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Inspiration from Google Images

Wednesday, November 18, 2015      12 comments

Today, as I updated my Spark Page, reflecting my regained weight and new commitment to losing and maintaining, I looked at Google Images for some inspiration for achieving my goals once again. As always, I found it - and thought I would share s... Read more


Friday, November 06, 2015      13 comments

Breakfast must contain either a fat or a protein - and not a lot of carbs - if it is going to set me up properly for the day. (No fruit smoothies or pancakes for me!) Most egg dishes don't really appeal to me very much. The only way I ea... Read more

Vegetables: Focus for the week

Monday, November 02, 2015      12 comments

Yesterday, it was cod for dinner, so I made some heartier vegetables to go alongside the fish: cauliflower gratin, mushrooms, and butternut squash. The cauliflower gratin recipe, though, wound up tasting not quite as good as just plain old ro... Read more

Photos of fall

Thursday, October 22, 2015      13 comments

I really love taking photos of those bursts of color - a few leaves that shine among all the others. So you will see I don't take many photos of whole trees. Read more

A Good Plan for the Day

Thursday, October 22, 2015      9 comments

This morning, after breakfast, I put together a chicken dinner in the slow cooker, so it will be all ready for us this evening. The recipe was online - and I had all the ingredients in the house:
/chicken-... Read more

Cooking and Cleaning

Tuesday, October 20, 2015      16 comments

Today I am cooking and cleaning. There are two soups simmering on the stove: split pea soup - and a vegetable soup. I even found a tiny cured ham that had no nitrates or nitrites, and I added some pieces to the pea soup. My husband will... Read more

I am back.

Saturday, October 17, 2015      16 comments

Hello to my Spark Friends. I am happy to say that my life since the summer has been very rich and full of visits with family, photography seminars and workshops, a new writing workshop, and lots of day trips with my husband. My emphasis ha... Read more

In the interest of full disclosure...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015      9 comments

I wrote a blog yesterday about how I am relying more on the mirror instead of the scale. And I think it is only right to be completely honest here and say that these days I am not happy with what I see in the mirror. And I am working on... Read more

Scale gives way to Mirror

Tuesday, July 14, 2015      13 comments

My scale has been declawed and defanged. It sits on the floor of my closet, an old sleeping lion. Gone are its earlier days of growling threats, roaring punishments -- or purring hard-won rewards. It has lost its power. I am no longer in... Read more

A delicious ratatouille

Saturday, June 27, 2015      8 comments

After several years of unsuccessful attempts to make a ratatouille that looks good and tastes good, I have found a really good recipe. You can ... Read more

Pre-Fourth Barbecue Tomorrow

Thursday, June 25, 2015      12 comments

There will be ten of us at our house for a barbecue tomorrow. It's a pre-July Fourth celebration among good friends. Most of us will be spending the actual Fourth of July with family members. (One of the benefits of being senior citizens ... Read more

Decorating and Learning about Myself

Saturday, June 20, 2015      10 comments

Our master bedroom is looking a little tired these days. The same draperies have been in place for 30 years now. We really need some more storage space too - for sheets and towels that were displaced when we removed the linen closet to pu... Read more

So far so good

Sunday, May 31, 2015      11 comments

The additional pounds are coming off again- slowly. Slowly is how they went on - so it makes sense that slowly is how they'll come off again. I am happy with that. In the meantime, I am walking again.... ...and tracking my food... Read more

Being in control

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      8 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      12 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

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