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Alive at 55 and 55 pounds lighter – It’s a Great Day! (originally published 10/2016)

It was July of 1962 and I was a 9-month old baby girl crawling around on the kitchen floor when my 2- year old sister thought I might like to try a peanut (a Spanish peanut with the skin on.)  Due to a series of unfortunate events – no 911, fire department going to the… Continue reading Alive at 55 and 55 pounds lighter – It’s a Great Day! (originally published 10/2016)

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Fight for It!

Gasping for air, I tried to resurface to catch a breath.   But try as I may, I could not break through. It didn’t take long to realize my head was deliberately being held down under water and for a brief moment I wondered, “Is this it?”   Thankfully our coach was on deck and told the… Continue reading Fight for It!

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Get Out and Enjoy Life!

I had been considering taking down this page because I started it to document my weight loss journey.  Lately that journey has slowed down.  In 2016, I lost 60 pounds.  In 2017, I lost 15 pounds.  So I really didn’t know if it was serving it’s purpose anymore.  However I have seen that yes indeed it… Continue reading Get Out and Enjoy Life!

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Ever Broken a Toilet Seat?

Ever broken a toilet seat? How about a chair? Needed an extender for the seatbelt on the plane? Yes, yes, and yes. Cracking a toilet seat in two is embarrassing enough on its own, but how about when it’s at your friends house and now you have to tell your friends husband? It’s not a… Continue reading Ever Broken a Toilet Seat?