Walking at Work
My friend and I went for a walk around campus this afternoon. It's a beautiful day and I grabbed my camera and snapped a few pictures while we were out. We only walked half a mile, but that's about all we can get in during our break time. Still ... Read more
Welcome Spring and So Long Chris!
Spring arrived officially last week--but it's really been evident around here for a while, with milder weather, lots of wind, spring showers and flowers and trees budding out. I LOVE IT! Yesterday was especially nice, it was in the 80's, mostly ... Read more
My Granddaughter loves Katy Perry's songs: "Last Friday Night" and "Teenage Dream." This morning in my kitchen, we danced to them, over and over and over. Sorry about my awful hair and singing....but we were having FUN! I hope I burned a few cal... Read more
I wonder how many calories I worked off this morning? Amber spent the night last night and this morning we did some dancing to her favorite Katy Perry songs: Teenage Dream and Last Friday Night. Both have pretty lurid lyrics for a 2-year old, bu... Read more
I think I CAN......
...keep this weight off.
I know that's a BIG statement from someone who complains constantly about how hard maintenance is, and how I struggle and have gained a little we... Read more
Eleven Months of Maintenance!
I wish I could say time has flown since I hit my goal weight on April 15, 2011. I guess it has flown in some ways. I look back and don't know where the weeks and months have gone. I also know how slow and how hard every moment can be sometimes w... Read more
New Courage to go with New Body
Just got back from a meeting with my immediate supervisor and a woman from Human Resources here at the University where I work. After 35 years, I am used to being underpaid and under-employed. However, with some recent lay-offs on campus, I am a... Read more
A few of my favorite before and after pictures
I really love a good before and after picture. Or, even better...when someone puts together a video of a weight loss journey. I just find it fascinating to watch this thin person seem to emerge from their formerly fat self. I always find it amaz... Read more
We Never Forget the Humiliating Comments
Back in the 80's, I used to bowl for a team sponsored by Wayne's Body Shop. Once I was at a restaurant, wearing our team shirts with the rest of my female team and I heard someone nearby comment, "That FAT one could USE some body work!" I knew w... Read more
Having a Good Weekend--So Far!
I had a lot of helpful comments on my last blog post about how I am struggling, have gained 10 lbs., and don't seem to be able to take it back off. I AM still over 10 pounds below my self-set goal weight however, I keep reminding myself of that.... Read more
Those Fat Pictures and Videos
Do you ever notice on the news when they have a story about obesity or dieting or really any health topic having to do with being overweight, they show videos of heavy people, but only from the rear or neck-down. They never show their faces. I'm... Read more
Making the Choice to be Healthy!
Do you ever make friends again like the ones you had when you were in high school? Those were some of the best times of my life, although as a pleasingly plump girl (I didn't hit morbid obesity until after college), I didn't get to experience te... Read more
Being an Active Participant in Life!
I just realized that when granddaughter spends the night with us...I love it. Sure it's hectic, she needs a lot of care-giving, mostly because I spoil her and tend to her every want and need. But I can't just sit in front of the TV all evening a... Read more
Pictures of Weekend Visit with Darling Granddaughter
Yesterday after son & I met hubby for lunch, we stopped at the grocery store. Knowing we would be driving right by Amber's daycare on the way home, I suggested we stop and pick her up. My youngest son adores his niece (she is his goddaughter to... Read more
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Birthday Party Pictures
Grandson Duncan celebrated his 6th birthday Friday night with a family party. It was a great time. I fed my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter her ice cream and cake (at her request--she was being lazy and I LOVE to spoil her), so I only had one bite ... Read more