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I just had a good cry.
Monday, August 16, 2010      6 comments

I decided to do the strength training exercises listed in myFitness page. That may have been a big mistake. I nearly hurt myself (or perhaps I did and will know tomorrow) and I feel completely demoralized right now. I am a useless piece of bl... Read more
I Don't Think SP is Going to Let Me Give Up This Time
Thursday, August 12, 2010      3 comments

Let me explain. Today I had a splurge. I made some Pillsbury crescent rolls at lunch time. I ate four of them, with a little butter. I could have eaten the whole package, but I shared with my husband and daughter. I had 2 cups of coffee (wh... Read more
Plugging along
Saturday, August 07, 2010      2 comments

So I'm doing things a bit differently this time around. If you've known me for a while, you know that I used to start every blog title with what day it was. This time I can't even say quite for sure which day I started actually trying to stay ... Read more
Shopping was hard
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      5 comments

I was hungry. No, scratch that. I was starving! We went into town late, things didn't go according to plan, and everywhere I looked there was yummy, good, fast stuff. I grabbed a bag of Wal-Mart's Indulgent trail mix. Oh, that's good stuff.... Read more
I ate the candy bar...
Monday, July 26, 2010      4 comments

...because I was angry and stressed, not because I was craving chocolate. Folks, I'm not even yet back to tracking my food or really trying to change what or how much I'm eating. I'm working towards that, but not yet there. But I am disappoin... Read more
Very interesting article I just read...
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      1 comments

ose-those-last-10-pounds-1964849/ Check this out. What do you think?... Read more
Life is Beautiful
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      5 comments

I just wanted to let you know we have been home since March 11th. Emmalyne is an amazing little girl and is adjusting very well to her new home. She, of course, has grieved and will continue to sometimes do so. She has been frustrated with no... Read more
Nearing the end of our time here.
Monday, March 08, 2010      4 comments

It's Monday afternoon here in China. We are now in Guangzhou, where the American consulate is. If all goes well with paperwork, we will be leaving Wednesday night. It is a fun, exciting journey, and we are making many friends among the adopti... Read more
Ni Hao from Beijing
Sunday, February 28, 2010      6 comments

Hi Folks! Well, we have made it this far. Unfortunately for us, the travel has not been going smoothly. We have hit many snags along the way (ie delayed or slow flights leading to missed connecting flights). We have one more flight to try t... Read more
For those of you who don't know...
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      16 comments

Dana and I are about to complete our adoption. We will be flying out on the 24th, on our way to China. Can you imagine? I have a difficult time doing so, actually, but am very excited for the adventure of a lifetime...actually two adventures ... Read more
Day 200 -- Captain's log, Stardate 01192010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      2 comments

Two hundred freaking days! Can you believe it? Time just keeps passing. I remember being in junior high or high school, sitting in class and suddenly having the realization that each tick of the clock was one less second left to live. It's k... Read more
Day 197 -- Mountain Dew...Again
Saturday, January 16, 2010      4 comments

I need to go shopping, but I'm so darn afraid I'll buy a soda. I am craving it and it will be in all the stores and UGH!!! I hate this struggle. Well, here's to being brave and trying to be strong. I'll let you know how I make out when I get... Read more
Day 193 -- Back to 217.5...Again.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      3 comments

I reached this weight the first of November. I dropped down to about 215 or 214 and then Thanksgiving hit. I went up to maybe 218 but then wound up at 217.5 again on December first. I did really well for 2 or 3 weeks and was at 212 just befor... Read more
Day 192 -- Small victories, but major victories.
Monday, January 11, 2010      1 comments

First off, I went Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday with no soda. I drank one 20 ounce bottle on Friday and one 20 ounce bottle on Saturday. I suffered through a TERRIBLE craving most all day on Sunday but did not drink any, and did not hav... Read more
Day 187 -- Is anyone else out there addicted to Mountain Dew???
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      7 comments

I am so stuck on this stuff. I have managed to get "off" it for periods of time in the past, but eventually I always seem to wind up drinking it again. I mean drinking it daily, usually starting at 1 20-ounce bottle, then 2 20-ounce bottles, a... Read more

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