The Big Four-Oh
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sense and Sensibility
Two weeks ago, St. Louis was enjoying 60-degree temperatures, and I had hopes of an early spring. Since then, the temperature has dropped here and everywhere, and snow has... Read more