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What a long, strange, painful trip it's been
Friday, August 14, 2020      3 comments

I'm back, baby! It's been a long haul but I might be coming out the other side of it now. Did you know that losing a significant amount of weight can cause your gallbladder to fail? Yeah, neither do doctors! But after six years of being mise... Read more
Sherry and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year
Saturday, November 29, 2014      0 comments

This weekend is my one year "sick-iversary"! Oh, it hasn't been one thing where I could say "I have whatever and this is the suggested treatment". Goodness no. First was the increased damage/pain in my wrists from ill fitted braces. Took a c... Read more
The "P" word
Monday, September 30, 2013      5 comments

I always tell my kids, "There's no such thing as 'perfect'." "Practice makes improvement, don't worry about perfect, go for better or amazing, perfect is unattainable". As I was sitting here contemplating my day I caught myself being upset ... Read more
Ready to re-commit
Sunday, September 29, 2013      2 comments

Since April I have gained and lost the same 5lbs probably 4 or 5 times. I recognize that it's probably just normal fluctuations but it's still frustrating and not where I want to be. In fact, this morning I weighed in at 25lbs to my goal weigh... Read more
I wish I'd known this earlier!
Sunday, September 22, 2013      2 comments

I've been doing some reading and learned that a lot of people with chronic sinus problems like I have get relief by eating a gluten free diet. So I started researching GF diets and thinking about the complications of making the change. Today I... Read more
Wednesday, September 11, 2013      2 comments

When school got out in the spring all of my routines went poof. I stopped exercising regularly, stopped tracking my food, and started eating more empty calories. Not like I would have before I changed my attitude but still, there it was, sugar... Read more
Chuck E Cheese's pizza is NOT a health food!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013      3 comments

My cousin's husband is an educated man. In fact, he has a Ph.D. in early childhood development and is a tenured professor at the local university. In spite of that, I heard him tell his children (ages 9 and 6) to finish their pizza "because it... Read more
End of summer update... I'm back(ish)!
Monday, August 26, 2013      2 comments

It seems that my kids are growing up on me! My son started his first day of college today. He's starting at the local community college with the plan of transferring to a university after 2 years. Although I won't see him everyday things aren... Read more
Finally accepting my progress
Thursday, June 13, 2013      3 comments

It's been 11 months since I started being healthier in my eating and activity choices. The last couple of months I've kind of leveled off about 20lbs from my original goal but I'm 60lbs down now ... Read more
Maybe just one more carb...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      4 comments

Maybe just one more carb will settle my stomach. Maybe just one more carb will ease this migraine. Maybe just one more carb will lower my stress. Maybe just one more carb will make me happier. Maybe just one more carb will cu... Read more
5lb regain red alert!
Monday, May 27, 2013      5 comments

I don't take the number on the scale very seriously. I know it fluctuates based on a variety of factors and is not an accurate representation of how much excess body fat I have or how overweight I am at any given time. As long as the general t... Read more
Just felt like bragging a little :)
Sunday, May 12, 2013      3 comments

Today I wore a new bra. It has the same band size as the bras I wore throughout high school. Of course, it was fastened on the first hooks and the cup size is one bigger than back then but can I get a ... Read more
I'm not going to reach my goal!
Monday, May 06, 2013      5 comments

Recently I realized that I was not going to make my weight loss goal. I still have 21lbs to reach what I had pretty arbitrarily decided was my "ideal" weight and 18 days to do it. Not gonna happen. But a funny thing happened when I started re... Read more
My new nickname (or Pointlessly Meandering Thoughts about my family)
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday was my father's birthday so we went over to his house to have dinner with him. My son wasn't well so he stayed home but my daughter and I went. My aunt came, as did my cousin and her husband and 2 kids. My cousin's husband is, w... Read more
Spreading the Spark!
Friday, April 12, 2013      3 comments

Several things have happened recently that call my attention to the positive changes I've made. Yesterday I went to a seminar and won the big door prize (really made me feel like I was in the right place, more on that in another post). I've al... Read more

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