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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 d... 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 f... 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... 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

FUTURE - Here I Come!

Sunday, April 05, 2015      3 comments

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touching base...

Saturday, January 24, 2015      2 comments

January 24th... Gosh darn it - If I would just stop putting things into my mouth that I know I shouldn't be eating or drinking re-losing those pesky five pounds wouldn't be so darn hard! But alas, I haven't been able to sustain my obedience for ... Read more

O DEAR

Friday, December 19, 2014      1 comments

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The Fat Beast

Friday, October 10, 2014      4 comments

I am at my lowest weight in decades - 159-1/2 pounds and I feel amazing! I walk my pooch at least once a day and frequently we walk 2-3 times for about an hour at a time. It has really benefited him as well - he has slimmed down and the vet is... Read more

The sweet successes of summer 2014

Saturday, July 05, 2014      4 comments

I haven't weighed this in decades - I am 167-1/2 pounds on my super-accurate (even when I wish it would cheat) digital scale. I feel better and look better. Walking the dog three times a day has definitely helped, as has the increase in daily ac... Read more

for all this I give thanks...

Thursday, November 28, 2013      5 comments

THANKSGIVING DAY Thursday, November 28th I woke up early this morning, having gotten a good nights sleep. I immediately began to think about the meaning behind this day as I do every year, in part, I think, because I am a writer and archiv... Read more

September 5th 2013...

Thursday, September 05, 2013      3 comments

I am back at school and deliriously happy and productive. Better still I am sober, starting to exercise, and making some profound emotional changes with respects to how I view life, eating, and adhering to a "LIFE PLAN" instead of "DIETING" ~~~ ... Read more

the last two years... a short summary

Monday, August 19, 2013      5 comments

This is a copy of the letter I sent to the Admissions Department of NIU... I thought I would share it here because I think it sums up succinctly what the last two years have been like... I began the Fall 2011 semester with a 3.893 cumulativ... Read more


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