Oh The Places You'll Go!
With thanks to Dr. Seuss for my blog title today, it occurred to me yesterday as I was putting away Christmas decorations and getting my photos back out on display, that I've done SO MANY wonderful things in the years since I've been on this jou... Read more
Seven Years Ago.....
This morning I bundled up (two scarfs, boots, three sweaters, etc.) to head out my driveway and get my newspaper on a snowy -5 degree Nebraska morning. I thought back seven years ago to 2010, when I had just started on my journey to get healthie... Read more
A Good Day, Then a Bad Day
The days when I keep my snacking under control are "good days," while those times when I seem to constantly need something in my mouth to chew on are "bad days." I'm a slow starter, but hopefully soon I will be having more good days than bad one... Read more
I think Du and I did up the year right! We crossed off some items from our Bucket Lists, tried to be more active, both dropped some weight, and got our youngest son (the last one!) married off to a wonderful girl. And most importantly, we are st... Read more
Back in the 160's!
After weighing in at 174.4 on Thursday morning, I was happy to see 171.4 yesterday morning, and even happier this morning to see 168.4. It's just that first weight drop, mostly water weight, when you get back on track. I know it will slow down c... Read more
DIET: Did I EAT That?????
Saw this on Facebook just now. It pretty much sums up the month of December for me. I just saw my last blog from Dec. 6, where I report that the sc... Read more
Somehow, I've returned to my pre-Thanksgiving Binge Weight!!!
This morning, the scale once again was back at 154.4! WOOHOO!! Go me!! I haven't been great, but finally all the Thanksgiving desserts and treats are pretty much gone and nothing is left in the house to tempt me, and I won't lie....I have looked... Read more
A Four-Day Binge = SEVEN POUNDS!!!
You might ask--WHAT was she thinking? The answer is: I was NOT thinking, I was too busy stuffing my face. How does this happen? I was SO focused and self-disciplined, starting in late April until son Chris's wedding on Oct. 8. I was thrilled to ... Read more
Still Here...Still Fighting....Still Hoping
I have never been so worried about a Presidential election, and I'll be honest, the outcome was my biggest fear. Now, all I have left is HOPE that things will work and it will be better than I had imagined. So far, it seems to be okay, I'm just... Read more
Sympathy and Obsession
My friend, Jon, who was inducted into the Joy Bauer Fit Club on the Today Show before I was, recently posted an article on Facebook. I don't actually know Jon in person, but he reached out to me via Joy because since his appearance on TV, he mov... Read more
You Never Know When It's the Last Time
Yesterday an old friend from high school posted on Facebook that her husband, who has had serious heart problems over the last several years, is failing. She asked that old friends send good, funny, but not schmaltzy, stories about him, because ... Read more
Starting Slowly, But Starting
I have been a slow starter in all of my weight loss attempts during this almost 7-year journey which started way back on Dec.14, 2009. I won't go through my boring history, you've all heard it before, but I never went gung-ho at the beginning. I... Read more
Halloween Is Over--Thank Goodness!!
Holidays are hard for me. I love 'em all, and tend to over-do, over-eat, over-decorate, over-celebrate. I had my kids out for a pre-Halloween pizza party on Sunday, and bought too much food, and made too much food, and ate too much food. I sent ... Read more
More Wedding Pictures
Jordan, my new daughter-in-law posted some pictures on FB, that her wedding photographer sent her. I LOVE pictures, and pictures of this wedding are currently my favorite. Jordan posted 55 pictures, but I'm hoping there's more on the disk she go... Read more
Halloween 2010, 2011, and 2016
Years ago, I put together a comparison picture of me in a Halloween shirt from 2010 and 2011. I had lost over 100 lbs in 2010 (the picture on the left), in fact I hit ONE-derland just after Halloween that year. I was finally able to shop at stor... Read more