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Taking away the insulation . . .
Thursday, July 18, 2019      20 comments

The comments on yesterday's blog were, as usual, the best part. And several people commented on the experience of feeling MORE vulnerable after losing the weight. More anxious or fearful. More sad or mad. The "insulation" had served... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When I weighed 240 pounds . . .
Wednesday, July 17, 2019      93 comments

It was about this time of year in 2000 when I weighed 240 pounds. Or so. I had stopped weighing myself. When I weighed 240 pounds, I felt physically uncomfortable all of the time. When I weighed 240 pounds, during hot weather I ha... Read more
Rain!
Tuesday, July 16, 2019      33 comments

It's been hot and I was away over the weekend. When I got home yesterday (after work and an evening meeting) I got the hose out and watered the flower beds and the window boxes and the hanging baskets. But not the lawn -- which was crunc... Read more
A Weekend at the Shaw Festival
Monday, July 15, 2019      25 comments

This past weekend snuck up on me -- I thought it was NEXT weekend we were heading down to Niagara-on-the-Lake ("NOTL") for a couple of plays. But no: Saturday night we saw George Bernard Shaw's "Getting Married" and Sunday night it was May... Read more
Featured Blog Post
Saturday, July 13, 2019      31 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=6602540 Here's the link to "Stuffed" which I see today is a featured blog post. And: I'm really happy about that. It was one of the toughest blo... Read more
Great Colleagues . . .
Friday, July 12, 2019      24 comments

Oh yeah, I am grateful for great work colleagues who step right up, above and beyond, in tough situations. Smiling and courteous and unflappable. And kind. To me!! ... Read more
Watermellen PJs
Thursday, July 11, 2019      36 comments

My dear sister sent me a welcome package from her dog Poppy to baby Henry, with all Poppy's tested and true favourite treats!! And tucked into... Read more
Sleep!!
Wednesday, July 10, 2019      28 comments

Yeah, did all the things that help: optimal nutrition and gentle exercise including the stretches and the recess walk. Got over a few bumps with my game face in place. But: I did not have the energy (remotely) for after-work golf. I real... Read more
What Helps Most?
Tuesday, July 09, 2019      33 comments

Yesterday was busy and difficult. Tap dancing all day. Late appointment at the office and no time for supper before another meeting out of the office. So what helps? I had done my exercises and stretches yesterday. I did... Read more
Kayak!
Monday, July 08, 2019      39 comments

Yesterday was gorgeous -- sunny and not too hot. Not really hot enough for the beach! And so we decided on an ambitious kayak adventure . . . heading upstream for close to two hours, digging pretty continuously against the current, and ex... Read more
Henry at five weeks . . .
Sunday, July 07, 2019      35 comments

Yesterday was a second visit with Henry -- and it's amazing how much he's changed since June 24. Now his eyes are wide open and he is much steadier on his feet. He's fat and furry, zooming around to explore his world with his tail wagging con... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Variations on a Stuffed Theme!
Saturday, July 06, 2019      39 comments

As always, the comments on yesterday's blog (about being stuffed) were the best part!! I was stuffed with fear. But: it seems to me that there are many other sources of stuffing in peoples' lives. Stuffed with sadness. Stuf... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Stuffed
Friday, July 05, 2019      44 comments

That feeling of being stuffed with food: I don't like it. Not at all. At one point in my life I ate to the point of feeling stuffed pretty much every day. Went to bed in a food coma pretty much every night. I was eating to "treat" ... Read more
Happy July 4th to American Sparkies!!
Thursday, July 04, 2019      25 comments

Now it's YOUR turn to celebrate your country!! Wishing you a happy day of parades and picnics and pride!! Some fireworks, too?? ... Read more
Pale Pink Roses
Wednesday, July 03, 2019      28 comments

My huge unruly bush of pale pink roses is laden with blossoms. I call them the "Bessie" rose since they have been here as long as we've owned th... Read more

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