Moving on without overeating
Thursday, March 08, 2012      10 comments

I just had to blog tonight because I nearly got depressed, but then I came to the Spark pages and I'm feeling so much better. I thought the loss of my mother was "hitting me" with a delayed reaction, but that wasn't the case. I read a motivation... Read more
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      15 comments

Today I reached a 70 pound weight loss, actually 70.4, according to the digital Weight Watcher scale at my Wednesday morning meeting. I'm totally thrilled, motivated, grateful to GOD, and all of my beloved Weight Watcher girlfriends and spark fr... Read more
Life continues after Mom's passing
Saturday, March 03, 2012      17 comments

I want to thank everyone on Spark who sent their bouquets and candles of condolences, along with words of sympathy and loving support. It all helped so much. The weekend upstate New York, where my Mom had moved to, and where several of my si... Read more
'Bye Mom
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      21 comments

The best mom a girl ever had passed away yesterday, and I will miss her terribly. She was also my best friend from my first day til her last. We hoped and prayed for her til the very end, when God took her home. I know my daughter was there wait... Read more
Sweet, sweet Valentine
Thursday, February 16, 2012      6 comments

I have the sweetest neighbor/friend in the world. Today she lived up to her sweet self and brought me over a one pound box of Hershey's Valentine candies, the good kind, with the fillings. She also brought a red foil covered chocolate heart. She... Read more
Wednesday, February 15, 2012      6 comments

Just came back from my Wednesday morning weight watchers meeting and lunch with the girls. The scale was down another 2.2 pounds. ... Read more
Valentines Day
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      4 comments

To me, Valentines Day is something like Christmas, because it's more about giving. I haven't had a romantic "VALENTINE" type person in my life for a very long time, so my lovely valentines became my children, and more recently, my friends. This ... Read more
Love, sweet love
Monday, February 13, 2012      4 comments

I'm so glad Valentines' Day is on Tuesday this year. It will make it easier to forgo that pizza-party-for-one that I have been planning and postponing for months now!! ... Read more
Plan ahead while we can
Friday, February 10, 2012      6 comments

My Mom is doing fine again after a rough transition day from the hospital to the rehab center. The hospital neglected to send her out with a pain patch, an essential part of her daily meds. I was so upset when i learned of this but was able to a... Read more
Gifts of insight from my mother's fall
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      6 comments

Last week my 91 year old mother fell and fractured her hip. As she was in the dining room at the assisted living facility that she now lives in, help came immediately, and she went to the hospital. Everyone in the family was, of course, quite u... Read more
Extenuating circumstances
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      5 comments

The last time I saw my darling Grandson, I invited him and his girlfriend to come over for a "Pizza Party" one day, or evening. I left the invitation wide open due to his very busy and fluctuating schedule. Last evening we had that little par... Read more
Good things come to those who wait
Saturday, January 28, 2012      6 comments

Today I was blessed with a Rollator. For those who don't know, it's a walker with 4 wheels, a seat, handles with brakes, and a sometimes a basket. When we opened the closet to get out the television set to show a video at our meeting of handicap... Read more
Creating my danger-free zone
Thursday, January 26, 2012      7 comments

I got up this morning and while my coffee was brewing I went to the "cubby" where I had conveniently left a container of mini snack crackers, picked up the container, opened it and..............DUMPED the WHOLE CONTENTS in the GARBAGE. Just emp... Read more
What was that hunger, and where did it go?
Monday, January 23, 2012      3 comments

Just "lost" an hour's worth of blogging in one false move! Oh well, nothing new about that. WHAT I NEEDED TO WRITE ABOUT, and still do, WAS THE EMPTY FEELING that I get when I cut back on my food, or even when I just stop eating for the night.... Read more
It's my turn
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      5 comments

Since the beginning of 2012 I have lost a total of 12.6 pounds. I am thrilled and overjoyed and bewildered beyond my wildest imagination. I was stuck on a plateau for the past three years, going up and down the same ten pound staircase over and ... Read more

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