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Wedding Shower Weekend
We traveled to O'Neill, Nebraska, (200 miles north) for future daughter-in-law Jordan's wedding shower. It was a delightful weekend, filled with family, friends, gifts and love. Jordan got many lovely gifts, and there was so much good food at th... Read more
Happy Birthday To My Du!
Du turns 64 today. We won't be able to celebrate with family, as we are headed out of town to go to prospective daughter-in-law's Bridal Shower, 200 miles north of here. But he and I (and DGD Amber, who is going with us) will go out for dinner t... Read more
A Scale Victory AND a Non-Scale Victory!
This morning, I hit a new all-time low on my journey down the scale trying to lose my latest regain. I've officially lost 50 lbs. of the 53 lbs. I put back on last year. At first I thought, 50 lbs wasn't much, until I realized it was 25% of my c... Read more
Staying Super Busy
We have remained super busy since returning from Vegas, with all the August birthday celebrations, and doctor appointments. I like to be busy, but sometimes I yearn for a day with no appointments during the day and nothing to do in the evening. ... Read more
You might have seen Batwings before, but THESE, my friends ARE BATWINGS!
I have (bravely) posted pictures on my blog before (several years ago I think) of my horrendous, and horrifying batwings. Someone said I should be brave enough to go out in public without covering them. Well--check these out:
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Celebrating Yet Another August Family Birthday!
Our crazy, busy August continues with another birthday party yesterday to celebrate Granddaughter Mia's 7th birthday. First was the "kid's" party at a local theater. It is closed, but they rent it out for private parties, so we all gathered to s... Read more
Plateaus and How to Beat Them
Okay so I lied. The title to this blog says I'm going to tell you how to beat a weight loss plateau. But I really have no clue. The entire month of July I was stuck in the mid 160's. I had set an interim goal to get into the 150's before we left... Read more
There's a Bright Golden Haze on the Meadow
This morning when I looked outside, I noticed a "bright golden haze" on the field next door, and that brings to mind a song made famous by Gordon MacRae in the movie, Oklahoma, "O What a Beautiful Morning!" And indeed it is.
The morning sta... Read more
Those Cringe-Worthy Moments
Those of you who have obesity (either current or in the past) in common with me will know what I'm talking about....Those times when, unwelcome as it is, you have to put yourself out there in front of people. And I'm just talking about the times... Read more
Catching up with Old Friends
This morning was Du's 3-month appointment with his Oncologist. The Doctor was so pleased with Duane's weight loss and wants him to keep going. He said obesity has been shown to be favorable to cancer growth. Duane is NOT obese, but he's lost 25 ... Read more
More August Birthday Fun
Thanks for the kind comments on my last blog, about my being too hard on myself. I guess the point I was trying to make about "being tempted," was that I had NOT been tempted since joining WW at the end of April. I was SO STRONG in my resolve to... Read more
Just When You Think You've Got It All Figured Out.....
You figure out you will NEVER have it all figured out. I struggled yesterday. I have seriously not even been tempted to binge since starting WW in late April. I've been super focused on hitting that goal and doing whatever it takes to get there.... Read more
To Paraphrase Babs: "Oy....What a Trip!"
We got back from Vegas late Tuesday night, and after a slight snafu with our luggage, made it home around midnight. We knew Du was having problems with his nephrostomy (kidney) tube, so headed to the specialty clinic where he goes bi-weekly to g... Read more
Made my 150's goal and Even kept the 10K streak alive!
Here I am at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas! Before we left yesterday (before 4 am), I weighed myself and finally hit those 150s, which was an interim goal before we left: 158.4. Now I need to be diligent while we are here so I don't find myself bac... Read more
We Leave Tomorrow to See Miss Barbra Streisand in Concert!
I've been busy all day, packing, trying to think of everything we will need, preparing the pets for their time without us, and asking my kids to check the house. Chris has agreed to stay here while we're gone. That will work out nicely!
The... Read more