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Spring is here, the boat is calling and now to get back to it
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      1 comments

Over a year ago my guy friend and his brother bought a project boat, more a project small yacht at 29.5 feet, ... Read more
Who's that in the mirror?
Monday, November 17, 2014      0 comments

I have a niece's wedding coming up next June, 7 months away. I hate dress shopping, shopping for casual clothes is fun - dress shopping No, just No. With the weather getting colder I went into Gordman's to see what they had in long sleeve tees t... Read more
40 pounds lost!
Thursday, October 30, 2014      5 comments

If anyone asked me in August 2012 if I thought I could lose 40 pounds (about 1/5 of what I weighed at the time) I would have said no way. Well, as of now I'm down 40 pounds. I'm currently wearing a size large in tops and range from a 10 to 14 in... Read more
Wednesday, September 24, 2014      4 comments

Sitting here at my computer getting ready for work today I read something on the Panic boards that reminded me of something that happened earlier in the summer. I haven't played hopscotch in many, many years. One day, earlier this summer, ... Read more
Birthday present for myself...
Saturday, September 06, 2014      4 comments

When I was just starting to work my mother told me something that has stuck with me all these years. She said when you get older you need to buy yourself a birthday present that you want, not what you may need. Over the years I've done just that... Read more
Today is my 51st birthday!
Sunday, August 31, 2014      6 comments

Today I turn 51! Although I don't have any blood family I will be celebrating with my "family" of friends! I'm getting cupcakes from Sam's Club to celebrate. I refuse to not celebrate even though I'm working a fair with my girlfriend. I feel the... Read more
Pizza for dinner? Oh no!
Friday, August 08, 2014      1 comments

I have some younger friends, I refer to them as "the kids" since they're young enough to be my kids, that I see on a weekly basis. We usually do dinner somewhere and catch up on our week and what's coming up. I really got serious about tracking ... Read more
Back from Sevierville
Monday, November 11, 2013      2 comments

I just finished working a wholesale trade show with one of my bosses. I was nervous since I'd never worked with her before. She was as easy to work with as he was, what a great time we had! We had dinner at Cracker Barrel every night and tried d... Read more
I'm not complaining but now I understand a little bit better
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      5 comments

Being a plus-sized woman I never understood how anyone could be frustrated with being able to wear different size jeans (sometimes by the same label). Well, now I understand. When I started my journey I wore a size 18 jeans, my first drop ... Read more
Boots, boots and more boots!
Thursday, December 06, 2012      4 comments

I usually just wear sneakers, I have a couple pairs of dress shoes just in case but they don't get much wear. My niece had mentioned she needed a new pair of boots but couldn't quite decided what style or where she was going to get them. She is ... Read more
New unexpected problem with losing weight :)
Monday, December 03, 2012      2 comments

When I started my journey I would wear jeans, whatever shirt I grabbed and my sneakers. After taking a quick look in the mirror off I would go. Now that I've lost weight I have a new unexpected problem... I look in the mirror and rethink what I'... Read more
Samsung Galaxy S III for me!
Monday, November 19, 2012      6 comments

I've had my old Palm Pre for over 2 years now and have been eligible for an upgrade since May. When the iPhone 5 was on the way I debated about switching to an iPhone. I talked to a friend who knows a lot more about the new phones than I do and ... Read more
Committing to new size
Thursday, November 15, 2012      3 comments

Ok, not that I'm afraid of commitment but when it comes to this journey I'm going into new, unfamiliar territory. So far I've lost a little over 20 pounds and am getting close to resetting my goal weight. It's been awhile since I bought anythi... Read more
Almost Pizza for dinner
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      2 comments

I sometimes get creative with my food and try to find a good, healthy substitute for favorites. I like cheese pizza but know the counts can be high. Well, tonight I decided to try to create an Almost Pizza for dinner. I took a Joseph's Flax, Oat... Read more
What do restaurants have to fear?
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      2 comments

I knew I was going to Texas Roadhouse last night for dinner to support a local fundraiser. I figured I would go to their website and check the nutrition info so I could map out what I would have to eat. Why don't all restaurants have nutrition i... Read more

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