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Water, water everywhere...
Friday, May 14, 2010      5 comments

Measure and log everything I eat [check] Exercise an hour a day and log it [check] Log 10,000 steps at least 5x a week [check] Take a “before” picture [check] Journal and/or Blog daily [check] I’m really getting al... Read more
No Clue How to Set a Goal
Thursday, May 13, 2010      4 comments

I have been reading a lot about goals.... articles here on SP and elsewhere, looking at the goals of hundreds of sparkers, and talking to friends and mentors about what I have read and what I am thinking about. I understand about making th... Read more
Goal Accomplished: 528 Flights of Stairs!!!!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      5 comments

On February 23 the employee wellness folks here at work set up a challenge, to climb the equivalent of the 5 tallest buildings in America By May 12... And, as of about 5 minutes ago, WE DID IT!!! We only counted "up" and only stairs on ca... Read more
Dirty Hands & Happy Hearts
Monday, May 10, 2010      1 comments

I am not sure if you would consider my yard as huge or tiny... it would depend on where you are from. My back yard is about 50 feet wide and probably 85 feet deep. It is shady, somewhat private and filled with trees, mosses and ay perennial ... Read more
Mother's Day Morning
Sunday, May 09, 2010      2 comments

I love sleeping in on Mother's Day.... Mind you, I normally get up at 5 am so sleeping in until 7:30 is so luxurious. The sweetest part is that the fam is still snoring softly - it IS Sunday don't you know. Once, years ago, there was a f... Read more
Gratitude is the opposite of Craving
Friday, May 07, 2010      3 comments

Gratitude is full and warm. Craving is empty and cold. Gratitude is all about others. Craving is all about me. Gratitude is generous Craving is greedy Gratitude says "thank you" Craving says "gimme" Gratitude has big ... Read more
My before-slash-during photo
Thursday, May 06, 2010      2 comments

When this journey started at the end of December 2009, I weighed 229 pounds - 74 pounds more than my husband who is 4 inches taller than me. A 74 pound elephant sitting smack-dab in the middle of our marital living room. Before I go too fa... Read more
Morning Breath
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      4 comments

Morning was nudging me out of bed. My western bedroom window was filling with the soft diffused light of the sun rising in the east. Albert was purring insistently for his breakfast. Jeff lay sound asleep next to me. I took a long slow... Read more
Dancing 'til morning at the Northland Ballroom
Sunday, May 02, 2010      2 comments

Holy unforeseen benifits Batman! I will now stop whining about not dropping enough weight or loosing enough inches... I never realized how I have improved my stamina until last night! I got out to the Northland, just as Sloppy Joe, ... Read more
Happy May Day Dancing
Saturday, May 01, 2010      1 comments

What a glorious day! This is my first true day off in a very long time. Lots to do, not that I am going to work myself into the ground but I am itching to get out into the garden! And maybe hook up with Alice for a walk or bike ride along th... Read more
Time Machine Diet
Thursday, April 29, 2010      3 comments

I realized that my goals are somehow wrapped up in "getting back to where I was when" Since it took decades to get up to 229 pounds, loosing them is like going back in time. Not only am I stronger than ever before but I am feeling younge... Read more
Binge Shame Hangover
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      3 comments

I hear they just decided binging (without purging) is actually an eating disorder. Imagine that, they are allowing fat people to have an "eating disorder". Previously that honor was saved exclusively for the deadly thin. Since I was a you... Read more
Hopeday Morning!
Monday, April 26, 2010      1 comments

Monday mornings are for focusing anew. The week stretches out before me chock full of potential and promise! Have you ever tried to look at your husband from across a room and try to see him as if you didn't know him? Or catch a glimpse o... Read more
Inversion Diversion
Sunday, April 25, 2010      2 comments

For the first time in three, maybe four years I went into a shoulder stand this morning! This was the first time in a very long time that I've been inverted. It wasn't the most solid or graceful entry but once I was in the posture I was able t... Read more
7 reasons we walk for our supper
Saturday, April 24, 2010      3 comments

I was talking to my friend Sarah about a decision my husband and I have made: to do all our grocery shopping on foot. We grocery shop three places - the farmer's market (which will open in mid-May here in central Wisconsin) , The co-op,... Read more

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