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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

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

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