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Remembering the "stick of butter"
Friday, September 10, 2010      0 comments

First WI this morning after joining Slow Losers group. After holiday weekend spent constantly entertaining family managed a .4 loss. Considering the week, I'm ecstatic not to have gained, but as a career dieter of course I can't help berating my... Read more
Embracing Imperfection
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      0 comments

In June of this year I posted my anxiety about up-coming transition from job I had been performing for 30+ years to a semi-retirement part-time position. I have basically eaten my way through that transition, but it is going pretty well so time ... Read more
Pain of change
Friday, June 18, 2010      2 comments

I was amazed when I visited my Spark page and realized it had been over a year since I had posted a blog entry. I have been active in the quest of points, rarely missing a log-in day; yet my journey netted little real success during the past yea... Read more
What happened to the steps forward?
Friday, April 17, 2009      1 comments

I started the Lenten season with great hope of moderating food intake and concentrating on healthy choices. Unfortunately, Easter found me totally stuck, with no forward progress at all. I've been stuck many times before and it seems as I age it... Read more
Keep Going
Monday, March 23, 2009      2 comments

When the scale confirms our bad decisions, the voice of blame and discouragement is quick to sound. After berating ourselves in terms that question our right to exist on the planet, the real danger speaks. That is the voice that tells us it's no... Read more
Re-grouping this weekend
Friday, March 20, 2009      0 comments

This week hasn't been one of my stellar weight loss weeks. I'll be lucky to get away with a maintain on Sunday and I wouldn't take any wagers on that. I've been blaming St. Patrick's Day all week, but that isn't a good excuse. When I left the re... Read more
Can't Seem to Stop
Wednesday, March 18, 2009      1 comments

It's been a while since I've experienced a period of uncontrolled eating, but in the last 24 hours I've consumed a huge number of calories. An overly generous corn beef dinner last evening seems to have been the trigger, followed by left-over c... Read more
Turtle Moving Too Slowly
Sunday, March 15, 2009      0 comments

Decided to move my weigh-in to Sunday morning, since that's the beginning of the new week with other Spark People tracking. Scales showed a release of another .4 pound. I am always happy to have lost weight, and I've played the game long enough ... Read more
Sugar, how bad is it?
Friday, March 13, 2009      1 comments

I guess it's true that the thing you train your focus to avoid keeps showing up looking more attractive than ever. My love/hate relationship with refined sugar is still giving me fits. The momentum of Ash Wednesday has slowed, so I tell myself I... Read more
You Can Eat Just One
Wednesday, March 11, 2009      1 comments

After my last yo-yo gain it seemed that I had lost the ability to adhere to any of my previous weight loss plans. They were reputable ones too, not crash diets, incorporating ideas from Weight Watchers and South Beach. I knew from previous succe... Read more
Monday, March 09, 2009      1 comments

After all my Lenten resolutions, some of which have been moderately successful, my eyes were opened to what real sacrifice means yesterday as I listened to the homilist at mass. He read a portion of a letter written by a missionary priest who wo... Read more
All or Nothing Strikes Again
Thursday, March 05, 2009      1 comments

After re-committing to healthy choices, moderate portions and less sugar on Feb. 25, I accomplished a stellar week. Moved my turtle a couple of pounds, even survived this past Tuesday, a high-stress day at my job. Wednesday I fell off the wagon... Read more
Would one cookie be the end of the world?
Monday, March 02, 2009      1 comments

Day 6 of my renewed commitment to eating more responsibly, and more specifically abstaining from refined sugar. This morning my scales rewarded me and I was feeling pretty smug and proud of myself. Made it through dinner, spent an hour quilting ... Read more
Three Days In and Seeing Results
Friday, February 27, 2009      0 comments

I spent the few days preceding Lent thinking about how I would observe the season and vowed not to turn the process into a "to-do (or don't do) list" for losing weight. Friday being my normal "peek" day at the scale (actual weekly weigh-in i... Read more
Lent tomorrow-how will I celebrate?
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      1 comments

I have a tendency to think about the days leading up to Lent much as I would plan for the new year. It's supposed to be a time to consider how we can improve our spiritual lives during the next 40 days. We Catholics are invited to follow certa... Read more

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