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Mondays Are For Starting Over

Monday, July 13, 2015      14 comments

I know you don't have to wait until Monday to start over, but it sure seems like a good day to get back on track. My close friend Nancy lost her battle with cancer Saturday morning. It is affecting me very deeply, as I told Du, more so, I t... Read more

Life is a Roller Coaster

Friday, July 10, 2015      9 comments

I am an absolute mess today. I can't quit much loss and grief and difficulty in this cruel old world and in the midst of all that we personally got some good news. What a roller coaster. Did you see the movie, Parenthood? It's a gre... Read more

I'm a Real Writer?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      8 comments

Okay, maybe not. But Carla Birnberg, whose blog I started reading when I was losing weight originally, is quite a character. Love her and reading about her crazy busy life in Austin, Oakland, then back to Austin! She has a 9-year old daughter sh... Read more

Not Getting Any Easier

Monday, June 29, 2015      13 comments

I am working super hard to get Du on Disability as soon as possible. I got all three forms from the doctors, and turned them in, along with the forms we had to fill out, to our Benefits Office, they will fax them into the Disability Insurance pe... Read more


Saturday, June 27, 2015      5 comments

Today I'm so grateful for a Supreme Court that realizes it's not right to deny rights to any one group of people based on anything at all. Thursday they upheld the ACA once again. What a relief. Nebraska, as one of the states with a Republican G... Read more


Thursday, June 25, 2015      6 comments

THAT is a very ugly number. Oh I was thrilled to see the scale drop below 200 lbs. in November of 2010. It had been a major interim goal to get below 200 lbs. by my 60th birthday and I made it with almost two months to spare. But today? HOLY COW... Read more

A New Day and a New Start

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      8 comments

Okay, I'm feeling good about getting back on track with my eating this morning. It's so hard for me to get back after I fall off, it takes months and months, and that leads to huge gains. I'm still scared to get on the scale, but if today contin... Read more

I've Been Naughty

Thursday, June 18, 2015      7 comments

I have been so bad lately. I can't seem to get my snacking under control. Once again, as Joy Bauer said about me on the Today Show back in 2012, "Pam's meals are fine, it's the snacking that's out of control." But every day is a new chance to do... Read more

Saying It and Doing It.....

Wednesday, June 10, 2015      12 comments

.....Are two very different things. Our counselor told us to quit worrying about our son, and to make him find his own place and for us to concentrate on having fun, as we face this terminal diagnosis. "Okay," we said, "We'll quit worrying." We... Read more


Monday, June 08, 2015      10 comments

Du & I went to our counseling session Friday. It went well. I wasn't sure how it could possibly help, as our situation is so bleak, but his advice: ENJOY life, HAVE FUN, and do NOT worry about son's situation. He suggested we tell son to get his... Read more


Tuesday, June 02, 2015      11 comments

I wrote a long blog last week about recent occurrences around here, but then decided it was just too personal, so I didn't post it. Suffice it to say that son's marriage imploded almost two weeks ago, his wife finally kicked him out (got tired o... Read more

Birthday Party and Lunch

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      9 comments

I had a wonderful time at little Noah's first birthday party Saturday night. His mom and dad (my oldest son) hosted and they made tacos for everyone, and with her large family, I think there was 25 people there. She made lots of taco ingredients... Read more

Loss....and Anticipating Loss

Monday, May 11, 2015      12 comments

As we grow older, we experience so much loss in our lives. I think for that reason, more than any other, the statement "Growing Old is Not For Sissies," is true. Loss is so hard. I remember losing my mother suddenly in 1990, almost 25 years ago ... Read more

The Hunger Beast

Thursday, April 30, 2015      5 comments

I have done much self-analysis over the years. I try to figure out WHY I eat, WHAT is the worst time of day for me (for eating), and if there are certain foods that are triggers for me. I have not come up with many conclusions, but lately I have... Read more

Is This What Normal Feels Like?

Monday, April 27, 2015      10 comments

I got some kind of flu bug this weekend. It started Friday after dinner,. I had chills, not the kind that go away, but the deep chill where you could put a million blankets on and still be freezing. I knew during the night, I was getting sicker ... Read more

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