Family Drama - Again :-(
I had a bad feeling for a couple of days. My son and his girlfriend (who both live with us) were on edge and high energy (not a good combination). They started deep cleaning the house and rearranging all our stuff. We were nice about it, but ... Read more
Don't Laugh, Please!!
My video review of PKB - the Portable Kettlebell - I think I look pretty goofy, but it was a good experience.... Read more
PKB - the Portable Kettlebell Review (sponsored)
As part of my journey to a healthier me, I like trying different types of exercise. I always enjoy working out with my hand weights and exercise bands, but I wanted to try something new.
I was thrilled when the people at Advantage asked me... Read more
Photos from Our Vacation - Drought Related
I'm sure many of you have heard about the drought we are having here on the West Coast, but unless you live here, it might be hard to visualize. Hubby and I went to South Lake Tahoe this last week for vacation. We took some pictures to show ho... Read more
My Weight Loss Motivation
As part of the Spring 5% Challenge, I have been asked to list my 10 motivations for losing weight. Honestly, I've been struggling with motivation for quite some time. I have been very motivated to maintain, but not so motivated to lose.
Rece... Read more
It's My Birthday
Or it was, on Monday. But I was feeling alone, with all my family away. My son was accepted into the California Conservation Corps and he had to go away for training the day before my birthday. Hubby didn't get back from helping out his paren... Read more
Prayer Request Update #2
Mother-in-law had her surgery this morning. She did really well. She is in ICU for a few days, then 5 days in regular hospital, then home. Hoping she will stop smoking and drinking after this. Hubby is staying with them for another week and ... Read more
Prayer Request Update
Thank you for all those who reached out through your prayers and support after my prayer request blog. Here's an update:
MIL's open heart surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24. Prayers are still appreciated.
Hubby's MRI was g... Read more
Level Life Low Carb Snacks Review (sponsored)
A part of my journey to a healthier me, I have been tracking my food. Not just for calories and fat, but also to make sure I get enough protein and fiber in a day.
Did ... Read more
Okay, my friends. I am putting it all in God's hands, but my family could definitely use your prayers.
First, my mother-in-law is having a heart bypass and valve replacement in a few weeks. The surgery will be in Portland, OR which is thr... Read more
Eating Healthy Made Easier With Gorton's (sponsored)
As many of you may know, a few years ago I lost over 30 pounds, thanks in large part to Sparkpeople.com and the friends I met there. And while I still haven't met my goal weight... Read more
The Progress I've Made and Plans for the New Year
So yet again I basically maintained, even though I intended to lose weight. Still no gain for another year is a definite plus.
The biggest area I made progress on in 2014 was self-care. I learned that I need to keep my salt intake low o... Read more
Another Emotional Blog
I realize that I mostly blog about my emotions and family relationships. The reason is that I've finally figure out I need to process my emotions instead of stuffing them down with food. I hope you understand.
Anyway, things have been goi... Read more
Last night DS came over, profusely apologized and begged for his room back. It was an adult discussion and we were very proud of him. His girlfriend, is a different story. She "refused" to apologize, then when she realized she would be alone A... Read more
Taking Care of Myself/Tough Love
Last night we had to call the police and have my DS, 19 and his girlfriend, 18 removed from our house. We are all okay and I am mostly relieved. It has been a long time coming. Finally, last night, while I was being called many ugly names a l... Read more
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