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Introducing........

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      11 comments

Carys Amelia Gilligan Arrived January 19, 2015 9 lbs 6 oz 21" long "Carys" (Care-is) is Welsh for love or kind. Mommy's grandma was from Wales.... Read more

Quick update....

Monday, January 19, 2015      7 comments

I'm still doing fairly well. I have not seen the scale move one bit and waist size is the same. But, I think I look trimmer and the belly doesn't seem to hang over the pants like it did. How is that possible? Anyway, that's what I see. And,... Read more

Feeling better (again)

Saturday, January 10, 2015      8 comments

So I've worked on staying focused over these last couple of weeks. I have made the decision to work out every day (some days the decision was tougher than others!). I have tracked calories every day and stayed in range. I have made good decis... Read more

It's the same old song....

Sunday, December 28, 2014      7 comments

In September I was up, up, up. Well, I've been down and up a couple of times since then. Right now I am definitely down but fighting to get back up. Exercise and diet were going fairly well and then....well, I don't know what then. I got sic... Read more

I did not fall off the face of the earth.......

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      7 comments

I'm really in a much better place than I was a month or so ago when I wrote my last blog. I got started on the recumbent bike and found that I almost like it! I pop on my ipod and crank out 20 minutes (I started at 10 minutes and it was a stru... Read more

Major Wake Up Call!!

Monday, August 04, 2014      7 comments

So, a lot has been going on since our trip to London. I met with the nutritionist at Kaiser and she was very nice and was able to give me a few tidbits that I didn't already know. She was able to be more specific as to what my calorie range sh... Read more

Happy, happy news!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014      10 comments

Our dear son and daughter in law are expecting first baby in January!!! They are over the moon and so are we! There were many reasons we were afraid this wouldn't happen for them but it seems it was easy-peasy!!! (TMI?) They will be amazing p... Read more

WARNING: London Travel Pictures!

Sunday, June 22, 2014      11 comments

I finally have some of my London/Ireland pix downloaded to computer so I'll give you a sample of what I've got. They are pretty standard point and shoot travel pictures. I'm not a very good photographer. So, with all those caveats; here goes... Read more

The inside story (still no pictures)......

Tuesday, June 17, 2014      7 comments

That blog sounded like a boring travelogue. Let me give you some of the inside dirt. Leaving Dulles my husband was told his carry on was too big. It wasn't. The guy was just giving us grief and being "tough". He said he'd let it go this time... Read more

Some info about trip but no pictures....

Monday, June 16, 2014      6 comments

We had a wonderful time in London and Ireland! I'm an OK traveler but I do not like the airport stress!! And, flying international seems to add to the stress for me. Anyway, we were plenty early for our flight but still had little wait time ... Read more

I'm still here

Monday, May 19, 2014      11 comments

Well, it's been awhile but I've been busy! We got the boat down to the lake. That is also known as the trip from hell or Black Thursday!! Very convoluted story--it's funny in retrospect (well, my husband still won't laugh). 4-5 hour trip too... Read more

Hangin' in there....

Sunday, April 27, 2014      10 comments

So, I've been doing fairly well these past couple of weeks. I had a stretch of allergies/cold/whatever. Finally, got through that and things have settled into more of a routine. Back to the regular exercise routine and very happy I'm able to ... Read more

Busy times....

Sunday, April 06, 2014      13 comments

The last week or so have been good for me. The weather is finally showing some spring which does so much to lift my spirits. I've been trying to take the dog out for a walk in the afternoon in addition to whatever my scheduled exercise is. It... Read more

The results are in......

Tuesday, March 25, 2014      11 comments

And, after over 20 blood tests; 1 visit to doctor; 1 visit to specialist; 1 very long phone conversation with doctor.............I AM FINE!!! I got an email from rheumatologist this morning telling me everything was negative. My lab results ar... Read more

And, on and on it goes.......

Friday, March 21, 2014      9 comments

I met with the rheumatologist today. She was very nice, seemed to know her stuff and appeared to be 18!! LOL!! We reviewed my history and all of the blood work done so far. She sincerely doubts that I have lupus. But, she did want to do mor... Read more


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