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Lunch with Coworkers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      4 comments a group of us from work went out to lunch. It was a very impromptu thing and very enjoyable. I did notice however that EVERYONE got fries, except me. One coworker got "fish and chips" -- huge pieces of battered and deep fat fr... Read more

After the fight...

Monday, March 23, 2015      6 comments

My husband and I got into a fight tonight (translation: fight = I yell at him when he does something that makes me mad). He didn't do something he's been promising to do for months and well... It's upsetting and difficult and I'm angry. B... Read more

I hate it when that happens...

Sunday, March 15, 2015      2 comments my weekly weigh in was UP 4 pounds. I almost didn't record it. I hate it when my tracker goes in the wrong direction. BUT I know that honesty and accountability is the first step. And I know that I've been eating-eating-eating. And th... Read more

Happiness Challenge

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      3 comments

The LTGL challenge this week for the 5% Winter Challenge is 10 minutes of intentional happiness a day. Sat - taking a walk with my little niece and nephew. That's a lot of happiness. Sun -- texting a friend during the Oscars: FUN. Mon... Read more

Still Alice

Monday, February 16, 2015      0 comments

I went to see "Still Alice" yesterday (my third movie in 2015!). I strongly recommend anyone interested in the movie read the book by Lisa Genova, a Harvard trained neuroscientist who self-published the book in 2007. The book is SO MUCH BETTER... Read more

Going to the Movies

Monday, February 02, 2015      3 comments

I went to my second movie this year: "Boyhood." I LOVED it. Two hours and forty-five minutes -- and I was riveted. I really enjoyed it. I need to make time to do this more often. I chose to get the Twizzlers and a box of chocolate co... Read more

What I am Learning -Week 2

Sunday, February 01, 2015      1 comments

I'm continuing to read labels. grated parmesan cheese...2 t = 20 calories...2% fat...75 mg sodium hersheys' chocolate sauce...2T = 100 calories...15 mg sodium raw almonds 1 oz = 180 calories... 25% fat...6 g protein twizzlers... Read more

What I am Learning

Thursday, January 29, 2015      3 comments

The challenge this week for the 5% Winter Challenge is reading labels. It's been good for me. Before I started sparkpeople I never really read labels. I knew I was going to eat what I wanted to eat, so why bother? But the past two years I ha... Read more

MOVING with my husband

Saturday, January 10, 2015      4 comments

My husband has some chronic health issues. He is in constant pain, always fatigued, and often in a medication fog. He also tends to sit-sit-sit. He's still working full time (thank God!), but it is a sedentary job, and then when he gets home,... Read more

Two Promises Kept

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      1 comments

This morning, I resolved to: 1) take my lunch to work, 2) to set an alarm for every 30 minutes and GET UP from my desk and MOVE and 3) walk to a place nearby and get a veggie slice and a salad for supper before an evening meeting. I did #1 (gre... Read more

Fall 2014 5% Archive

Friday, December 26, 2014      3 comments

Fall 5% CHALLENGE. I just turned 55 on September 4. I wonder what the next five years will bring...? When I am 60 I want to be happier, healthier, more centered and calm and confident. One day at a time...spark by spark by spark. I k... Read more


Friday, December 26, 2014      3 comments

I heard this word the other day: dichotomous. The speaker said that people who don't succeed in losing weight and keeping it off tend to dichotomous thinking: on a diet/off a diet, success/failure, being 'good'/being 'bad.' That's an e... Read more

Me Time

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      2 comments

My sister has challenged me to 10 minutes of "me time" each day this week. Self-care really is so important...especially at this time of year when STRESS is everywhere. So...on Monday I spent some time (more than 10 minutes because I am no... Read more

A Christmas Story

Monday, December 08, 2014      6 comments

I went to my first holiday party this evening -- our neighborhood association. The gathering was 5-8 and I knew there would be food, but I ate a wholewheat pita and 2 tablespoons of red pepper hummus (I MEASURED!) and a clementine "cutie" befor... Read more

December Sister Challenge

Monday, December 01, 2014      2 comments

My sister MLH148 has challenged me to 1500 fitness minutes for the month of December (and a weekly LTGL challenge). God knows I need the motivation and accountability. In the past two years I lost almost 60 pounds, only to gain 20 back. ... Read more

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