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I'm back and ready to begin, again!
Saturday, January 27, 2018      12 comments

Forty years and a 9 day anniversary vacation into Death Valley, Joshua Tree NP and other southern California, Arizona and Nevada stops revealed why we are still together after all these years. Mutual respect and wicked senses of humor. ... Read more
Cold day in celebrations
Sunday, January 21, 2018      13 comments

Forty years ago today there was one of three “blizzards of ‘78”. We got married in 2 feet of snow. Moved into our first house in an ice storm. Both kids were born in snowstorms. We are celebrating in the deep southwest and sure enoug... Read more
Real world chatting and such
Monday, January 15, 2018      10 comments

I had the pleasure of breakfasting this morning with the "DAWG" and one of her charming sisters. emoticon It ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts One slip does not a habit break.
Sunday, January 14, 2018      21 comments

7 out of 8 days I did not have an evening snack! emoticon That night was my fit of self-pity which ended with... Read more
What? 60 degrees at 10 am?
Friday, January 12, 2018      11 comments

I woke up with that funky feeling in the back of my throat, DH did too. No wonder! On Sunday the thermometer in my car registered minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit! This morning it's 60F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!! I wish I could ... Read more
Making a habit
Thursday, January 11, 2018      13 comments

My big win was last night DH went to bed ahead of me. Like visions of sugar plums the contents of the refrigerator danced in my head. I banished them! A few more weeks and I'll have a habit!... Read more
The (Queen) bee's knees.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      12 comments

I have lots going on. I saw my ortho yesterday and opted to have the cortisone injection in my knee instead of the hyaluronic acid. I've decided to schedule the tear repair and as he put it, resurfacing of my knee cap for April. I knew not to ... Read more
Threepeat for no nightime snacking
Sunday, January 07, 2018      19 comments

Three nights in a row with no snacking after dinner! That's a win for me and I hope I can keep it up but I can't say it was all due to willpower. The first night DH stayed up watching a show with me. He got a bag of chips, offered me some ... Read more
Keeping it up.
Saturday, January 06, 2018      10 comments

I have continued my exercising into the new year with a little help from mother nature. emoticon I give mysel... Read more
My "something shiny" is food and other thoughts for snowy bombogenesis.
Thursday, January 04, 2018      14 comments

My older daughter texted me yesterday "Ready for the snow bomb?" as it was described in local news. The storm even has a name, Grayson. Sounds so Robinesque (Dick Grayson, Batman's ward). ... Read more
Sparkiversary #9. What do I have to show for it and what's next?
Monday, January 01, 2018      12 comments

Here I am again on January 1 2018. I joined Spark People on January 1, 2009. I have lost and gained probably 100 pounds. Yet I am only about 15 pounds away from my logged in starting weight which in a fit of anger sometime ago I blanked it o... Read more
Goodbye to 2017 and hello 2018!
Sunday, December 31, 2017      7 comments

I'm off again to my training class then into the 102F whirlpool. I may not get out all day! emoticon 2017 was... Read more
Deceptive blog advertising meal replacements with testimonials on Spark.
Saturday, December 30, 2017      15 comments

Feeling a bit out of control in my eating lately, I was inclined to follow an advertisement which had been showing up routinely on my start page. I read "7 Members Find Success with Meal Replacements" the HMR advertisement by Elizabeth Lowr... Read more
A wonderful night in NYC
Friday, December 29, 2017      14 comments

Last night was a night of wonderful music and a bit too much on the dinner plate! DD2 and SIL2 took me out to dinner at one of Manhattans' famous steak houses. ... Read more
Getting ready for the new year
Thursday, December 28, 2017      12 comments

I've continued my exercise streak although I don't often log it in. I'm going to be the best I can to continue keeping my knees healthy-as well as the rest of me. My muscles are awesome, my joints, not so much. That's the part I'll go by when ... Read more

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