Being in control
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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.
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Day 24: Monday
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
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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