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......
...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!
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
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
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
We Never Forget the Humiliating Comments
Back in the 80's, I used to bowl for a team sponsored by Wayne's Body Shop. Once I was at a restaurant, wearing our team shirts with the rest of my female team and I heard someone nearby comment, "That FAT one could USE some body work!" I knew w... Read more
Having a Good Weekend--So Far!
I had a lot of helpful comments on my last blog post about how I am struggling, have gained 10 lbs., and don't seem to be able to take it back off. I AM still over 10 pounds below my self-set goal weight however, I keep reminding myself of that.... Read more
Those Fat Pictures and Videos
Do you ever notice on the news when they have a story about obesity or dieting or really any health topic having to do with being overweight, they show videos of heavy people, but only from the rear or neck-down. They never show their faces. I'm... Read more
Making the Choice to be Healthy!
Do you ever make friends again like the ones you had when you were in high school? Those were some of the best times of my life, although as a pleasingly plump girl (I didn't hit morbid obesity until after college), I didn't get to experience te... Read more
Being an Active Participant in Life!
I just realized that when granddaughter spends the night with us...I love it. Sure it's hectic, she needs a lot of care-giving, mostly because I spoil her and tend to her every want and need. But I can't just sit in front of the TV all evening a... Read more
Pictures of Weekend Visit with Darling Granddaughter
Yesterday after son & I met hubby for lunch, we stopped at the grocery store. Knowing we would be driving right by Amber's daycare on the way home, I suggested we stop and pick her up. My youngest son adores his niece (she is his goddaughter to... Read more
Birthday Party Pictures
Grandson Duncan celebrated his 6th birthday Friday night with a family party. It was a great time. I fed my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter her ice cream and cake (at her request--she was being lazy and I LOVE to spoil her), so I only had one bite ... Read more
My Sweet Valentines
I found a bunch of FUN Valentine candy at Target a few weeks ago, along with some Valentine bags on clearance, so decided it was time to buy the grandkid's Valentine treats.
I took them into their house Tuesday night. My grandson is notorio... Read more
A Nice Encounter
Yesterday on the way home from work, I stopped at the local Let's Talk About Bowling Pro Shop to pick up the new pair of bowling shoes I had ordered for son's birthday. Even though his birthday was Tuesday, they didn't arrive until Wednesday. T... Read more
Celebrating 10 Months of Maintenance--Best Year of My Life!
I've had a pretty nice life. Other than letting myself get morbidly obese, I've been ... Read more
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