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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

Sense and Sensibility

Saturday, February 21, 2015      1 comments

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


Tuesday, February 17, 2015      4 comments

I'm in a groove (again), walking every morning before work. It's not much, less than a half mile, and only ten minutes, but it's ten minutes more than I used to do three weeks ago... Read more

Daily Struggles

Saturday, February 14, 2015      1 comments

This morning seems tougher than the last few. I've walked every morning since last Sunday, the 8th, and true to form, the bottom has dropped out of the thermostat, a... Read more

Unintended Consequences

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      3 comments

Since November, I have strived to do small things to make people's lives a little better. I can't do a lot -- like most people, I live paycheck-to-paycheck. I've bought breakfast... Read more

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