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And the winner is...Winter

Friday, January 24, 2014      4 comments

Winter is kicking my butt, and until it gets warmer, I cry Uncle. Those crazy long holiday work hours at FedEx that I wrote about before were quickly replaced by long and far more stressful days battling the snow and ice that the Polar Vort... Read more

Change is good!

Sunday, December 15, 2013      5 comments

Hello! You haven't seen much of me recently because last month I started a new temp job, delivering packages for FedEx. It's six days a week, sometimes 12+ hour days. I get up at 4:45AM in order to be at work by 6AM. It's surprisingly fun; I'm h... Read more

Help with Cool Weather Workout Challenge?

Saturday, October 19, 2013      5 comments

I'm looking for advice, and to see if anyone else shares this issue. When I run or even go for a long walk in chilly weather (wearing layers, of course), I cool down very rapidly afterwards. I put on dry, warm clothes and eat something sub... Read more

Vacation Revelations

Monday, September 23, 2013      5 comments

I just returned from a rejuvenating five-day visit with my family in central Ohio, including one sister, her grown daughters and their families. It was gratifying to get reacquainted with my great-nieces, ages 12 and 14, and the twin boys, nearl... Read more

WANTED Poster

Monday, August 19, 2013      7 comments

The rotten, no-good one pound that stands between me and a 30-lbs-for-the-year weight loss had better pack its sorry bags and buy a one-way ticket outta SPARKVILLE! ... Read more

You Might Be Slightly Overscheduled When...

Friday, August 09, 2013      8 comments

For dinner, you find yourself at a gas station convenience store, eating an all-beef hotdog, a bowl of chili and bottled orange juice, using the hood of your truck as a table! Yep, that was me this evening--and truth be told, I was relieved... Read more

Nice to be back!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013      3 comments

I'm back! A month-of-July hiatus was just what I needed. Rather than gaining weight while I was away, somehow I actually lost one pound--go figure. My mind and body feel much more in sync now; I feel ready to shed these last 16 lbs. All thr... Read more

Summertime, sweet summertime

Sunday, July 14, 2013      5 comments

I wouldn't call it harmony, but maybe I have achieved a weird sort of balance this summer. On the downside, work has been sooo stressful; it's just now starting to turn the corner and be productive. I've been having awful pain in my n... Read more

Here's what I'm thinking

Thursday, June 27, 2013      7 comments

I gained a pound this week, and now I am back to exactly where I was one month ago, before Memorial Day Weekend. No, it is not the end of the world by any means. I have a wider perspective than that. Still, it sucks. It sucks because I hav... Read more

27 Dresses, and What the Bride Said

Thursday, June 20, 2013      9 comments

A friend is getting married this Saturday, and I'm looking forward to the wedding. It's going to be fun. In fact, the ability to party was one of her criterion for the guest list. I'm happy to be included! I knew I'd have to shop for a dres... Read more

Letting Go to Grow

Monday, June 10, 2013      4 comments

I decided ahead of time that I would not be the umpteenthousanth person to blog about how excited I was to take part in a 5-K run, how good and fun and powerful it felt, etc. I saved that for some comment fields, such as the “I Did It!” thread o... Read more

Clothes: Letting Go What Doesn't Fit

Thursday, June 06, 2013      7 comments

Do you feel a mix of pride and trepidation when letting go of clothes that are now too big to wear? I do. Hooray that I can wear a smaller size! But…are those pounds gone for good? Should I keep some of this stuff “just in case”? Or by holding o... Read more

Stress and the Really New, Really Real Habit

Sunday, May 19, 2013      4 comments

I’ve never thought of myself as an “emotional eater” or drinker. Ice-cream binges aren’t my thing. If anything, anxiety tends to kill my appetite. Instead, prolonged stress and unhappiness take all the wind out of my sails, leaving me so d... Read more

Learning about nutrition with SP

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      8 comments

I've been on SparkPeople for just over one month now. Along with thrilling success at weight loss (10 lbs!) I've learned a great deal more than I ever expected. One SparkPeople feature I've found most useful is the ability to track individ... Read more


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