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Amping It up
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      5 comments

My blister is finally on the mend. I was able to get into sandals and go to lunch with my stepson, then afterwards to Target. I bought a new battery for my zip. I didn't get to the gym but decided to use my stepper. Last week, I couldn't get... Read more
Still frustrated - step tracking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      3 comments

I have mobility issues so it’s critical I know how many steps I take. I have been on a quest. For awhile, my Fitbit zip was just the ticket. I usually wear dresses so I can attach the zip in my bra. I have also used a Jawbone UP, and a Move,... Read more
Sedentary and Alta
Thursday, June 30, 2016      5 comments

I have always loved to walk. It's how I sort things out. And I am known for literally walking with my feet. 16 years ago I literally lost over 20 pounds when I started my last job because I walked to and from work and at lunchtime. Then d... Read more
Another Funny NSV
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      10 comments

I am a woman of a certain age so when nature calls, it calls. That being said, three years ago I bought a pair of tan shorts at Target, size 8. Last year I was able to get in them by laying on the bed, holding my breath and zipping them up. T... Read more
challenges
Saturday, June 25, 2016      5 comments

I am starting a 5% challenge. Here's the challenge - I have finally reached a point where 5% may be too much for me. I have been so used to always being overweight. I reached my original goal last year and realized I was still carrying too mu... Read more
Manhattan, Moons and Misses
Saturday, June 11, 2016      5 comments

We took our 12 year old niece to Manhattan for her 13th birthday to see “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. Moi, of course, had to wear the appropriate outfit so Talbot toile pants, black tank and cardi with the requisite pearls and then flora... Read more
Surviving the Shower
Saturday, June 04, 2016      2 comments

I HATE bridal showers. I don't go. i refused to have one for my first one. The last one I went to was literally about 35 years ago. I do go to and plan showers at work. For the others I send great gifts. My youngest SS is getting married i... Read more
NSV - Mermaid
Friday, May 27, 2016      4 comments

As mentioned, DH and I headed off to Lord and Taylor to search for the dress. I posted what I was thinking about. I was tending to the floral print but wanted to see what it looked like in person. And I hadn’t given up on the dark sparkly o... Read more
What to Wear - Dress Advice
Thursday, May 26, 2016      5 comments

Some of you may be aware that my SS is getting married this August. We have always liked his fiancee. We have never had good relations with the ex and her other children. DH raised those girls from when they were 26 months. They used to c... Read more
Slipping and sliding on a Sunday
Sunday, May 22, 2016      1 comments

It's a slightly dreary Sunday, rainy. We usually sleep till around 7:30 a.am. DH got up at 6 to go to the bathroom, triggering the same in me. I tried to getup but couldn't sit up. I need to pull myself sometimes with sheets. I asked DH to... Read more
Rhematology Visit
Friday, May 13, 2016      2 comments

I have needed a rheumatologist for a long time. When this originally started, I went to my mother's. It upset me to start down a similar road. She was great. I saw her three times and she retired. Her "replacement" surfed the 'net for my sy... Read more
A funny thing happened on the way from the detox - cleanse
Sunday, May 08, 2016      5 comments

So last week I kinda did the Simple Green Smoothies detox/cleanse. Yes, I cheated but… And I liked it. For me, there was too much food. I couldn’t eat it all. It was yummy. Plant based. DH took a piece of the broccoli dinner and wanted i... Read more
Wendle Beaton 's 50 ThingsEvery Woman Should Have by Age 50
Monday, May 02, 2016      5 comments

I am passing this on from Facebook. How many do you have? Wendle Beaton April 25 at 8:22am · 50 Things Every Woman Should Have by age 50. 1. An old boyfriend who makes you smile with melancholy when you remember him and an old boyf... Read more
Why I didn't go to the gym yesterday
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      0 comments

I had every intention of going to the gym yesterday. I am encouraged that my doctor found that I am a little bit stronger and a little bit faster. I need to leverage that. And since I am not employed, I have been losing ground. Yes, it's nic... Read more
Feeling Fat and Cleaning Up
Saturday, April 09, 2016      2 comments

It's one of the times of year that my husband hates. I switch my seasonal closets. Because I am no longer strong enough I can no longer do this by myself. It also becomes slightly depressing. I like dresses, skirts. I was brought up by wome... Read more

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