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i'm doing this for me. my goal is to lose 10% of my current weight in 6 months. that may not seem like a huge challenge but i have struggled to get back on track for a couple of years. i was doing great but have a huge amount of stress in my li... Read more
trying to move forward
i'm stuck for now. i've been diagnosed with diverticulosis and am on antibiotics for treatment. i finally weighed in at the doctors. a 20 lb gain in 2 years. at least i'm not back to square one but it feels like it.... Read more
difficult times, positive possibilities
i'm searching for the silver lining. i live in the san joaquin valley of central california. we were rates the 5th saddest city in the nation this week as housing prices fall, foreclosures increase and unemployment is about 16% (compared to th... Read more
on feb. 11, our male cattin, bourdain, died. my son wanted to take him to the emergency vet. i felt we could wait a few hours to see our regular vet and i should have listened to my son. bourdain died just before they opened. i will never no... Read more
work out early
sometimes the day just gets away from us. try to get up a little bit earlier and get your workout done before you start the day. you'll feel good about yourself and if you can get more in during the day, all the better.... Read more
sometimes mothers are wrong
from the time i was little when i was feeling sick, my mother told me to "eat something and you'll feel better". what a rot!! lol. this has stuck with me for years and years. i still find myself eating more when i feel sick in some sad attem... Read more
controlling what i can
many of you know, i've been stressing over my job. nothing is settled therefore it remains a worry. the other day i made a list of all the proactive things i have done and a list of what to do if things do not go well. i'm going to let the pap... Read more
waiting is hard
i have faxed in information to my surgeon as to what employee health wants me to do regarding light duty. if he ok's it, he needs to list what restrictions will be required.
honestly, i take a strong dose of medication for depression. i... Read more
searching for the window
they say that for every door that closes, a window opens. so far, i've looked but haven't found it. i'm hoping it appears soon.
k... Read more
that right now things in my life were stable. i grew up in such a dysfunctional home, about as bad as it could be. i have prayed for strength many times. sometimes things have improved. other times, no so much. it all comes down to having no... Read more
i've been through almost 2 years of workmans comp. due to a work related injury. yesterday the surgeon said it's time to go back to work. initally starting with part time hours. in speaking with my supervisor, i find that they are fully staff... Read more
this may be strange...
yesterday morning i did some errands, took a lot of clothes to goodwill, weighed in (lost .6 lb) and realized i felt happy. this is not the norm for me. usually i'm kind of neutral in the feelings. was it the weight loss? giving clothes to th... Read more
this time it's for me
eight years ago i lost about 70 lbs. i was having an emotional meltdown and have come to realize that at that time, food was about the only thing i could control. i had anorexic days - i remember going 3 days without eating at all. terrible,... Read more
sometimes competition isn't healthy
i've been in groups in the past where there was great competition to lose weight. for me, it was almost fatal.
as hard as it is to admit, in some ways, i am a type A person. within the group, there was someone who was always the "weekly... Read more
spike died this afternoon. he was a wonderful friend and i will miss him so much. he had a good life, he had a home and he was loved.
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