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Recent recipes I made cleaning out my freezer
Saturday, February 08, 2014      5 comments

I save the bones from a rotisserie chicken then use to make a stock with carrots, onions, celery and poultry seasoning. Fairly plain but the store-bought chicken usually have a good-browned skin for base. I had lots of frozen vegetables. Lots.... Read more
Tired Nana, today is day 36 MT with paybacks!
Saturday, February 08, 2014      3 comments

I don't remember but one or two "date nights" when the kids were babies. We both worked; me evening or night shift, him rotating shifts, extra shifts, extra jobs for both. Did what we did to be where we are today. Our sitters were for necessity ... Read more
Day 35 Reviewing triggers from last night's slip-up. Mental Toughness check up.
Friday, February 07, 2014      7 comments

There is no self-flagellation going on here. I determined what my triggers were for my eating style last night and will stop them next time. I evaluated my portion, ate what was on my plate and even allowed for a small glass of wine. Then se... Read more
Day 34. Compliant, happier and entertained by kids
Thursday, February 06, 2014      7 comments

The next 8 days are a whirlwind of activities. Can't forget Valentine's day! My younger DD turns 31 tomorrow, the elder turns 34 next Wednesday. 1986 2013 ... Read more
Day 32 and 10 things I like about my body; thanks DOGLADY13
Tuesday, February 04, 2014      5 comments

I forgot snow shoveling is exercise! I could have tracked a gazillion minutes this winter! I hope you guys didn't think I sat around all day. I help take care of several elderly neighbors and we all have 50 ft driveways and walks. Done with ou... Read more
1/3 of the way there. MT is my nickname.
Monday, February 03, 2014      7 comments

Wow. 30 days of hangin' Mentally Tough in my personal life! I told myself this was it, and I am doing it. I have lost some weight, refined some eating habits and learned to listen when I tell myself no! I've picked up my physical pace...a bit.... Read more
Terror behind the freezer door or Finding good recipes in a pinch
Saturday, February 01, 2014      4 comments

You may have seen my status about my freezer. It was working Sunday as I went shopping and stocked it. It's in the garage so I don't access it every day. I was cooking lunch today and needed something. The light was on the door, not revealing t... Read more
102 YR old Cyclist breaks his own world record
Saturday, February 01, 2014      7 comments

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Age hasn't slowed cyclist Robert Marchand. The 102-year-old Frenchman broke his own world record in the over-100s category Friday, riding 26.927 kilometers (16.7 miles) in one hour, more than 2.5 kil... Read more
My boys, small picture blog
Friday, January 31, 2014      6 comments

I became Nana once again and grabbed control of my life and camera. My 2 little guys Ben gets special mention since his world is now more upright. It took him a while to ... Read more
You get a bonus blog! Pictures of my canal in winter
Thursday, January 30, 2014      6 comments

I walked the tow path today. There were many indications of the wildlife in the area. Deer can't skate! ... Read more
I have the day off and am already bored. But Mentally Tough bored.
Thursday, January 30, 2014      6 comments

I feel like theme songs today...I am really bored! And those of you over a certain age will get it. (Cue the "Bonanza" song.) Sticking to my plans and guns. The guns sound more fun. I've fairly evaluated most of the staff, discovered where... Read more
Day 26- When food starts to look too big
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      7 comments

I remember the days and unfortunately the actual experiences. I was 36 weeks pregnant and my friend stopped by with pizza. She had a slice or two. I ate the rest of the pie! I ate the belly buster sundae at Friendly's, after dinner and my... Read more
Still hangin' Mentally Tough day 24.
Monday, January 27, 2014      6 comments

I think I finally got it. Every day has been compliance day. I've maybe gone over or under my goals by 1 or 2 points and generally have my tracker yelling at me for not eating enough fat and carbs to suit it. I was more of a veggie-meat eate... Read more
The only thing I have profound today is a picture of GS2
Sunday, January 26, 2014      7 comments

I can't even take credit for the picture! What happened to being Nana? What happened to spending more time with the family now that I have a new job? Wa, wa, wa. I'd better get my slightly smaller a$$ over to the house and see these kids bef... Read more
A very quiet and profound success
Saturday, January 25, 2014      5 comments

I started my work day at 8 am and ended it 17 hours later. The marathon is over and the rest will be scheduled in my time. I found what I expected; was pleased to not find anything I didn't expect after the "big reveal". What I did uncover was a... Read more

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