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Mother's Day Joys and Challenges
Sunday, May 13, 2018      3 comments

I survived my first Mother's Day without my mom. As I have mentioned before, she passed last summer and I was dreading today. I will admit that the 6am tossing and turning while unhappy thoughts tore through my head was not the way I wanted to... Read more
So I belong to this health program...
Sunday, May 06, 2018      2 comments

I started a year ago. It was given to me by my insurance company. Truthfully I was not the least bit interested but they didn't exactly give me a choice. A man came to my house with a scale and a cell phone. I have to weigh myself each morn... Read more
Checking in
Sunday, April 29, 2018      5 comments

I have been trying to do things differently this time. Blogging too often was putting a lot of stress on me. I love to write but I have a huge tendency to push myself and then quickly get burned out. I had a surprising revelation this weeken... Read more
Enjoying the journey more this time
Sunday, April 15, 2018      3 comments

I'm trying not to get ahead of myself this time. I'm doing well so far; well truthfully, I'm only about 10 days in. But the process seems better this time. I have stopped craving fast food. I actually had one small McDonald's hamburger last... Read more
My new endocrinologist managed to inspire me
Sunday, April 08, 2018      0 comments

This past year has been very trying. I lost my mom and all of the financial and emotional burdens have been torturous. I finally feel like I'm starting to see daylight again. I tried to get back on the Spark path in December, but it was shor... Read more
My mother Florence is gone (please don't read if you are easily upset)
Sunday, December 31, 2017      5 comments

I lost my mom on July 8, 2017. She was elderly and frail but it was still a surprise. I went to her house or called her every day, took her food and did her laundry. I did everything I could so that she could stay at home. She had a couple o... Read more
Bad day yesterday
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      3 comments

Omg I went off the deep end yesterday. I went to therapy and had pretty much decided what I was going to talk about. Unfortunately, it went another way. The conversation veered into an intimate area that I don't like talking about. It wasn't a... Read more
Feeling stronger these days
Sunday, April 23, 2017      1 comments

I have been working very hard on myself these days. Putting a lot into my therapy and preparing for my gastric surgery this summer. I decided to start back on my healthy eating plan today. I've been looking up recipes for 300 calorie dinn... Read more
Dropped three pounds - on the right track again
Sunday, January 08, 2017      3 comments

Trying to get back on track this time has been really hard. It seems I've had even more family stress than usual. It often feels like stress comes at me in continuous waves. If you've ever lost your footing in the ocean and struggled to get b... Read more
Here I am, back again...
Thursday, December 29, 2016      3 comments

It has taken me more than two weeks, but I've finally gotten back on my program today. I have gained and gained over the holidays and was getting very depressed about it. In addition, I injured myself back in August and I've been having extre... Read more
Crash and burn
Tuesday, December 13, 2016      2 comments

It's been nearly two months since I signed onto Spark the last time. All of the hard work that I've done toward getting healthy and losing weight has pretty much spiraled out of control. I've been silently struggling to get back on track and ... Read more
Starting over - kinda gross (sorry)
Sunday, October 23, 2016      2 comments

The last few weeks have been tough. Since my surgery a month ago, I've been really struggling. I have felt awful and have had zero energy to do anything. I saw my surgeon again this past Friday for my second follow up. He told me that I'm d... Read more
Trying to get back on track
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      2 comments

Wow. It's been a while since I blogged but I didn't know it had been an entire month. I have been spiraling out of control since Labor Day weekend. We had to put down my beloved Schatzi. I tried to cover my grief but there was no way to d... Read more
Out of control
Monday, September 05, 2016      4 comments

Grief is not my friend. But I can't blame grief. Grief is not putting food in my mouth. Ever since Friday, I've been out of control. I haven't eaten tons of calories but the things I've eaten have been just plain garbage. Fast food, candy,... Read more
Hole in my heart
Saturday, September 03, 2016      6 comments

I lost my beloved Schatzi yesterday. She had been doing very poorly and on Thursday, she lost control of her bladder. DH and I had gone out shopping and my daughter was also out. We all came home about the same time and she was excited to see... Read more

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