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Why I Quit~!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      9 comments

I have been thinking a lot lately why I quit diets. I think that there are many reasons. The main one is that they have always been diets. 1_ The diet is too strict. There is no elbow room. There is no variety. There is no learning. It is ... Read more
Monday, October 18, 2010      7 comments

VICTIMS Back in the late fifties and early sixties I remember watching a television program where the child actor on the show found a baby bird, which had fallen from a tree. The baby bird had a broken wing. The child and his televi... Read more
Amazing Journey, the sequel
Thursday, October 14, 2010      5 comments

Her is me in blue at the beginning of the journey, May of 2007 over 446 pounds. My 60th birthday August 2009: ... Read more
An Amazing Journey
Saturday, October 09, 2010      4 comments

I just came back from my DH's maternal grandmother's 100th birthday celebration in Austin, Texas. Austin is beautiful, but do not want to live there. I do not like the traffic flow. The "Granulator" as she is affectionately known, is still vibr... Read more
WOMAN AT LARGE: A Summary of my life until age 51, am now 61
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      8 comments

FROM BOTH SIDES NOW” Weighing into this world at 6lb12oz did not create the wave of reaction that my size did as I grew older. Much concern regarding my size, eating habits (lack of eating), and my growth progress as a child became... Read more
How Did I Get Here?
Monday, September 20, 2010      8 comments

I just read this question today in one of the Spark groups. It got me to thinking again. Me thinking can be a good thing, I hope. I looked up a word after reading this entry because that is what the person's thought stimulated me to think. I ... Read more
Monday, September 13, 2010      5 comments

Changes ‘Ye must be born again” is a quote from the bible related to salvation of the soul through faith in Jesus Christ. It means that after devoting yoursel... Read more
Monday, September 06, 2010      6 comments

COMMITMENT I just looked up the word commitment in the thesaurus. Its synonyms are promise, pledge, resolution, duty, engagement, assurance, covenant, and undertaking. Let’s talk about these synonyms and their relevance to rel... Read more
Sunday, August 29, 2010      7 comments

COMPLIMENTS AND HOW TO ACCEPT THEM When a youth, the bestowment of personal compliments in my household was a very rare occurrence. Most of the time when I did get a compliment it happened due to the attainment of the good mark... Read more
I'm Still Here- A Retrospective
Sunday, August 22, 2010      12 comments

Thursday was m\y 61st birthday. I don't know what it is about birthdays, holidays or anniversaries that makes us want to review things in our lives, but they do. In January of 2009, I started this life changing journey. I have lost 146 pounds s... Read more
I Just Don't Understand
Monday, August 16, 2010      9 comments

I read and hear repeatedly in some form or another, "please help keep me motivated." I sometimes think that is just part of our society's leanings toward instant rewards and success. I am sorry to disappoint you, but that is not true to life, ... Read more
Thursday, August 12, 2010      4 comments

ROMANCE Honestly, I am always in the mood for good company, good conversation, laughter, hugging, or a sensually stimulating or relaxing atmosphere. To say that I am an incurable romantic is the most honest statement that I can m... Read more
Friday, August 06, 2010      5 comments

“WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES” It is truly amazing how dumb some things people say sound, when they are trying to be helpful. The biggest example of this comes from television commercials about weight loss, makeup, etc. I have devel... Read more
Sunday, August 01, 2010      6 comments

A OUNCE OF PRETENSION IS WORTH A POUND OF MANURE” Several years ago I remember seeing a movie called “About Last Night…” There was a scene in the movie when the two rather earthy type females who had no pretense in their relationships ... Read more
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      6 comments

“INDEPENDENCE DAY” According to the Declaration of Independence, the creator endows all men (and hopefully women) with certain inalienable rights. These rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. At birth we all rec... Read more

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