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Lessons Learned from TV
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      14 comments

Last night while hubby was snoozing in his recliner, I watched a couple shows that he is not a big fan of. Both Nurse Jackie and The Big C premiered new seasons this week on Showtime and I am a fan of both. The premiere episodes of both sho... Read more
Remembering my Mom & Dad
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      19 comments

Friday, April 6, would have been my wonderful parents' 65th wedding anniversary. They were married on Easter Sunday in 1947, at a church just down the street from where I have worked for the last 35 years. I go by that church every day and it al... Read more
The GOOD, the BAD and the BEST part of my Easter.
Monday, April 09, 2012      15 comments

Here is the good: Here is the BAD (which tasted very very good): And here is the very BEST part... Read more
A Busy Weekend
Sunday, April 08, 2012      8 comments

Been having a great weekend. Found some really cute little sundresses for g-daughter at the Mall Friday after meeting hubby for lunch (grilled chicken salad for me). The dresses were marked $32 apiece, but the sign on the rack said 60% off, whic... Read more
Plans for my Maintenance-versary
Thursday, April 05, 2012      15 comments

One week after Easter will be the day I have been looking forward to for a long time. It will mark the one-year anniversary of the day I hit my goal weight of 160. I weighed in at 159 point something on April 15, 2011, and then got as low as 139... Read more
Family Barbecue Pictures
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      6 comments

I had a fantastic weekend. I ate well, but didn't over-do and burned a lot of calories by doing normal household wash, cleaning, cooking. I know I got a lot of steps in, Especially Sunday, because my legs hurt, and I was exhausted by... Read more
Thursday, March 29, 2012      14 comments

I have been reading lots of recipes on-line. I try to stick to the healthy ones, or I get too hungry for things I shouldn't be eating. I find myself craving the veggie-based recipes, but I rarely make them because I know hubby and son will turn ... Read more
Walking at Work
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      15 comments

My friend and I went for a walk around campus this afternoon. It's a beautiful day and I grabbed my camera and snapped a few pictures while we were out. We only walked half a mile, but that's about all we can get in during our break time. Still ... Read more
Welcome Spring and So Long Chris!
Monday, March 26, 2012      23 comments

Spring arrived officially last week--but it's really been evident around here for a while, with milder weather, lots of wind, spring showers and flowers and trees budding out. I LOVE IT! Yesterday was especially nice, it was in the 80's, mostly ... Read more
Dancing (video blog)
Saturday, March 24, 2012      15 comments

My Granddaughter loves Katy Perry's songs: "Last Friday Night" and "Teenage Dream." This morning in my kitchen, we danced to them, over and over and over. Sorry about my awful hair and singing....but we were having FUN! I hope I burned a few cal... Read more
Size SMALL!!??
Saturday, March 24, 2012      12 comments

I wonder how many calories I worked off this morning? Amber spent the night last night and this morning we did some dancing to her favorite Katy Perry songs: Teenage Dream and Last Friday Night. Both have pretty lurid lyrics for a 2-year old, bu... Read more
I think I CAN......
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      12 comments

...keep this weight off. I know that's a BIG statement from someone who complains constantly about how hard maintenance is, and how I struggle and have gained a little wei... Read more
Eleven Months of Maintenance!
Thursday, March 15, 2012      26 comments

I wish I could say time has flown since I hit my goal weight on April 15, 2011. I guess it has flown in some ways. I look back and don't know where the weeks and months have gone. I also know how slow and how hard every moment can be sometimes w... Read more
New Courage to go with New Body
Monday, March 12, 2012      18 comments

Just got back from a meeting with my immediate supervisor and a woman from Human Resources here at the University where I work. After 35 years, I am used to being underpaid and under-employed. However, with some recent lay-offs on campus, I am a... Read more
A few of my favorite before and after pictures
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      25 comments

I really love a good before and after picture. Or, even better...when someone puts together a video of a weight loss journey. I just find it fascinating to watch this thin person seem to emerge from their formerly fat self. I always find it amaz... Read more

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