The Twilight Zone: Shopping in the Misses Department
"You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind and size. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the sign post up ahead, your next stop...The Twilight Zon... Read more
Breast Cancer Awareness
When I was about 3 or 4 years old there was an older neighborhood lady we called Miss Rosie. Although she was married she didn't have any children of her own and always kept her kitchen stocked with candies, cookies and kool aid to give to us ne... Read more
A Letter To My Mother
Happy 71st birthday! I hope you're having a big party today with Doodee, Pop, MawMaw, and all your family and friends. I wanted to take this time to say thank you for everything! Your love, laughter, friendshi... Read more
Laying Aside the Weight and Moving on to Stage 4
This may be my longest blog. I hope it fits!
An email came this morning offering me the chance to move on to SparkPeople Stage 4. For those who haven't gotten that far, in this stage if you've reached your weight loss goal it helps you mainta... Read more
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...
OK, this is getting harder! It seems my last 30something pounds think they're Jesus and want to be with me always. I DON'T THINK SO! I have been so angry because it's taking so long to get out of the 170s. I can't understand it! Then yesterday w... Read more
Confessions of a Pasta Addict
For dinner tonite I made spaghetti using 98% lean ground beef, multigrain angel hair pasta with Omega3, and an organic sodium free pasta sauce I bought at a health food store. I had corn and green beans on the side. Not a bad meal, right? Well, ... Read more
I Can't Believe...
I can't believe I've come this far! I've tried to change before but I always gave up and went back to my old habits. I can't believe this is me actually exercising! Me, who used to play sick at P.E., who used to get tired just watching Richard S... Read more
I Am Woman
(Helen Reddy and Ray Burton)
I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'Cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever g... Read more
Saying Goodbye To 2 Old Friends
Well, I finally got up the nerve to go brassiere shopping. I had put it off out of fear actually. I knew "The Girls" had gotten a bit smaller and I didn't want to know how much. I have had breasts since I was 9 years old. Other girls in my neigh... Read more
Give the devil a black eye!
Does it ever seem that every time you try to make a step in the right direction, start making some progress, and positive changes are happening something or someone comes along to try and derail it? That's what happened this week. I was doing fi... Read more
I'm thinking of trying some new activities. Can you still buy archery equipment in a store? I don't mean little kids stuff with suction cups on the tips. I'm talking bows and arrows like in the Olympics! I'd love to learn that.
I've never bowl... Read more
Jolly my foot!
For some reason the word "jolly" has always been associated with fat people. I haven't met a jolly fat person yet myself included. Let's face it-being fat is uncomfortable, mostly depressing and frustrating. Look at Santa Claus. The guy has one ... Read more
Acting My Age?
I turned 47 last month and it hit me-I really am middle aged! In a few years, I'll be eligible for senior citizens discouts and AARP will be sending me mail. If I was still teaching I'd be 5 yrs away from retirement ... Read more
Sometimes as career women, wives, mothers and caregivers we become so busy we forget to do nice things for ourselves. We're in the process of self renewal and while we work this weight off, don't forget treats like facials, manicures, pedicures,... Read more
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Stuck in the mid 80s
I can't get past the mid 180s for some reason!
Frustrated! Send help!... Read more