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A Frustrating Start to the New Year...
Monday, January 15, 2018      7 comments

January 15th... 2018. Health & Fitness-wise it's been a very frustrating first two weeks of the New Year... my weight is higher than ever - I've now put back on 30-pounds over my lowest and I'm feeling miserable... our family even formed our own... Read more
a new tactic in the war on fat...
Friday, August 18, 2017      1 comments

August 18th… I am changing my weight tracker back to 136-pounds – not because I want to fool anyone or delude myself but because honesty hasn’t made a difference so I am trying a new approach – flooding my visual field with the number 136. Alth... Read more
miracles do happen when you're brave...
Sunday, July 16, 2017      4 comments

One of the things I did this weekend is somewhat of a miracle and a huge act-of-bravery on my part – I gave away my bathroom scale – that’s right – I have no way of weighing myself at the present moment. My obsession with those numbers was drai... Read more
how bad do I want it...?
Saturday, July 01, 2017      6 comments

July 1st... 2017 -- I am not in a good space right now - still fighting my weight and losing confidence in myself to know what to do. I tried not weighing myself for a few days and discovered I had only gained more weight. I know I am retainin... Read more
Sunday, May 21, 2017      5 comments

May 21st... Re-set my weight trackers to more accurately reflect the ups-and-downs of my weight since weighing my lowest back in February. I now have a much more accurate view of this frustrating time. Today I weighed 145-even. I need to show... Read more
Mother's Day 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017      2 comments

May 13th… 2017… Ten years ago on this day, the Saturday-before-Mother’s Day, my mama, Hildegard Warner went home to be with her Lord and Savior. I normally don’t speak in such pointedly religious terms but there is no other way to describe Mama... Read more
Monday, April 17, 2017      7 comments

I am so incredibly bummed out and I need support... I have been off my feet since March 22nd due to foot surgery and despite what I think has been a good effort on my part I am now 11-pounds heavier than my lowest weight... I am morose and angry... Read more
You'll Never Believe What I Did...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      7 comments

I have been reading Geneen Roth's book "Women, Food and God" (Geneen Roth is one of my "gurus", Marsha Sinetar is the other). I have learned so much about self-love & trust from her books and journey. But today I did something I don't think I... Read more
Friday, June 03, 2016      2 comments

I have officially bought my last pack of cigarettes... This is my "quit smoking" kit until I see my doctor again on June 20th... I am scared to death of gaining weight and/or failing at this... However I am committed to this even more! Say a pra... Read more
Acknowledging Setbacks & Celebrating Victories
Friday, June 03, 2016      4 comments

I re-set my weight track on SparkPeople this morning to reflect my true weight as of this morning – 149#. I am pleased to be back in the 140s after bouncing around in the 50s for the better part of a week. But I realized something upon waking ... Read more
frustrated and fat...
Friday, March 11, 2016      2 comments

March 11th... My weight has re-calibrated itself stubbornly – whether I eat or don't, exercise or lounge, fiber or mush doesn’t seem to produce any tangible result. Although I know my mental state is exacerbating this I feel puffy and fat and e... Read more
The End of One Era... The Beginning of the Next
Friday, September 11, 2015      3 comments

Dearest Friends & Family It’s been a little under 36-hours since I left the courtroom after learning the outcome of this long home foreclosure process. In a nutshell I have been given 60-days (November 10th) to vacate this property and fin... Read more
Jackson Tyler Ruszczak - my grandson
Saturday, August 22, 2015      1 comments

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July 1st... 2015
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      2 comments

July 1st 2015… Today is my 25th Anniversary of moving to Rockford. I approach this milestone with a mixture of deep gratitude, unending joy and dee... Read more
the ebb and flow of life...
Saturday, May 30, 2015      2 comments

I have reset the weight tracker on SparkPeople because I am ready to live in the real world and not just the one of wish. Life is never as static or as simple as fixed numbers depict & the amount of work needed to make life good should be honor... Read more

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