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My Mother Died.
Saturday, March 30, 2019      16 comments

My mother died. These are words I didn't expect to say for quite some time as she was only 71, but she's gone. My heart is broken and I am struggling to get back to myself, my routine and my responsibilities. I am a very high functioning p... Read more
Wow - It's been a long time
Sunday, January 06, 2019      12 comments

It’s been several months since I’ve written. In truth, I’ve picked up my laptop a few times with the full intention of checking in and sharing some words of weight loss wisdom, but whenever I started writing, I stopped, closed the laptop and ref... Read more
My NYC Ride
Saturday, January 06, 2018      6 comments

My family and I decided to spend some time over the holidays in New York City. The kids hadn’t been there in years, Robby hadn’t met my New York family and it had been a really long time since I’d been there in the winter time. We were all lo... Read more
There Are No Hills Without Valleys
Friday, January 05, 2018      9 comments

There are No Hills Without Valleys. I’ll start this blog with an apology as it only seems fit to say “I’m sorry” for not being around lately. I haven’t had much time for writing, let alone keeping up with my social media obligations. Howev... Read more
Pain in the....
Thursday, October 12, 2017      8 comments

I’ve not been feeling much like myself these last few weeks. I haven’t been feeling well physically which is impacting the way I feel emotionally. As an emotional eater - this wreaks havoc on my weight loss progress. While I wake up with good in... Read more
Fart Attack. My first Barre Experience.
Sunday, September 24, 2017      5 comments

Barre is a class I’ve been wanting to take for years. I've heard wonderful things about it, but was always afraid that it was going to be too difficult... Read more
Leaving Home. Again.
Saturday, September 16, 2017      4 comments

My son goes to college down in SW Florida and while Hurricane Irma was looming in the Atlantic, Josh made the decision to come home. I was thrilled bey... Read more
48 Reasons to Get Back on Track....
Thursday, September 07, 2017      6 comments

If you’ve read some recent blogs, then you know that I’ve been struggling with staying on track these last few weeks. I thought that I was past my issues with food, but I still have a lot of work to do. At a suggestion of a SparkPeople friend, I... Read more
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      12 comments

I’ve been in a rut these last few weeks. I’ve stopped tracking my food, I am not consistently going to the gym as often as I had been in the past and I’ve... Read more
Life Does Not End After Divorce.
Sunday, August 27, 2017      9 comments

A few weeks ago I overheard a conversation between two women while at dinner. Honestly, everyone in the restaurant must have heard it. The older of the tw... Read more
48 Reasons to Smile.
Sunday, August 13, 2017      8 comments

Today I start my 48th year. It’s kind of unfathomable to me that life is going by as quickly as it is, but the tell tale signs of aging are apparent. I... Read more
Nine Toe Joe
Saturday, July 29, 2017      13 comments

Anyone who follows me knows that I write a personal blog at, where I share the daily trials and tribulations of my weight loss jo... Read more
Flying the Coop.
Sunday, July 23, 2017      6 comments

My daughter and I were driving past Bed, Bath and Beyond a few weeks ago. In my town, they always have a display of items for sale on the sidewalk outside... Read more
Sunday, July 23, 2017      7 comments

I’ve been a bit nostalgic the last few weeks as 2 years ago this month, I started my weight loss journey. As I’m completely transparent, I’ll admit that a... Read more
Life is a Beautiful Thing!
Saturday, July 08, 2017      8 comments

I grew up in SE Florida, a quintessential paradise - where the palm trees are as abundant as the sunshine. I remember going to beach when I was in high school and college but once I started gaining weight in my early 20’s, my days in the sun end... Read more

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