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The many faces of me

Saturday, February 28, 2015      7 comments

Just thought it would be fun to... Read more

9 lbs. and Counting!

Saturday, February 21, 2015      9 comments

So, I decided to check my progress reports, specifically weight loss. On this very day last year, I weighed 9 lbs. more than I do today! WOW!! What a wonderful surprise! Read more

Keeping it simple

Saturday, February 14, 2015      11 comments

Since my hubby & I are both working hard to lose weight, we decided to skip the usual Valentine's Day dinner out. Instead, we grilled asparagus for the first time along with roasted red potatoes and sirloin tip steak. I rarely eat steak but deci... Read more

Day 6: 100 Days of Weight Loss

Friday, February 06, 2015      11 comments

My hubby & I have completed 5 days now. We spend @ 15-30 minutes daily on each lesson; usually after dinner. He downloaded the book to his Ipad and I'm reading it on my Kindle app. Anyway, this is a time for us to connect (since we both have iss... Read more

100 Days of Weight Loss

Saturday, January 31, 2015      9 comments

I have decided to work the 100 Days of Weight Loss program. Tomorrow will be my first lesson and I'm ready to go! This program is based on the book by Linda Spangle. It addresses behavioral/psychological issues related to weight loss. I will let... Read more

Dealing with another Loss

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      20 comments

My first husband's Mom passed away last week. emoticon I adored her and we were good friends. She was my true Mom;... Read more

Christmas Miracle

Monday, January 12, 2015      6 comments

I'm happy to say I kept my weight down over the Holidays... only gaining one lb.!! This is a miracle because normally I gain 5-8 lbs this time of year. Something must be clicking!! Read more

Update: Passages

Sunday, January 04, 2015      6 comments

My mother-in-law passed away on December 4th.. just 2 weeks after moving to a new assisted living facility. We were informed that the cause of death was due to a blood clot to the lungs/heart. Although this was unexpected, I guess it has saved h... Read more

Changes in the Air

Monday, September 29, 2014      7 comments

My mother-in-law has been living in a care center attached to a hospital. She has been receiving excellent care for Parkinson's disease. This has given my husband & I peace of mind, knowing that she is getting the best possible care. Unfortunate... Read more

Road Trip

Saturday, September 27, 2014      4 comments

Tomorrow morning we'll be heading to Baker City, OR to visit my husband's family. My mother-in-law has Parkinson's disease so we'll be visiting with her at the care center and then taking her to lunch. My stepson, his wife, and 3 year old son wi... Read more

Moving On

Saturday, September 20, 2014      7 comments

So, I was successful with my exercise baby steps last week.. This week I will aim for that elusive 30 minute daily goal. emoticonRead more

Exercise Frustration

Saturday, September 13, 2014      14 comments

Why can't I be more consistent with my exercise goals? My goal is 30 minutes daily to include stretching and some type of cardio; usually walking and/or riding on my stationary bike. I've been successful with the 10 minute daily challenge but my... Read more

Art in the Park

Friday, September 05, 2014      4 comments

Tomorrow my husband & I will be attending Art in the Park. This is an annual tradition for us. We met for the first time at this event and we were married in the Rose Garden which is centrally located in the park. Hopefully, we can stick to our ... Read more


Saturday, August 30, 2014      7 comments

Butters was found this evening 2 blocks South of our home. He is worn out and dirty but seems ok. Thanks so much for the kind words of support.... Read more

Sad couple of Days

Saturday, August 30, 2014      8 comments

My beloved cat Butters has gone missing. He is 14 years old and has been part of our family for 11 years. I really don't think he could survive for very long outside so I am very worried. He has the typical signs of aging including arthritis, lo... Read more

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