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Blue Sunday
Sunday, October 02, 2016      5 comments

Today.....as I have been for months...I'm at home in my recliner recovering from a major ankle surgery. Where I would LIKE to be is at my church with my faith family worshipping and enjoying the company. And to make matters worse "DH" is less ... Read more
Response: to a blog and to my circumstances
Monday, July 11, 2016      5 comments

I usually start the week with a menu plan and it must have a wide range of strength and ingredients that it will require to prepare it. A friend pointed me to a popular blog post about meal and grocery planning and it prompted these thoughts. ... Read more
Re-Writing "Normal"
Sunday, June 26, 2016      5 comments

As I am gearing myself up for my ankle fusion surgery next week (next WEEK???!!) I am thinking that maybe I should come up with some goals or maybe some motivational statements that will keep me from losing motivation altogether. How about the ... Read more
The Game Changer
Thursday, May 12, 2016      0 comments

The air was crisp, the first rays of morning light peeked over the tree covered mountains. I pulled the laces of my sneakers tight, grabbed a bottle of water and headed for the door. I did a few stretches and then set out. As I crossed the tw... Read more
What it Means to Persevere
Monday, April 25, 2016      2 comments

The following definitions are taken from an old Webster's Dicitionary Perseverance -1) The act or quality of persisting. 2) Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory. Persevere - To persist in any enterp... Read more
Why Not?
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      4 comments

I have two big "I SHOIULDS" that have been plaguing my conscience. 1) to do some drawing and 2) to get my body moving. I sit in this power recliner 95% of the day. And it is getting harder and harder to even stand up. This morning I've done ... Read more
Mercy toward Myself
Sunday, April 17, 2016      6 comments

Lately I am very reluctant to weigh myself, believing that I will have gained weight. But lately, when curiosity gets the best of me and I weigh myself there have been good amounts of weight lost. But since I have been tracking my food, I am a... Read more
What Next?
Friday, April 01, 2016      4 comments

Exactly as I predicted, I fell prey to insatiable cravings and a feeling of immunity because my weight was "low" (low considering the past 5 years.) I regained almost all of the weight I had lost. I am thinking about having Spark design my menu... Read more
Old Tapes
Sunday, March 20, 2016      4 comments

I have discovered something about myself. If I have lost weight-- and i weigh myself and see the weight loss this is the most dangerous time for me. ONce I get complacent and self congratulatory I usually very quickly regain the weight I had ... Read more
The Hipster Returns
Saturday, March 12, 2016      3 comments

so. I was sick a couple of weeks ago and it turned in to a resistant asthma attack which simply was not responding to treatment. ON March 1st I was admitted to the hospital to try to get things under control again. By my second week in the ... Read more
The Best of Both Worlds
Saturday, February 27, 2016      9 comments

I had been following the ET (Eat to Live program by Dr Joel Fuhrman.) for a couple of years now. The program was very demanding and required a lot of cooking and prep....lots of grocery expense....And I was a full fledged advocate of his philos... Read more
Thursday, November 26, 2015      3 comments

It's here!! Have a very happy - and grateful - Thanksgiving Day! This year we are doing things a little differently in my family. Today I will be cooking some side dishes--but our real holiday meal will be held tomorrow (Black Friday) when... Read more
My Reward
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      5 comments

I broke the 200 lb barrier today..(see the blog prior) and I was chatting with a friend who asked me what kind of reward I was giving myself. I never in the past rewarded myself. I felt like losing and wearing smaller clothes etc, was reward e... Read more
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      4 comments

Right now, at 2:39 AM, I am doing the happy dance. Why? -well let me give you some background first. I have been pursuing a vegan, no oil, no salt, no sugar, no processed foods diet as part of the ETL (Eat to LIve) guidelines. I had been doing... Read more
Sunday, November 08, 2015      7 comments

I was just looking at the pic on the front of my Spark page when I was at my book signing. Wow,. Just wow. Talk about a wake up call.! I'm very happy to say that I am about 20-25 pounds less than that now...but I know: a mere "drop in the ... Read more

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