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No More Sad Songs
Friday, May 11, 2012      6 comments

10 May 2012 This morning I wrote a blog about not singing any more sad songs. That it was time to look up and face life and look on the sunny side of life. I hadn’t posted it because I was at work and it was time to start working, and I hadn’t... Read more
Dandelion Fluff
Saturday, April 28, 2012      4 comments

You know, the seed heads that dot our parks and yards. As kids, and even adults, we have picked these, given them a blow, and watched as the seeds scatter in the wind. I feel like one of those seeds right now : drifting on the wind alone. M... Read more
Treat? Or trick?
Sunday, April 15, 2012      2 comments

Yes, yes, Soxy has a calendar! It has an adorable blue-merle Border Collie sniffing a dandelion on it, and it says, er, it says March! Hang on. Okay, let’s try this again! Yes, yes, Soxy has a calendar! It has a beautiful black & white Bor... Read more
The Fork Tattoo
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      9 comments

It came to me as I sat in the hospital waiting room. It was definitely the old saying : Stick a Fork in Me, Because I Am DONE that brought it to mind. A tattoo of a fork in my right butt cheek. (My tattoo artist is actually very excited about t... Read more
Sunday, March 11, 2012      8 comments

Way back in July of last year I wrote about the “Joys of Buying a Bra.” Of course, part of the problem then was that I had been so fat, I was embarrassed to have someone help me fit a bra. Even after losing tons of weight and slipping int... Read more
Life's a joke, but I ain't laughin'
Thursday, March 08, 2012      5 comments

I’ve been working at the same place for nearly 8 years. The place I work has three separate funding systems. Yesterday, six of our people from one of the funding areas were told that if they aren’t absorbed by somewhere else, they will be out of... Read more
Love & Hate, Thick & Thin
Thursday, February 23, 2012      5 comments

I read an article on SparkPeople about loving yourself thick or thin, and it brought up a lot of emotions. I agree, you have to have some love for yourself in order to change yourself, and I will allow that if you hate yourself fat, there may be... Read more
Great Honor (with pic)
Saturday, February 04, 2012      7 comments

For the past three and a half years I have been working on Taiji. I know a lot of people do Tai Chi as relaxation, which is great; However, I am fortunate enough to be learning Taiji as the Martial Art it originally was designed to be. My Sifu (... Read more
Pushing Pause
Sunday, January 29, 2012      2 comments

I don’t do it often. Now, I’m not like a few of my friends who spend most of the day, every day at the gym, but I do get my workouts in. I am a lot more conscious of how long I’m sitting at work and get up to run up the stairs or get more ... Read more
There's a treadmill in my basement!
Sunday, January 22, 2012      1 comments

There’s a treadmill in my basement! Woo Hoo! It’s not shiny and glossy and new; it’s one that someone else has used and loved and moved on from. At least I like to think they’ve moved up to a better machine. Maybe they just moved. It IS an... Read more
Little Engine
Sunday, January 08, 2012      2 comments

They told me, and it’s not that I didn’t believe them. I guess I hoped it wouldn’t be the same for me. Maybe it’s because it happened near the holidays? Maybe it’s because it happened when the weather got colder? Maybe because it’s when da... Read more
Mind Monkeys
Saturday, December 31, 2011      0 comments

They are driving me insane. But I have been working on Qigong and am having the same troubles I’ve always had with any form of meditation. My Sifu calls them Mind Monkeys, and I’m beginning to think that’s a perfect description! Focu... Read more
Feeling guilty
Friday, December 16, 2011      11 comments

I’ve lost over 100 pounds. WHY does saying that make me feel guilty? The few people I’ve actually told this to have been so happy for me. Two of them have lost over 100 pounds themselves so they know how it feels. The other is the trainer at ... Read more
Friday, November 25, 2011      3 comments

Well, I did it! Not the BIG it! I have 13 more pounds to reach my end-goal, but I DID slide from the overweight category to the ‘within my range’ category! Remember when I panicked and wrote about still being obese? It seems like yes... Read more
I used my head!
Thursday, November 24, 2011      1 comments

GolfChick 2-0 posted links to some great articles in the RedSox Nation’s Holiday Challenge thread to help us get through the holiday season. Something in one of them really struck me. It was just a note at the end of a calorie-saving swap. ... Read more

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