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The Beauty in the Journey
Tuesday, March 22, 2016      5 comments

I am discovering today that Tuesdays are really just the evil stepsisters of Mondays, or at least this one feels like it. It is almost noon, and I have... Read more
An Attitude Lacking Gratitude Is Really Just a Fatitude
Monday, March 21, 2016      3 comments

So, it's Monday. YAY! Um...no. I woke up this morning with a headache that feels like hippos dancing a chorus line in my frontal lobe. My dachshund dec... Read more
What Weight Loss Will Do
Sunday, March 20, 2016      8 comments

First of all, happy Palm Sunday and first-day-of-spring, everyone! In keeping with the theme of the day, I will share this tidbit of information with you: * There are 41 calories in 1 cup of Hearts Of Palm (Canned). * There are 74 calories... Read more
I Don't Wanna Be Like My Daddy
Saturday, March 19, 2016      15 comments

Today is a bit of a rough day for me personally, because I spent an hour or so filling out a bunch of old retirement/pension paperwork for a fund my da... Read more
That Red Crate in My Closet...
Friday, March 18, 2016      5 comments

I have learned so many things about how to manipulate my own thinking and behavior during my weight loss journey, and one of the most important aspects... Read more
Yes, I'm Quoting Oprah Winfrey (and I Certainly Don't Like Her as Much as She Loves Bread)
Thursday, March 17, 2016      6 comments

Hey, everyone, guess what! Oprah Winfrey LOVES bread! Seriously! She eats it EVERY.SINGLE.DAY! I only know this because that stupid Weight Watchers commercial invades my Hulu at least six times a day. I like bread as much as anyone else, but I h... Read more
Finally Merging Left
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      7 comments

Today is weigh-in Wednesday. Ever since I started my weight loss journey, I have gone to bed on Tuesdays with the scale in my prayers. Seriously! I pr... Read more
Poll Dancing for Peeps
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      4 comments

Today is voting day in Ohio, for the primaries. Since it's my kiddo's first year to be eligible to vote, it was uber exciting for the two of us. As I s... Read more
What Is the Value of Pi(e)?
Monday, March 14, 2016      5 comments

Today is "Pi Day," 3/14, yet another strange holiday humans have invented as an excuse to eat. I have plenty against the mathematical version of pi, as... Read more
If You Can Just Get Past the Contractions...
Sunday, March 13, 2016      7 comments

Any woman who has had a baby (or any man who has had his hand in a knuckle-breaking death-grip while he's been coaching her through all that heavy brea... Read more
Stupid Scale! How Dare You Spring Forward Instead of Falling Back!
Saturday, March 12, 2016      6 comments

My daughter weighs in on Saturdays. Her weight loss journey has been a major aspect of the success of my own, because we both inspire each other. When one of us catches the other heading toward the snack cupboard after we've surpassed the daily ... Read more
A Few Fun Friday Fat Facts
Friday, March 11, 2016      7 comments

My brain is all over the place today, but it tends to do that when I go out of my routine for any reason. I really am a boring person, so the least little deviation from my schedule has me all out of sorts. Thus, forgive the ADHD-ness of this bl... Read more
Thank You for Being a Friend
Thursday, March 10, 2016      8 comments

THE GOLDEN GIRLS was one of my favorite shows, and I've seen all the reruns time and time again. I'm not sure why so many people love it so much, excep... Read more
The Tiger in the Kitchen
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      4 comments

Today is Wednesday, the day of my weigh-in. I lost .4 of a pound in the last week. Notice something there: I didn't say "only." I lost .4 of a lb., fol... Read more
What Weight Loss Won't Do
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      8 comments

Here's a grim reality: No matter what weight you started at and how much you lose, there are things that weight loss CANNOT do for you. I like to share the things I've learned, and this is one of them. So many people start off a weight loss jour... Read more

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