The final straw…

So, there could have been a lot of things that spurred a change in my behaviors. My father had serious heart problems, a massive heart attack at 54 (quadruple bypass and a valve replacement) and passed away at 63. That could do it. But it doesn't. My brother recently suffered a mild heart-attack at 57. He lives near me. I see the changes he's making. Maybe it should be that. All these wake up calls. But it wasn't. It was something much simpler, much more vane. A tennis bracelet. My wrist is so thick, I cannot wear my tennis bracelet. I can't wear any bracelets.

Reframing…

Have you ever stumbled upon a book that was so earth shattering...literally life changing that you a) couldn't put it down; and b) couldn't stop telling everyone about it? That book is sitting next to me as I write in this moment. "You are the Girl for the Job," by Jess Connolly has literally rocked …

Miracles…

It's 11:27p Denver time on Sunday night and I am sitting in the airport after what might have been the longest week of my adult life waiting on my red-eye flight home. I flew to Denver unexpectedly because Melanie's son, Jackson (16) was t-boned by a driver that didn't bother to stop for a red …

NYC

For high school graduation we offered both kids the opportunity to travel where ever -- literally. Kenzie always wanted to see NYC. Now, Kenz graduated in 2018 but with the move, etc., we needed to delay the trip until this year. We arrived on Wednesday to our flat in the Bedford-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn, about …

Movin’ & groovin’

Thought I would give an update from my "determination" post from last week or so. Things are good and seemingly back on track. I have decided to go all-in health wise because I know I can't exercise a crappy diet and I can't eat myself to a toned body. Exercise and healthy eating go hand …

Mother’s Day

Mother's Day for me is a generally happy holiday. I have two beautiful young adult children who I love and who love me. I have a doting husband who goes out of his way to make me feel appreciated every day, but especially this day. And this year was no different. My daughter and I …

Determined…

Today is day 3 of exercise this week. I have to say day 1 & 2 were rough, but day 3 was good. Probably bc I was highly motivated by the scale today, which isn't the norm for me. Having lost more than -100 lbs post weight loss surgery two years ago I tend to …