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Another day looking at the sights of Fall near the Columbia Gorge

Friday, October 18, 2013      9 comments

My husband and I took a picnic lunch with us Tuesday and drove to see the view from several places. First we stopped by Rocky Butte in SE Portland. Read more

A Day of Waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge

Friday, October 11, 2013      7 comments

The leaves are changing color here, and my husband wanted us to take a drive up the Columbia Gorge to look at leaves and waterfalls. It took us most of the day to stop at... Read more

If the wedding dress fits...

Saturday, August 31, 2013      11 comments

My daughter came over today and we found my wedding dress. I weigh today what I weighed on my wedding day, so we decided I should try it on. Here's a photo of me almost 36 years ago with my Dad. Read more

You're nothing but skin and bones!"

Monday, August 05, 2013      10 comments

So said a friend I ran into in the grocery store today whom I hadn't seen in over a year. I told her I'd worked hard to get to where I am, and she said she thought I'd looked good before. (35 pounds ago!) Really? I'd been feeling pretty ... Read more

Amazing (to me!) Non-scale Victory

Thursday, June 27, 2013      17 comments

My daughters are normal height women with tiny figures. (well, except in the bust.) This is a photo of us at Christmas when I weighed almost 144 pounds. My elder daughte... Read more

Changing my goal weight

Tuesday, June 11, 2013      9 comments

My original goal weight was 130. I was a bit below that on my weigh in day of March 23rd this year. Then I changed it to 129 so that I could say I'd lost 30 pounds. But I kept losing because I wanted some cushion pounds to make sure I did... Read more

Mission Accomplished... They're Married!

Monday, June 10, 2013      15 comments

What a weekend! Our daughter, Karen, was married on Saturday afternoon in Terrebonne, Oregon, 3 hours away from home (Portland). The hotel was 30 minutes away. The groom's brother owns a farm in sight of Smith Rock. Read more

A walk down Dad's memory lane through photos.

Friday, May 31, 2013      10 comments

I spent today with my sister at Dad's house going through old photos with him. We have spent at least one day a week with Dad since Mom died in June. We missed an opportunity to go through photos with Mom before she died, and thus lost foreve... Read more

Maybe I'm getting it?

Saturday, May 11, 2013      11 comments

It's been 7 weeks since I reached my goal of 130. Maintenance has been a dance of fine tuning the calories in vs. out and retraining my mind OUT of "weight loss mode." I always want to have enough calories left for an evening snack. It ... Read more

Vacation and Maintenance

Saturday, April 27, 2013      12 comments

My husband and I took Dad with us to the beach for four days. We went to Yachats (Oregon), which has lots of memories for our family. We had great weather, sunny skies and brisk winds. It made for a lot of "hat hair." Here is a photo of Dad... Read more

NSV at Doctor Visit

Wednesday, April 17, 2013      20 comments

My Doctor retired, so I had to find a new one in a new clinic. I really like the Doctor I chose...she LISTENED and didn't make me feel rushed. We covered a grocery list of topics. She told me one thing I never expected to hear a Doctor ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 3 Weeks at Maintenance... sort of.

Saturday, April 13, 2013      57 comments

March 23rd, I officially hit my goal of 130 pounds. I spent time basking in the glow of that accomplishment - 29 pounds gone. I didn't change my eating right away. I thought I'd lose bit more so every ounce gained wouldn't panic me. I ... Read more

Nylons with dresses or not?

Monday, April 08, 2013      15 comments

I've been looking for shoes to go with the dress I'll wear to my daughter's wedding in June. A salesclerk who fitted me with some of the shoes in his store told me "of course, you won't wear nylons with these shoes." Really? This is totally n... Read more

A Compliment from my Dad

Sunday, March 31, 2013      7 comments

Today after a joyous Easter service at Church, my husband and I went to my sister's home where 15 of our family members gathered to eat a jointly prepared meal together During the course of the day, my Dad, who has seen me every week since... Read more

Goal Exceeded!

Saturday, March 23, 2013      19 comments

I hit my goal weight early this week! Yay! I hoped that today, weigh-in day, the scale would still read 130 rather than more. (My scale sometimes likes to tease me.) It seems as though once I reached my goal, some more weight melted off... Read more


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