Confessions of someone who forgives too much!
“They” say you should never beat yourself up over what is done. You cannot go back and change things that have happened in the past. Just pick yourself up and move on. Forgive yourself.
However… I wonder. Maybe a beating isn’t in order, but... Read more
Good riddance to 2014!
I, for one, will not be sad to see this year end. I know it's foolish to think that all the sadness, frustration, and anger will disappear with the flip of a calendar, but I'm looking forward to a new day, a new year, a new start to brush off t... Read more
It's a crime...
On December 10, my house was broken into. Fortunately, my husband, my cat, and I are all safe. It's been a rather traumatic event. The burglars stole my laptop, iPad, jewelry, camera, and Christmas presents. I'm also afraid that they stole ... Read more
My 50th Birthday Goal
I turned 49 years old yesterday. For years, I've been saying I want to be at my goal weight by the time I'm 50. I haven't made very good progress in terms of weight loss. However, I am very strong and fit. I work out regularly, but I need to... Read more
My Fantastic Bike Tour!
The week of October 6, I went on a five-day bike tour to Acadia National Park in Maine. I had been training for it since June, and the training paid off. I was the only woman of 13 who did ALL of the activities! It was an amazing accomplishm... Read more
I'm leaving on Monday...
I'm leaving on Monday morning for a six-day bike ride in Acadia National Park in Maine! I carefully looked at a lot of cycling tours and this one fit me the best. First of all, I don't like hot weather, so this should be a good time of the ye... Read more
Should they stay or should they go?
Okay… So, I’m getting ready to go back to work at the university. I needed to get some new clothes because my clothes were getting kind of worn and dated. I ordered a bunch of clothes on line, ordering the same size as the clothes that I’m get... Read more
To my fellow Firecrackers: I'm back!
Dear Firecrackers: As you know, my husband and I went sailing up along Lake Huron and into Canada for almost a whole month! When I left, I thought I would be able to keep up with the challenge by accessing the internet when we came into port. ... Read more
It was a beautiful day in Michigan!
We have all this snow, but I've been too busy to go skiing... until today! And what a georgeous day it was!
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What I used to do when I was at goal weight...
I have battled with my weight all of my life. Being thin was never easy for me, so the few times in my life when I was thin was something that I had to work really hard for. As I struggle again to get my weight down, I thought back to a time w... Read more
I know it can be done!
Last night I went to bed hungry. I ate a reasonable portion for dinner, skipped the cookies and the candy, and didn't have any of the wine that other people were drinking. That, along with getting back to my workouts this week, really paid off... Read more
The Easter candy boycott!
My husband and I have agreed not to have any candy in the house for Easter. We don't have any kids at home, so that makes it easy. However, since we both teach, students are always giving us candy. We've agreed to leave the candy at work in t... Read more
After two weeks of not being able to work out because I've been sick, I was finally able to get back to my workout routine today. I lost a lot of ground, but at least I've made the first step to getting back on track. I'll be traveling in May,... Read more
Back from the dead...
Well, so much for my efforts. I have been sick for the last 10 days with a major cold and sinus infection. Today has been the first day I felt human again. Now, I have to get back to work. I changed my goal (AGAIN!) and hope to be able to st... Read more
What are your goals for the summer?
Summer is rapidly approaching and again I find myself yo-yoing within the same 2 pound range. I really have to get down to business if I'm going to be closer to my goal for summer. I've had to modify my goal weight yet again because I can't se... Read more