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What it Means to Persevere

Monday, April 25, 2016      2 comments

The following definitions are taken from an old Webster's Dicitionary Perseverance -1) The act or quality of persisting. 2) Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory. Persevere - To persist in any enterp... Read more

Why Not?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016      4 comments

I have two big "I SHOIULDS" that have been plaguing my conscience. 1) to do some drawing and 2) to get my body moving. I sit in this power recliner 95% of the day. And it is getting harder and harder to even stand up. This morning I've done ... Read more

Mercy toward Myself

Sunday, April 17, 2016      6 comments

Lately I am very reluctant to weigh myself, believing that I will have gained weight. But lately, when curiosity gets the best of me and I weigh myself there have been good amounts of weight lost. But since I have been tracking my food, I am a... Read more

What Next?

Friday, April 01, 2016      4 comments

Exactly as I predicted, I fell prey to insatiable cravings and a feeling of immunity because my weight was "low" (low considering the past 5 years.) I regained almost all of the weight I had lost. I am thinking about having Spark design my menu... Read more

Old Tapes

Sunday, March 20, 2016      4 comments

I have discovered something about myself. If I have lost weight-- and i weigh myself and see the weight loss this is the most dangerous time for me. ONce I get complacent and self congratulatory I usually very quickly regain the weight I had ... Read more

The Hipster Returns

Saturday, March 12, 2016      3 comments

so. I was sick a couple of weeks ago and it turned in to a resistant asthma attack which simply was not responding to treatment. ON March 1st I was admitted to the hospital to try to get things under control again. By my second week in the ... Read more

The Best of Both Worlds

Saturday, February 27, 2016      9 comments

I had been following the ET (Eat to Live program by Dr Joel Fuhrman.) for a couple of years now. The program was very demanding and required a lot of cooking and prep....lots of grocery expense....And I was a full fledged advocate of his philos... Read more


Thursday, November 26, 2015      3 comments

It's here!! Have a very happy - and grateful - Thanksgiving Day! This year we are doing things a little differently in my family. Today I will be cooking some side dishes--but our real holiday meal will be held tomorrow (Black Friday) when... Read more

My Reward

Wednesday, November 11, 2015      5 comments

I broke the 200 lb barrier today..(see the blog prior) and I was chatting with a friend who asked me what kind of reward I was giving myself. I never in the past rewarded myself. I felt like losing and wearing smaller clothes etc, was reward e... Read more


Wednesday, November 11, 2015      4 comments

Right now, at 2:39 AM, I am doing the happy dance. Why? -well let me give you some background first. I have been pursuing a vegan, no oil, no salt, no sugar, no processed foods diet as part of the ETL (Eat to LIve) guidelines. I had been doing... Read more


Sunday, November 08, 2015      7 comments

I was just looking at the pic on the front of my Spark page when I was at my book signing. Wow,. Just wow. Talk about a wake up call.! I'm very happy to say that I am about 20-25 pounds less than that now...but I know: a mere "drop in the ... Read more

The Importance of Walking

Tuesday, November 03, 2015      7 comments

I thought this was very funny. I hope you all enjoy it! Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.. My grandpa started walking fi... Read more

Follow up from Most Popular Blog

Friday, September 11, 2015      3 comments

I just re-read the blogpost that was voted most motivational blog post for 1/29/15. As usual I can talk a good talk and write a good post....but can i really make right choices consistently? I just spent a month in the hospital for respira... Read more


Sunday, August 23, 2015      7 comments

Hi. I have not weighed myself lately. At last check I had regained all the loss i had achieved over a year ago with the Eat to Live program. Now I am struggling to live by the parameters that eating plan lays down. I have really been strugg... Read more

The Beast Unmasked

Saturday, July 25, 2015      9 comments

So. When i was in the hospital on HUGE doses of steroids for a month....i actually lost a few pounds thanks to the portion controls in the hospital food. I was ALWAYS hungry there. So when I got home i went a little wild. Whole wheat bagel... Read more

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