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Perfectionist Boss

Saturday, January 23, 2016      12 comments

I lost a pound this week! I've been trying to be more mindful of eating. I leave just 2 forkfuls of food on my plate (when I remember). It's not enough to make a big difference. But it gives me a chance to think about my level of satiety. If I'm... Read more

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 06, 2016      9 comments

That's me in the upper left, feeling the Burn! Bernie Sanders holds a town hall event at Keokuk Middle School in Keokuk, Iowa ~~~~~~~~~~~~~... Read more

Good enough

Tuesday, December 15, 2015      18 comments

Soon I start my new job. I look forward to having a gang to hang out with every day. It's not a creative position, but it's good enough. I've been out of work for 3.5 months, a semester. The kids have been so supportive. There were days whe... Read more

Job interview

Saturday, December 05, 2015      12 comments

I have another job interview set up for Monday. Friends tell me it's a nice place to work. And the pay is better than the offer I have in hand. Fingers crossed. I can't believe Hannukah is starting tomorrow night! I'm so not ready for this... Read more

Got a new job!

Thursday, December 03, 2015      22 comments

Today's interview went very well. I got the job. I start on Tuesday. Not really good pay. But it's better than what I'm making now, which is nothing... Read more

Back to gym

Monday, November 30, 2015      11 comments

I got a one month free membership to the gym. Went there today, did elliptical and upper body. I feel really good! I have this idea, let me run it by you. My idea is not to have a drink until I find a job. It might be what I need to get my hea... Read more

Weigh in

Saturday, October 24, 2015      10 comments

Weigh in day> stayed the same. this week my challenge is to cut out junk food. My diet has plenty of room for improvement! I turn to junk food when I'm really hungry & haven't planned ahead. My game plan: Meal planning, eating small healthy snac... Read more

Oprah and Leelo

Thursday, October 22, 2015      16 comments

Billionaire, Oprah Winfrey just bought 10% of Weight Watchers shares. Oprah's has had her weight loss struggles, up and down the scale. I recently saw her on the news and I wondered, "If the richest woman in the world, with the resources to hire... Read more

Up 3 pounds

Saturday, October 10, 2015      15 comments

I put on 20 pounds in the last 3 months. This isn't good or healthy. There's a part of me that's find the chips in the cookies and the cheese quote for t... Read more

Tuesday Goals

Tuesday, October 06, 2015      8 comments

I went for a bike ride this morning, went the whole 3 miles, my usual walking route, and it was a great cardio workout. The knee feels great. I'm really glad I did it, although, now I probably won't get my 10,000 steps. It's a trade off. Tu... Read more

Monday Goals

Monday, October 05, 2015      9 comments

Monday Goals: 1. track food emoticon 2. exercise Read more

Sunday Goals

Sunday, October 04, 2015      8 comments

I'm doing really well in comp sci class. I went to see the professor last week to ask a question that I didn't want to ask in class because it was off topic. Now, if you're a college student, (or tell your college kids) go & visit the prof durin... Read more

Friday Goals

Friday, October 02, 2015      5 comments

Friday Goals: 1. try to stay positive, think of all I have to be grateful for 2. walk or bike 3. kitchen closed between meals/snacks 4. measure those starchy carbs Well, it's October. I've been out of work for a month, and no news. ... Read more

Wednesday Goals

Wednesday, September 30, 2015      7 comments

I measured a cup of mashed potatoes for dinner. I like to mix my cooked spinach with my mash. DS16 doesn't. I told him he should try it. And he called me (jokingly) a fascist. I told him I was a mashist. LOL. Anyway, my point is that I'm measuri... Read more

Tuesday Goals

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      5 comments

It really helped me to focus on measuring starchy carbs. So I'm going to repeat that today. Also today, as I was driving my kids to college (DS28's car is in the shop again) and HS, I noticed that the weather was threatening rain, and that ... Read more


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