When I started this blog, my goal was to lose forty pounds in six months in time for my husband’s fortieth birthday. In the end, I only lost twenty-five pounds. ONLY, right? That’s what I thought–until I gained twenty back. So, now that twenty-five pounds is looking pretty good. How did it happen? Well, I’ve […]


I’m cleaning out my closet as I attempt to prepare for painting and reorganization. The picture you see here is what I found hiding under the clothes that were hanging. There are eighteen shirts that I’ve bought over the last two years that I still can’t wear. Eighteen. What is wrong with me? These are great shirts. […]

Depression and food?

It’s been a while, but I’m still here–struggling. I didn’t meet my goals. Now, I’m stuck. The last week, or so, I’ve been eating dairy like you won’t believe. I keep saying I can stop when I want, but so far…I haven’t. This led to a few questions for me.  1) Is dairy addictive? 2) […]


“One of the keys to weight management is planning, so you’re not caught eating whatever just happens to be on hand.” — Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H. Hi everyone,  I’m still around! I’ve not given up, I’m just buried under all the family, school, and work obligations–like so many of us, right? So, this post–meal […]

We’re all different, but . . .

I’m not gone! I’m still here, it’s just been a crazy few months (and the rest aren’t looking great). I had my weigh in today. Eight lbs down, yay! Only two inches down, boo. 😦  This was after a really disappointing weigh in last month. I had gained four lbs, and they didn’t even tell […]