How it went...
In some ways it totally worked. Everyone chipped in, and we had more than enough food. I think there was more appreciation for the work that doing this is. I actually did a Turkey Trot 2.5 mile walk in the morning. I felt I had to because I had ... Read more
This year I asked everyone to pitch in and be more helpful by telling the men they had to cook. Typically they do nothing, and my DH's family is largely men. This year, with one pregnant and one recovering surgery, and it happening at my home, I... Read more
Today I Leave for Vacation
I will be seeing family members and having fun. I got really lucky in the family lottery, my siblings are people I love and respect. My parents are deceased, and because their families were small I have only one uncle left and then six half-cous... Read more
Most Days are a Mixed Bag
Today my plans were to take a 1/2 day off work today, so I could use 2 two tickets to see the Shadowbox lunch show. I had the idea that this would not be expensive because I already had the tickets - but between both our lunches and the parking,... Read more
New day, fresh start
I've been struggling with food, and yesterday I hardly walked at all, getting in about 1/3 my steps (just incidental walking). There were doughnuts, cookies, fruit, and cake at work. Although I ate only 1/2 a doughnut, I also had a piece of cake... Read more
I got to walk with my buddy!
I am very happy I got to walk with my buddy today. I am afraid I may have talked her ear off! I am lucky, she's pretty forgiving about that kind of thing. It's been a while since we were able to walk together.
It really is a highlight of th... Read more
A successful day
I tracked all my food, I walked, exceeded my steps goal (14295!), did a little weight workout, drank my water and I still can get to bed at a reasonable hour. At work I made progress on an old thing that's been bugging me that I haven't worked o... Read more
Well today I did not let excuses and changes of plans derail my walking commitment. I made it to 10,314 steps today!
I also did some chores and some sewing. I wanted to dance, but with the spasm and my chronic knee issue, I just knew I had ... Read more
This morning before work my back started to spasm. This is my first time, and is very painful and scary. I took a couple of tylenol and a prescription anti-inflammatory, and headed off to work. While at work I called a masseuse and got an appoin... Read more
I find myself feeling jealous a lot. I am all over the map with this - I am jealous even in situations where the other person clearly does not have it "better" than me. That is, whatever they have that's different and good, but I never take into... Read more
I have had a stomach bug since Friday - I am so ready to be over it! I haven't been able to eat much, but really, who wants to lose weight by being sick?
I missed the heck out of activities I planned, and now I need to figure out how to ca... Read more
Using Quotes as inspiration
Sometimes I find quotes inspiring, other times I find them - well sort of shallow and lazy. I ask myself, am I integrating quotes or just spouting them? If it's not going beyond finding and posting, it's probably the shallow and lazy thing.
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Well, I am moving in the right direction - I am down 4 pounds since January! What am I doing right? Eating real food mostly, and a moderate amount of exercise.
I heard Chris Crowley speak, and I'm reading "Thinner This Year". I'll all abou... Read more
Weather and Cats
In spite of having the challenges with weather, (in Columbus Ohio - we are having snow and extreme cold) I'm moving in the right direction (down or stable). I am focusing on doing what I can from where I am right now.
A few weeks ago we a... Read more
Reflections on Cancun
Well, Cancun was fun and interesting. The outstanding parts were Chichen Itza and swimming with a trained dolphin. We were actually in Playa del Carmen at a resort. To some extent, being at a resort is like summer camp or Disney. Fun, sort of li... Read more
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