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When are you beautiful?
Saturday, June 02, 2012      3 comments

Beauty is something that I have been thinking about. I see on pages people saying, "I want to lose weight to feel beautiful or sexy." So, if you lose XX # of pounds, you automatically become beautiful &/ or sexy? Well, maybe.... or maybe not.... Read more
Cleaned Out My Closet
Saturday, May 19, 2012      10 comments

I cleaned out my closet today. It was something that I really have needed to do for some time. But, I just couldn't go any longer with multiple sizes in my closet. I could no longer tell what would fit and what wouldn't. LOL!!! What re... Read more
Disappointing Doctor Appointment about Blood Pressure
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      7 comments

I went to the doctor today because I have been dizzy. Essentially, he did agree that periodically my blood pressure was bottoming out. His answer, was to tell me to sit down when I become dizzy. Essentially, unless I actually pass out he won'... Read more
Building a Garden
Saturday, May 12, 2012      5 comments

Today, we worked on the new garden all day. The kids helped us remove the remaining sod this morning. My husband spent the afternoon building two small retaining walls in the garden. I worked on amending the soil with peat moss. Tomorrow we ... Read more
Here's what is blooming in my garden
Sunday, May 06, 2012      5 comments

Bleeding Hearts I took these photos last week when i was feeling down. I spend a fair amount of time weeding my garden and maintaining it. But rarely do I take time jus... Read more
Dr. Appt.
Friday, May 04, 2012      6 comments

I scheduled a doctor appointment today with a new cardiologist. I have nearly passed out two days in a row. Both days, I was in the file room, so lots of bending and standing. I am thinking that my blood pressure is dropping. But, my reading... Read more
Visit with Dad
Saturday, April 28, 2012      6 comments

We are back from visiting Dad in the hospital. It is about 2 hours 1 way to visit him in the hospital. He is in a locked ward in a small town. I feel so much more peaceful after seeing him. He is still very angry, with Mom, Eric and I. But ... Read more
Thursday, April 26, 2012      3 comments

I've been looking back on April, and realized that I only lost 3 pounds this month. I felt bad, until Eric pointed out that we had so much going on. OK, so if this had been a year ago, I would have been lucky to only gain 3 pounds. I haven't ... Read more
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      4 comments

On Sunday, we removed the battery from my Dad's car because he was driving drunk. On Monday, I phoned his doctor to express concern that his behavior was dangerous. Tuesday afternoon she called back. I am very thankful for her phone call and ... Read more
Horrible Evening
Sunday, April 22, 2012      8 comments

We went to visit my parents tonight. Eric and Quinn were sweeping out the garage and Dad wanted to watch and supervise. Dad fell and hit his head against 100 yr old metal trunk. We took Dad to the emergency room where he needed 6 stitches abo... Read more
New Pics
Monday, April 16, 2012      4 comments

I have updated my photo gallery with new photos. It's hard to believe that it has been 3 months since I began my weight loss journey. The new photos show me at 24 pounds lost. I also colored my hair this weekend and tried a new hair cut. I w... Read more
Feeling Lighter
Thursday, April 12, 2012      5 comments

I find it hard to believe, but I am actually beginning to look forward to weigh in day. It is the day I used to dread and anxiously anticipate. It's on Wednesday, because that is as far as I could get it from the weekend. Yep, don't do so wel... Read more
What a day....
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      7 comments

It has been quite the day today. Most of it was spent at the doctor's office. They ran two additional sets of x-rays at the office. It was neat that we were able to view them immediately in the exam room. I think it probably saved us several... Read more
It's Been the Best of Times, It's Been the Worst of Times
Saturday, March 24, 2012      5 comments

This week has been such an odd week. I was so glad for Weigh-In Wednesday to come and just log that I was up a pound. It felt good just to be done with it. I had struggled the previous week with getting enough sleep due to nightmares. Someth... Read more
Phone Call
Sunday, March 18, 2012      8 comments

Friday evening, while at Lifetime Fitness, I received a phone call from my Mom. She called to let me know that Kevin, a childhood friend, who I haven't seen since we were teenagers, had died. Apparently, Kevin had 3 heart attacks and had stop... Read more

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