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staying home
Saturday, March 24, 2018      3 comments

In the last 15 days, my husband had 3 medical procedures. Next month, he will begin 9 weeks of radiation. For that reason, we have been at home more than normal. I've spent the time painting 3 rooms and watching TV with him. At the doctors' ... Read more
Tuesday, January 16, 2018      1 comments

I spent yesterday with two of my six children. My son is on a diet although he looks thin to me. My daughter is due to have her first child in 2 weeks. Meanwhile, I looked over my weight chart for the last two and a half years to find the last... Read more
Accepting myself
Monday, November 06, 2017      10 comments

When I began my weight loss journey, I weighed 283. For the last nine years, I have not let myself gain without feeling overwhelmed by fear that I will not be able to stop. Last winter, I reached a high of 218. Since summer, I have consistent... Read more
On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017      2 comments

Since moving close to Chicago in September, my husband and I have spent 6 weeks out of the last 5 months staying at other people's houses. We spent 8 days with our daughter's children while she searched for a house in California,16 days in Cali... Read more
keeping on
Thursday, December 08, 2016      2 comments

My weight for the last year and a half has not been what I wanted. After quitting smoking 18 months ago when I weighed 203, I now weigh 214. At my best I weighed 195, keeping off 88 pounds for over a year. In the last four years, the gradual ... Read more
Praying for wisdom
Thursday, November 10, 2016      3 comments

My brother, one son and his wife, one daughter and her husband, one niece and 2 of my nephews were at my house on election night. What we had hoped would be a celebration became a night of grief and fear for our country. Yesterday I spoke with a... Read more
heading north
Friday, September 09, 2016      2 comments

After endless deliberation and much discussion, my husband and I are buying out my brother and moving into the house where I grew up. We are also hanging on to our house where we raised our kids until we are sure we have made a good decision. ... Read more
Some is better than none
Saturday, July 02, 2016      2 comments

Five years ago, one of my daughters graduated from law school. A woman at our celebration encouraged me to take a photo of all of us together, cautioning me that we wouldn't always be together. I thought she was being dramatic, but let her tak... Read more
Back to the elliptical
Saturday, June 04, 2016      6 comments

This morning I weighed less than I did before I hurt my knee in March. In early August, my older son is getting married. My first goal is to weigh under 210 by the 4th of July. I have worked up to doing the elliptical for 25 minutes without p... Read more
Heading back down
Sunday, May 15, 2016      2 comments

Because my knee has finally healed, I have been off the anti-inflammatory medication for 4 days. My weight is within 2 pounds of where it was when I injured my knee 2 months ago. Although I have been hesitant to return to the Y, I have been ab... Read more
Beginning again
Saturday, April 23, 2016      2 comments

After spending a couple of years maintaining around 200, I weighed 217 this morning which makes me officially obese. To leave that category, I must get back to 209. The only way to return to that number is to start again. At present, I usually... Read more
The new normal
Saturday, April 09, 2016      2 comments

Since March 16th I have been unable to do my normal exercise. Since that date,one of my daughters got married. We were busy preparing for it, but I had to do less than I wanted due to the pain in my leg. My brother and his family have bee... Read more
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      1 comments

I began a massive dental procedure to crown all of my lower teeth a few weeks before Thanksgiving. Last week it was completed. A day later I injured my leg after increasing the amount of exercise I was doing. All of which has resulted in a gain ... Read more
Returning home
Saturday, February 06, 2016      3 comments

As I write those words, I realize that I have felt more at home here than I do in my real home where I've lived for nearly 30 years. They say that home is where your heart is and my heart is here with my five kids, two grands, my brother and hi... Read more
City mouse vs. country mouse
Monday, January 11, 2016      2 comments

We have now been staying in Chicago for 24 days sans any scale. When I spent the night at my daughter's last week, I discovered I weighed the same as I had in late November which was more than I had all year until then, but no more. I can now ... Read more

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