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The Nitty Gritty of Morbid Obesity

Sunday, November 15, 2015      8 comments

Living 30 years in a morbidly obese (over 300 lb.) body, revealed to me the many inconveniences and actual horrifying reality of succumbing to an addiction. I consider myself as much an addict as anyone who is addicted to drugs or cigarettes. I ... Read more

Getting Back in the Groove!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2015      8 comments

The first nine months of this year I wanted so badly to find that motivation that is necessary for both weight loss and maintenance. For years (between 2009 and 2014) I had it. I kept wishing I could bottle that motivation I felt, because I knew... Read more

Slow But Steady

Sunday, November 08, 2015      10 comments

After a month of being back on track, I am down about four pounds. SLOW.....but at lest it's moving in the right direction. Yesterday I finally returned to One-derland, 199.2. That is fitting because five years ago on Nov. 3, I got into One-derl... Read more

Scale Finally Moving in the Right Direction!

Monday, October 19, 2015      13 comments

I have been eating well for the last two weeks, ever since we got home from nephew's wedding. I came home from the wedding weekend with a cold, so had no appetite anyway, making it so much easier to quit binging. I didn't get on the scale until ... Read more

Discouraging Scale

Thursday, October 15, 2015      8 comments

I weighed in one week ago, after I had been back on track for three days. The scale said 203.4. WOW! But I know it would be over 200 pounds, and I was prepared. Honestly, with the way I had been binging, I was a little relieved it wasn't even hi... Read more

Relishing the Respite

Tuesday, October 13, 2015      11 comments

This Fall we have been given a chance to sit back and enjoy life, and it is all the sweeter because we know it won't last forever. With the great report on Du's scans from last month (he is stable, and there is no metastases from the spots ... Read more

A Glorious Day!

Monday, September 21, 2015      10 comments

Friday, Duane had scans. The last scans were done in January, and no one every contacted us with results. We tried to understand the report that was on the patient portal but it is in such technical terms. The oncologist did tell us a few months... Read more

Staying Put?!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015      11 comments

Yesterday we went and looked at a townhouse that my sister-in-law told me about. A bingo-playing buddy of hers is selling it without an agent, and it is in a great location. We loved the roominess, it had a big living area with room at one end f... Read more

Celebrating the Moments

Sunday, September 06, 2015      12 comments

We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 4. For Du's birthday a week ago, I got him 3rd row tickets, right behind home plate to his (and my) beloved Kansas City Royals baseball game for the day of our anniversary. Usually our tic... Read more

A Party to Celebrate, Another Death to Mourn

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      7 comments

I'll start with the happy news! About a month ago I decided we needed to do something to celebrate Du's retirement after almost 43 years working at the University as a Pressman. I asked my boys what they thought about having a surprise part... Read more

S*#! Just Got Real!!

Monday, August 24, 2015      11 comments

For over two and a half years I have been dealing with the somber reality of losing my Du much before I'm ready. But as his health has been fairly good, I don't think I really understood.... Yes, I've been thinking about it, stressing over ... Read more

Downsizing--In More Ways Than One

Friday, August 21, 2015      12 comments

The thought of downsizing our household from living on a 3-acre lot with a 2,500 square foot home down to a little tiny lot and probably no more than 1,200 square feet is a tad overwhelming. I have always loved decorating for all the holidays. I... Read more

Update on "Back on Track" Progress

Sunday, August 16, 2015      10 comments

I have been putting forth more effort lately to find my way back to the weight loss phase of my life. When we returned from our second vacation trip on July 28, I pledged I would get back on track the following day. I did. But my attempts have b... Read more

Growing Weary of This Roller Coaster Ride Called Life

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      11 comments

One of my favorite movies is Parenthood, and my favorite quote from the move is below: [Gil has been complaining about his complicated life; Grandma wanders into the room] Grandma: You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a ro... Read more

Top Ten Reasons to RE-LOSE the RE-GAIN

Sunday, August 02, 2015      12 comments

As I start Day 5 of being back on track, I wanted to try and remember some reasons why re-losing this gain was important. Just writing them down will hopefully help keep me motivated. 1- Health. As we age, so many things go wrong with our b... Read more

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