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Ah my old nemesis we meet at last.
Sunday, November 16, 2014      6 comments

Yesterday I ran errands all day and it felt great. I got dressed and looked in the mirror. For the first time in years I didn't feel silly wearing a scarf around my neck and could even double wrap it. I wasn't using it to try and hide anythin... Read more
Great hike and wildlife (pictures)
Sunday, November 09, 2014      8 comments

Yesterday was great. No cell phone, no computer. I headed up country to see my son and we spent the day heading out into the bush and did some hiking. Along the way we came across some hiking buddies that stood and posed for us. I reall... Read more
Going unplugged
Saturday, November 08, 2014      3 comments

I've hit my busy season at work, crazy busy where for 2 months I'm averaging 6 days a week and 14 hours a day. Thank heavens I tele-commute! With hours like that eating could be a challenge, I don't get breaks during the day and only tak... Read more
What are you talking about? I think my size 22 jeans fit just fine.
Saturday, November 01, 2014      13 comments

Today for the first time in 15 years I went jean shopping and didn't go to the plus size stores, didn't even stop at a plus size section in the department store. I bit the bullet and headed for the "regular" sizes. I picked up size 18, tho... Read more
Halloween survived!
Saturday, November 01, 2014      5 comments

I love Halloween for all the kids that come to the house. If I had 200 come I'd be in my glory but we only get about 50 because of where we live. This year I thought ahead, I wanted to hand out something that I knew if there was left overs it... Read more
How do de-rail your mom with 4 little words
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      10 comments

"Mom, I'm having twins!" That was the call I got yesterday and suddenly my whole world turned upside down. My mini-me was all grown up. My husband always called her my clone, we finish each other sentences, will blurt out the most random... Read more
Birthday reflection
Sunday, October 26, 2014      6 comments

We've all been there at birthday time. Year after year it rolls around we grab our flab and say "This time next year I will not be this fat!" And then someone offers us birthday cake and we completely forget our declaration. This year i... Read more
80 pounds gone
Sunday, October 19, 2014      18 comments

I love when a plateau ends and you get this amazing free fall of weight. It's the reward for hanging in there! Today I hit the 220s and have lost 80 pounds. WOO HOO! Happy dances!! I haven't been in the 220s for 13 years, it's a lit... Read more
Goal reached, plateau beat
Wednesday, October 15, 2014      7 comments

232 was a number in my head that I needed to get to. It's a number that keeps coming up, it's a weight that I have seen too many times and looking forward to never seeing it again. 232 - The weight when I had eclampsia with my first pre... Read more
You might as well exercise, you're tired anyway
Monday, October 13, 2014      6 comments

"I'm cold" "Isn't that your sweater sitting next to you?" "Yes, but I'm too tired to reach over and put it on." "Baby, maybe we should go for a walk." He was right, the walk did me good. Work is crazy and I'm hitting my bu... Read more
You don't get to win this time
Monday, October 06, 2014      7 comments

My weight loss has certainly slowed down but I always suspected that the 230s were going to be tough to get out of. It's a weight that I maintained for a long time and one that I couldn't push through before, the plateau always won. Thi... Read more
Sometimes nothing big still adds up to a good week
Thursday, October 02, 2014      7 comments

When I logged in this morning and did my regular checks I swung the mood meter over to 10 and then looked...really...a 10? I thought of the week, nothing earth shattering going on. Had some walks in the cool evenings with my husband, ma... Read more
Crap those are big!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014      12 comments

Yesterday I got a reality check that I wasn't expecting and it made me laugh and was a fantastic motivator. Last year I bought some really cute fuzzy jammies with a short top. Very comfy and perfect for cooler nights. Last night I fille... Read more
Falls here, time to make changes
Monday, September 29, 2014      5 comments

For the last two weeks my weight has been up and down in leaps and bounds. There are normal fluctuations in our bodies and times when water gain is part of the issue but I'm not convinced that hormonal issues are all that are at play so it's... Read more
Nana to the power of 4!
Thursday, September 25, 2014      9 comments

Two days ago I wandered in to the clinic to see a doctor about a sinus infection that just won't go away. Two things about that. One, I never go to the doctor (drives my husband up the wall). Two, in 20 years I have never used the walk in cli... Read more

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