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Updates and Thankyous
Thursday, March 10, 2016      4 comments

I wanted to let you know that I got through the anniversary of my late husband's passing. Partially it was due to everyone making a big deal of my birthday. I had two celebrations. My daughters as well as my dear neighbor of so many years are ... Read more
A year ago
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      10 comments

March 2nd, the first anniversary of my Bill's passing in the early morning is upon me. I thought I was very emotionally prepared. Basically, I don't feel that way at this moment. I was asked yesterday "What are you doing to honor him for the ... Read more
A good read.
Saturday, February 27, 2016      2 comments

I just read When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. In it he says, "Human knowledge is never contained in one person," he realizes, noting that a doctor, patient, engineer, economist, pearl diver, alcoholic, cable guy, sheep farmer, beggar a... Read more
Resolution word - BE
Friday, January 08, 2016      7 comments

I was introduced to the concept of using just one word as a resolution. My friend chose her word, LISTEN, after much thought. That struck me as an excellent word. I think she is already a good listener though. This will perfect her listening... Read more
No DIET.. lesson learned
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      5 comments

I guess I have always known this but for me I cannot deprive or even limit some type of food. I got down to my goal weight and had lost my appetite for ice cream. Well, I rediscovered ice cream and the scale was going up. I have a suspicion t... Read more
hip to waist ratio
Monday, May 18, 2015      7 comments

I did reach my original goal and was excited to take measurements. I had not done it in a long time. Lots of things were better including a larger calf measurement. One thing that is discouraging is that my hip to waist ratio actually got wor... Read more
May Day
Friday, May 01, 2015      4 comments

My dear departed Dad was born on "May Day" 87 years ago. He reminded me and my 4 younger brothers of that often. Lately I have felt his spirit trying to remind me of who... Read more
It's been a month
Thursday, April 02, 2015      14 comments

It's not hard to believe really. It's harder now than it was the first week. Part of it is my worry over my future. I am unsure of so much. Being 60 and going through this is tough enough and I cannot imagine being up into my 80's and losing... Read more
Monday, March 23, 2015      6 comments

I have not wanted to say much here. Have never been a fan of complaining about things. The grief support set for tonight was postponed for a week. It's probably a good thing.. I cannot stop crying. I had a friend stop over today for coffee a... Read more
The Funeral is tomorrow for my dear hubby
Friday, March 06, 2015      24 comments

That picture, one of my favorites, was back in October. We were married for 34 years and I surely hoped it would have been longer. I wish there had been a recent sign. ... Read more
The news on fats and cholesterol - Big Changes.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015      3 comments

For those of us monitoring those levels here are 2 important links. The first one is about fats:
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An update
Tuesday, February 17, 2015      5 comments

Looks like between some cold bug from last week and the temperatures here falling colder than I can actually ever remember I am so up and down weight wise. Water aerobics starts back in 2 weeks. THAT will get me going. A blade of grass will g... Read more
A question to make you think.
Monday, December 15, 2014      5 comments

"Before I leave this earth I will not be satisfied until I..." Asked by Barbara Walters to Oprah today. Deep question. Not sure of MY answer yet. Hers was weight acceptance, surprisingly. What is your answer?... Read more
Don't let this happen to you!
Monday, November 17, 2014      9 comments

It's happened to us.. well to me at least.. in the past. WE cannot let it happen again! ... Read more
Streaking.. won't say struck.
Friday, November 14, 2014      6 comments

I am happy the scale dropped again today. I have been in the Fit2Feast challenge since before the beginning. It is to exercise everyday up to and including Thanksgiving for at least 10 minutes. Maybe I can get like an A minus? I ... Read more

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