$1,000 shopping spree
Thursday, December 15, 2011      2 comments

My mom just offered me a $1,000 shopping spree when I reach my goal size! How can I turn that down? I hope she's ready to pay up because I'm ready to lose! I love my mom!... Read more
The people who matter
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      1 comments

The people who matter are those who are with you and for you. Through the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly. I am grateful to have a rich network of support - my spark friends, my face-to-face friends, my family. I am investing time in r... Read more
Gift your body with sleep - it will love you for it
Monday, December 12, 2011      3 comments

Inspired by yesterday's spark mail about the importance of sleep ... Well, I didn't rest all that well last night because I'm in a hotel, but last weekend I made a good choice. I turned down an invitation to paint the town Friday night a... Read more
New routine
Thursday, December 08, 2011      2 comments

So this is a week full of change. My husband started a job and daughter started daycare. Getting all four of us ready and out the door is a challenge. But we're up to it. Hubby and ii are working as a team. We are good partners in life despite o... Read more
In memory of granny
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      7 comments

Some memories of granny: How she loved to sing and play guitar Singing with her as a child. She was so proud at hearing me sing, she turned on her tape recorder and kept it on the whole time. She got us on the radio at least once. ... Read more
She's gone
Monday, December 05, 2011      8 comments

After a day in Hospice care, my grandmother passed peacefully yesterday afternoon. I was there with her, along with most of the family. We had just gathered in a circle - including our dear granny - and sang a hymn and had a prayer. Ser... Read more
Five positive things
Saturday, December 03, 2011      7 comments

Got this idea on another message board website - to list five positive things a day. It does the soul good! I need some good feelings in the midst of this dark time of losing my grandmother, so here's my list for today: 1. Grateful to see... Read more
saying goodbye
Friday, December 02, 2011      7 comments

i'm saying goodbye to my grandmother. family's meeting this morning to decide whether to unhook life support. i saw her and said my goodbye, but am really sad about losing her. she's my last living grandparent. ... Read more
Out of the woods
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      4 comments

In the words of my psychiatrist, I'm out of the woods as far as the depression goes. Now i m just dealing with life, he said. Yay! There's a lot to deal with, but I have the courage and support system to keep moving forward. Saw my psychol... Read more
Monday, November 28, 2011      1 comments

I'm continuing on the the gratitude theme today. Here are a few things I'm thankful for today: Time to work out (now!) My hubby stayed home with our two sick kids today Stayed on my eating plan so far and entered everything in th... Read more
I am thankful for ....
Sunday, November 27, 2011      3 comments

This is the list I created at the beginning of November 2011. I notice my husband is at the top of my list! My loving, kind, giving husband My sweet, adorable, caring and intelligent kids A job that activates my passion My... Read more
sorry to be so negative .....
Thursday, November 24, 2011      7 comments

Wow, that last blog was so negative and whiny. I am tempted to delete it, but I'll resisit that urge and leave it as part of my experience. I've been on my new meds about 6 weeks, maybe longer. Panic attacks have virtually vanished. I have... Read more
She will be loved
Tuesday, November 22, 2011      3 comments

God, I love that song. I'm hanging in there. Barely. Have seen new therapist twice and we really clicked. Thank god. Last therapist was awful. Feeling disillusioned at work. Feeling fat. Feeling defeated. Marriage is in troubl... Read more
Back and forth
Monday, November 07, 2011      1 comments

I'm back and forth doing lots of work travel this month. Eating well on the road has been a challenge. My next hotel has a fridge and microwave so I hope to stock up on healthy frozen meals and avoid eating out a lot. Also celebrated my... Read more
Going barefoot and getting better
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      1 comments

I have entirely tapered off the previous ssri med and am moving up to full dosage on new meds. I frankly feel like a new woman - which tells me that I absolutely needed medication. Whew!! I'm looking forward to getting active again as my... Read more

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