Brody bits in which dog meets snow
It's been a while since Brody has shared his view of life so our recent lake effect snow event prompted me to share. We live about 15 miles off the southeast corner of one of the Great Lakes - Ontario to be exact. When our generous Canadian ne... Read more
Tis the season... to maintain!
Another light bulb moment courtesy of a SP article today...
As someone who is trying to lose "just one more pound" as well as a person who gene... Read more
Another light bulb moment... thanks to a SP article
Just finished reading one of the highlighted articles, a new one by Jen Mueller, on today's SP Start page called "100 reasons why now is the right time to lose weight." My first reaction was to do a mini-eye roll while thinking "Yeah, un-huh, s... Read more
Who is at the top of your list this season?
Looking back, I remember the hectic and stressful days of Decembers past. Long "to do" lists and even longer lines at the check out, late nights baking and wrapping, schedules full of lots of extras as well as ongoing family and work obligation... Read more
Being thankful... how it made a real difference.
Every year, right around this time, I join millions of other Americans in celebrating our national holiday known as Thanksgiving. We gather, we feast, we give thanks. As I think about my many blessings, as I have in the past, I realized there ... Read more
Decluttering... by saying no
Confession time: I said "no" the other day and I am still racked with guilt. There's no way around it, I'm feeling guilty because I said it to "My Mother" (you can substitute your husband, significant other, child...) Yikes, I just felt a ti... Read more
Decluttering... via sneaky, every day activities
Weeks ago, I finally caught the decluttering bug. Nothing wild or drastic. Just cleared a few surfaces like my dresser top and closet floor. Then I enjoyed the results. Well, the closet floor is still clear (however I am still tripping over ... Read more
Brody bits in which we take Christmas card photos
Couldn't resist the 50% off everything sale at my favorite online photo store. So out came the Christmas collars and an under-the-tree skirt that a friend made for me years ago. Now to pose the boys...
OK so that didn't work. When I do... Read more
"The best laid plans..."
So I sorta parted ways with my "plan" yesterday. You know that famous saying
To recap, I had gotten to one of two days a week where I could p... Read more
Brody bits in which he finally becomes a lapsitter
It's been just over a year since Brody was rescued and joined my family. He was a bedraggled, underfed little guy with big eyes and an even bigger nose. Still has both but has muscled up so he can stand on straight legs and keep up with his do... Read more
Who ya' gonna call? Plateau Busters!
I don't believe, in my long (long) history of trying to reach a healthy weight, I have ever had a plateau as stubborn and long lasting as this one. It... Read more
A kick in the pants
It happens to us all. We are working our plan when all of a sudden we find ourselves on the dreaded plateau. And just like this picture, we can run into mountains and drop offs on our way to the other side of that plateau...
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Going for the gold
Today is a beautiful fall day - sunny, cool, colorful leaves, and an empty calendar. Not too many more like these will come along in the next few months so I can't spend this one inside! My four-legged boys and I will celebrate this golden day... Read more
Hard boiled eggs
Have you tried steaming to hard boil your eggs yet? Hard boiled eggs are a long-time standard for many who watch their calories and/or protein. And most of us have a steamer tucked in our cupboards. (If not, they are not expensive and they a... Read more
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Decluttering is like dominoes
The other day I blogged about how a small investment in time to declutter paid off for me. So many of you responded with such positive encouragement that I knew I had to keep going. From the top of my dresser, I jumped into the floor of my mas... Read more