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Some Painful Days....
Thursday, July 25, 2013      8 comments

I have not been on in a while, because of some personal issues. First, and easier to deal with was my daughter's oral surgery. She had adult teeth impacted in her palate and they needed to be removed. The surgery was yesterday and I was so wo... Read more
Don't call me "Skinny"
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      8 comments

Ok, so I saw my sister over the fourth and as I expected she was her usual self. She screams, "Oh My, You're so skinny!!" Well, no, actually, I'm not...I'm healthy. I still have that pooch from carrying 3 children and that dang back fat t... Read more
Is That Even Food?
Tuesday, July 02, 2013      10 comments

My family and I have been trying to eliminate processed foods from our diet. It started because recently I noticed that my oldest daughter is much more slender than the rest of our household. Hmmm, she eats almost all the same food as the rest... Read more
So Rude!
Friday, June 07, 2013      8 comments

My oldest daughter has a good friend who is a bit older than she is. Therefore, everytime my daughter needs a ride to and from school this delightful young lady has assisted. We have helped with gas money and gave a nice Christmas gift, also ... Read more
Working for my reward!
Thursday, June 06, 2013      7 comments

Today is Smashburger Day at our house! It is the last day of school and we are going out for lunch. I promised the kids that once I could burn at least 500 calories in a one ho... Read more
No Short Cuts
Monday, June 03, 2013      7 comments

Now that I'm not considered overweight, all my friends and even strangers ask me what I've done to get here! I'd love to tell them, "Well, I sprinkled a magic powder on my food" or "I wore a band around my waist for 10 minutes each day". But t... Read more
Eating Clean
Sunday, June 02, 2013      7 comments

When I started my weight loss journey, I began to think...hmmm, my oldest daughter (17) is very slim while the rest of us struggle with our weight. She isn't more active and she eats at home...what's her secret? So I observed her eating habits... Read more
I had a featured blog!
Friday, May 31, 2013      8 comments

Yesterday, when I got a zillion comments on my tiny blog, I couldn't figure it out. Finally someone mentioned in a comment that it was sent via sparkmail or something like that. Today it is a featured popular blog and I am amazed and honored. ... Read more
Sister in law is still nuts!
Thursday, May 30, 2013      20 comments

So those of you who know, my sister in law calls her unborn child "Mr. Fetus" I told her I did not like that and would joyfully await the name (She already knows she's having a boy). Well, they chose a name and is it ever a doozy: Basil Marc... Read more
My sister in law is nuts...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      15 comments

Just venting here for a moment. My sister in law calls her unborn baby, "Mr. Fetus". I find this a tad disturbing. Am I alone here or have we become so insensitive to life that our children are called fetuses until they are born? If you h... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Reflections on attaining goal
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      156 comments

Well, 5 months later, 24 pounds gone and what have I learned? I learned that hot days are more enjoyable with less weight...same goes for high heels. I learned I actually enjoy workouts and get a buzz from the "burn". I learned I don't ... Read more
Fun weekend, but should have made wiser choices.
Monday, April 29, 2013      2 comments

We had company on Sunday and it was SO much fun. My husband made his famous Bolognese and I set aside calories to splurge with...the only problem was that everything smelled so delicious, I over indulged a bit with the appetizers...(Ooops). Yo... Read more
No Parade or Confetti, but it's all good!
Monday, April 22, 2013      7 comments

I was at the doctor today. Just for an annual check up, no big deal. During his consultation, as he was looking over the chart he casually commented, "Okay, weight looks good." Oh, how marvelous to hear that! No lecture on my weight, no disc... Read more
Funny Daughters
Friday, April 12, 2013      7 comments

I have three kids, a son 13, a daughter 15 and my oldest daughter 17. The blondie is my 15 year old and my oldest is the brunette in the above. I will post my son another... Read more
Why we waited until after Hawaii for this.
Monday, April 01, 2013      2 comments

My poor oldest daughter, (the one who went to Hawaii), had her first Orthodontist appointment today. She knew this was coming but it is still hard to hear. She has two impacted canine teeth that need to come down. This means Braces, Removal o... Read more

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