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Making Progress and Lent.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      2 comments

Today was my weigh in. I lost .2. Not exactly something to write home about, but I feel perfectly content with my progress. I am going to make my goals. I have no doubt. I'm exercising more and actually liking it. I met up with an old ... Read more
Eating at a Restaurant
Saturday, February 13, 2010      2 comments

So last night we finally got to celebrate my husband's birthday. Luckily we went to Black Angus where I know there are good choices for me. They even had the nutritional information right on the table with the menus. I knew that I would ... Read more
Not On Pace, But OK!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      1 comments

I went to my Weight Watchers meeting this morning and was surprised to find that I lost 2 lbs this past week. That may not seem like much to some, but with my life recently it's fantastic! Especially since I was away from home and helping my s... Read more
Getting Real About Blood Pressure.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      1 comments

I went to my dr. yesterday. It was a for a blood pressure check. I've always had slightly above normal blood pressures and went on medication a few years ago. However, I haven't been diligient about taking my blood pressure at home (until rec... Read more
Helping the Parents
Friday, February 05, 2010      2 comments

I love my parents and I thank God every day for them...but it's tough now that they are older. I'm up at their house again helping out because my mom finally came home from the hospital after she fell and broke her hip, develped MRSA and a pic ... Read more
Unusual Benefits From Buying a Treadmill
Sunday, January 31, 2010      1 comments

So yesterday we put the treadmill in our bedroom. It's huge. It's kind of scary, too. I didn't realize how big it was until we cleared a space and put it up. I was beginning to think that maybe it was a mistake. Maybe the bedroom isn't a go... Read more
There's Stress and then There's STRESS!
Friday, January 29, 2010      2 comments

If you've read my blog you know I'm dealing with my elderly parents health issues. And, I've mentioned before that there always seems to be one step forward and two steps back. My mom was having trouble with her pick line, so she needed to go ... Read more
It's Been Tough
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      2 comments

So, I've been at my parent's house since Sunday to take care of my dad (he's battling walking pneumonia) and to see to my mom who is still in a convalescent hospital trying to recover from MRSA and hip replacement surgery. It seems that for eve... Read more
Every Weekend!
Friday, January 22, 2010      0 comments

Will I have to blog about my weekend problems over and over? I hate good intentions. WEll, maybe not hate...but you know what they say about good intentions! I think I need to take a different strategy. Not only do I have to commit to my... Read more
Staying Focused
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      1 comments

Ok, so I weighed in today and I stayed the same. I know what happened. I did not stay focused over the weekend the way I promised myself I would! My brother was in town and the wine started flowing. Oh, it's ok to have wine and a couple of g... Read more
How Did I Do It!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      2 comments

So I blogged before that I wanted to lose 40pounds in 40 weeks. I know I can reach this goal if I just stay focused. But I quickly realized that I was going to face a HUGE challenge in my first week. I was going to spend 4 days with my dad wh... Read more
40 Pounds in 40 Weeks
Monday, January 04, 2010      1 comments

There...it's written down. That's my goal. I've been wanting to lose 40 pounds, but it was more like a desire, a wish...now it's a GOAL. My nephew is getting married on October 10th and I counted the weeks until then and realized that I CAN l... Read more
Stuffing My Emotions.
Thursday, December 10, 2009      3 comments

I was saying all the right things. Talking about how I want to live a good healthy life! That I wasn't going to be like my mother, dealing with diabetes and all the complications. I was going to eat right and exercise and if I happen to be di... Read more
Life and Death
Monday, November 30, 2009      2 comments

My cousin died this weekend. He was in a car crash. He was young (around 50). He was a father, brother, son, cousin, friend. I still can't really believe he's gone. As my husband and I were driving home from our Thanksgiving weekend I h... Read more
My Mom's Surgery
Wednesday, November 18, 2009      0 comments

So today my mom undergoes a partial hip replacement. She has a hairline fracture of the femur that isn't healing, so surgery is the next step. I know she is in good hands. The surgeon is excellent. But I can't help but be worried. She ... Read more

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