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
Reading for Weight Loss/Maintenance Motivation
I remember back in 1980, when I lost over 100 lbs., my sister-in-law gave me a stack of Weight Watcher magazines. I found the stories in the magazine so motivating and wished that I had MORE of those magazines to read to keep me going. Unfortuna... Read more
Everyday is a NEW Day....a NEW chance to START OVER!
I have decided it's dumb to keep beating myself up over my failings as of late, over that 30-lb. regain in just three months since Christmas. That is behind me, (literally....I can tell some of that weight went to my butt, which I was so proud o... Read more
It's Pouring Here!
We had a routine check-up with Du's Oncologist yesterday. The oncologist seemed content to ride out the radiation effects and not start new treatments yet. He is always telling us he wants to get everything we can out of each and every treatment... Read more
Easter is a time of miracles. We Christians all know the most important miracle of Easter. But I have a few of my own, I realized as I was driving home yesterday from doing some last minute Easter dinner grocery shopping.
Four years ago at ... Read more
Day One--Back on Track
I feel so great today. More than just feeling better about my food choices, my knees aren't hurting quite as badly as they were and that is HUGE. It means I will be able to walk distances again as I try to get these pounds back off and that is s... Read more
In the last three months, as I have struggled with maintenance, I have pushed the remembrance of morbid obesity humiliations out of my mind. But in the last few days, a few things happened that reminded me, and I realized I simply cannot go back... Read more
Did anyone else watch Mike and Molly last night? I have liked this show from the start, probably because the couple isn't one of those gorgeous pairs you usually see on TV, but are "real" people, and like many of us, struggle with weight. The sh... Read more
I never considered myself a "binger." I preferred to graze, eating a little bit....ALL THE TIME! I have come to realize that is not a lot different from binging, because I have been unable to quit eating ALL.THE.TIME. Isn't that binging?
I... Read more
Life on the "Estate" with Du
Du often says he is going to out to "survey the estate." That's how he jokingly refers to our little 3-acre spot of heaven here on earth. We both love living out here so very much, and the thought of having to move away makes us both so sad. I r... Read more
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