Wedding Dress Shopping
My son's fiancee Jordan is so very thoughtful. She realizes that I have three sons, and was not involved much in the planning of the older two sons' weddings, so when she planned a trip to go dress shopping, she invited me. I had the best time. ... Read more
Everybody Is Different
I think this is a fact that is too often forgotten. I remember listening to a CD of a Barbra Streisand concert and she talked about how "Marvelous" it is that we're all so different, and about how "wouldn't it be boring if we were all the SAME?"... Read more
Cancer Research and a Political Rant Ahead (Warning)
In our cancer battle, all we really have is hope. Doctors never mentioned a cure or gave us any reason to hope for one--only treatment to extend life. We hope Du can beat the stats, as we are getting way too close to that average 4.5 year life e... Read more
Getting Over Christmas
Christmas is still alive at my house, at least in the fact that all my decorations are still up. I am always slow to take it down, and it seems this year, it tears at my heart more than usual, as I wonder where I will be next year when it's time... Read more
On Jan. 1, I turned 65. That's a significant number. I am actually somewhat relieved to reach this age, as it means I can get Medicare. While Du worked, I was on his insurance, but his sick leave runs out this month, and he will have to go on CO... Read more
A New Year and a New Start Over
Okay, after another falling off track over the holidays, I AM BACK! Youngest son, Chris and I joined another Diet Bet starting 1/4. Diet Bets helped me in 2014, when I lost my 35 lb. regain. This time it's 45 lbs. YIKES! How does this happen? I ... Read more
Still Plugging Away
It's been over a month since I blogged. But I didn't give up. NO! I will never give up. After a pretty good month from about the end of Oct. to the end of Nov. I lost 12 lbs. Lately, however, I've been struggling as I try to avoid the Christmas ... Read more
The Nitty Gritty of Morbid Obesity
Living 30 years in a morbidly obese (over 300 lb.) body, revealed to me the many inconveniences and actual horrifying reality of succumbing to an addiction. I consider myself as much an addict as anyone who is addicted to drugs or cigarettes. I ... Read more
Getting Back in the Groove!!!
The first nine months of this year I wanted so badly to find that motivation that is necessary for both weight loss and maintenance. For years (between 2009 and 2014) I had it. I kept wishing I could bottle that motivation I felt, because I knew... Read more
Slow But Steady
After a month of being back on track, I am down about four pounds. SLOW.....but at lest it's moving in the right direction. Yesterday I finally returned to One-derland, 199.2. That is fitting because five years ago on Nov. 3, I got into One-derl... Read more
Scale Finally Moving in the Right Direction!
I have been eating well for the last two weeks, ever since we got home from nephew's wedding. I came home from the wedding weekend with a cold, so had no appetite anyway, making it so much easier to quit binging. I didn't get on the scale until ... Read more
I weighed in one week ago, after I had been back on track for three days. The scale said 203.4. WOW! But I know it would be over 200 pounds, and I was prepared. Honestly, with the way I had been binging, I was a little relieved it wasn't even hi... Read more
Relishing the Respite
This Fall we have been given a chance to sit back and enjoy life, and it is all the sweeter because we know it won't last forever.
With the great report on Du's scans from last month (he is stable, and there is no metastases from the spots ... Read more
A Glorious Day!
Friday, Duane had scans. The last scans were done in January, and no one every contacted us with results. We tried to understand the report that was on the patient portal but it is in such technical terms. The oncologist did tell us a few months... Read more
Yesterday we went and looked at a townhouse that my sister-in-law told me about. A bingo-playing buddy of hers is selling it without an agent, and it is in a great location. We loved the roominess, it had a big living area with room at one end f... Read more
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