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Acting "as if"
Sunday, April 15, 2012      3 comments

This past week has been characterized by unwelcome health news, not for me personally but for a close family member. Coming to grips with the reality of serious illness is difficult for me. My initial response was to eat everything I could get m... Read more
Hate it when that happens
Saturday, March 03, 2012      0 comments

Saw a new low on scales yesterday and today. The main reason: DH and I have been following a low carb diet since Monday. I have known for a long time that the food plan we're following is one my body responds to well. Unfortunately, it took DH's... Read more
Progress-Turtle pace
Monday, January 16, 2012      1 comments

Today's weight 1.2 less than last Monday, 3.8 since beginning of year. Momentum this time being built with baby steps, and increased pedometer steps. Hoping friendly competition with co-workers will help keep it going.... Read more
January 1 re-cap
Sunday, January 01, 2012      1 comments

Tracked my food today. Didn't plan any extreme diet or deprivation, just made myself a promise to write things down and be accountable. Was pleasantly surprised to come in a bit under calorie range, and post good exercise minutes. Still a little... Read more
December goals
Thursday, December 01, 2011      2 comments

Track all food-good choices and not so good Drink my water Aim for 30 min. walk daily Give myself credit for good choices/forgive myself for the bad ones. Enjoy each day for the gift it is.... Read more
Drawing another line
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      1 comments

After a lack-luster summer, no weight lost, but no weight gained, and a disastrous pre-Halloween, eating every sugary treat in sight, am using the first day of this new month to re-group and return to healthy choices. The office will no doubt be... Read more
Added some "shuffle" to my walk
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      7 comments

Had been promising I'd add a little "jogging" to my walk, but hadn't had the courage to do it. This evening I alternated 30 sec. of rather clumsy jogging periodically with my usual walk, managed to shave a tiny bit of time off my usual mile spee... Read more
Major Breakthrough
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      4 comments

After consoling myself that my lifestyle changes were reward enough when scales refused to move, finally saw a breakthrough to next "decade" this morning. I am a fan of slow weight loss, but it was getting ridiculous and difficult to keep my mot... Read more
Strength in numbers
Friday, August 19, 2011      0 comments

Earlier this week DH started doing Spark People with me. He hasn't discovered all the aspects of the site yet, but is wearing a pedometer and giving me a run for my money on steps, and so far backing up pretty healthy choices foodwise. He's alwa... Read more
Slow and hopefully steady
Monday, August 15, 2011      1 comments

Recorded a .8 weight loss this morning from last Monday when scales were down a little over 2 pounds. Time to stop "wishing" weight would come off and do the work to make it happen. Getting back on track feels good.... Read more
Daily bread ...
Thursday, July 28, 2011      0 comments

Just read a thought-provoking blog about addicting nature of carbohydrates, particularly "white" ones. It wasn't new news to me, but I was thinking of how my generation (old) grew up with white bread, rice, pasta, necessary staples that every we... Read more
Great day of activity
Saturday, June 18, 2011      2 comments

DS#1 and I did 3.1 mile trail loop this morning in heat and bugs; hilly terrain, he is training for a half marathon, I just walked. He did 2 laps, I improved my time on walking just the 3.1 from mother's day. If I hadn't forgotten the bug repell... Read more
Lots of Action Today
Thursday, June 16, 2011      0 comments

We're enjoying our annual end-of-school visit with granddaughters, ages almost 3, almost 5. Rainy first day, but I'm sure we'll keep occupied. Expect a fair amount of exercise as we attempt to "keep up." May do a little quick mini-quilting later... Read more
Digging Deep
Saturday, June 04, 2011      2 comments

It's been an eventful week. It began with the unexpected death of a good friend due to complications fighting her lung cancer. We had been so optimistic the outcome hit us hard. Then we had the usual work stresses that were no doubt intensified ... Read more
Keep going?
Thursday, June 02, 2011      1 comments

So when your carefully plotted goals for June get "blown" on day 1 - what do you do? Keep going! This is a process, not yet another quest for perfection.... Read more

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