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S*#! Just Got Real!!

Monday, August 24, 2015      8 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      11 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


Friday, July 31, 2015      13 comments

I've been away for a while and I won't lie. I binged. I ate everything in sight and now I'm afraid to get on the scale, I'm pretty sure I've left ONE-derland. My plan, to stay on track for ONE WHOLE WEEK before seeing what the scale has to say n... Read more

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

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