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Structuring My Retirement Days
Wednesday, September 20, 2017      12 comments

I begin each day with a list. Lists have been a major part of my life for years now, because my memory is almost non-existent. The list is written in the morning on an index card - and placed somewhere easily reached - in my handbag ... Read more
Friday, September 15, 2017      11 comments

My retired life is very full these days. Aside from the usual family activities, I am immersed in photography. I am busy coordinating a new photo club in our town that I was able to get started. We are having monthly meetings, with photo ... Read more
A message from a stranger
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      17 comments

This past Saturday, I was shopping for clothing at a local department store. After trying on a few items, I was experiencing the usual post-dressing-room gloom, and my mood was low. Most of my negative feelings were in reaction to what m... Read more
Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, August 17, 2017      38 comments

In two weeks my husband and I will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We got married on his first 3-day pass from basic training, because it was during the VietNamese war. Ours was a small wedding at the local church, with a receptio... Read more
Mirror vs Photos
Saturday, August 12, 2017      13 comments

Most days, I like the way I look in the mirror. But that is not true when it comes to photos. Either my mirror is too kind, or my own eyes and brain interpret the mirror image much too favorably. The photos tell an entirely diff... Read more
Random beach thoughts
Friday, August 04, 2017      13 comments

It was a good time with the three grandkids, and the two sons and their wives. It was a busy, exciting time filled with lots of fun activities. Now that it's over, my DH and I are taking it easy and feeling good about it all. We are bo... Read more
Family Beachtime
Saturday, July 15, 2017      15 comments

Okay, so I am now back down to that lower number with a .4 added onto it. My plan is to concentrate on staying within the calorie limits until I have reached the lower whole number with a .0 attached - and then to stay there. Hold th... Read more
Blogging, Confessing, & Problem Solving
Friday, July 07, 2017      13 comments

This blog is a public confession. I am writing about some behavior that I really want to change. So I'm hoping that if I go public, maybe that will finally force me to do what I have to do. On the scale, I have been bouncing back and ... Read more
July 4th
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      12 comments

My husband and I are at the beach - and we were by ourselves this July 4th for most of the day. When evening came, we joined some neighbors on our street to go to the beachfront house for a block party and a fireworks display. Lots of fam... Read more
Holding Pattern
Monday, June 26, 2017      15 comments

My weight is currently in a holding pattern. It is 10 lbs above my lowest weight achieved here on SP, and 20 lbs below the weight I originally started out at. I am happy to say that I feel comfortable maintaining this weight, and I've ... Read more
Thursday, June 22, 2017      14 comments

I spent a large part of today and yesterday in gardens and in a farm field. There are huge bug bites on my neck (right where I put on perfume, I realized later). There's a small rash of poison ivy (or poison oak) on my arm. My shoes (in... Read more
WHEN you eat matters
Monday, June 12, 2017      13 comments

Some research has shown that dieters who eat most of their calories earlier in the day lose more weight than those who eat their big meal at the end of the day. Just one study is mentioned below. (There are others mentioned in the article.... Read more
Summer Salad
Sunday, June 11, 2017      9 comments

Salad is a real summertime lunch favorite for me (just as soup is a favorite for fall and winter). I'm always looking for ways to pack in the flavor and the nutrients to those salads. Here are some foods I regularly have in my salad: --... Read more
Motivation & Self-fulfillment
Friday, June 09, 2017      26 comments

My motivation to eat within the calorie limits every day can sometimes fade after a while. Being fit and liking how I look is important to me - yes - but there are some days when that desire alone is not enough to prevent me from eating more t... Read more
Face Book
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      11 comments

My friend's blogs, Watermellen, got me thinking about Face Book. I am 72 years old, and I am on Face Book. Mostly I post photos - of wildlife that I come across, or of my grandkids. I don't put my own photo up there. And I would not p... Read more

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