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Day 27: Back Home and Back On The Wagon

Monday, December 22, 2014      2 comments

Yesterday I picked up 2 1/2 dozen bagels before I left NJ. I waited for them to come out of the oven. My suitcase still smells like bagels! I dropped a dozen off at my neighbor's house. She has a house full of family in for the holidays.... Read more

Day 26: Fresh Christmas Trees

Sunday, December 21, 2014      2 comments

Last night my niece and my other sister (not the one with the bad shoulder) and I all went to the town we grew up in. We drove my niece by our old house and went to Eagle Rock Reservation, which overlooks NYC. The view is incredible. After 9/... Read more

Day 25: Recovery

Saturday, December 20, 2014      4 comments

For all you youngsters reading this, please show a little appreciation for your body and how quickly it can heal. For us older folks, we reach a point somewhere between our 30's and 50's where we just don't bounce back as faster. Maybe it ... Read more

Day 25: Caretaking

Thursday, December 18, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday my sister was operated for her shoulder. It seems to run in the family! Anyway, it was a very long day but fortunately she wasn't in any pain yesterday. Those nerve blockers are great. By this morning it had worn off, so I fed her ... Read more

Day 24: Historic Cognac

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      6 comments

Last night my sister and I opened a bottle of cognac. It was a very special bottle. Our father, who died in 1977, purchased it in France, possibly during our parent's honeymoon. It was 40 years old then, so this bottle was probably 100 years ... Read more

Day 23: Bagels

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      1 comments

Today I'm taking a break from life in Texas and flying to NJ to help my sister out. She's having some minor surgery and I want to be there to drive her around and look after her. She goes to a great bar class and hopefully I'll get there i... Read more

Day 22: Seeing Results! Check Out These Numbers

Monday, December 15, 2014      3 comments

Week 1: Weight 170, Thanksgiving Week Week 2: 4 business lunches Week 3: 6 parties and 1 wedding (5 days in a row -- yes, 2 parties in one night) Today: Weight 168 I claim this as a huge victory!! ... Read more

Day 21: A True Story About a Miracle

Sunday, December 14, 2014      4 comments

Last night I went to a fantastic holiday party that was thrown by my dear friend Phil. Phil is a devout Catholic who embraces people of all faiths. So there were quite a few priests in attendance. One priest in particular told an amazing stor... Read more

Day 20: A New Mexican Christmas Celebration

Saturday, December 13, 2014      0 comments

Every year my friend Phil, who's from Santa Fe, NM, hosts a New Mexican Christmas party. It's tonight! We're having posole, salad, and garlic bread. Phil is such a great guy and his house is full of wonderful artwork and collectables that he'... Read more

Day 19: Remembering Lessons from What Not to Wear

Friday, December 12, 2014      4 comments

I loved WNTW and have saved the whole last season on my DVR. Every now and then I watch one. The thing that made this show so special is: no matter what size the participant was, Clinton and Stacy made them look great and feel wonderful about... Read more

Day 18: Surviving Holiday Parties

Thursday, December 11, 2014      1 comments

Hello Sparkers! Well, I got up off my a.... yesterday and got a workout in! I had a long day of calls and fit in a workout! I was really proud of myself. We went to a cocktail party at a neighbor's house last night. There was all kind... Read more

Day 17: Getting Up Off My .....

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      4 comments

The last few days have been super busy with client stuff. I felt that my husband needed attention, so we went for lunch yesterday. Instead of working out, we put the tree up. So now at least we have some decorations up and hopefully it will ... Read more

Day 16: Staying on Track

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      4 comments

Last night I had dinner with a former work colleague. We hadn't seen each other for over 2 years! It was a good reflection on how far I've come with my start-up and self-awareness. We didn't drink, but we did share a wonderful chocolate ... Read more

Day 15: Halfway There!

Monday, December 08, 2014      1 comments

The hardest part about this self-imposed 30 day blog challenge is to remember to do it! Yesterday I was feeling great about where I was, and was optimistic about getting on that scale today. I ate well and did a bit of light yard work (wha... Read more

Day 14: Spark Streaking!

Sunday, December 07, 2014      1 comments

Had to wear my old dress pants for a meeting on Friday. They fit! I'm not going to say they were loose, but at least I could get into them and not feel like a sausage. So, after 2 weeks I'm definitely feeling better. So far this has be... Read more


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