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I need to work to feel good

Wednesday, May 04, 2016      8 comments

At the start of my day, I thought I had one new contract, and working coming in from one existing contract. The first fell through. I'm OK with that, because it wasn't much money. But, when the existing client said the expected files weren't com... Read more

Pinch Punch, First of the Month

Monday, May 02, 2016      7 comments

I used to have a habit of taking my measurements on the first of every month. Going through my period of ennui, I let that slide. Today, was my day of reckoning. I measured bicepts, waist, hips & thigh. I opened the tracker on SparkPeople, and s... Read more


Wednesday, April 27, 2016      13 comments

When I go for a walk, I usually bring my iPod to listen to something. I walk the same route, about an hour. I walk 3 mph, which is slow. It's not a cardio workout. I call it functional movement. It builds up endurance, so that if I'm ever on vac... Read more

Why am I doing this?

Friday, April 22, 2016      13 comments

I was having dinner. A full serving of dinner, even though I had a binge in the afternoon, when no one else was around. Sneak eating is my shameful secret. I ate dinner, and I was stuffed. Even though I wanted to lose weight, I still was binge e... Read more

My struggle

Thursday, April 21, 2016      12 comments

I've had my ups & downs. Successes & losses. I struggle with my weight & binge eating. My weight is OVER 200 again, close to my all time highest weight. I feel uncomfortable bending & stretching with the added midsection. I found myself binging ... Read more

Good Morning

Thursday, February 25, 2016      11 comments

I managed (barely) to stay withing my calorie range yesterday. That's all I'm asking of myself. OK, and maybe exercise 30 a day.... Read more

High Blood Pressure

Tuesday, February 23, 2016      13 comments

A lot of people have high blood pressure. And now I have it too. I'm starting mild meds tomorrow. I hope this is the wake up call I need to get back to my awesome habits. I found a dance workout on my 'on demand' cable and did 30 workout. I'm ou... Read more

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

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