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Back Home After Dad's Surgery

Monday, June 08, 2015      1 comments

I returned home last night after a week in Alabama, visiting my parents and for my dad's colon surgery. I'm relieved to report that the surgery went well, and lab reports came back negative for cancer! While I was anxious about my dad's su... Read more

Back to Weight Watchers Meetings

Monday, April 27, 2015      3 comments

After many inconsistent months on Weight Watchers Online, I decided to go back to a Weight Watchers meeting last week. I was surprised to be down just a little bit from my last official WW weigh-in in January. Well, at yesterday's weigh-in I was... Read more

Starting Another Dietbet

Sunday, September 14, 2014      5 comments

My sister and I decided to start another Dietbet tomorrow, and that's really helping with the mojo. I have some fresh veggies already washed and cut in the refrigerator, and I've made another grocery list for this evening's store run. We w... Read more

Looking for Motivation

Sunday, August 31, 2014      5 comments

I've lost my mojo. Has anybody seen it? *sigh* Life's so busy, but I'm not the only busy person. I don't want to use "busy" as an excuse, but it's still a fact of life, especially right now. I'm three months away from finishing graduate sc... Read more

Moving On

Tuesday, April 01, 2014      5 comments

I'm not as grumpy about the Weight Watchers thing anymore. I started a new DietBet today, and am ready to roll! My sister and a fellow grad student are doing the same DietBet, and they'll be a great support system! Here we go!... Read more

Frustration with Weight Watchers Sign-up

Monday, March 31, 2014      2 comments

I haven't signed up for Weight Watchers yet, and I'm already frustrated with it! Why? Because I've spent a good 30-45 minutes trying to sign up online, without any luck! For some reason, it doesn't like the address I've input to mail my monthly... Read more

Checking In, Thinking about Weight Watchers

Thursday, March 20, 2014      4 comments

I've been busy with life, work, and school since my last blog entry on my birthday, but I haven't done much about my weight. I've been holding pretty steady, not losing but not gaining either. Now that Spring is here, it feels like a new start. ... Read more

50th Birthday

Wednesday, December 04, 2013      5 comments

I turned 50 today. I'm still processing this beginning of a new decade! I did weigh in today, and didn't like what I saw, but at least I know. I did weigh in a little bit less than I did on my birthday last year, so that's something. Work t... Read more

Progress on Dad

Wednesday, November 20, 2013      7 comments

I've really appreciated all the comments on my last post about my dad's second stroke. Thanks, everyone! Dad was released from the hospital day before yesterday, and is now in a local rehab facility. He's getting better, but progress is so ... Read more

My Dad's Second Stroke

Sunday, November 03, 2013      15 comments

My dad had his second stroke on Thursday night. It was mighty scary, but not because it was Halloween. He can talk a little, but can't walk or eat yet. Each day, we're hoping for a little more improvement, but the doctors and nurses tell us to ... Read more

Starting Another DietBet on April 8

Sunday, March 31, 2013      4 comments

Okay, I'm ready to start a new DietBet, Mission Slimpossible 3, starting on April 8! I've hit a plateau during this current DietBet, but being part of the game helped me stay the course better than I have before. I'm ready to jumpstart my weight... Read more

Join Me for Another DietBet on Monday, March 11!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      7 comments

I posted a few weeks ago about starting my first DietBet, where I'd be trying to lose 4% of my starting weight in 4 weeks! A big challenge, yes, but one I decided to accept! Well, "Mission Slimpossible" wraps up on Sunday, March 10. How have I d... Read more

Starting 4-Week Challenge Next Monday to Lose 4%

Monday, February 04, 2013      5 comments

Recently, one of the Facebook pages I follow, The Anti-Jared at
85102642711?fref=ts , mentioned starting a challenge on So far, the Anti-Jared's Challenge ha... Read more

Back in the Water

Sunday, January 27, 2013      3 comments

I went back to the pool last evening, rather than doing yesterday morning's water aerobics class. I walked 5 laps in the water, then did some exercises the PT suggested, including front, side, and back kicks holding onto the walk. It was a great... Read more

Overdid Water Aerobics :-(

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      6 comments

Last Saturday, I did a water aerobics class that really worked me! I tried my best to keep up, because I wanted to push myself. Well, I ended up injuring my knee. How do you hurt your KNEE in water aerobics?! I thought the water would save me (a... Read more

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