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Halleigh Stars are Shining

Friday, February 25, 2011      8 comments

After Halleigh died and Dan and I were trying to explain to then almost 3-yro Taegan what happened to her sister (she knows more than we gave her credit for at the time - but that is another story for another day). Taegan knew Halleigh was sick... Read more

Waiting to exhale

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      6 comments

Breathe in... If you had a chance to change your life would you do it? Change your body, change your economics, change the options for your family...would you? What if it required sacrifices of time and responsibility changes...would you?... Read more

I am Vector

Monday, February 21, 2011      6 comments

Maybe it is because I am 41 and now doing that "mid life" contemplation of what I have done in my life, what I am doing with my life and what I want to do with my life. I have been re-evaluating just about everything and trying to find that hea... Read more

Mighty, mighty Crissy

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      7 comments

Old patterns are hard to break. It is not a one time deal and it is over and done with, at least not for me. I have found it is a day in and day out repetition of change. Even after a long time it does not mean that it is all over with. The ... Read more

On the bright side I am 6 feet tall

Friday, February 04, 2011      8 comments

I came home tonight from having dinner with some of the Spokane Sparkers (great dinner!) when I got news from my family that my grandmother is cancer free. We had been told that she stage IV cancer when it was thought to have spread from her co... Read more

Not a victim or a hostage

Monday, January 31, 2011      10 comments

My food issues have been with me for a long time. I don't know where they began. I look at baby of pictures of me and I know it is a healthy looking baby - but I also see the beginnings of what has been a battle my entire life. I thought at o... Read more

Changing my goggles

Saturday, January 29, 2011      5 comments

We all see things through the prisms of what we know and our history. None of us see the same thing the same way. A prime example would be where my sister and I belonged to the same organization for many years but ran in different circles of f... Read more

My Navigator

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      5 comments

I have been thinking about the paths I have taken during my life that have gotten me here. Not all the paths were by my chosing - but nonetheless it was still a path that had to be traveled until another path opened up to move on to. Sometimes... Read more

Ancient Chinese Curse

Saturday, January 22, 2011      9 comments

I remember reading in a book an ancient Chinese that loosely translates to "May you lead an interesting life" or "May you live in interesting times"...either way - I swear I have been cursed lately and am ready to have it stopped. In the last 1... Read more

Morbidly obese to Flab-lee-o-us

Friday, January 14, 2011      8 comments

I have gained and lost weight over my life lots of times. I would eat my way up through sizes as my emotions roiled and instead of dealing with them I would stuff them inside under layers of food. Then I would hit a bottom, focus on losing the... Read more

When the rubber hits the road

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      5 comments

The last 48 hours have SUCKED. I have been told 1) My grandma has stage IV cancer and they are still doing workup to determine pr.imary vs secondary sites and severity. She went to the hospital because of abnormal lab tests, was found to have ... Read more

It must be genetic

Monday, January 10, 2011      4 comments

Growing up my great grandmother and great aunt used to nut me up. They were both young women with families during the Depression. Both had been born around 1900. They were frugal women who did not waste things and saved things to be reused do... Read more

I have this disease called Dis-Ease

Sunday, January 09, 2011      8 comments

I have had a childhood rhyme in my head the last couple of days. I had to come up with 3 things to measure for participation in a challenge in one of my teams. I know no one forced me to pick the items I did but I did this one measurement and ... Read more

All I know is I am on my way

Saturday, January 08, 2011      8 comments

I was talking to a friend the other day about my weight loss plan and the reclaiming of my life one step at a time. It has been a long journey since Halleigh died - it still feels/seems like yesterday though I know time is marching on - heck E... Read more

Putting the fat suit on - temporarily

Thursday, January 06, 2011      9 comments

I knew of a woman who had a large amount of weight to lose and used to take pictures of her self with same weight items as she was on her weight loss journey. It started out with small objects and then grew to be babies, then children and final... Read more

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