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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path to Well Is Paved with Good Intentions
Saturday, January 12, 2019      42 comments

I don't know about you, but 2018 will not go down in history as my best year. Many people I've talked to have said the same. It seems to be an internat... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Just Over the Hill...er, Muffintop...
Sunday, January 06, 2019      46 comments

I love old hymns, especially when my Grandpa leads the singing with my Grammie at the piano. One of my favorites is "I've Got a Mansion, Just Over the ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It's the Year of the Pig. Let's Not Take It Literally
Saturday, January 05, 2019      76 comments

Welcome, friends, to twenty-nineteen, A brand-new year has arrived on the scene. May your scales be polite and your thighs never jiggle. May you ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Loving Away those Love Handles
Thursday, September 06, 2018      77 comments

Yesterday on a Christian radio program I was listening to, someone said something brilliant that really struck me in regard to this issue of my weight. It went something like this: "Loving is not about willpower. Loving is about knowing." ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It Is What It Is, but I'm Working on Working on It
Saturday, September 01, 2018      55 comments

Hey, look! I am still alive...albeit with a lot more of me than there was last time I blogged on here - about 70 more lbs. of me, to be exact. In 1949, a guy named J.E. Lawrence wisely wrote in the Nebraska State Journal, ""New land is hars... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I've closet-eaten myself out of my closet.
Sunday, January 07, 2018      88 comments

Weight loss is the most frequent of all New Year's resolutions. That comes as no surprise, considering how overweight most of the civilized world is. What did come as a very unpleasant surprise to me is just how much weight I've gained since I t... Read more
Do They Make Plus Size Ugly Christmas Sweaters?
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      64 comments

I said "I'll see you again in 25 pounds." Unfortunately, quite like the Twin Peaks reboot that I named that entry after, those 25 pounds let me down. I GAINED them rather than lost them. I have a LOT of 2017 damage to correct, and I WILL do so i... Read more
I'll see you again in 25 pounds...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      72 comments

I have a problem, a BIG one. I'm not sure what it is, but it has absolutely demolished whatever willpower and know-how and motivation I had to lose that 170ish pounds I lost. Here is the pathetic proof: Starting weight January 2014: 329 L... Read more
"Practice what you preach, young lady!"
Thursday, May 11, 2017      43 comments

(Mom, holding me, with Dad, 1970) I lost my mom in 2015, after she fought a long, uphill battle with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. She was only 64 ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Present Perfect
Thursday, April 27, 2017      85 comments

I am an editor, which comes as no surprise to many who knew me when I was young, and a favorite hobby of mine was diagramming sentences. Does this mean... Read more
Strepping Up My Game
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      42 comments

I have not been blogging lately, as you may have noticed. The fact is, there are a few reasons for this: 1) Shamefully, I have not been doing so well on my quest to take off the few pounds I gained back over the last few months, and I've n... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It's Contagious!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      44 comments

Today, while going through my recent adds on LinkedIn (people literally come out of the Wi-Fiwork to add me on there, as lots of writers, small publish... Read more
758 for $4
Tuesday, March 14, 2017      44 comments

Long ago, after my divorce from Mr. Not Right, I didn't keep custody of cable or satellite TV. These days, we only use streaming services, Hulu all the time and Netflix when we get a hankerin' for some movie or show we can't find elsewhere (thou... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Leave Your Best Self on the Shelf
Saturday, March 11, 2017      55 comments

I started my new job this week...or returned to it, depending on how you look at it. From 1989 to 1995, I worked the exact same job, albeit at a differ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Excusantes, Excusantes...and That's Not Pig-out Latin
Sunday, March 05, 2017      67 comments

This blog may make you angry. You might want to put on some steel-toed boots before you read it, because it may stomp on your toes a bit. Practice c... Read more

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