When we stopped at Kimmel Orchard in Nebraska City Monday, after taking grandson to his summer camp, I picked up some juice-sweetened apple butter. Apple butter might be one of my favorite things in the world, and I had selected a regular jar (s... Read more
Monday afternoon Du and I drove our oldest grandson, Duncan (11) to Nebraska City (about 50 miles south of Lincoln) for a week-long Summer Camp. This is a camp sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who are Blind or Visua... Read more
Father's Day Celebration
We hosted the family for a barbecue yesterday. Great food, great family, great fun!
Oldest son Mark with his wife and three gorgeous kids. It was... Read more
This and That on a Saturday Morning
It's been a busy week, starring with the horrible news from my beautiful sister-in-law last Monday. She has pancreatic cancer, what a shock. We are still in disbelief, and have been texting her several tines a day asking how the various appoint... Read more
Cancer Really Really Sucks!
Yesterday I got a text from Du's sister, Karen. Karen is the one I wrote about in my blog a couple days ago. She is two years younger than Du (62), was born without hip sockets and walks with a decided limp, but is a wonderful, kind person and I... Read more
More on Addictions
In my new People magazine is an article by the first wife/significant other (?) and daughter of Lamar Odom, ex-professional basketball player, who famously battles an addiction to drugs. He almost died from a drug overdose a couple years ago and... Read more
Baby Gender Reveal Party
Life has changed since I had my babies. Not only do couples find out ahead of time the sex of the baby they are expecting, but they hold Gender Reveal parties, with ingenious ways to reveal the sex, not only to the party-goers, but to themselves... Read more
I am really picky about peaches. I LOVE a good peach, but do not like peaches that are bruised, too soft, mushy or TOO hard. I bought three peaches at the grocery store and since fruit is UNLIMITED on WW, I am eating my first one right now. It i... Read more
Down 11 Pounds since I started back on May 6!!
Weight Watchers seems to have been the kick in the butt I needed to get back on track. I had done okay since I decided I needed to lose this weight on May 6 (I remember, it was the day AFTER my 3-year-old grandson Noah's birthday dinner. We even... Read more
Day 3 of Weight Watchers
I'm feeling focused and strong since joining WW. I wasn't sure whether it would work to get me motivated again, like it did last summer, but so far, so good. The scale dropped to 198.2 yesterday, but back up to 199.8 this morning. I'm pretty sur... Read more
Back to the Beginning! I joined WW AGAIN!
Okay, it's been a week since I posted and I'm struggling again. I didn't do too badly, eating-wise, except for Sunday when we were invited to son's house for a Memorial Day barbecue. I overate, but got right back on the wagon yesterday. In fact-... Read more
Day 18 -- Working to Regain that FOCUS
I know I obsess about my focus, but it's what I call my drive to lose weight. I HAVE to have it, and it needs to be strong, I NEED to obsess over it, and it's the only thing that works for me. I'm working to get it back. I got to thinking if I l... Read more
Day 17 -- Focus Fading Just A Little
I need to work hard to get that extreme Focus I need to lose this regain BACK. It's essential, and over the weekend I lost it a little. No major binges, but some snacking occurred and meals weren't the greatest either. Then this morning: the sc... Read more
Day 15 -- Two Weeks of Focus
Two weeks ago I started back on my journey. The biggest change--NO snacking. I found a half a bag of granola here in the drawer by my computer yesterday. Out in the trash it went. Too much temptation. Granola is one of those supposedly healthy t... Read more
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Day 14 -- Interim Goals
During my first weight loss, the major one, when I lost 178 lbs. I set several interim goals. I had some close friends getting married in June of that year and promised myself I would be in the 240's by then. I made it, but only one person at th... Read more