Deep Breaths and Back on Track
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      8 comments

My sister's surgery was successful. She was in the hospital a bit longer than hoped for, but all is well. My husband's job ended Friday. We knew it was coming, but of course reality is always different than you think you will feel. Even whe... Read more
Crazy Train
Sunday, January 10, 2016      13 comments

I've been doing so well in 2016,. 4.2 pounds down. And then.... * My sister is going in for major surgery on the 14th. * My dad is not getting enough oxygen so after the ER they installed extra oxygen in his home with a tube the reaches anyw... Read more
Word of Wisdom from my 11 Year Old Niece
Saturday, January 02, 2016      14 comments

During Thanksgiving holiday, as many of you know, my sister and her family visited. I adore my nieces. I want to be good for them. Even though I do not live locally to them, I want to make a difference in their lives. I work consciously and hard... Read more
Finished Rat Elves
Tuesday, December 15, 2015      7 comments

To recap, in case this is the first time you're seeing my blog, my nieces think it is a riot when I decorate Halloween skeleton rats with holiday themes. I present to you the finished rat elves. May my nieces howl with laughter! ... Read more
Skeleton Rats Take 2
Saturday, December 12, 2015      9 comments

The Thanksgiving skeleton rats were such a hit with my nieces. They asked me to decorate the rats for Christmas as well. This is my first attempt at a skeleton rat elf. There is also a skeleton dog they wanted decorated like the dog from The Gri... Read more
Company Holiday Party - Lessons Learned
Saturday, December 05, 2015      8 comments

I went to the company holiday party last night. I had a plan. I stuck to the plan. Was it a perfect calorie day? No. But neither did I gain 3 pounds overnight. I took my camera. I took tons of pictures of people. I kept busy socializing and stay... Read more
Career Clothing for Every Size - You Deserve It
Friday, December 04, 2015      7 comments

This was posted to one of my teams immediately after it happened. I took a few days to emotionally process it more before I decided to blog. It was too raw, but I am coming out the other side of the embarrassment and humiliating feelings. I... Read more
Thanksgiving Visit...
Sunday, November 29, 2015      8 comments

My sister and her family visited. It was wonderful. We ate too much (check), laughed a ton (check), had gorgeous weather so we were outside a LOT (yay!), and now they are gone. This is my favorite photo of the holiday. We set up a "horse show ri... Read more
Magical Thinking
Monday, November 23, 2015      8 comments

There is a lot going on right now. I've shared about dad's upcoming surgery (Wednesday). My other dad (parents divorced young, both happily remarried to awesome other people) has a health issue that I found out about Friday. And of course there'... Read more
Distractions on the weekend...
Sunday, November 15, 2015      4 comments

I've not gone UP this weekend, which is the first in quite some time. I am pleased, although my inner dialogue says I could have done better. Be quiet Hateful Voice. I ordered some fab Halloween decorations from Grandin Road on sale right a... Read more
It's What Adults Do
Thursday, November 12, 2015      6 comments

I went to visit a customer in person today. What should have been an already long trip wound up being double due to rain. 7.5 hours round trip. As I was sitting in the morning traffic (at 5:30 AM thank you) I felt myself getting grouchy. I ... Read more
New Motivational Technique
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      12 comments

I started with a new motivational technique this weekend. I have a marvelous photo of me and my husband from when I was at goal weight hanging in the living room. I caught myself looking at it this weekend thinking "wow, you can really see my da... Read more
What Happens When You Eat High Range of Calories?
Friday, November 06, 2015      5 comments

Last night I was feeling deprived. It happens. We all go through it. We all need to decide each time how to handle it. Still riding the high from my "distraction drive" I decided I would not give in. If I gave in, I'd binge. Nope. Did not w... Read more
Distract Versus Eat
Thursday, November 05, 2015      8 comments

Last night as I was dealing with kitty decisions I wanted to shovel that food into my mouth. Then I realized what I really needed was a mental distraction. You know when your brain is tired, and you've considered the options for too long, and th... Read more
Binge Doesn't Change Anything
Monday, November 02, 2015      7 comments

I've been eating for emotional comfort since the troubles started. Today I am at 188.6, which is higher than I was when I got back from vacation. It's time for that to stop. Shoveling food in my mouth is not changing the situation. My cat i... Read more

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