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The dreaded office parties......
Friday, August 18, 2017      11 comments

These events always seem to hold lots of free food which is not necessarily healthy and alcoholic drinks - both of which are FREE. Yikes. Not the safest place for someone who is trying to count calories and stay on track with their nutrition. ... Read more
A forlorn big black rescue dog..... and weight loss
Thursday, August 17, 2017      13 comments

A few years back, right before the Christmas holiday, I decided maybe I should get a dog. I started looking at dogs on Petfinder. One day it happened - there was this big black dog. The site said it was a newfoundland/lab/retriever mix. The sh... Read more
My wild and vivid imagination...and the future
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      12 comments

When I was a small child my elderly next door neighbor, who was an editor for our newspaper, told my mom that I had a wild and vivid imagination. He said that was a great trait for someone who wanted to be a writer. My wild and vivid imagi... Read more
Free Food!!!!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      11 comments

I swear, our office constantly has food for the taking. Yep, free food! Today it was half sandwiches from Panera Bread, bags of chips, pickles, po... Read more
The weekend....
Monday, August 14, 2017      10 comments

So what did Barb do this weekend? Well... Saturday it was housework. Yuck. I hate doing housework. I'd so rather be outside! However I got up and started on that laundry and cleaning the bathrooms. I noticed the kitchen floor really looked... Read more
First five days......
Friday, August 11, 2017      9 comments

Today is day 5 of my journey to a healthier me. How's it going? The first two days were pretty good - healthy meals, a walk with the dog, all my water in, the next three were challenges! I had three road trips to Detroit back to back to b... Read more
Start at the very beginning......
Monday, August 07, 2017      8 comments

Well, I went to the informative meeting/class regarding the medically supervised weight loss program. Most of the people there are completing the program as a requirement of their insurance company before bariatric surgery. I was surprised to ... Read more
Always have a plan B, C, D.......
Thursday, August 03, 2017      15 comments

Well, I just got off the phone with my health insurance provider. I found out that there is no provision in our plan for bariatric surgery (which I really don't care) or weight loss programs of any type. I have the feeling this is going to mak... Read more
Ummm.... it's August?
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      11 comments

Yep, I read some of those blogs! Yippee! August! New month! Fresh start! New goals! I'm struggling to regain those feelings. Instead, I'm scratching my head, shaking it back and forth saying "Really August?" The 8th month of the year?... Read more
Sliding down the mountain......a shining star.... a decision....and more stars
Friday, July 28, 2017      13 comments

I have not been here for a bit. I'd like to say I was here in spirit - but I wasn't. My healthy eating and physical activity ceased. Excuses - I had many. My daughter's house fire, her recent surgeries, stress at work, a two week vacat... Read more
Sunday, June 04, 2017      12 comments

You get a warning....like when you get off the paved path and into the woods only to get poison ivy......or when you are making the never ending climb to... Read more
my daily five... and da funk
Thursday, June 01, 2017      9 comments

Today I really don't want to think about a daily five - which means I must really must NEED to think about it. I really would rather not write anything. I actually kind of hate my body right now. So here they are: 1. I'm grateful ... Read more
The daily five and more
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      9 comments

So my daily five are: 1. I love my back. I don't think about my back much. I can't really see it unless I have a rearview mirror! However this weekend when stretching and crawling around weeding my garden, I felt some tinges of pain in ... Read more
The daily five
Thursday, May 25, 2017      14 comments

How long does one keep doing a daily five? How creative can one be with coming up with five different things? Is it ok to keep have the same things appear on the list? I'm sure people are sick of reading my daily five...... So here's the... Read more
Daily 5 and grrrrrr
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      9 comments

Body to mind "Beyoncé wasn't built in a day." Today has been one of THOSE days. The kind where my mind is running all over just being a bully-... Read more

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