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MIL passed away on 2/18/11.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011      5 comments

Well, my dear mother in law passed away during the night on Feb 18. I have not been on here since right before then. Sort of lost my focus, I guess. I'm very sad she is not with us anymore, but I am glad she is not suffering, either. W... Read more

The new deck is finished!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010      1 comments

My husband and I have finished the deck. All the old boards were discolored and some were even rotten in some places. We have a screened in area over the pool, which we also had rescreened this weekend. I usually eat a low carb diet, but I f... Read more


Tuesday, October 12, 2010      2 comments

I guess my MIL is still in surgery, my SIL hasn't called to say that she made it out ok. I am still sticking to my diet plan. I am NOT going to cave in to fill the stress hole with food.... Read more

MIL mastectomy surgery date has been moved up

Thursday, October 07, 2010      0 comments

Looks like my MIL's mastectomy surgery is going to be this coming Tuesday, whether we like it or not. SIL made the decision without consulting my husband. MIL is in and out of lucidity, so I have no idea whether she knows what's coming. All I... Read more

Having a stroke AND a tumor stinks!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      4 comments

On Sep. 24 2008, my 81 year old MIL woke up and knew something was terribly wrong. She called my SIL, who found something was wrong, and had the ambulance take her to the hospital. Since they live in a rural area, it was 12 hours before surger... Read more

Made good food choices, drank water, and slept good!

Friday, September 17, 2010      0 comments

After a week of sleeplessness, I finally slept like a rock last night. I made some adjustments to how we spend money, and all is back well again! Thanks for the support, BBlundon and Dethnevermore. It was a rough couple of days. I took your ... Read more

Recipes are pretty good here!

Thursday, September 16, 2010      1 comments

I've tried several of the recipes on Sparkrecipes... I'm hooked! Everything so far has been delicious! I am becoming accustomed to tracking everything that I eat now. It's not so bad at this consumption rate. I thought it would be torture, b... Read more

Having trouble sleeping

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      2 comments

I've been having a lot of trouble staying asleep. Two nights ago, I laid awake all night, worrying about money. Last night, I woke up at 3am, worrying about money. It's not like we are out of work or anything, or don't have reserves... it's j... Read more

Hunger discomfort is OK

Wednesday, September 01, 2010      1 comments

I've discovered that in order to be on a weight loss journey after trying all the plans that say you can lose it without being hungry, that I must EMBRACE HUNGER. How I dealt with my hunger pain (and other pain) in previous years was to feed i... Read more

It's a cleaning day.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010      0 comments

I actually have enough energy today to clean. I was up for hours early Monday at 2am because the cats thought it would be a good idea to show us how much they loved the new bells on their collars.... right in front of the bedroom door. I stumb... Read more