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Somehow, I've returned to my pre-Thanksgiving Binge Weight!!!
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      9 comments

This morning, the scale once again was back at 154.4! WOOHOO!! Go me!! I haven't been great, but finally all the Thanksgiving desserts and treats are pretty much gone and nothing is left in the house to tempt me, and I won't lie....I have looked... Read more
A Four-Day Binge = SEVEN POUNDS!!!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      12 comments

You might ask--WHAT was she thinking? The answer is: I was NOT thinking, I was too busy stuffing my face. How does this happen? I was SO focused and self-disciplined, starting in late April until son Chris's wedding on Oct. 8. I was thrilled to ... Read more
Still Here...Still Fighting....Still Hoping
Thursday, November 10, 2016      6 comments

I have never been so worried about a Presidential election, and I'll be honest, the outcome was my biggest fear. Now, all I have left is HOPE that things will work and it will be better than I had imagined. So far, it seems to be okay, I'm just... Read more
Sympathy and Obsession
Saturday, November 05, 2016      6 comments

My friend, Jon, who was inducted into the Joy Bauer Fit Club on the Today Show before I was, recently posted an article on Facebook. I don't actually know Jon in person, but he reached out to me via Joy because since his appearance on TV, he mov... Read more
You Never Know When It's the Last Time
Thursday, November 03, 2016      6 comments

Yesterday an old friend from high school posted on Facebook that her husband, who has had serious heart problems over the last several years, is failing. She asked that old friends send good, funny, but not schmaltzy, stories about him, because ... Read more
Starting Slowly, But Starting
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      7 comments

I have been a slow starter in all of my weight loss attempts during this almost 7-year journey which started way back on Dec.14, 2009. I won't go through my boring history, you've all heard it before, but I never went gung-ho at the beginning. I... Read more
Halloween Is Over--Thank Goodness!!
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      5 comments

Holidays are hard for me. I love 'em all, and tend to over-do, over-eat, over-decorate, over-celebrate. I had my kids out for a pre-Halloween pizza party on Sunday, and bought too much food, and made too much food, and ate too much food. I sent ... Read more
More Wedding Pictures
Saturday, October 29, 2016      12 comments

Jordan, my new daughter-in-law posted some pictures on FB, that her wedding photographer sent her. I LOVE pictures, and pictures of this wedding are currently my favorite. Jordan posted 55 pictures, but I'm hoping there's more on the disk she go... Read more
Halloween 2010, 2011, and 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016      4 comments

Years ago, I put together a comparison picture of me in a Halloween shirt from 2010 and 2011. I had lost over 100 lbs in 2010 (the picture on the left), in fact I hit ONE-derland just after Halloween that year. I was finally able to shop at stor... Read more
Taking Vernita to the Doctor for Radiation
Thursday, October 27, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday Du drove a lovely older lady, Vernita to her radiation treatment as part of his volunteering with the ACS's Road to Recovery program. What a delight she was. I rode along, sitting in the back. Vernita is the grandmother of the wife of ... Read more
Weighing In
Wednesday, October 26, 2016      5 comments

I had a bad day yesterday. I didn't snack much. That was not the problem. But our lunch (leftover stroganoff) and our supper (grilled steak (I did have a small portion of THAT) and hash browns--my favorite of all potatoes) were not exactly low-f... Read more
Everytime You Say "NO!" It's a Victory!
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      7 comments

I struggle every day with temptation. And sometimes I just think I'm never going to win. I think to myself, "Sure I'll say no this time, but I just can't keep doing it every single time, it's too hard." But I suddenly had the realization that al... Read more
Saving Lives and Other Important Stuff
Monday, October 24, 2016      7 comments

This morning, Du is off giving a ride to someone through the Road to Recovery Program sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS). Du volunteered for this, and completed the training. We both had to have a background check--guess we came out ... Read more
Saturday, October 22, 2016      10 comments

Even though I continued to resist those darned wedding cupcakes (forgot to mention they were served at lunch the day after the wedding, making it FIVE times I had to resist them), I'm struggling with my snacking again. I get bored, and anxious a... Read more
Resisting Those Wedding Cupcakes OVER AND OVER....
Friday, October 21, 2016      4 comments

Those wedding cupcakes just keep showing up. I resisted them at the actual wedding reception. I didn't resist much else, I ate candy and fattening food, including wedding mints (my real nemesis). But the cupcakes weren't much of a temptation. O... Read more

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