I'm a Real Writer?
Okay, maybe not. But Carla Birnberg, whose blog I started reading when I was losing weight originally, is quite a character. Love her and reading about her crazy busy life in Austin, Oakland, then back to Austin! She has a 9-year old daughter sh... Read more
Not Getting Any Easier
I am working super hard to get Du on Disability as soon as possible. I got all three forms from the doctors, and turned them in, along with the forms we had to fill out, to our Benefits Office, they will fax them into the Disability Insurance pe... Read more
Today I'm so grateful for a Supreme Court that realizes it's not right to deny rights to any one group of people based on anything at all. Thursday they upheld the ACA once again. What a relief. Nebraska, as one of the states with a Republican G... Read more
THAT is a very ugly number. Oh I was thrilled to see the scale drop below 200 lbs. in November of 2010. It had been a major interim goal to get below 200 lbs. by my 60th birthday and I made it with almost two months to spare. But today? HOLY COW... Read more
A New Day and a New Start
Okay, I'm feeling good about getting back on track with my eating this morning. It's so hard for me to get back after I fall off, it takes months and months, and that leads to huge gains. I'm still scared to get on the scale, but if today contin... Read more
I've Been Naughty
I have been so bad lately. I can't seem to get my snacking under control. Once again, as Joy Bauer said about me on the Today Show back in 2012, "Pam's meals are fine, it's the snacking that's out of control." But every day is a new chance to do... Read more
Saying It and Doing It.....
.....Are two very different things. Our counselor told us to quit worrying about our son, and to make him find his own place and for us to concentrate on having fun, as we face this terminal diagnosis. "Okay," we said, "We'll quit worrying." We... Read more
Du & I went to our counseling session Friday. It went well. I wasn't sure how it could possibly help, as our situation is so bleak, but his advice: ENJOY life, HAVE FUN, and do NOT worry about son's situation. He suggested we tell son to get his... Read more
I wrote a long blog last week about recent occurrences around here, but then decided it was just too personal, so I didn't post it. Suffice it to say that son's marriage imploded almost two weeks ago, his wife finally kicked him out (got tired o... Read more
Birthday Party and Lunch
I had a wonderful time at little Noah's first birthday party Saturday night. His mom and dad (my oldest son) hosted and they made tacos for everyone, and with her large family, I think there was 25 people there. She made lots of taco ingredients... Read more
Loss....and Anticipating Loss
As we grow older, we experience so much loss in our lives. I think for that reason, more than any other, the statement "Growing Old is Not For Sissies," is true. Loss is so hard. I remember losing my mother suddenly in 1990, almost 25 years ago ... Read more
The Hunger Beast
I have done much self-analysis over the years. I try to figure out WHY I eat, WHAT is the worst time of day for me (for eating), and if there are certain foods that are triggers for me. I have not come up with many conclusions, but lately I have... Read more
Is This What Normal Feels Like?
I got some kind of flu bug this weekend. It started Friday after dinner,. I had chills, not the kind that go away, but the deep chill where you could put a million blankets on and still be freezing. I knew during the night, I was getting sicker ... Read more
None of my sons or other relatives read my blog here, so I feel somewhat safe in sharing private details about them. Perhaps I shouldn't, but it helps sometimes to talk about how much I worry about each of my three sons.
My sons are all gro... Read more
The REAL Finish Line
Sometimes we think, "When I get to that goal weight, I will be finished." And our belief that we will be finished is so false. We will never be "finished" until we are called home, and since most of us don't know when that will be, for now, we c... Read more
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