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Never Quit the Journey!
Thursday, July 17, 2014      4 comments

While I was growing up, my charismatic dad worked as a high school administrator in some very small school districts in Washington State. He, therefore, gave several (fabulous) graduation addresses to these communities. One of these, “Life is a ... Read more
Positive Results!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013      6 comments

Finally, at long last, the scale is moving down again! I still haven't figured out what caused me to overeat purposefully for all of those months, but it was obviously an emotional reaction. Rather than focusing on the negative, though, I choose... Read more
Good Girl?
Thursday, August 22, 2013      8 comments

I've been a good girl - - fairly consistent the last two weeks, stayed within my calorie range, and chopped plenty of firewood. (I even got a blister; I was so proud!) However, the scale hasn't budged. Am I discouraged? No, I am not! I feel grea... Read more
Finally Back On!
Friday, August 02, 2013      8 comments

I've finally drug myself back onto the eating healthier and being more active wagon. Yee hah! I even stayed within my calorie range (averaged over the past 7 days). That even included a three day mini vacation and eating at a fabulous buffet eve... Read more
The Wedding!
Monday, April 29, 2013      5 comments

The wedding went great! I was able to control my voice and keep it from cracking with emotion, and we got through the formalities all right. Here's part of the script I used, which talks about the difference between the days, weeks, and months b... Read more
Friday, April 19, 2013      5 comments

It's Friday! Whoo hoo! To follow up on my last blog: I raked about half of the yard over spring vacation before the rains came, and I've been fairly successful at increasing my workout time every couple of days. However, I still haven't gotten b... Read more
Spring, Finally!
Saturday, March 30, 2013      4 comments

It is the beginning of spring break for me, or will be as soon as I finish grading papers and posting grades! God has blessed us this year with a forecast that truly looks like spring. It will reach 60 degrees here for the first time this season... Read more
No Quitting Allowed!
Thursday, March 21, 2013      1 comments

Please stop and sign this pledge....let's do this together Thursday, March 21, 2013 Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pledg... Read more
5 Pound Gain!
Sunday, March 17, 2013      5 comments

Although I'm still tracking my caloric intake, I haven't been exercising regularly over the past two weeks. Over the holidays, I ate LOTS, but kept exercising and didn't gain. So, the lesson is clear: I must stay active. I've almost given up sta... Read more
Now I Can Loose It!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      5 comments

It's so typical for me; shortly after the crisis passes, I become a basket case! So, despite the fact that I'd used all of my best stress-relieving skills (talk to friends and family, go for walks, indulge in comfort food, take some time each da... Read more
Sunday, March 10, 2013      1 comments

Phil's stable, although they may give him one more pint just to "top him off." We're hoping he gets to come home tomorrow. I'm exhausted! What a rotten week to move the clocks forward. :/ I'll get tho bed early and be ready for work tom... Read more
Kicked Out of ICU!
Saturday, March 09, 2013      6 comments

All of Phil's tests show no major bleeding issues, so evidentially his spleen is just eating his blood. So, today they kicked us out of intensive care, and both of us are looking forward to a better night's sleep. The doctor is trying some new m... Read more
Phil Update!
Thursday, March 07, 2013      4 comments

My sweetie suffers from hep. C and end stage liver disease because of it. So, yesterday we took him to the local VA, and his blood counts were all really low, so they sent us to the nearest V A hospital (a two hour drive). They decided to fill h... Read more
Oh, My Gosh!
Sunday, February 17, 2013      5 comments

Two fabulous weekends in a row will raise my expectations for next weekend (no problem, I have appointments with a seafood buffet and a swimming pool at the casino next weekend, I'm covered!). Yesterday and today were just great, and they've lef... Read more
Thankful for Good Friends!!
Monday, February 11, 2013      5 comments

What a fabulous weeked! Although several factors played roles in making it great, just one factor made it super-awesome: good friends. On Saturday we had a night out to celebrate a friend's birthday. Fun-o-rama! Good food, excessive tequil... Read more

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