Structuring My Retirement Days
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
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Motivation & Self-fulfillment
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
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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