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Superbowls, Lou Ferigno, and Space Mountain: Moving on to Maintenance
Wednesday, April 13, 2016      10 comments

In 1987, after Superbowl XXI, victorious Quarterback Phil Simms was asked, "What are you going to do next?" His answer was an ad slogan Disney paid him $75,000 to say: "I'm going to Disneyland." I have to admit that I felt a little like a Superb... Read more
I Finally Did It!
Monday, April 11, 2016      21 comments

Today was already set to be a day of celebration for my daughter and me, because we recently moved past a not-so-good past, official and legal on paper... Read more
Vicarious Victory
Saturday, April 09, 2016      7 comments

My sister and daughter do their weigh-ins on Saturday mornin... Read more
Run, Forrest, Run! Your Mama Lied to You!
Thursday, April 07, 2016      6 comments

I'm sorry, Mr. Gump, but your mama was just...wrong. I live for analogies, as it is often how my strange, scattered mind works, always grasping for som... Read more
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      14 comments

There are, from what I can tell by Googling and checking FAQs, about 5 million members on Sparkpeople. Therefore, when I posted my little SSP (shameles... Read more
Waste Not, Waist Not
Tuesday, April 05, 2016      8 comments

Like many of us, when I was a kid, I was told that I was not allowed up from the table till I finished what was on my plate, even if my dear mama had t... Read more
Look What I Can Do!
Saturday, April 02, 2016      4 comments

Stress raises the heart rate. Does that make it aerobic? I wish, because if it was, I'd be getting quite the workout today, with my rent due but coming in too slowly, work due but getting done too slowly, and some personal/emotional/closure sort... Read more
I Ain't Too Proud To Blog
Friday, April 01, 2016      7 comments

First, please forgive this scatter-brained blog, but I had a little too much of a fantastic time with my boyfriend this morning, and that has my head j... Read more
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, You're the Biggest Bully of Them All!
Thursday, March 31, 2016      6 comments

My sister is on a weight loss journey of her own, and she has a Facebook page for accountability (I highly recommend using your social networking for a... Read more
From Whence I Came
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      7 comments

I am a preacher's kid and a preacher's grandkid, even if I haven't always acted like one. My mama was a Sunday school teacher, my grandma was the churc... Read more
Falling Is Not Failing
Tuesday, March 29, 2016      9 comments

Twas the day before weigh-in, and all through the house, there were morsels of chocolate far too big for a mouse... ... Read more
I Lost 200 Pounds This Morning!
Monday, March 28, 2016      9 comments

Well, folks, that's it! Finally, after far too many months of waiting, 200 lbs. I did not need are gone from my life, courtesy of our county Common Ple... Read more
What Happens at Chuck E. Cheese Does Not Stay at Chuck E. Cheese
Saturday, March 26, 2016      11 comments

I am not Catholic, so I do not make confessions in a phone booth-looking box through a dryer vent-looking screen to a man in a robe. No offense to anyo... Read more
A Little Kummerspeck-ulation
Thursday, March 24, 2016      4 comments

When i got up this morning, courtesy of my TWIN PEAKS ringtone at 7 a.m., there was a little chat bubble in my messenger on my phone containing a messa... Read more
I Refuse to Re-Tire
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      6 comments

Okay, so the mean British lady on my scale snickered this morning when she announced my weight at 159.2 lbs. I swear she did! Sure, it's only a half-pound gain, but when you've been on this journey as long as I have, it gets a bit frustrating wh... Read more

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