Tuesday, September 29, 2009


This year for the first time I realize I am looing forward to the cooler seasons. I like the idea that it will get dark early and I will curl up toasty and warm in my favorite chair. I like that closed in, snug feeling. I like no grass to cut and no guilt that I'm not out pulling weeds. I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love Halloween too - but no kids out here in the wilderness. The last 2 years I didn't decorate for Christmas. Will this year be different?


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Not bad!

So ... I'm over 2 years smoke free. I'm losing weight and I can feel it. I see thiness in my future. It's all good.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Thoughts!

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
Albert Einstein

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
Albert Einstein

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough”
Albert Einstein

“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.”
Albert Einstein

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.”
Albert Einstein

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

House Was Great!

The best House episode ever!

House Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's Monday!

The beginning of another week. I have an important anniversary this Wednesday - 2 years Smoke Free. The computer got me through the first year!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Earth Love


Loving Earth


Law of Attraction - Thoughts become things ...


... think the good ones.

Ver-r-r-y Inter-r-r-esting

Positive Thinking and Weight Loss?

"The study participants were randomly divided into two groups. The control group listened to a popular weight loss podcast currently on the market, and the study group listened to a weight loss podcast designed by the researchers and based on social cognitive theory, the belief that some learning can come from emulating the behavior of those we want to emulate. The control podcast focused on making cognitive changes to combat overeating and included ideas such as positive thinking to alter one's body image." LA Times - read the whole article above.

Law of attraction Pictures, Images and Photos

Yes, I'm very interested in the Law of Attraction!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ta Da!

Lost 2 1/2 more now 1/2 pound less than before the trip.


Only 70 lbs to go!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Back on Track!

When I returned from OBX I weighed in a whole 7 lbs heavier! Now almost a week later I have lost 5 lbs. Two more to go to break even.

Was it the orange sherbert (I loved every bite - 2 scoops and I chose it over the banana split I saw on the menu) or was it the pancakes my son-in-law made? Next year we are planning on going for a whole week so I need to stay on track and lose at least a pound a week. So now you know I need to lose at least 50 lbs ... more like 70! When I'm done I expect to float like a butterfly!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

If one blogs in the woods ...

If one blogs in a forest - and nobody listens - is it still a blog? I think so. I'm enjoying my online journal - another continuing conversation with myself.



How can I be living in a country where Health Care is not a right? How can sick people have their insurance cancelled? How can people die because they don't have insurance? Why am I living in a country that spends the most money on health care with the worse results for a developed country? Why is our infant mortality rate so high? Why aren't we smarter about this? Why don't we care?


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Confessions of a Mad Dieter

I've been dieting since June and I've lost 28 pounds. Oddly this doesn't equate to a smaller size clothes - just loose clothes. My fingers and feet are very skinny as my rings and shoes slip around.

I've had time to think about my pre-diet mind set. I watched a show called "Dance Your Ass Off". The people were really fat. Then they weighed in and some weighed less than me. This followed a conversation with my Doctor about how so many of my problems would be solved with a little weight loss. So I started counting calories and realized that even though I didn't eat a whole lot - it was high in calories. (This is even after the fact that I haven't had sugar for 2 years!) I found satisfying subsitutes and its been nothing but weight loss since.

Back to my pre-diet mind set. I have a lot of mirrors in my house. I love them - they open up a room and magnify the outside view. I became a vampire. I saw everything from an angle - never once did I appear in the mirror! When I held up the clothes I wore, they looked huge, and I thought "these clothes look so big" but when I put them on - magically they morphed into my self-image.

I'm still not in the mirror but who knows . . . soon?


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hidden Elephants

My Latest Favorite from HBO's True Blood!

Wrong About Everything - As Usual

My favorite "Wrong About Everything" Quote:

"And now the liberals want to stop President Reagan from selling chemical warfare agents and military equipment to Saddam Hussein, and why? Because Saddam 'allegedly' gassed a few Kurds in his own country. Mark my words. All of this talk of Saddam Hussein being a 'war criminal' or 'committing crimes against humanity' is the same old thing. Liberal Hate Speech! And speaking of poison gas ... I say we round up all the drug addicts and gas them"
. . . Rush Limbaugh, November 3, 1988