Little Accomplishments - Day 64

As I carried my one year old daughter up the stairs in my house this evening, I thought about how, just eight weeks ago, this was the additional weight on me and how very heavy it was.  Just as one of my fellow crossfitters said to me yesterday when I was contemplating putting a 20 lb plate on my back to do push-ups that, I "didn't lose all 20 lbs from my back", I realize that I didn't lose all 20 lbs from my front either....more

I Have Lost the Weight of My Baby - Week 8

Well folks, when I got on the scale this morning, I was very HAPPY to see a weight loss this week of five pounds.  Woo Hoo!!!!  FINALLY!!!  I must say that I would have been happy at this point to just see a loss of more than one pound.  However, five was fantastic.  That brings my total weight loss to 20 lbs, which happens to be how much my one year old currently weighs.  So I guess I could say, "I have lost my baby!!".  Now if I need a reminder of exactly what I have lost, I can just pick her up....more

I apologize for the previous title I had listed for this post. I didn't realize how very ...more

Ponytail Girl - Week 6

After my kickboxing class last night, I wasn't sure how my body was going to react today to the mere thought of attending crossfit.  However, after a wonderful night's rest, I was up and ready this morning without a problem.  Of course, there was some soreness in my muscles.  Yet I have just concluded that discomfort and the old adage "no pain, no gain" is the way of life for the time being....more

Nobody's Fool - Week 4

Remember Bonnie Raitt's song "Something to Talk About" that was popular in the early 1990's?  The lyrics start out, "People are talking, Talking about people.  I hear them whisper, You won't believe it."  Today I learned that someone I have known for a very long time was doing just that concerning my blog.  However, what they were talking about wasn't very nice.  I know they said it because they never thought it would get back to me.  They are the type of person to say derogatory things in private instead to someone's face.  Yet, I did hear about it....more

The Beginning

The day has come.  A new start to a new me.  After 12 years of marriage and delivering four children, I have gained a little over 8 lbs per year.   I was a big girl even when I married in early 1999.  But the big has turned to bigger and now I am usually one of if not the biggest girls in the room. ...more

Surgery is Done

Surgery is done.  Yesterday I met Bro and Daddy at the hospital at 1:30 for his check-in.  We were quickly taken to a pre-surgery room where we waited.  Daddy's baby sister GiGi came about 4 and we were still waiting.  The Hippy Doc came in early in the wait to check Daddy's wound area and was tsk-tsking about it, saying it might not work out.  We were bragging that the wound looked great and healed but he said that they would open up the area and test the tissue, take out the spacer ,and if the pathology showed infection still, he would just close it up. ...more

What do you know about bone marrow donation? Educate yourself, win eco-prizes, save a little girl's life!

I was sent a story about a little girl. A little 10 month old baby girl that was given a devastating blow. A devastating diagnosis that would require a bone marrow transplant from a stranger in order to survive.Kate Boggan...more

Clinical Trial Treatment For Cancer

First let me say that I did contact the Burzynski Clinic to make sure it was ok for me to share this movie link in my blog. Permission granted so with that being said, Cancer has touched all of us in one way or another. Dr. Burzynski if given the chance to do his clinical trials from the FDA to move forward post haste instead of decades of being harassed by the FDA, US Patent Office, NCI, Elan Pharmaceuticals and others lives could have been saved. After billions of dollors spent in inditments, trials and patent battles Dr....more

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

Like many young women, I started menstruating at 13 years old. Although I was aware that my period would likely start soon, it was still slightly frightening to find brown spots in my panties as a 7th grader. I immediately told the nurse that I was feeling sick and went home - sounds drastic but I didn’t want to risk the trauma of actually “leaking” at school and being humiliated. Instead of calling my mother, I took matters into my own hands and went directly to her stash of tampons and without hesitation inserted one to handle the situation....more
This is a great post. I've had an experience that I'm beginning to think was TSS but I didn't ...more

Homemade Spaghetti-OHS!

 The other day I had a big hankering for a past food infatuation. SpaghettiO’s. Yup. During college I ate tons of Ramen and SpaghettiO’s.Cheap, nurturing, and badly tasty....more