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Hello, diagnosis!
Wednesday, May 26, 2021      9 comments

I've been struggling for a while now with pain and swelling in my hands, knees and feet. I woke up yesterday unable to use my hands to grip anything at all, and was so frustrated I finally went back to the doctor (I'd asked for a referral abo... Read more
Anxiety... where did you come from?
Thursday, October 01, 2020      5 comments

There's no reason I can come up with for it, but my anxiety has been bad for a couple weeks. Meds treat my depression, but the rest of it is just, work your program, take care of yourself, take it easy....... and lately, it's really kind of b... Read more
Isolation And Humans
Tuesday, September 15, 2020      4 comments

I am one of those weird humans who actually enjoys alone-time. I am, at heart, pretty danged antisocial.... At first, the quarantine was odd, because my morning walks made it feel like I was walking through the apocalypse in some areas (spo... Read more
Life on Life's Terms...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019      8 comments

...isn't always easy. Have had a couple of freak-out moments since last night. And had to spend lunch today on a chat with my sponsor. Life overall is good. My kid is amazing, healthy and happy. I'm doing well in the healthy lifestyle chang... Read more
Happy birthday to me!
Saturday, June 15, 2019      9 comments

I decided to plant my own wildflower garden beside the house, a celebration of life and love. Halfway up are two Shasta daisies for my Sami, whose favo... Read more
Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 29, 2019      4 comments

Growing up, my brother was my best friend. My partner in crime, my buddy, my friend. We spent a lot of time either actively trying to kill each other, ... Read more
Saturday, April 13, 2019      7 comments

Woke this morning to an very welcome sound -rain! West Texas has been in a bit of a drought again for some time, and our farmers need the rain. Being a farm kid still at heart, it makes me so happy when it rains 💦! It's raining steady enough ... Read more
Carry On My Wayward Son
Tuesday, March 19, 2019      8 comments

I started my morning out today with a beautiful walk in the hour before sunrise. This has become one of my favorite things about the day, taking a walk in the early morning, getting to see the sun rise in all its glory, listening to the birds si... Read more
Three Years Gone
Monday, March 11, 2019      6 comments

It has now been three years since we lost my oldest daughter, Sami. She passed March 10th of 2016. As much as there are still times where it feels like... Read more
Reminders and Attitudes
Thursday, February 14, 2019      11 comments

The anniversary of the loss of my daughter is coming up in less than a month. It will be three years she has been gone. And I realized this morning tha... Read more
Service Commitments and Healthy Lifestyle
Friday, January 11, 2019      6 comments

Maintaining an attitude of gratitude enables me to be of service to my community, because it gets me out of my own head and reminds me how blessed I am... Read more
Winter Walks
Friday, January 04, 2019      8 comments

Today I am grateful that I can walk three miles every morning, and even if I am bundled up like I'm in a blizzard (I'm not, but the wind is COLD), I wi... Read more
19 Squirrels
Sunday, December 23, 2018      8 comments

My morning walking meditation is my favorite part of the day . It makes a huge difference for me to do this every single day no matter what , no matter the weather, no matter in my state of mind . It always makes it a better day. Today I took a... Read more
Thursday, December 20, 2018      3 comments

I tried to journal yesterday, but I was flustered and frustrated and emotionally a freaking basket case. This has little to do with my weight loss journey, so anybody only focused on that, this one isn't on topic. ... Read more
Wednesday, December 12, 2018      6 comments

Today I am grateful for a little bit of sun and some melting snow! I'm also grateful for all the hugs and kisses my 15 yr old still gives me. They make my day so good ... Read more

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