Category Archives: Wellness

Filled with Gratitude

As I continue my surgery recovery journey, I have difficulty even forming words regarding the care I have received. The only word that could possibly fit is gratitude. Extreme gratitude. In the weeks before my surgery, I had friends who … Continue reading

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Surgery and Recovery Update

I plan to return to my writing about weight loss, healthy eating, body image, etc. in a few weeks, but for now will just give a quick update about my surgery and recovery. I entered the hospital in good spirits … Continue reading

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Reflections on the New Year

2013 is here! Happy New Year! May this year be one of new possibilities and opportunities for love, health, happiness and wholeness. Though most people think of a new year starting on January 1, as I reflect on the meaning … Continue reading

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Shortbread Dough, Christmas Cookies and Other Challenges

Time sure flies! In the “busy”ness of the Advent and Christmas seasons, my blog has been idle. After breaking the 70-pound barrier two weeks ago (71 pounds to be exact), I had a minor set-back last week, gaining 2 pounds. … Continue reading

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The importance of a good support system

I realize that it has been three weeks since my last post. Many of my blog followers have seen updates on facebook, but for the rest of you I am happy to report that my one-pound gain a few weeks … Continue reading

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A pound? Only a pound? That’s nothing!

Since starting Weight Watchers in June, I have given weekly e-mail/text reports of my progress to two dear friends who encouraged me to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Even before I made my weight loss journey public via this blog and … Continue reading

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My changing chocolate experience

As I stood in line at the dollar store yesterday afternoon, a Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme bar began calling my name. I heard it. Audibly. Really, I did. Since starting Weight Watchers in June, I had not even considered eating … Continue reading

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The truth of my driver’s license

As an act of boredom while waiting in line to vote on Tuesday, I stood staring at my driver’s license and chuckled to myself as I discovered an interesting dichotomy. The picture of me was not as bad as others … Continue reading

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I am NOT a different person

Last weekend a dear friend came to visit. Though she had seen pictures of my weight-loss progress, she had not seen me in person for a few months and was quite pleased with my Weight Watchers success. At one point … Continue reading

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Another Portrayal of Progress and Letting Go

After my record loss of 7 pounds two weeks ago, I lost just 1 pound last week. Quite honestly, that’s a good thing. Had I lost more weight than that, I would have been concerned that there was some other … Continue reading

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