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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
Another Update to my GoFundMe campaign - 5/8/2015
Friday, May 08, 2015      1 comments

I slept in until 9am this morning, the latest I've gotten up in a very long time. Got dressed and took Kazé for an extended morning constitutional. I did a lot of thinking during the walk – especially as I passed properties that are being fixe... Read more
TOUCHING BASE 05.02.2015
Saturday, May 02, 2015      3 comments

Today would have been my 34th wedding anniversary. Its days like this that give rise to much introspection on my part – of where my life has taken me and where it’s going now. I’ve just finished my third week of work and I am glad that I have ... Read more
Desperate Times ... Life Makeover 3.0
Saturday, April 18, 2015      1 comments

Although I have excitedly begun my part-time job I am still falling further behind every day... I am not one to ask for assistance easily, but I finally broke down and created a GoFundMe page...I want to keep my home, get a car and move into the... Read more
Checking in
Saturday, April 11, 2015      2 comments

April 11th... So many changes in just the past couple-of-weeks: Erich & Haley moved into their new apartment so I am now officially living alone! I registered for my GRE and also for Section-8 housing since my home has gone into foreclosure. I h... Read more

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