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Brody bits in which dog meets snow
Thursday, December 14, 2017      7 comments

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!
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      7 comments

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
Monday, December 11, 2017      15 comments

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?
Thursday, December 07, 2017      11 comments

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.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017      13 comments

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
Thursday, November 16, 2017      9 comments

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
Wednesday, November 15, 2017      16 comments

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
Wednesday, November 08, 2017      18 comments

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..."
Friday, November 03, 2017      11 comments

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
Thursday, November 02, 2017      16 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Who ya' gonna call? Plateau Busters!
Wednesday, October 25, 2017      28 comments

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
Monday, October 23, 2017      14 comments

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... ... Read more
Going for the gold
Friday, October 20, 2017      17 comments

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
Wednesday, October 18, 2017      18 comments

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
Decluttering is like dominoes
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      15 comments

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

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