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The Monster I feed.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019      3 comments

You know those packages of cookies in the stores, You see the big 170 calories on it, ... Read more
Down hill slide .....
Sunday, June 09, 2019      3 comments

It started slowly, gently. It was fun, and exciting. Then it started going faster. It was exhilarating! And then it was out of control! It started as a mini chocolate bar, then 2, then 5. Then the soda because I was tired. Then chips for sn... Read more
The pups ....
Wednesday, May 29, 2019      5 comments

Meet Mr. Bob Ross. Yep, we named him after the late and great Mr. Bob Ross. This was his first or second day with us. How's he doing now? You... Read more
new baby
Sunday, March 17, 2019      4 comments

So I'm trying this again. Four weeks ago I had to put my 14 year old dog to sleep. I was heartbroken, and so was my 3 year old dog. So I got a puppy. A beautiful silver and white pit bull. She was sweet and cuddlely .... as long as it w... Read more
falling off vs getting on
Saturday, March 09, 2019      1 comments

Falling off. One piece of cake wont hurt. Well ok 2. That milkshake looks really good, I'll have one. with my burger and fries. It's just a coffee .... from Starbucks, with whipped cream and caramel sauce. I'll just grab some fast fo... Read more
brushing myself off ....
Monday, March 04, 2019      1 comments

Losing my sweet dog Katie has hurt more than I thought it would. When I found out she only had weeks, I went nuts with this insane feeling that I had to move, to run, to eat ...... I think I drove my family crazy. The last week of her life... Read more
saying good bye is never easy
Friday, February 22, 2019      12 comments

I had to say good bye to this sweetie on Wednesday. She had a tumor on the bottom of her foot that was cancerous. We had done everything we ... Read more
12 pounds.
Saturday, February 09, 2019      6 comments

I've lost 12 pounds. 12 whole pounds. This morning when I weighed myself the scale read ... 168.8. I'm like ok, it's not 169, so that's a good thing. Then later it kind of hit me. ... I've lost 12 pounds! Last summer I let my eati... Read more
eating my grief.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019      5 comments

This is Katie. My Sweet Katie, or Katie Did or Didit. But always a sweetie. She's 14, a humane society baby. She was around 9 weeks when I got ... Read more
My daughter had a pizza
Saturday, January 26, 2019      5 comments

I'm feeling a bit tired and achy, and hungry. Very hungry. My daughter had just fixed a frozen pizza. You know those single serve ones from Red Baro... Read more
not the weight I want to be
Monday, October 08, 2018      2 comments

I'm not losing as much as I want, but my body and brain are dealing with a bunch of bad juju crap. I have lost and that is what I need to focus on. I'm no longer 180 pounds. I'm making better choices. I no longer have bags of chocolate in my... Read more
binged on cookies ...
Thursday, October 04, 2018      4 comments

My hormones are worked up this week. Angry, sad, feeling worthless .... Angry because I'm letting them control my mind. .... It's a recipe for disaster. I had some errands to run yesterday and the last one was the grocery store for 2 ... Read more
Rest day
Sunday, September 30, 2018      3 comments

Today I'm taking a rest day. I thought about doing some yard work. The day is sunny with a high of 85. It would be a good day for it. But my body is saying it needs a rest. So I'm listening. Something I'm learning to do. I spent yest... Read more
sports bra
Saturday, September 29, 2018      1 comments

I need one. If you're a female you need one. But buying one isn't really that simple for some of us. I went to 7 different store looking for one. I got to the point I didn't care how much it cost, I just wanted on in my size that had a closu... Read more
women with muscles
Friday, September 28, 2018      2 comments

I saw a female body builder in Sam's club today. I'm always in awe of women with muscles. I'm not talking about just fit women, I'm talking about muscle women. Not the extremes that look like a military physical experiment gone wrong, but t... Read more

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