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You know how when...

Monday, June 02, 2014      3 comments

You're just starting a new program and everything seems easy? You're full of optimism, the weight is just falling off, and even though you know in your brain that the quick loss is just your body being shocked by the healthier lifestyle that it ... Read more

I don't wanna

Sunday, June 01, 2014      4 comments

It's food prep day, and I'm not feeling it. Already decided I'm not getting to the stuffed chicken breasts and that I have enough in the freezer to get by until next food prep day. Beef stew is done, but still needs to be portioned and frozen. ... Read more

Graduation Day!

Saturday, May 24, 2014      5 comments

15 years ago, when we got a diagnosis of autism, I wasn't sure this day would come. Every IEP goal for the last 15 years, my eye has been set on this goal (and of course, raising an independent adult). Today was the day. I took off work ye... Read more

Crazy busy, aka typical, weekend!

Sunday, May 18, 2014      1 comments

Made my son help clean the house Saturday. He cleaned the upstairs and I cleaned the downstairs AFTER I mowed the lawn. After that, my everything hurt last night. You'd think with a power mower it wouldn't be so hard on my body, but it sucks eve... Read more

Back in the game

Sunday, May 11, 2014      12 comments

Don't have much time for anything fancy blog-wise, but made it a goal to blog weekly, so here's me keeping my commitment to myself, as perfunctory as it may be... Was surprised by my nearly 5 pound weight loss this week. Mostly because I wa... Read more

Body issues

Thursday, December 20, 2012      7 comments

I have a vivid memory from when I was about 10. My mom and my (deaf) aunt were complaining about their bodies. I'm not sure if I was just trying to get into the conversation, express empathy, or what, but in an "I feel you, sister" moment, I loo... Read more

Communication Breakdown

Saturday, November 24, 2012      8 comments

HAD to share a funny story from a family dinner last night. I have an aunt who's deaf. However, we only see her once a year or so, so my mom and I get really rusty on our signing. We've forgotten more than we remember and our finger spellin... Read more

Dusting off my chef's hat

Sunday, October 14, 2012      8 comments

I used to love cooking and baking. I actually had a bakery business plan written up at one point. I don't do heavy-duty cooking too much anymore. Don't have time during the week. Often too tired or busy with errands / chores on the weekend. ... Read more

The Five Stages of Weight Loss

Saturday, October 13, 2012      10 comments

Okay, before I got off on the BIL tangent, this was what I really came here to blog about. A co-worker / friend recently had a health scare and has gotten serious about losing weight. Now that she's devised her plan, she's very excited ab... Read more

Three is NOT company!

Saturday, October 13, 2012      8 comments

Doing pretty good getting back on track. Lost almost 3 pounds in the last 2 weeks. Doing fairly well staying within my food budget, too. Last weekend, I even made a big pot of minestrone and some brown rice and froze them in individual portions ... Read more

I love me some Haiku!

Saturday, October 06, 2012      5 comments

Ah...dear Nebraska... Summer right into Winter... What happened to Fall?... Read more

Excising a big, fat malignant tumor (long, rambling, soul-purging rant)

Saturday, September 29, 2012      10 comments

Been in a months-long funk lately. Canít explain it. Donít know where itís coming from. Donít like it. Training has been spotty. Thatís not so much a motivation issue as a life-getting-in-the-way issue. On mandatory 50 hours per week at wo... Read more

Race Day!

Sunday, September 16, 2012      8 comments

Had my first bike race today! It was an Olympic team triathlon (1500 meter swim, 40K bike ride, 10K run). I'm not a swimmer and I can't run with my arthritic knees, so got my friend who's a swimmer and she had a friend who's a runner. For m... Read more

I might be contagious!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012      11 comments

I hope I'm not jinxing it by putting it in writing, but things with my son have been going pretty well. His mood seems better. His attitude seems better. He's even doing better responding to his brother. Last week, he told me that next summ... Read more

Making exercise a family affair

Friday, August 24, 2012      4 comments

I was a little nervous about getting back on the bike today. Equilibrium is kinda important to cycling! On doctor's orders to ease back in to exercise, I had decided that I wasn't going to ride hard or long, just an easy 30 minutes. When I ... Read more


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