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Snow on the TX Gulf Coast???????
Saturday, December 09, 2017      7 comments

Well, it snows about once every 6 or 7 years here on the TX. Gulf Coast, and yesterday it snowed..... My lil 2 year old G-Girls went outside in... Read more
Great News!
Tuesday, November 28, 2017      4 comments

Well, I've got great news! After all of these months since Harvey I am finally getting my new roof! I have to say how grateful I am for the people who came and cut up my downed tree, and put the blue tarps on my roof. They were volunteers, ... Read more
My 5 lb motivator.......
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      8 comments

Her name is Patience, and she makes sure I go on long walks whether I feel like it or not. She's in love with life, and her enthusiasm is contagious... Read more
I confess, I'm a Cheater!
Tuesday, October 03, 2017      5 comments

And glad to be one too! I have been living a healthy lifestyle since Nov. 2008. By Dec. 2009 I had lost almost 100 lbs. I have managed to maintain that loss. And I have had a cheat day since the very beginning. I recognized that in order to... Read more
There are perks....
Saturday, September 23, 2017      5 comments

To healthy living. Gifts from above, if you will. I got to help my daughter move into an upstairs apartment today. Heaving and hoeing boxes and appliances up those stairs, then going back down them for more. I got quite a work out. A ... Read more
My relationship with my...
Sunday, September 17, 2017      8 comments

Scale. Maybe you have no qualms about stepping on the scale. Maybe you've never hated it the way I did. My fear and hatred of the scale started when I was in 5th grade. I was already 5'6", and in PE we had to do a group weigh in. All t... Read more
Harvey's Aftermath
Thursday, September 07, 2017      7 comments

Well, Hurricane Harvey is in the past, but the aftermath continues. I live near Houston, Texas and many cities near me flooded. I was spared, gratefully, but many of my friends and family were flooded out. One of my daughters cannot go home beca... Read more
In the Beginning...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      4 comments

When I began this journey I had no clue what it would bring me. I had weighed almost 250 lbs most of my adult life. I had eaten whatever the heck I wanted, when I wanted it, without regard to my health. I ended up giving myself Type 2 Diabe... Read more
A pause for a moment of....
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      3 comments

Gratitude. A moment of acknowledging the beauty of a sunset, the smell of the air after an afternoon rain, the connection I share with all living things. I spent the most awesome day with one of my G-Girls today. She's 10 yrs. old. She... Read more
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      4 comments

You know, there has been more to my healthy living lifestyle than just losing the weight, and then maintaining that loss. Years of weighing well over 200 lbs, left me with a pretty ingrained picture of myself as a big fat whale (sorry if th... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts There is No Secret for Success
Thursday, July 27, 2017      16 comments

I have a lot of people who ask me how I did it. How did I manage to lose almost 100 lbs. and keep it off since Dec. 2009? What is my secret? They ask me, and then go silent, looking at me expectantly, waiting for the magic words. The secret that... Read more
Who Needs That Habit Anyway?
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      3 comments

You know, I have lost weight and I have gained weight. I have maintained weight loss for quite awhile, but the work is not over. Actually, it will never be over. If I want to keep what I have, I have to work just as hard, or harder than I did to... Read more
Yippee Results!
Sunday, June 25, 2017      6 comments

I decided a while back that I'd like to take off about 10 lbs. I have let myself gain a little weight here, a little weight there, over the last few years. Honestly, since I went back to work. I work serving samples at a major grocery chain here... Read more
Action, Action and More Action
Thursday, May 04, 2017      1 comments

I have had a busy few years since I joined SP. I'm the "Granny" of five now. Those G-Kids. Man, oh, man. Saying I love them is such an understatement. I still walk everyday. Seldom missing a day, even though I have to do it before or after ... Read more

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