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Attacking the food monster (again)
Sunday, December 28, 2014      8 comments

Girded my loins and armed myself for another round of pulling all those skills together. Yes, as everyone says it is key to track foods we eat. This time I've picked up an alternate weapon, the USDA Superfood tracker. Free, similar to Spar... Read more
Will the Spark site thwart my attempts at behaving? Technology is distracting
Saturday, December 27, 2014      7 comments

I fell away from my original reason to use Spark; tracking my food. I happily blog and read others' blogs getting great advice, shoulders to cry on and in turn give back. Nice. However, today I jumped back into the Food Tracker with both fee... Read more
Christmas fun and new memories
Thursday, December 25, 2014      9 comments

Cute kids. ... Read more
Sparked my "weigh" through another year.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014      6 comments

I started out "mentally Tough". Road the Steve Siebold train for 90 days and developed some habits I've kept. Some I haven't. I got a grip on some mindless eating and when I lost that grip found it a bit easier to get back on track. I'... Read more
Reflecting on the year
Monday, December 22, 2014      7 comments

I have a net loss of about 10 pounds for this year. Hooray! After changing my start and goal weight multiple times that means I've lost around 25 pounds since joining Spark in 2009 I'd like it to be more but at least I'm taking it off like I ... Read more
Nothing special; life is good. Another week almost over with more random thoughts.
Thursday, December 18, 2014      7 comments

First random thought: I wish I read what I typed before hitting the enter button. Always a misspell. emoticon "T... Read more
Bonus blog. Determined to attend family party
Monday, December 15, 2014      7 comments

I sat, Drank water. Lots. Every little kid who came to visit me coughed in my face, wiped noses on my sleeve or drooled on my pants. Never thought I'd say this but I loved every minute of it. One little one wanted to sit by me because she was ... Read more
Word of advice on medications from a medical professional.
Monday, December 15, 2014      5 comments

If you don't feel right when taking a medication there are things you should do. READ the information your pharmacist supplies (before you take it). But sometimes not all the information is supplied. Call your physician right away if you th... Read more
Under the weather
Friday, December 12, 2014      5 comments

My dental work had issues and I ended up on antibiotics Tuesday. I had a serious adverse reaction with blinding headaches, fever and body aches. No fun and I even stayed home from work. It will take a few days to get this out of my system. ... Read more
New beginings
Tuesday, December 09, 2014      7 comments

I've been quietly holding my breath and will continue in my pessimistic way for a few more hours. As I write there is a young man in the airport who left his country to spend the rest of his life with my daughter. They had a chance meeting a... Read more
Now it's time for some new family pictures
Sunday, December 07, 2014      7 comments

My DD wanted to have pictures for her Christmas cards. You all get the previews AND the more interesting shots! We couldn't pry the bagels out of the kids hands so you get to see Pop Pop's favorite treat! ... Read more
Celebrating life
Saturday, December 06, 2014      12 comments

Some of my Spark friends have held funerals in the past weeks. It's a tough time of year to lose a loved one. I hope their memories help them in dark times and they allow themselves to grieve when they need to. Those memories help me celebrate t... Read more
With the works. A tale of cheese, steak, bread and seeking comfort.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      11 comments

6 months ago you would not have recognized my plate. Measured veggies, little meat protein or dairy. No grains. I was not hungry. I was not needy. I was in control. Last night I walked through the door; in from the rain and my very ... Read more
Back to normal?
Saturday, November 29, 2014      8 comments

I'm not sure what normal is anymore in this very dysfunctional household. However for the first time in four years I put up a Christmas tree. Totally decorated and done. Now it's mine to care for. I'm trying to feel festive. ... Read more
Friday, November 28, 2014      9 comments

I did not overstuff. SIL carves the bird. Playing hard Watching football ... Read more

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