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Take Advantage of Your Inner Sloth
Monday, March 07, 2016      11 comments

As I've gone through this dieting journey, I've come to realize that there are a lot of little things that go into it. As much as it is important to co... Read more
Just One of Those (Dieting) Days that a Girl Goes Through
Sunday, March 06, 2016      9 comments

Today is Sunday, a day of rest, right? Wrong. Nothing about the day is restful for me. I will spend the morning at my wonderful little church, sitting ... Read more
"A Cop Squished My Capybara!"
Saturday, March 05, 2016      9 comments

When I went to bed last night, the last thing I looked at before I closed my eyes (well, other than flickers of the television) was my Spark app on my ... Read more
My Boyfriend Is SO Hot I just Can't Give Him Up
Friday, March 04, 2016      15 comments

A lot of people think of the word "diet" and grimace, and I really can't blame them. It starts with "die," right? Surely anything that starts that way ... Read more
The Scales Have Spoken
Thursday, March 03, 2016      14 comments

I have a lot of vices. Really. Unfortunately, many of them are foods that I just have no willpower with and must avoid entirely so I don't scarf down t... Read more
God Trumps Popcorn
Wednesday, March 02, 2016      6 comments

Forgive me for treading into a touchy subject here, but I'm going to. No, it's not politics; suffice it to say that I'm equally terrified of Trump and Hillary, but I will cast my vote in the end for the lesser of the evils. (Sad that we've reach... Read more
A Pluviophilic, Xanthophobic...Thin Person? Whoa! Finding Myself at 45
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      2 comments

It's raining today, casting a grayness around my living room as I sit atop my quiet hill, on my couch, at my laptop, working. I love the sound of the rain hitting the tin roof of our back porch, the calm lullaby of its fall outside the window I ... Read more
My Victory March
Monday, February 29, 2016      6 comments

Tomorrow marks the beginning of March, 2016. March 10 marks what is technically (on paper, anyway), my 10-year wedding anniversary. March 28 is the day I'm set to visit Divorce Court to finalize the paperwork on that marriage that really ended b... Read more
A Little Child Shall Lead Them...
Sunday, February 28, 2016      7 comments

Okay, so my daughter is 18 now and is not a "little child," but I have to say that HER weight loss journey has been a major crux in the success of mine. I began my diet journey in January of 2014, as I've mentioned. It really started as a ... Read more
Ma'am, Step Away from the Nilla Wafers...
Saturday, February 27, 2016      9 comments

When I arrived at my sister's home last evening to babysit her four boys so her husband and she could go out on a much-needed date night, I had the best of intentions. I had eaten a light lunch, just in case, and my sister - who is on a diet jou... Read more
400 Sticks of Butter
Friday, February 26, 2016      2 comments

I have read a lot of posts lately about people who are discouraged because they are just starting out on what appears to be a very long journey, or they are starting over, or they are not losing weight as fast as they hoped. Here is my advice to... Read more
Oh, Finish Line... I see you now!
Thursday, February 25, 2016      3 comments

I started dieting on January 1, 2014. I weighed myself that day and actually cried when I gazed down at that daunting 329.0 blinking on my very angry scale. (I have a talking scale, and I swear that British-accented voice sounded furious, like t... Read more
Eventually, you have to get off the coaster... and hop on the wagon.
Thursday, April 19, 2012      1 comments

I am no stranger to weight loss/gain roller coasters. I have been heavy since I was in my early teens (to this day, I blame it on a taco party my youth group had, at which I felt the need to "impress" my adolescent crush by eating more tacos tha... Read more
Why Can't Every Day Be Christmas? Because I'd weigh 9,000 pounds, that's why!
Thursday, January 12, 2012      2 comments

So, it's January something, and Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year's are over. No longer am I faced with the challenges of buttery rolls, cheesy casseroles, frosted cookies, chocolate flavored coffee drinks piled with mountains of whipped c... Read more
Nibbles Nibbles Nibbles
Thursday, October 20, 2011      1 comments

I can't complain about my results on the scale this week, as I somehow managed to lose another 6.5-7 pounds, making my total weight loss thus far 54 pounds. But I will say that one thing I've noticed myself struggling with in this stage of my di... Read more

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