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Saturday, March 09, 2019      4 comments

Full disclosure. This last year has been the hardest of my life. It started with the death of my dog in February of 2018. She was 10 pounds of antidepressant. She kept me active because she needed to go out. She needed walks. She needed people. ... Read more
Being Against My Own Self Interests
Monday, February 11, 2019      5 comments

The last year has been a nightmare. I started sliding in February of 2018 and now here I am 90 pounds heavier. What I thought was bad in February was nothing compared to what the end of the year brought, but I let it affect me. I stopped logging... Read more
Starting Again
Friday, July 06, 2018      8 comments

I hit a plateau. I got discouraged. I stopped. I gained 31 pounds. Now I am starting again. Plateaus are going to happen. I had really rapid weight loss and managed to lose 180 pounds in about 16 months. When I stopped losing I tried every... Read more
The Comfort of Food
Saturday, September 30, 2017      3 comments

I'm going through a rough time right now. N is in the hospital and I am spending my days running back and forth to spend as much time there as I possibly can. My exercise is spotty, and my regular exercise routine is nonexistent. This is partial... Read more
Friday, September 08, 2017      8 comments

I don't keep a mirror close to me. No reminders of how I look, and so it was a shock when in the store I saw my scars. You would say "skin" but there is more. Every pound I ate and lost hangs there now in folds and wrinkles, ... Read more
It's been a year!
Sunday, August 20, 2017      20 comments

A year ago this week I decided to start changing my life. I didn't call it a diet, and I didn't make any extravagant gestures. I said I was going to... Read more
Good-Bye July!
Monday, July 31, 2017      1 comments

Good-Bye, July! I'll miss you not. Your days are long and much too hot! I'm tired of mosquitoes I've had to swat. Good-Bye July! Good-Bye, July! I'll miss you not. Each pound I lost was most hard fought! I've worked for every sc... Read more
Document the Journey
Thursday, July 27, 2017      2 comments

You are working hard. Well, I am guessing that you are, because changing your life isn't easy. If you are like me you are changing more and more things every day. You are changing big things, little things, and in-between things. You are stoppin... Read more
Now We'er Cooking!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      3 comments

I hate to cook for myself. I just hate it. I hate standing there tending food. I hate the time. I hate the pain. I hate eating alone. I hate leftovers. I hate it all. I told myself I was too tired to cook. It wasn't any wonder really. As a colle... Read more
12 Years
Monday, July 24, 2017      4 comments

12 years ago I graduated with my masters degree in Writing Popular Fiction. The alumni association awarded us all with tee-shirts. I took the bigges... Read more
Plateaus: Up or Around?
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      3 comments

I once had a basketball coach who explained plateaus like this: You can go up, or you can go around again. I have found my first BIG plateau and I am determined NOT to go back around. Up! I realize I made a critical error. I recorded ... Read more
Forgetting about me to learn about me
Monday, May 22, 2017      4 comments

Tonight was a celebration. I'm not sure what we were celebrating exactly. Being together. Being happy. Monday. But we were celebrating. Phil took me out for dinner. I had a lovely Thai Green Curry with Shrimp. I wanted the regular size. I ordere... Read more
The Perils of a Strange Scale
Sunday, May 21, 2017      2 comments

I'll tell you a secret. I don't have a scale. It's a choice. The primary reason is I would be on it every day, twice a day, maybe more. It's better for me to weigh once a week and so I either weigh at a friend's house or stop at my doctor's offi... Read more
Monday, May 15, 2017      9 comments

My disability makes it painful to move. Ironically, moving is the best thing for me. It has been a constant struggle. Three years ago I told my advocate, "I can't," when she suggested I start walking. I ordered my groceries because the pain of g... Read more