Thursday, August 06, 2009


After about TWO YEARS of an unusable shower and a hole in my bathroom ceiling, it appears I will actually have them fixed today! The ceiling probably won't be completely finished until next week but it will be SOOOO nice to actually have BOTH showers available again! Next projects? Taking care of a couple more much needed repairs THEN I'll start on the fun stuff!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Forgive Me, Fellow Dieters, for I Have Sinned!

There1 I've said it! I admit it! I am on vacation and I have eaten like I'm on vacation. I have had 3 pieces of fudge, 6 Milk Duds, Garlic Shrimp Penne Pasta, 1/2 bag of Doritos (lunch size not the big one), Cuban Sandwich, plantain chips, a popscicle, mashed potatoes, German potato salad....OH and popcorn! I didn't just fall off the wagon, I took a nose dive into ocean of sinful foods!

I may not get on the scale for at least a week after I get home and start eating right again! Oh well, I've had a great time this week anyway.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Still At It!

I have lost 17lbs. now! Just 5 lbs. and I will be within my normal BMI. My waist to hip ratio is already where is should be. 7 1/2 lbs. and I will be where the Dr. wants me to be. Hoping to get there by the end of the school year. I think I am going to make it!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Braggin' Rights!

I have to brag on my son! He has been accepted to the Engineering Physics program at the University of Illinois in Urbana. It is tough enough to get in to this program but he has also been named as a James Scholar! This is a very special honor. Only about 400 students of the over 35,000 undergrads are selected for this (about 100 per class). This honor allows him special privileges to the library and computer labs, a special adviser, special research projects, and special honors courses. He will also have this designation stamped on his transcript at graduation. There are other honors and benefits as well.

Congratulations, son! I'm proud of you!

Weight Update!

I have lost 14 lbs now! I am just 10 1/2 lbs from my goal. Still persevering. I hope to have met my final goal by the time school is out.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Feeling Better, Sorta

Got back on the scale today and the pound and a half was gone again. Yeah! I was feeling some better this morning. I am feeling worse again now. I am hoping that if I have to feel poorly that I will at least get the benefit of losing weight this time.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


It has come to my attention that a previous post may have been misunderstood. I spoke previously about getting on the scale "6 times". My husband indicated that I was going overboard. That I should not weigh that many times in the same day. All six of those measurements took place back-to-back. The scale was doing weird things that day so I wasn't certain that the number given was correct. That is why I got back on the scale. Sure enough, I got a different number almost every time I got on the scale!

Now, here is another thing that amazes me about my weight. When I get sick, I often GAIN weight instead of lose it! How fair is that!? I have not felt well this weekend and REALLY feel bad today so what is the benefit? A GAIN of 1 1/2 pounds! ARGGG! We'll see how tomorrow goes!