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Adjusting Goals

Friday, April 17, 2015      0 comments

When I decided to lose 50 pounds in two years, it sounded like a "cake-walk". That was before my sister was diagnosed with a terminal illness with me as the power of attorney and my mother suddenly needed 24 hour care. My husband filled in whi... Read more

Making assumptions about other's motives

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      2 comments

I was driving on a divided highway this morning. I was driving 65 mph which was the speed limit. A car started passing me and I noticed I had unconsciously increased my speed by a couple of miles an hour. I eased back to 65 and remembered com... Read more

Diversions from stress eating

Friday, March 20, 2015      0 comments

"Comfort Food" Even the words are comforting. However, since those are the things that got me this size in the first place, I need to try something else. Walking the dog. The weather is perfect. The dog loves it. I get exercise. And I n... Read more

Walking the Dog

Friday, March 13, 2015      0 comments

I was so happy to see the street sweeper had been through so I could take our little dog for walks again without hurting her paws. I had hoped we wouldn't run into too much salt on the sidewalks anymore. But I was horrified to find broken gla... Read more

On developing a backbone

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      2 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I had stopped at a casino and was sitting at a slot machine. A person I did not know came over and started talking to me. They didn't sit down and play but they were a distraction to my own play. I would have left the ... Read more

Attitude is everything

Saturday, January 03, 2015      0 comments

It seems strange, but my decision to be more productive in 2015 is actually working. I set a couple of daily goals. Modest goals. And having accomplished those early in the day has inspired me to surpass them. Maybe it is the sun coming ba... Read more

Holidays were great

Friday, January 02, 2015      2 comments

I got to spend quality time with a sister and a brother and my mother as well as some good friends. I enjoyed some good foods, but not enough to increase the amount of weight I need to lose, actually lost two pounds. Now I am back to "go" wher... Read more

New Year, New Picture

Wednesday, December 31, 2014      0 comments

I am currently showing an unflattering picture of myself on my profile. I have a better one in the wings, waiting for me to be that size again before I reward myself by posting it. Is that negative or positive reinforcement? Whatever, I am ... Read more

Now is a good time to...

Monday, December 29, 2014      0 comments

All that has come before has brought me to this point. Some of it was good and some unfortunate. Now is the time to take what I have learned and do what is needed to get me to my goals. Happy New Year.... Read more

Time wounds all heals

Saturday, November 29, 2014      0 comments

Karma. I am enjoying the blessings from all the good things I did in life. But I was not perfect so neither is my life. At this stage of the game there are many loses. My sister, my mother's memory, many of the people I worked with... but I... Read more

It is what it is...

Saturday, November 15, 2014      2 comments

I lost my baby sister to cancer this summer. About the same time my mother's dementia got to a point where I could no longer care for her even with home health care. It was tough to admit that. I try to visit her often, but daily visits were ... Read more

It will get better, it will get better....

Friday, August 22, 2014      2 comments

My kid sister died June 12. She was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March and opted to not take the chemo. She got hospice and they did a good job of minimizing pain. Now I am trying to sell her house. The stale cigarette smoke ... Read more

I matter

Friday, December 06, 2013      3 comments

It took me many years of stumbling and learning. I still have a lot to learn. But I finally think I found the core problem with my self worth. All my life I have been treated as though I don't matter. Thank goodness I have a supportive husba... Read more

All better now

Friday, November 29, 2013      2 comments

Today I had the tumors removed from my female parts. It was an easy "day surgery". I was in the operating room for only 45 minutes and experienced no discomfort. My hubby took me (poor guy had to get up at 6:30 am) and stayed with me. Thank... Read more

False alarm

Monday, November 04, 2013      2 comments

Looks like I over reacted, or all the prayers worked. My OB/GYN thinks she can just remove the worst growth and leave my uterus in tact. She is waiting for the results of yet one more biopsy before she schedules the procedure. I am partly rel... Read more

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