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What a wonderful world.
Monday, July 27, 2015      3 comments

My husband was driving on one of the back roads here in Arkansas. I noticed that my 8 year old granddaughter had the sweetest smile on her face. I told her she had a pretty smile and ask her what she was thinking about. She said, "I was just t... Read more
Looking Inward
Wednesday, July 22, 2015      1 comments

It was suggested that I look inward to find the reason that I eat when I am stressed out. I am not sure how to go about that. I am not a shrink, but I do believe the introspection is good for the soul. Still, I wonder if knowing why I eat whe... Read more
Stressed eating pity party
Sunday, July 19, 2015      2 comments

Eating when I am stressed in more than just an urge to eat. It is more like a ravenous primal reaction. Still, I have realized that there are different levels of stress that bring about different eating reactions with me. For example, When I ... Read more
Day 1 again
Tuesday, June 09, 2015      1 comments

I often find myself down in the dumps because I have fallen off of the weight loss wagon. It often takes me time to build up my courage to start again. I have to keep remembering that proper motivation is a state of mind. It is not something ... Read more
The Demon Inside
Friday, February 27, 2015      2 comments

My dad used to say that I was as strong as an ox. Well everyone knows what an ox looks like I and I began to think of myself as big as one. I always thought of myself as fat. I look back at my pictures in high school now and want to kick mysel... Read more
Back in the saddle AGAIN
Saturday, January 31, 2015      6 comments

My husband is home from the hospital again. Praise the Lord. The problem is that when I am at the hospital with him, it is murder to sit in those chairs all night and my foot I had surgery swells so much it is painful to walk on. I decided to... Read more
Ridin" High
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      1 comments

I went over the history of my weight and measurement reports today. I haven't lost all that much weight. Actually I lost thirty pounds and then gained back 13, but the thing that I am riding high about is that I have gone from 54 to 49 inches ... Read more
Its Time to Win
Monday, January 05, 2015      1 comments

After thinking for a while about my New Year's goal, I have decided that this year I am going to actually set a goal that I can win. I started with losing 52 pounds one pound a week. Then I worried, well, if I don't lose one pound a week then ... Read more
Terrific Thursday.
Thursday, December 18, 2014      0 comments

I have been getting the house ready for guests over the Christmas and New Year's Holidays. Also, I have been enjoying writing a short story recently. Writing helps to keep my hand off of the fork and on the keyboard. I'm having a little troub... Read more
Hurray!! 2 down
Monday, December 15, 2014      4 comments

I will celebrate even the smaller steps because if I add up enough of them, I will reach my goal. I lost two more pounds this week. In addition to that, Doc says I can start exercising my foot more which means I will be up and around pretty so... Read more
No walking? Ugh!
Thursday, December 11, 2014      0 comments

Doc says not to do weight bearing exercises, not even walking. I will miss that. I had done well in the past with walking. He says that I can use a stationary bike or an elliptical machine. I have to be careful with my foot and my knees. Ma... Read more
On my feet now
Friday, November 28, 2014      3 comments

I am finally on my feet again. I have been in the wheel chair since Sept. 11. I can walk, but I am still shaky. My muscles and tendons in the foot that I had surgery in have to get stronger. Unfortunately I gained 10 pounds during that time.... Read more
Homeless no more.
Thursday, June 26, 2014      6 comments

Since the tornado things have really been spinning (pun intended.) I am into my new house now and finally have internet access. The Lord has been so good to us. I am grateful to Him and the Church as well as to all my friends who have kept us... Read more
I survived an F-4plus
Saturday, May 10, 2014      7 comments

I definitely live in tornado alley. Sorry that I haven't written before now, but I just got computer access again. I just wanted to let everyone know that my family is ok even though we lost everything but our lives and clothes on our back. In... Read more
oooh...Now that's an idea.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      4 comments

When an idea comes to mind it is fantastic. The problem is, ok so it is great in a sentence, but how do I turn that into a full bodied book? I have been working with an idea for some time now. I liked the opening, but hit a block after the o... Read more

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