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It's a Boy!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009      8 comments

Today was a very exciting day. My second grandchild was born. Michael Timothy 8lb 3oz and 18 1/2 inches long. Mother and baby are doing just fine. I am thankful that he will never know me as Fat Grandma. Tonight I am watching my 3 year old gr... Read more

My visit to LA Fitness

Sunday, June 14, 2009      7 comments

Ok so I got a post card in the mail a couple of weeks ago inviting me to the new LA Fitness in my area. I thought I would check it out. I wanted to see what kind of water fitness classes they had. I go to the local YMCA now but there is nothing... Read more

Getting Serious

Thursday, June 11, 2009      5 comments

Well my vacation has officially started.The last few weeks I have felt like a hypocrite because I haven't been exactly been following my plan. My goal is to lose 20 pounds over summer. I have been getting into some old habits in the last few w... Read more

Girls Night Out

Saturday, June 06, 2009      5 comments

I had so much fun yesterday. Six of us went to Los Angeles to see Dirty Dancing on stage. As the day went by I had noticed several different things about myself that I can say are the result of my new lifestyle changes. First of all, there wa... Read more

Prom 2009

Wednesday, June 03, 2009      3 comments

I finally went to a prom. Well sorta, Today was prom at the recreation center for the developmentally disabled. I work there in the afternoons in an afterschool program for disabled... Read more

Walking my Doggy

Monday, June 01, 2009      7 comments

Today was the first time I walked my little doggy, Marley. I am a first time dog owner. I have always had house cats. We had a good time on our walk. It is funny how strangers will talk to someone with a dog while just passing by that same pers... Read more

I actually took a bath!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009      5 comments

It has been a very long time since I have been able to take a sit down bath. So about a month ago I began to think that I should try. Now for the normal person taking a bath does not usually take any planning. I thought to myself "what it I g... Read more

Looking forward to summer

Sunday, May 24, 2009      2 comments

I am so lookingforward to summer this year. I work for the school system so summer means less work. With the economy problems my district is cutting back. I usually work summer school but this year I am sharing a summer school position with a c... Read more

Best Day Ever!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009      5 comments

Today I checked off something on my bucket list. For the last 3 years my daughter has worked at a high end ladies clothing and housewares boutique type store called ANTHROPOLOGIE. At my size I could only buy by stuff like dishes there. The larg... Read more

No more worries

Saturday, May 09, 2009      4 comments

Tomorrow my daughter wants to take me shopping. The thing is that in the past I would have began to worry that I would not be able to do any walking. It is such a great feeling to have that lifted from me. I am looking forward to the day instea... Read more

Just one short year ago....

Tuesday, May 05, 2009      5 comments

Each May we take our students to our local community college. As I walked around the campus I thought about just how much everything has changed for me in the last year. One short year ago I could not walk around the campus at all. I planted m... Read more

After Glow

Sunday, May 03, 2009      4 comments

Well it's over.. the convention that is. I had such a good time. The speakers were great. It was nice to be able to connect with others too. It was like a kind of make believe world, that you never see, had come to life for me. Even though I ha... Read more

Complements

Thursday, April 23, 2009      1 comments

Complements aren't always easy to handle. Sometimes it's my mood and sometimes it is the way it is said. Most of the time a simple, you look nice today is enough. With me sometimes all of the gushing attention seems so phoney. I don't want to ... Read more

Getting Excited

Wednesday, April 22, 2009      3 comments

Weekend after next in the Sparkpeople.com convention in San Diego. I was contacted by Grant from Sparkpeople to be interviewed while attending. They are asking for success stories, before pictures and other personal items to contrast the weight ... Read more

Getting Control of My Emotions

Sunday, April 19, 2009      2 comments

It is funny that just one little stressful thing can send us back into old behaviors. I have really been struggling this past week with old habits. Why? I got a puppy... you know, to take for walks and be company for me. Wow, how stressful. It... Read more


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