Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's worth it!

These little ones make me smile. Just an,  FYI the little guy in the cape (it's all he has on) had just fallen in the fountain...good thing the cape was off, so he had something dry to wear. I have nothing positive to report on the BFC front...I'm in survival mode for another 1 1/2 weeks.  I'll undo the 'damage' then!  Take care all.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


I flew in late last night and drove through the snow to make it home @ 2am. I wish I would have slept more than 4 hours...oh well, the week was worth it. I came home sick--I guess that happens when you burn the candle at both ends?
I'm home for (2) days and off for a (4) day continuing ed class...home for a few days, and husband has hand(s) surgery, and then and off to CA for a baby blessing...this will be a very quick trip, with more time on the road than in CA.
I really do think my life will quiet down?  I'm ready to be home for while...a long while.
It was fun trying to catch up on all your blogs this morning...take care.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

What have I been up too?

* Lots of baby cuddling & visiting with family...and more for today, as most of my children live in CA being here gives me that opportunity :)
* Turned 55 this week!!

I'm not worried about 'diet' (trying to be mindful though) & exercise-I have another few weeks of not being in my own environment. I'm determined not to go on  a diet drink frenzy though no matter what!
I may be the slowest 'loser' in BFC history!
Happy Day to you all

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Yep...CA again!

I got home this evening from a full (4) days of learning, I fly out early tomorrow afternoon...
Take care all-

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I thought of this fun picture to send you (you'll have to use your imagination, because I was too lazy to get my camera, and download the pictures...but I thought of you...that counts, right?)
. bottle of Pellagrino (did I spell that correctly) It's in a beautiful green bottle and has a lovely label.
. package of Stevia (also green package)
. a True Lemon package (the stuff is a box. You buy it by the Crystal light, but it doesn't have any fake sugar. This tastes pretty lemony-and has < one carb. There is also a true orange that is good too)
Mixed together in a large glass of water with plenty of ice--if you're feeling happy add a straw (the bendy ones is even better!)
Take a big sip and think of me...smiling.
I'm leaving  tomorrow for a (4) day continuing education class, and then to CA for one week with baby Georgia. Now my children fly me out to them (it's a nice gig). I'll check in with you all when I can.  You can think of me...enjoying my pre-perinatal massage class, and then holding baby Georgia for 7 days...I will be smiling.
Enjoy your day, and welcome to all the new ones who have joined my site. And a heartfelt thank you to my dear blogging friends who check in with me often. You uplift my days, and give me hope. Thank you.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

...for real comfort

According to Jane's where you go for real comfort.
Aren't we blessed to have a space that is ours? With it's mortgage, rental agreements, small or spacious ( I live in a townhome) , we have a place to call home.
It's a refuge to us-the place to catch our breath. Sometimes it's messy, and the fridge needs a good cleaning, and/or maybe there is laundry on the couch that needs to be folded?
 I think of it as a sacred space where we gather as a it's mostly just my hubby and I.
I had another good day-and I plan on having another today!  I feel like I've caught my breath...thank goodness for home.
P.S. I've lost 5 of the 7 lbs I put on during my diet soda, sugar/carb week.

Monday, March 5, 2012

3 Full Days

For (3) full days, I did it...
.no diet soda
 .no out of control sugar binges.
. I'm getting back on track with Fast Track
.--and being home helps...a lot!
Happy Monday to you all

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I'm trying...

Most of us on BFC believe (I know)  that diet soda isn't good for us. I admit that I love it-especially Coke Zero.
 Last week I drank at least one a day...24 hrs. after my last soda, I lost 2.5lbs. Crazy, huh?
I may never be the 'perfect' dieter. In my head, that's the person who sets certain rules for themselves, and never (ever)  breaks them. I'm flawed, I admit it.
With this confessional comes a sharing that I want to do better, be better, look better.  I know in a few weeks I won't feel as tempted.
I did well yesterday, and so far today is going well too...
I'm trying...

Friday, March 2, 2012


  1. Mojo is a magical charm bag used in voodoo, which has transmuted into a slang word for self-confidence, self-esteem or sex appeal.
As you know, I misplaced my mine...mojo that is...for a short time.
 I'm determined to find ALL of it...starting right now. Not at the next meal, tomorrow, or Monday...right now.
Actually, there is no 'magic' to weight loss/being healthy/looking great in your jeans.
I just got sidetracked...tired...overwhelmed.
(My life isn't any harder or more complicated than anyone's just mine)
 In a way, I lost myself.  It didn't happen all at never does.  (I've done this before)
May I share a few things I'm aware of may take me awhile to really sort this out:
1)   I wanted my children to be proud of me. In some way, I thought they might love or approve of me more if I were thinner.  When in fact, I really need to love/care/approve of myself with the same intensity that I've always given to matter what they say or do, or how they act.
2)   I'm getting bored with my 'diet', and I'm really missing fruit. However, I know how to 'spice' up my food life again.
So in reality, I'm searching for myself.
(P.S....I've gained 7 lbs from my lowest since I started BFC. I'm a little teary, but not deterred)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I'm a Grammy and other things too...

Just sharing my newest love...Georgia.
I'm also pondering the whys of my own weight loss/health journey...they've changed-and I need to look at that...I'll keep you posted.