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  • I'm a Real Writer?

    7/1/2015 10:30:00 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    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... Read more

  • Not Getting Any Easier

    6/29/2015 4:49:14 PM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    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 f... Read more

  • Grateful

    6/27/2015 12:49:35 PM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    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. Thursd... Read more

  • 197

    6/25/2015 4:38:20 PM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    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 b... Read more

  • A New Day and a New Start

    6/23/2015 11:56:50 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    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... Read more

  • I've Been Naughty

    6/18/2015 11:09:02 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    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, ... Read more

  • Saying It and Doing It.....

    6/10/2015 8:45:28 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    .....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 concen... Read more

  • Update

    6/8/2015 9:26:38 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    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 advic... Read more

  • STRESSED OUT!!!

    6/2/2015 11:56:18 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    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... Read more

  • Necessary gym equipment

    5/31/2015 10:19:03 PM, by JAMARIEHICKEY

    When I bought my kindle on Black Friday, I had no idea what an important tool it would be for my workout routine. I LOVE to read. My goal for t... Read more

  • I love the gym!!

    5/26/2015 11:30:06 PM, by JAMARIEHICKEY

    I finally got my act together and joined Planet Fitness. I cut out my own excuses and took control of my own decisions. I'm a fool for not doin... Read more

  • Birthday Party and Lunch

    5/19/2015 10:46:58 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    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 every... Read more

  • Loss....and Anticipating Loss

    5/11/2015 3:44:23 PM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    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 Si... Read more

  • The Hunger Beast

    4/30/2015 10:06:25 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    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... Read more

  • Is This What Normal Feels Like?

    4/27/2015 9:47:02 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    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 c... Read more

  • Sons

    4/20/2015 10:30:43 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    None of my sons or other relatives read my blog here, so I feel somewhat safe in sharing private details about them. Perhaps I shouldn't, but it ... Read more

  • The REAL Finish Line

    4/16/2015 10:44:45 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    Sometimes we think, "When I get to that goal weight, I will be finished." And our belief that we will be finished is so false. We will never be "... Read more

  • Reading for Weight Loss/Maintenance Motivation

    4/14/2015 3:30:27 PM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    I remember back in 1980, when I lost over 100 lbs., my sister-in-law gave me a stack of Weight Watcher magazines. I found the stories in the maga... Read more

  • To Begin Again

    4/14/2015 11:26:59 AM, by KMVBBAM

    After a long hiatus, my hope is to begin again, and it’s okay as long as the thought to be healthy is still in my mind! I want to look back at... Read more

  • Everyday is a NEW Day....a NEW chance to START OVER!

    4/13/2015 3:02:32 PM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    I have decided it's dumb to keep beating myself up over my failings as of late, over that 30-lb. regain in just three months since Christmas. Tha... Read more

  • It's Pouring Here!

    4/9/2015 2:04:51 PM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    We had a routine check-up with Du's Oncologist yesterday. The oncologist seemed content to ride out the radiation effects and not start new treat... Read more

  • Easter Miracles

    4/6/2015 10:17:11 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    Easter is a time of miracles. We Christians all know the most important miracle of Easter. But I have a few of my own, I realized as I was drivin... Read more

  • Day One--Back on Track

    4/2/2015 9:45:03 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    I feel so great today. More than just feeling better about my food choices, my knees aren't hurting quite as badly as they were and that is HUGE.... Read more

  • Never Forget

    4/1/2015 1:17:48 PM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    In the last three months, as I have struggled with maintenance, I have pushed the remembrance of morbid obesity humiliations out of my mind. But ... Read more

  • Maintenance Struggles

    3/24/2015 12:15:53 PM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    Did anyone else watch Mike and Molly last night? I have liked this show from the start, probably because the couple isn't one of those gorgeous p... Read more

  • Like a bad penny....

    3/22/2015 7:27:26 PM, by BIZENMO

    So here I am again...looking at the site, telling myself it's time to get back into the swing of things...time for my overall health to trump my ... Read more

  • Binge Eating

    3/19/2015 11:13:03 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    I never considered myself a "binger." I preferred to graze, eating a little bit....ALL THE TIME! I have come to realize that is not a lot differe... Read more

  • Life on the "Estate" with Du

    3/14/2015 2:21:57 PM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    Du often says he is going to out to "survey the estate." That's how he jokingly refers to our little 3-acre spot of heaven here on earth. We both... Read more

  • Doctors

    3/11/2015 10:22:49 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    We have had a lot of interaction with many doctors over the two years since Duane was diagnosed with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer. His Urologist (a me... Read more

  • Dietbet

    3/8/2015 8:35:25 AM, by GB0335

    So my birthday is rolling around again and I have found some of the weight I lost. I am doing the Jillian Michaels Diet Bet 30 day challenge. ... Read more

  • Who Am I?

    3/2/2015 9:32:33 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    I watched an interview that Charlie Rose did with Larry David last night on 60 Minutes. Charlie started off by asking him, "Who is Larry David?" ... Read more

  • Sometimes all it takes is warm weather

    2/23/2015 9:11:15 PM, by JAMARIEHICKEY

    I spent the last week soaking up the warm weather in Phoenix and enjoying being completely spoiled by my grandparents. We saw so many awesome si... Read more

  • More Rough Times

    2/19/2015 12:23:46 PM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    Are you sick of reading about my miseries yet? This is the place where I can unload my troubles. Even if nobody reads it, somehow it is cathartic... Read more

  • A Difficult Week

    2/14/2015 12:46:05 PM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    It has been a difficult week for us. We have been to the doctor three days out of five weekdays, and radiation treatment for Du has been schedule... Read more

  • House Walking

    2/10/2015 11:23:39 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    Hungry Girl (Lisa Lillian at http://www.hungry-girl.com/-- Isn't she terrific?) has named something I've been doing for a long time. She calls ge... Read more

  • The Kiss

    2/9/2015 2:52:08 PM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    The Kiss That kiss I failed to give you. How can you forgive me? The kiss I would have spent on you is still There, within me. It will... Read more

  • MIA and Health Crisis

    2/5/2015 10:17:45 AM, by MAGGIEROSEBOWL

    I haven't been to Spark for a few days, has it been a week? Maybe longer? My mind, body and heart have been with my beloved Du, as he continues t... Read more

  • Warmer Climates

    2/4/2015 9:10:58 PM, by JAMARIEHICKEY

    After another cold, snowy day in Omaha, with more to follow, I'm officially counting down to my Arizona vacation!! I'm looking forward to enjoyi... Read more

  • Fitbit or no Fitbit

    1/26/2015 8:02:29 PM, by JAMARIEHICKEY

    I've been wanting to get a Fitbit for some time, but wanted it to sync to my cell phone. I see now that I can do that. So here's my question...... Read more

  • New Year.....new challenges

    1/24/2015 8:55:27 PM, by JAMARIEHICKEY

    On January 1, 2015, I made a decision. I decided this was my year. The year that I quit making excuses and take charge of my life. I've alread... Read more

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