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Sunday, May 26, 2013      1 comments

When I left for France at the end of April, I weighed 135 pounds. Now that I'm back I weigh 140 pounds. Someone asked me when I returned what my favorite part about my trip was, and I answered without a moment's thought, "THE FOOD!" I th... Read more
3 years of dieting
Sunday, June 03, 2012      0 comments

I began dieting 3 years ago, starting at 163 pounds. Within 6 months I joined SP weighing in at 158 pounds. I'm a little sick of dieting. So for the past several months I've been sloppy about consuming too many carb snacks and not tracking ca... Read more
The weather in the USA!
Saturday, April 14, 2012      3 comments

I am praying for those of you in harm's way today with the tornadic atmosphere. I live in tornado alley too (Alabama), and severe storms are worrisome this year. Have your safety plans in place! This is the down side of Spring. It's beau... Read more
My envious doctor
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      3 comments

I went to the doctor today with my husband. We've both lost weight and built muscle on our fitness journey. The doctor was envious. He wants to see my husband back next week, and he said he will make some time to find out how we've lost weigh... Read more
My sugar revelation . . .
Thursday, March 01, 2012      6 comments

Have you ever heard of a sugar addiction? I always thought that was hyperbole. No one can be addicted to sugar. Right? I had minor surgery last month (I'm doing great - thanks!) and had to lay low for a week. I was bored out of my mind... Read more
It's better than nothing . . . I guess
Thursday, January 26, 2012      5 comments

I have lost 2/10ths of a pound since 12/01/11. (I use a digital scale at the gym to weigh in). My waist has not changed at all. It's better than nothing, I guess. However, I have dropped a pants size in the meantime. Go figure that one out.... Read more
"That" Look
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      9 comments

I'm 64 years old. It's been 20+ years since I've gotten "that" look from a man in a public place. It happened today. He did a double take which made me do a double take. (Is "that" look for real?) It was the real deal. He was about my age,... Read more
Do you exercise when you have a cold?
Monday, December 05, 2011      3 comments

I'm coming down with a cold. Actually, it's the second day. I have a light, dry cough and some congestion. I'm experiencing chills from time to time, but I'm sure I'm not running a fever. Do you exercise with a cold? I usually swim, but th... Read more
Pharmaceutical Companies - Listen up!
Saturday, December 03, 2011      1 comments

Dear Drug Companies, Please invent a harmless nose spray that will dull my sense of smell. When I get a cold, I can't taste food and I lose weight. Forget the pills. Just give us all a simple nasal mist that blunts odors for several hour... Read more
Back on Track - Literally
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      5 comments

Since the pool at the gym has been on the blink, I've been walking around the track instead - it's length is measured and it's level, easy on these old knees. It's still not as much fun as splashing around in a pool though. I gained a poun... Read more
Been Bad
Monday, November 21, 2011      5 comments

Since the tornado, the fitness center's pool has been out of order. Lightning struck the pump and it will be later this week before it's fixed. That caused a major drop in my motivation to move. Clouds, drizzle, low barometric pressure for t... Read more
Tornado coming through!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      5 comments

At noon on Wednesdays in our town in Alabama, the tornado sirens sound for a test. So, today while I was getting ready to leave the gym, the siren sounded . . . at exactly noon. It was looking bad outside, so the gym manager went to the local ... Read more
What My Neighbor Said About My Weight
Friday, October 07, 2011      7 comments

I was on the phone with my neighbor yesterday talking about the fall fruit season. She had shared an old family fruit cobbler recipe with me this summer when I had shared with her some blueberries I had picked. We talked about the upcoming app... Read more
Sunday, September 25, 2011      2 comments

Catch the flu. Run a fever, get stomach cramps (etc), chatter your teeth, get all over body aches and a relentless headache. Keep from falling over in a dead faint by holding on with both hands to the bathroom vanity while crouching on the flo... Read more
Tropical Storm Lee
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      3 comments

The tropical storm passed through this way and ruined my weekend, including Monday. When the barometric pressure drops like a stone, my whole body aches. I woke up yesterday morning with a terrific headache. Despite taking pain killers, I was... Read more

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