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Anxiety, Panic, and Self-Esteem?

Monday, July 27, 2015      2 comments

I have a real struggle with anxiety and panic attacks. I have for years. I think it grew worse after my husband was diagnosed with cancer. I think my last bit of feeling hopeful and secure was ripped out from under me that day. He got better, ou... Read more

It's supposed to hurt (A little)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015      3 comments

I didn't realize how spoiled to comfort I had become. I "couldn't" run because it didn't feel good. I "couldn't" diet because it made me uncomfortable. Only I didn't see it as merely uncomfortable or not feeling good. I thought I was dying when ... Read more

My turn to be an inspiration! (Tough Mudder)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015      3 comments

emoticon My sister, who is younger and thinner than me, told my I am an inspiration to her!!!!!! Saturday... Read more

Oh, Life!

Monday, October 06, 2014      2 comments

Oh my, there has been life altering events. Luckily, we are all alive. It was more of a marital problem. One of the big ones, but rather too private to discuss here. I needed time to sort it out. Diet be darned. I will try to get back into thing... Read more

Cheating Weekend

Tuesday, September 23, 2014      5 comments

I wasn't very good this weekend. We went to a Wild West Festival on Saturday with some friends that ended us up at a Mexican restaurant where I ate Fajitas. Then Sunday I ate 3 biscuits at Popeyes, with chicken, and some rice and a few fries an... Read more

Well darn, I accidentally ate wheat

Wednesday, September 17, 2014      1 comments

It really was a thoughtless mistake. My good friend and neighbor made me dinner tonight. I delicious meatloaf, home made fries and broccoli. It was wonderful. But duh! What is in meatloaf. Bread. In this case, Triskets of all things. I didn't ev... Read more

10 days low carb

Friday, September 12, 2014      2 comments

emoticon No bread, no pasta, no rice, no donuts, or other sweets. Despite that, I am enjoying the this early ... Read more

Eating doesn't fix it (rambling alert)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      2 comments

I have been a food addict (still using the word loosely) since I was a teenager. Around 20 years. I hate it. But it is true. I eat when I am hungry, angry, bored, hurt, sad,...it makes no difference. I have mentioned all this before. Over t... Read more

Low carb Peanut Butter Cookies

Saturday, September 06, 2014      5 comments

Yum!!!! I just made these, mostly for the kids, who tore into them. But they hit a spot! 1 cup Peanut Butter 1cup Honey (I used less, and they were plenty sweet) 1 tsp baking soda 1 egg Mix, Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. ... Read more

I can't stay away...

Friday, September 05, 2014      3 comments

I'm back. I have been here and gone more than any one person should. I don't know what to say. I am bad support that way. I wasn't planning on coming back. I had failed too often. But when I started low carb this week, I found myself too curious... Read more

I never feel full.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014      2 comments

I don't have anything interesting to say, so I am going to ramble about this: I promised myself I wouldn't diet anymore. Mostly because I slip into some really bad stuff while dieting. Binge and purge are never far behind. Deep recesses of ... Read more

The neighbors have got to be laughing at me...

Monday, April 21, 2014      3 comments

At least I am getting lots of exercise. But I am curious how many neighbors are standing at their windows and laughing their butts off. My morning jog goes like this: My pup is too young to leave the yard (according to the vet, she nee... Read more

Becoming a working mom, and a puppy picture

Tuesday, April 15, 2014      5 comments

Hmm... I might be up a couple of pounds. I haven't started trying yet. I am definitely transitioning around here. I am about to start my first full time job in 10 years. I truly don't know the first thing about working full time and raising chil... Read more

Well, ongoing struggles, I guess

Tuesday, April 08, 2014      2 comments

Still at it. Still fat. But I am not complaining. I think I shall set some goals and try a bit, for real. At 35, one would think I would have developed some maturity and follow through. Where there is life, there is hope they say, and ... Read more

Healthy isn't Always Hard. What do you find easy?

Thursday, January 10, 2013      3 comments

Healthy isn't always hard. It is so easy to be bogged down during weight loss with the hard stuff. Pushing farther, eating less, cravings. Oh the cravings! But there are good sides, or at least easy sides too. This morning breakfast was eg... Read more


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