Another first

When I turned 50 this year, I decided to try to do things for the first time, since this is my first year in a new decade. Today, I went swimming at the beach all by myself. This is no small undertaking, to which anyone who wears glasses and is severely myopic will attest. The … Continue reading Another first


The honeymoon is over

Well, the vacation may have just started but....the party? It's definitely over. What am I talking about? I got off the scale a minute ago. It wasn't pretty. After I got over being mad at myself (you know, for getting on it in the first place) I decided to (try to) get real. I did … Continue reading The honeymoon is over

The day I ate whatever I wanted: Part 2 A (the day prior)

Since my actual birthday fell on a day I had to work (and I had no way to get out of it!), my husband and I celebrated the day prior.  The weather forecast called for a bleak, cold, rainy day. Does the weather influence what you eat? It certainly does me, so I had made a … Continue reading The day I ate whatever I wanted: Part 2 A (the day prior)

One of the Best Christmases ever

I originally thought that this would be one of the worst Christmases ever.  It had three strikes against it before it even started: I had to work late and wouldn't get home until 8:20PM Christmas Eve. My husband had to work early Christmas Day, leaving at 5:10 AM, and would be gone the entire day … Continue reading One of the Best Christmases ever

Conscious eating (WF&G week 2)

There I was,  in week 2. Here is what I've learned:  conscious eating is hard. Applying those 7 principles is hard.  Regarding principle #3:  It is very hard to not do another blessed thing when you are eating, ever. Plus, I totally miss reading while I'm eating if I am eating alone. Regarding principle #2:  It also is hard … Continue reading Conscious eating (WF&G week 2)

do the thing you think you cannot

when i was invited to go indoor rock climbing by a friend, my immediate (inward) response was  "no freakin' way!", followed by a polite "no, thank you," expressed outwardly.  then, one of my favorite quotes came to mind: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You … Continue reading do the thing you think you cannot