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New Year, New Picture
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      0 comments

I am currently showing an unflattering picture of myself on my profile. I have a better one in the wings, waiting for me to be that size again before I reward myself by posting it. Is that negative or positive reinforcement? Whatever, I am ... Read more
Now is a good time to...
Monday, December 29, 2014      0 comments

All that has come before has brought me to this point. Some of it was good and some unfortunate. Now is the time to take what I have learned and do what is needed to get me to my goals. Happy New Year.... Read more
Time wounds all heals
Saturday, November 29, 2014      0 comments

Karma. I am enjoying the blessings from all the good things I did in life. But I was not perfect so neither is my life. At this stage of the game there are many loses. My sister, my mother's memory, many of the people I worked with... but I... Read more
It is what it is...
Saturday, November 15, 2014      2 comments

I lost my baby sister to cancer this summer. About the same time my mother's dementia got to a point where I could no longer care for her even with home health care. It was tough to admit that. I try to visit her often, but daily visits were ... Read more
It will get better, it will get better....
Friday, August 22, 2014      2 comments

My kid sister died June 12. She was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March and opted to not take the chemo. She got hospice and they did a good job of minimizing pain. Now I am trying to sell her house. The stale cigarette smoke ... Read more
I matter
Friday, December 06, 2013      3 comments

It took me many years of stumbling and learning. I still have a lot to learn. But I finally think I found the core problem with my self worth. All my life I have been treated as though I don't matter. Thank goodness I have a supportive husba... Read more
All better now
Friday, November 29, 2013      2 comments

Today I had the tumors removed from my female parts. It was an easy "day surgery". I was in the operating room for only 45 minutes and experienced no discomfort. My hubby took me (poor guy had to get up at 6:30 am) and stayed with me. Thank... Read more
False alarm
Monday, November 04, 2013      2 comments

Looks like I over reacted, or all the prayers worked. My OB/GYN thinks she can just remove the worst growth and leave my uterus in tact. She is waiting for the results of yet one more biopsy before she schedules the procedure. I am partly rel... Read more
Normal Life events
Friday, October 25, 2013      3 comments

So, Monday I will talk to the OB/GYN about what to do with all the masses that are growing in and around my uterus. I expect we will just take the whole thing out. At my age, I am not using it anyway. One of my ovaries also has a fibroid tumo... Read more
The dog of Frankenstein
Friday, October 04, 2013      3 comments

My little Shih Tzu had 5 cysts and 13 teeth removed Tuesday. She has those Frankenstein monster incisions all over her little body. I ate a small box of gourmet chocolates to ease my anxiety. It worked, and I did not gain (or lose) any weigh... Read more
Post vacation difficulties
Saturday, September 21, 2013      2 comments

I had no problem staying on program on vacation. We got in a lot of walking (especially running through airports!) It was too hot to want to eat and we were too busy to think about it. Also, last day of, I got diarrhea! But when I got hom... Read more
Back from vacation.
Thursday, September 19, 2013      0 comments

This was NOT an eating vacation. Got to the airport and plane was delayed. Got rescheduled and had time so got a sandwich. Then had to switch to a different concourse at Ohare with very little time. Just made the plane so no time to even vi... Read more
Preparing for vacation
Monday, September 09, 2013      1 comments

Vacation used to mean sampling all the local foods, especially desserts. Not this time...? I just heard the hotel has been changed. Instead of the Rio, we will be on the strip in Las Vegas, so we won't be tempted by that great buffet. And... Read more
Summer is as bad as Holiday time
Monday, August 19, 2013      0 comments

I am running into "helpful" people telling me to eat stuff because it is "low fat", or "no calories", or "healthy." It reminds me of an old "Katsenjammer Kids" cartoon where they talked the Captain into drinking a whole case of liquid diet ("Me... Read more
Water, water, everywhere...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      1 comments

At first I had difficulty getting in 8 glasses of water every day. I made it maybe every third day. When I got so I was able to drink that much consistently, I was up a few times in the night for a bathroom break. Thankfully, yesterday, I got... Read more

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