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Seeking Advice
Friday, June 15, 2018      11 comments

Okay folks, I need your input. It has been 2 months since I left my job, packed out, moved, unpacked and started a new phase of life. I am doing well on losing my pounds and, quite frankly, have been mostly enjoying my 'retired' life; however,... Read more
May is Coming to a Close
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      3 comments

So hard to believe that we are almost at the end of May. This past month has been filled with lots of newness -- our new home in Killeen TX being the absolute highlight. I have been spending a bit of time in the pool almost every day. Am part... Read more
First Mother's Day in Texas, Our Retirement Place
Sunday, May 13, 2018      3 comments

First, Happy Mothers' Day to all the moms, dads doing mom duty, and grandparents doing mom duty!!! This is my first Mother's Day in Texas and in our new retirement home. We arrived here 28 April and we are making great progress in getting the ... Read more
Retirement Home .... Here We Come
Saturday, April 07, 2018      2 comments

Mike and I have bought a home in Killeen TX, near Fort Hood, and about 45 min from my daughter!!! Tentative closing date is 20 April! This is it:
-Prather-Dr_Killeen_TX_765... Read more
Sadly I Must Leave BLC36
Saturday, March 10, 2018      5 comments

With a heavy heart I have made the decision to leave the BLC36 .... I have so many struggles weighing heavy on me at this time and I just can't keep up with reporting, etc. I will not give up on my weight loss journey and I will be back as soon... Read more
Thursday, March 01, 2018      2 comments

Oemgee ... what happened to February? So many things have happened ... good, bad, indifferent!!! Missed my weigh in yesterday ... been here in Texas since 24 February and have completely lost track of time!!! House hunting is a real pain... Read more
Saturday, February 03, 2018      2 comments

Thanks to everyone who offered prayers and thoughts for my siblings. I have an update on my sister: it's good news! She saw an endocrinologist yesterday and he says that the tumor like she has around the pituitary gland is 99% always not canc... Read more
Punched by Life
Monday, January 22, 2018      6 comments

Yesterday was a rough day!!! My sister suffered another mini stroke and fell in the bathroom. When she came to she thought Washington was the president and it was 1977. She suffered mutliple mini strokes last Sep -- they happened on both the ... Read more
Virtual Race
Sunday, January 21, 2018      3 comments

So I am participating in a virtual race as a motivator to keep moving --- when I finish I will have walked 155.1 miles! I am happy to say that I am 17% of the way finished!!! Feels good!... Read more
Wednesday, January 17, 2018      1 comments

Here we are almost half way through the first month of this New Year and ... I am behind on my blogging, reading emails, decluttering, etc.; but I will not be deterred. So here are my GOALS (not resolutions) for 2018: - Retire and move to... Read more
Sunday, December 03, 2017      1 comments

As I look back on this past year, I am filled with deep emotion and a wrenching tug on my heart for those who have passed, for all the tragedies in our world caused by people with no regard for human life, and yet I am filled with hope knowing t... Read more
Ol' Man Winter Caught Me
Wednesday, November 22, 2017      3 comments

Been struggling to stay ahead of getting an early cold -- so many folks at my work are sick!!! Working so many hours of OT isn't helping my health but definitely helping my goal to pay off the last of my bills so the hubs and I can retire to Te... Read more
Heart Broken but Rejoicing
Wednesday, November 15, 2017      3 comments

A close friend went home to be with our Lord last evening -- my heart is broken for her family but we must rejoice in her glorious homegoing -- no more suffering or pain. She will be sorely missed. Finally broke my little plateau with a sm... Read more
Wednesday, November 08, 2017      6 comments

Have hit a plateau in my weight loss but ... not going to deter me! No gain is better than no loss in my books. We have begun holiday overtime and I barely have time to think some days -- go to work, come home tired, hit the sack. Still maint... Read more
November is Here
Wednesday, November 01, 2017      3 comments

Today I weighed in with a green turtle ... no loss, no gain! I am okay with that. Today I am going to start moving toward a plant-based diet using recipes from Forks Over Knives, Cook For Your Life, and a couple of blog sites that I visit regu... Read more

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