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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

Walking

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

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


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