I am not my mother!

Several years ago, I intensely disliked my Mom and the way she treated my brother and I when we were growing up. I wanted to shove the truth of the way I grew up into my relatives’ faces and ask them why they allowed her to mistreat us so much. Mother’s day is never an [...]

Resolving some old family issues

The holidays are over and life is getting back to normal. My daughter came down from college and my son flew in from the Navy for a late Christmas. It was really good to see them and I was so glad they were here. The bad part was that we had to put my beautiful [...]

2 steps forward and 1 mile back

I’ve been here before. It’s not a new place, just a place I am visiting again. I do so well, almost get to my 10 pounds and then WHAM! I am back to gaining weight again and going back to my bad habits. I can’t even figure out what it is that triggers my crumbling [...]

The voices were WRONG! I could finish the 8k!

For the past couple of months, I had been practicing for an 8k (5 mile) walk. My best time was 3 hours and that was for 4.4 miles. I was afraid I couldn’t do it, I would be the last one in, all the people would laugh at me or be mean to me because [...]

Can I hit him with the scale?

My husband (in front of me!) steps on the scale and swears he has lost a couple of pounds because he was up in this attic all day plumbing and he knows he has sweated out a couple of pounds. Really? You think this is a good idea? Especially when I am considering how to [...]

The food I’m eating is slowly killing me

For several weeks (months?) now, I have been having migraines. Nothing new, I’ve had migraines for years now. Yesterday, however, I had one of my “msg” mini seizures. MSG is a preservative used to enhance food flavor and of course keep it fresh. For some of us, (ME!), it can also cause migraines, mini seizures, [...]

Losing weight, but not sure why

THe good news is that I am continuing to lose weight. The bad news is that I am not sure why. I haven’t been exercising like I should and I have been eating weird things that I don’t normally eat. It’s like I just don’t have the energy or the want to eat. I know [...]

The same 5 pounds over and over and over

I realized this morning that I have lost the same 5 pounds over and over and over again since the 1st of May when I spoke with my doctor for an after emergency room visit. This is driving me crazy! And after reviewing both my computer journal and this website journal, I have realized that [...]

Everyone is driving me crazy and when I feel crazy, I eat!!!!!!!!

Has everyone in my world joined forces to drive me crazy? It sure seems like it! I work in an awful place (retail) where my managers are cluelessly incompent about even the basic things, people yell and scream and raise my blood pressure (and our management team lets them do this, which just makes my [...]