S*#! Just Got Real!!
For over two and a half years I have been dealing with the somber reality of losing my Du much before I'm ready. But as his health has been fairly good, I don't think I really understood....
Yes, I've been thinking about it, stressing over ... Read more
Downsizing--In More Ways Than One
The thought of downsizing our household from living on a 3-acre lot with a 2,500 square foot home down to a little tiny lot and probably no more than 1,200 square feet is a tad overwhelming. I have always loved decorating for all the holidays. I... Read more
Update on "Back on Track" Progress
I have been putting forth more effort lately to find my way back to the weight loss phase of my life. When we returned from our second vacation trip on July 28, I pledged I would get back on track the following day. I did. But my attempts have b... Read more
Growing Weary of This Roller Coaster Ride Called Life
One of my favorite movies is Parenthood, and my favorite quote from the move is below:
[Gil has been complaining about his complicated life; Grandma wanders into the room]
Grandma: You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a ro... Read more
Top Ten Reasons to RE-LOSE the RE-GAIN
As I start Day 5 of being back on track, I wanted to try and remember some reasons why re-losing this gain was important. Just writing them down will hopefully help keep me motivated.
1- Health. As we age, so many things go wrong with our b... Read more
I've been away for a while and I won't lie. I binged. I ate everything in sight and now I'm afraid to get on the scale, I'm pretty sure I've left ONE-derland. My plan, to stay on track for ONE WHOLE WEEK before seeing what the scale has to say n... Read more
Mondays Are For Starting Over
I know you don't have to wait until Monday to start over, but it sure seems like a good day to get back on track.
My close friend Nancy lost her battle with cancer Saturday morning. It is affecting me very deeply, as I told Du, more so, I t... Read more
Life is a Roller Coaster
I am an absolute mess today. I can't quit crying....so much loss and grief and difficulty in this cruel old world and in the midst of all that we personally got some good news. What a roller coaster. Did you see the movie, Parenthood? It's a gre... Read more
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
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