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Sometimes Things can be a bit Overwhelming.

Saturday, December 20, 2014      4 comments being another year older. That wasn't so bad. Yes I did indulge, but not overindulge. Two celebrations took place, one family which included a decadent boozy cupcake that I split in half. The other was going out my Wine and Whine Mo... Read more

When you're happy and you know it, eat a snack

Friday, December 12, 2014      8 comments

For those of you who haven't seen the new Weight Watchers ad:
watch?v=GNPLuSx_06U Usually I'm not a a fan of commercials and marketing hype, however this ad made me smile as it touched on a tru... Read more

Declare and Believe....

Saturday, December 06, 2014      8 comments

What Sparktacular inspiration is abounding here on SP. First I saw WATERMELLEN's comment about temptation: "Distraction, avoidance, substitution: all better for me than noble resistance. Resistance is futile!! " That says it all i... Read more

Found One More Thing to Be Thankful For

Wednesday, December 03, 2014      7 comments

WARNING *If you are in a good mood you may not want to continue reading* Now that Thanksgiving is over, all the leftovers are gone, my hosting duties are over until Christmas, my stress level has dropped. And you know what comes afte... Read more

My thoughts on Mindless Eating tips

Sunday, November 30, 2014      8 comments

Some tips from Brian Wansink, PhD on Mindless Eating: 1. Serve meals on nine- to ten-inch plates. Any smaller and you'll be going back for seconds; larger, and you'll pile on more to begin with. 2. Take the serving bowls off the table!... Read more

Do we have enough?

Saturday, November 29, 2014      10 comments

It was surprising that there were so many leftovers from our Thanksgiving dinner. There was worry about the turkey being small. We had a smoked turkey this year. Uh, turkey shrinks when smoked. but there was more than enough. One request was bro... Read more

What am I Thankful For...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014      6 comments

What am I thankful for: My wise and supportive friends here at SP. EVIE4NOW and DSHONEYC had it right, my sister is caught in hanging on the the past and is a little sad. TRAVELGRRL, she did finally let go the meat stuffing. My son an... Read more


Tuesday, November 25, 2014      7 comments

Alrighty... just need to vent. Hosting has fallen to me over the past few years... mind you I had skillfully avoided this for decades. There will be 12.5 attending and yes I ordered dinner and planned what else was needed. My problem lies ... Read more

Feeding the Soul Instead of the Stomach.

Sunday, November 23, 2014      9 comments

Gotta say, there's a connection between the "comfortable life" and "comfort food". - WATERMELLEN Ah yes feeding the soul instead of the stomach. Yesterday was a day for that. Special Olympics held the Fall State games, so the mom's had a bi... Read more

Hoping the Storm Will Clear

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      5 comments

Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't we? --Rose Kennedy I have been dealing with digestive issues for over two years now. My A1c has gone from 5,7 to 8. Having a 7 is what is the usual goal. Getting those numbers can be achieved by d... Read more

Welcoming Change

Friday, November 14, 2014      3 comments

There has been much talk about change lately. And many changes have taken place. Yet I still cling to the familiar that isn't working for me. Like the freshly fallen snow I awoke to this morning, I need a new perspective. I have changed,... Read more


Thursday, November 13, 2014      5 comments

Thank you for all the kind and supportive comments on yesterday's blog and for that matter on all my blogs. One thing this past Veterans Day taught me was to have a little more empathy, Not only to those that have served, but to to all mankind... Read more

Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      4 comments

The day offered many opportunities for expressing gratitude for service by our veterans. My sweetie rarely speaks of his service. Upon his return home he was not welcomed, but was greeted by protests and shunned. Of course this only added to the... Read more

I still can do what I can do.

Thursday, October 23, 2014      5 comments

It's been a bit of a struggle as of late with my digestive issues. I have fallen back into old ways of eating and adopted adaptive behaviors in order to get things done. For example: I'll have breakfast after going out and running errands. ... Read more

Well that didn't work!

Saturday, October 18, 2014      8 comments

Went back to my doctor and have yet another pill. ARGH!!! If this doesn't work it's off to the GI doc. What is infuriating is that usually folks with GI issues lose weight, me not so much. So ... What's a girl to do. Exercising has gone to t... Read more

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