Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Post One - New and Improved

It's Carries birthday!

I decided to change the name of my blog because of the focus of my life right now. Besides my kids, who always and forever come first, I am trying to kick my lifelong addiction to sugar. It's going pretty well so far. I HAVEN'T killed anyone, so that's a positive.

I was down over six pounds for the first five days of the 17 Day Diet (by Dr. Moreno) then up two (after a night of partying with Japanese food, sushi, and booze) then down .4 #. I don't find the 'weighing in daily' routine to be very good for me. I really try to focus on how I feel physically and mentally as opposed to being a slave to the scale. Most every good diet book will tell you this, so I know I am in good company.

It's really much more than a diet for me. This is a way to change my relationship with food. I want to live a long life, see my kids go to school, maybe get married, maybe have children, or just chill with their momma.

I've really been trying to avoid all sugar and most processed foods. It is surprising how easy this becomes after a few days. I guess the mind is a powerful thing after all.

I'm going to try to avoid any detailed descriptions of my digestive tract by just saying that things are 'moving along nicely'.

I'll keep you posted!


Monday, February 20, 2012

A Great Deal has Transpired

It's now nearly the end of February 2012 and so much has happened over the past three years. I've changed jobs, twice. That's a record for me. I learned a lot about myself in grieving the friendships and the relationships that I was so accustomed to. I learned that I am strong and that I have a lot to offer the world as a whole and I am making a big difference in my own little corner. Truly, this has been my goal all along. Isn't that interesting. I really feel as though I have arrived. I am so very grateful for all my friends and family that have held me up all these years and tugged me back when I needed it most. Love is love.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Has it really been that long???

So, we went on the trip.. I won a little bit of money (a very little bit, hehehe) but it was so much fun. I have so much fun with my best friends from high school. What a huge relief that it all went off without a hitch!! We'll definitely be going back.. I just wish it was right now!! The weather was fantastic, the shopping was cool, the food was delicious and the company was A number one! I recommend staying on Fremont. It was the 'classic' section of Vegas and it was so cool.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I'm leaving on a jet plane....

I'm really excited because two weeks from today I will be having my personal effects rifled through at the Chicago/Rockford Airport! I like the idea of having my stuff looked at.. No one looks at my stuff... :) Actually, the reason that my things will be scrutinized is due to a long overdue trip with my three other sisters.. my friends from high school. We were supposed to go to Costa Rica (someday) but instead opted for the convenience and inexpensive price of a long weekend in VEGAS!!!! That's quite a contrast but I will confess that I'm more excited than I thought I would be... I think that it's mostly the prospect of getting away from it all with my three best friends in the whole universe. I also hope to catch a glimpse of Lake Meade (sic?) and the Grand Canyon. More to follow...

Monday, March 24, 2008

Why that title?

Well, I'll tell you why... every day is my death birthday because I learn more and more about myself each and every day... parts of me die and parts of me are born, every day in a never ending cycle. It also pisses my boss off when I say, "Hey, it's my death birthday!" That's always a good reason to do something... to piss him off. :)

So glad to be here!

Well, darlings... Here I am.. I'm excited to be a blogger.. does that make me cooler? I dunno, but it's bound to be fun!