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Being in control

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      7 comments

Being in control -- for me -- requires energy. I need energy throughout the day, without experiencing low blood sugar dips. That can usually be accomplished by eating some protein at each meal, and limiting simple carbs -- especially e... Read more

Thank you

Sunday, May 24, 2015      11 comments

Returning into the fold here at SP is like coming home again. I am visiting the pages of my friends, and it feels so encouraging to have them all here - carrying the torch, working hard, and doing what needs to be done. THANK YOU to ... Read more

MAINTAINING. What is it, anyway?

Friday, May 22, 2015      12 comments

What is this thing we call MAINTAINING? For several years, here on Spark People, I have been LOSING weight. Throughout that process, there were lots of lessons for me to learn, and lots of new habits for me to develop -- and I did it... Read more

Springtime tweaking

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      6 comments

For the past two years, I have greeted Springtime with a smile - feeling good about myself and how I looked. I have felt trim, and I have especially liked how I looked in my warm weather clothing. This Springtime, those clothes are a li... Read more


Wednesday, April 22, 2015      9 comments

Taking care of a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old for five days without their parents requires a real comfort level with biology -- bodily functions. A lot of time is spent feeding, toileting, cleaning, and dressing the little ones. I will forev... Read more

Travel and my eating

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      11 comments

It is not a surprise that the scale is up a few pounds after that two-week tour, during which there was not a lot of control over our eating conditions. (And I was not able to walk regularly, other than the on-the-bus-off-the bus sightseeing ... Read more

South American Trip

Friday, April 03, 2015      12 comments

My husband and I have just returned home from a wonderful two-week tour of Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. It was our first time in South America, and even though we have traveled to other countries in the past, it was also our first time as ... Read more

Hasta el próximo mes

Thursday, March 12, 2015      8 comments

On Monday, my husband and I are leaving for a two-week trip to South America. We will be visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile. I look forward to sharing my photos and observations with all of you... Read more

A Snowy Grand Canyon Visit

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      11 comments

It was a good thing I had visited the Grand Canyon several times before, because during our trip this past weekend, there was a major snow storm - and there was little, if any, view of the canyon. These are some of the photos I took as we hike... Read more

The Final Days 27-30 with Siebold

Friday, February 27, 2015      9 comments

My 30 days of compliance with Siebold will end this coming weekend. It was not a straight run - mostly because of the family visit that pleasantly interrupted my life. However, Siebold was always there on my shoulder nudging me and talkin... Read more

At the end of the day...

Thursday, February 26, 2015      8 comments

At the end of the day is when the energy is drained, and the strength has waned. The physical and emotional muscles supporting commitment start to waver. The best remedies I find are: --lose myself in a good story- either in a book or a... Read more

Day 25: Comfort Clothing

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      17 comments

We are all familiar with the concept of Comfort Food. It’s that soup or stew or hot meal that fills us up and warms us. It ‘sticks to our ribs’ and makes us feel good, inside and out. Well, I am just now becoming aware of my need for Com... Read more

Day 25: Photos

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      10 comments

I am feeling better today. My stomach has calmed down, and I am not so achey. I spent most of the day processing photos. Let me share some of them with you. <... Read more

Day 24: Monday

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      5 comments

I felt under the weather today, with stomach issues, runny nose, and achey everywhere. It is no doubt leftover from my whirlwind grandkid time. So it was a quiet day, spent reading, and putting together some photos from the visit. My food ... Read more

Day 23: Family visit over - I've returned

Sunday, February 22, 2015      9 comments

The last of my family boarded an airplane yesterday afternoon. My husband and I went to a restaurant for food, then came home and collapsed on the sofa, watching missed TV programs that we had recorded while everyone was here. And who was ... Read more

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