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Something different for lunch...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      5 comments

I brownbagged it for lunch today. We have a study/prayer group that meets over the lunch hour. I usually bring a peanutbutter sandwich and a piece of fruit. Today I did something very "different" for me. I spread some spicy sriracha hummus o... Read more

What I didn't eat...

Sunday, April 19, 2015      5 comments

I'm still "stuck" at 210. I know I need to eat less/exercise more if I'm going to break 200. I haven't quite got the "umph" to do that, yet. BUT. I haven't climbed back to 260 -- so that's good. Yesterday we had a meeting at work: 8:... Read more

We know not the day or the hour...

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      5 comments

I heard today of a 36 year old man who "dropped dead." I went to a funeral yesterday and will go to another one on Sunday. These things are "sobering" to me -- and a wake up call. I don't want to spend whatever time I have on this... Read more

My Old Friend, Little Debby

Monday, April 06, 2015      6 comments

I was listening to the radio tonight (YAY! Royals will 10-1! YAY!) and I heard an ad for Little Debby snack cakes. Oh my... I used to buy Nutty Bars by the package and eat them one right after another. I haven't done that it a lonnngggg time... Read more

Winter 2015 5% Challenge Archive

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      4 comments

Winter 5% CHALLENGE. 2015! WOW! I have been sparking for almost two years. I've lost some weight...gained some back...and want reach my goal of 175 by my birthday (September 4, 2015). My goal for this 5% Challenge is to break that 20... Read more

Lunch with Coworkers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      4 comments

So...today 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      7 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

...so 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


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