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October, and the Changes It Brings
Thursday, October 06, 2016      3 comments

I feel like I've fallen off the face of the world, because I haven't been logging on to SparkPeople. I've been busy, I've been mending. I've been ... redefining... myself. On August 30th, I had total hip replacement surgery on my right side... Read more
The Big Four-Oh
Sunday, January 10, 2016      1 comments

No, I haven't turned 40 again -- in fact, in March, I will see 53 -- but I have given up 40 pounds since the end of July. And, truthfully, I'm... Read more
Focusing on What Matters
Sunday, January 03, 2016      3 comments

I understand "epiphany." When I got sick in July, I was existing: stressed, eating for sedation, disconnected (again) from the essence of *me.*... Read more
Wonders and Miracles
Sunday, December 06, 2015      0 comments

I can't really say that miracles happen, although many wonderous things occur. Since the end of July, my weight loss has totaled 34 or 35 pound... Read more
Saturday, October 17, 2015      5 comments

Today I feel, to quote a co-worker, "some kinda way." When I stepped on the scale this morning, I found that since July 20, I have lost 27 poun... Read more
We Are Strong
Sunday, October 11, 2015      3 comments

Patience is not my best attribute. Since July 20th, weight-wise, I'm down 25 pounds, which I'm pretty happy with. (because it should be *more!!... Read more
Learning to Crawl
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      1 comments

My life has changed. Since melting down in July, I've had a cortisone injection in my arthritic hip that has helped, but not as much I'd hoped;... Read more
Moving Forward, A Minute at a Time
Sunday, August 09, 2015      0 comments

Life has become complicated. Where I once didn't take any medicines except for the occasional over-the-counter pain killer, I now take two pres... Read more
Melt Down, Susan Style
Saturday, August 01, 2015      1 comments

Everything, and I mean everything, melted down almost two weeks ago. I took myself to the hospital, because my thoughts were not ... quite rig... Read more
New Challenges
Sunday, July 12, 2015      0 comments

After a long, long time of living with pain in my right hip, and starting to walk and stopping, and starting again, I finally had enough. Massage pr... Read more
Crying in the Darkness
Sunday, April 05, 2015      6 comments

Today is Easter. I am not religious, having let my Catholicism lapse a long time ago, but the tenants of the faith I was raised in stay with me. Yesterday, and t... Read more
Saturday, April 04, 2015      4 comments

I keep plugging along, walking daily, watching what I eat. I had forgotten how much I love walking, and photographing, and listening to the world around me. They... Read more
Hard Work, Hip Pain, and the Miracle Mile
Sunday, March 22, 2015      2 comments

Today is the 43rd consecutive day that I have logged in to SparkPeople, and the 42nd consecutive day I have walked. I'm feeling pretty good about it, let me tell you. ... Read more
Let Me Take You to Funkytown
Thursday, March 12, 2015      3 comments

I'm off tomorrow, taking my birthday holiday from work, and hitting the highway. My destination: New Orleans. Driving south all day tomorrow, I basically have Saturda... Read more
This Moment Now
Sunday, March 01, 2015      2 comments

I read an introduction to a team from a woman who said that she was looking forward to the future, and it got me to thinking: I can't look at the future. I have to loo... Read more

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