It helps when... Read more
A New Day
Friday, February 05, 2016      3 comments

Dear "Public" Diary: Yesterday was a struggle. Because of going out to do laundry, I clocked in over one mile of walking but the 4 mile walk didn't happen. This morning I am starting later and determined to get my walk in later today. ... Read more

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