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Wedding Dress Shopping

Tuesday, February 02, 2016      7 comments

My son's fiancee Jordan is so very thoughtful. She realizes that I have three sons, and was not involved much in the planning of the older two sons' weddings, so when she planned a trip to go dress shopping, she invited me. I had the best time. ... Read more

Everybody Is Different

Thursday, January 28, 2016      5 comments

I think this is a fact that is too often forgotten. I remember listening to a CD of a Barbra Streisand concert and she talked about how "Marvelous" it is that we're all so different, and about how "wouldn't it be boring if we were all the SAME?"... Read more

Cancer Research and a Political Rant Ahead (Warning)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016      6 comments

In our cancer battle, all we really have is hope. Doctors never mentioned a cure or gave us any reason to hope for one--only treatment to extend life. We hope Du can beat the stats, as we are getting way too close to that average 4.5 year life e... Read more

Getting Over Christmas

Tuesday, January 12, 2016      7 comments

Christmas is still alive at my house, at least in the fact that all my decorations are still up. I am always slow to take it down, and it seems this year, it tears at my heart more than usual, as I wonder where I will be next year when it's time... Read more


Wednesday, January 06, 2016      13 comments

On Jan. 1, I turned 65. That's a significant number. I am actually somewhat relieved to reach this age, as it means I can get Medicare. While Du worked, I was on his insurance, but his sick leave runs out this month, and he will have to go on CO... Read more

A New Year and a New Start Over

Tuesday, January 05, 2016      9 comments

Okay, after another falling off track over the holidays, I AM BACK! Youngest son, Chris and I joined another Diet Bet starting 1/4. Diet Bets helped me in 2014, when I lost my 35 lb. regain. This time it's 45 lbs. YIKES! How does this happen? I ... Read more

Still Plugging Away

Monday, December 21, 2015      11 comments

It's been over a month since I blogged. But I didn't give up. NO! I will never give up. After a pretty good month from about the end of Oct. to the end of Nov. I lost 12 lbs. Lately, however, I've been struggling as I try to avoid the Christmas ... Read more

The Nitty Gritty of Morbid Obesity

Sunday, November 15, 2015      10 comments

Living 30 years in a morbidly obese (over 300 lb.) body, revealed to me the many inconveniences and actual horrifying reality of succumbing to an addiction. I consider myself as much an addict as anyone who is addicted to drugs or cigarettes. I ... Read more

Getting Back in the Groove!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2015      8 comments

The first nine months of this year I wanted so badly to find that motivation that is necessary for both weight loss and maintenance. For years (between 2009 and 2014) I had it. I kept wishing I could bottle that motivation I felt, because I knew... Read more

Slow But Steady

Sunday, November 08, 2015      10 comments

After a month of being back on track, I am down about four pounds. SLOW.....but at lest it's moving in the right direction. Yesterday I finally returned to One-derland, 199.2. That is fitting because five years ago on Nov. 3, I got into One-derl... Read more

Scale Finally Moving in the Right Direction!

Monday, October 19, 2015      13 comments

I have been eating well for the last two weeks, ever since we got home from nephew's wedding. I came home from the wedding weekend with a cold, so had no appetite anyway, making it so much easier to quit binging. I didn't get on the scale until ... Read more

Discouraging Scale

Thursday, October 15, 2015      8 comments

I weighed in one week ago, after I had been back on track for three days. The scale said 203.4. WOW! But I know it would be over 200 pounds, and I was prepared. Honestly, with the way I had been binging, I was a little relieved it wasn't even hi... Read more

Relishing the Respite

Tuesday, October 13, 2015      11 comments

This Fall we have been given a chance to sit back and enjoy life, and it is all the sweeter because we know it won't last forever. With the great report on Du's scans from last month (he is stable, and there is no metastases from the spots ... Read more

A Glorious Day!

Monday, September 21, 2015      10 comments

Friday, Duane had scans. The last scans were done in January, and no one every contacted us with results. We tried to understand the report that was on the patient portal but it is in such technical terms. The oncologist did tell us a few months... Read more

Staying Put?!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015      11 comments

Yesterday we went and looked at a townhouse that my sister-in-law told me about. A bingo-playing buddy of hers is selling it without an agent, and it is in a great location. We loved the roominess, it had a big living area with room at one end f... Read more

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