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Never too late
Tuesday, February 23, 2021      19 comments

I know it's the end of the month and it's not been my best. I have struggled in a lot of areas. I think I just have a lot of different stressors and the regular tools just ain't working. I am functioning and getting through the day but, I haven'... Read more
Random Acts of Kindness
Monday, February 22, 2021      19 comments

There is still goodness in this world. I always speak or smile whenever I walk into a store if I make eye contact with the security guard or cashier. I went to CVS to pick up my prescription this morning and as I headed back up front to pay for... Read more
Winding Down
Friday, February 19, 2021      16 comments

I’ve struggled with getting in bed at a decent time. I know this is important for overall health, my ability to perform workouts better and weight loss. It keeps me from eating late at night. For the 5% challenge, not eating at night was a... Read more
Focusing On What's In Front Of You
Wednesday, February 17, 2021      18 comments

I don't know what made me decide to finally try to get my life together and start taking my health seriously - maybe my brush with death last year was a motivator. Whatever it was, I have been going to the doc regularly or as needed. I try not g... Read more
Fat Tuesday!
Tuesday, February 16, 2021      22 comments

I love and miss all my family in Nawlins’! I usually go every other year for my birthday. Thanks to COVID, this will be another Mardi Gras I have to sit out. Being relatively new to sobriety and having not even celebrated a full year yet, it’s p... Read more
Dance Break
Saturday, February 13, 2021      17 comments

It’s been a long week. Last night I stayed up late doing what I do when I stay up late. I started snacking. I am not going to wallow all day because it’s cold, an ice storm is coming and my weight is up thanks to my poor choices and the help of ... Read more
What Will You Be Remembered For
Wednesday, February 10, 2021      23 comments

I had the honor of being asked to write and read my father in love’s obituary today. As much as I knew about him, I learned that he’d started a Coffee Club on weekends with just the great grandkids. They got to share a cup of joe and danish with... Read more
Tuesday, February 09, 2021      12 comments

It has been a busy few weeks. I am finally getting my strength back since my COVID diagnosis and pneumonia. My father in love who passed away on 1/25 will finally be laid to rest tomorrow. The insurance market is still in turmoil from this pande... Read more
Mindfulness Take A Gazillion
Wednesday, February 03, 2021      15 comments

Oh I keep trying to eat mindfully with various levels of success. This morning, I took the day off for a dental appointment and it was the busiest, most productive, best day yet. It started with not eating any junk food ( no ice cream or popcorn... Read more
Black History Month
Tuesday, February 02, 2021      13 comments

When I was in school we'd get dressed up as famous African Americans and recite a narrative about their accomplishments. I would always find a movie star or singer so I could wear a big wig and gown with my mommy's costume diamonds to school! We... Read more
Birthday Behavior Begins
Monday, February 01, 2021      16 comments

I’m going to do something incredibly different this year. Instead of a month of ME ME ME- I’m turning my birthday month into an opportunity to share with... Read more
Sunday, January 31, 2021      20 comments

January 2021 was so full of promise. The New Year, New You! I totally underestimated how hard I’d struggle with holiday stress and depression. Stuffing my face with cookies lead to gaining over 10 pounds despite consistently working out. I was d... Read more
Friday, January 29, 2021      14 comments

Every day we are faced with choices. Are we going to workout? Will we eat within our calorie range? Are you going to log every bite of food? How many tim... Read more
Step it up
Thursday, January 28, 2021      14 comments

I loss my 10k streak this week. That was a real bummer but I’m determined to not let that happen again. I added the elliptical feature to my fancy fitnes... Read more
Wednesday, January 27, 2021      14 comments

Thank you for all the kind words of sympathy. The kids are managing the loss of their grandfather okay so far. My teen son has been sweet ... Read more

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