Since I was told the swan was a male, my friend Jen suggested the name Swanson. I liked it and it stuck. Anyway, Swanson has become so accustomed to us feeding him that he will wait at the back door until someone brings him lettuce or bread. He ... Read more
I have found that I am most motivated when I have some kind of challenge to shoot for.
Well, I really have a goal to lose 15 pounds by June 23rd. That is the date of my next doctor appointment. I am currently taking statins for high cholest... Read more
Although I met my weight goal in June of 2015, I apparently didn't learn how to eat when I am not trying to lose weight. My blood pressure is up again and my cholesterol is also high. I am trying to handle both these conditions without medicatio... Read more
It was cold, my knees were hurting and I hadn't done a race in a year. All those things added together would make it seem like the last thing you should do at Christmas time is to enter a race. But, this was a special race and I really wanted to... Read more
I know it sounds weird, but I am so freaking happy to be wearing a size 4!!!! Never in my life did I think I would wear that small a size. In my 20s, I wore a size 10 and I was in good shape. I weighed ten pounds less than I do now, but I think ... Read more
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Two weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Times came out to the house to interview me. There is a... Read more
I had seen and sat on a bench like this at the Botanical Gardens. After posting a picture, several people said the bench was really me. That made Vince start looking and he found this bench on Amazon. He put it together and ordered the separate ... Read more
I have to say, this is probably the longest I have ever stuck with anything, so there has to be something to it. I think first and foremost are the friendships that are formed. Some came and went, but I have also made some friends that I am sur... Read more
Well, I wasn't going to do this because I don't have an easy means of taking and uploading pictures, but when I read that I could describe them, I decided to enter a description of the things I have around the house.
Cozy slippers - I got a... Read more