On-Going Victories

The Ultimate Victory

Almost six months ago now, one of my greatest fears came true.  My beloved mother, who had been battling stage four ovarian cancer for a remarkable 5 1/2 years, passed away. She was the hub of the wheel we call family, and not a day goes by that we don’t feel the pain of her …Continue reading →

Donut Envy

When I was active in my disease, I would look at the long line of cars in front of me at the coffee shop drive-thrus and wonder how so many people could order a coffee, nothing more, and drive away.  It made absolutely no sense to me whatsoever.  I mean, while you’re there, you might …Continue reading →

My Imaginary Audience

When I was in college, I took a class called “Adolescent Psychology.”  That’s the first time I ever heard of the concept of an “imaginary audience.”  And as soon as I heard it, I knew I had it – and always had.  It is the idea of thinking you are always on-stage.  That everything you do is …Continue reading →

“I joined a GYM!”

Over the years, I have joined a few gyms.  I liked a couple but hated most.  I never was one who enjoyed exercise (especially when done <GASP!> in public!!).  The only thing I ever took-to was jogging, probably because it can be a pretty solitary thing, and that I did sporatically and obsessively.  (Nowadays my feet …Continue reading →

Working In The FRONT Yard!

For as far back as I can remember, I have always hated doing yard work in the front yard.  Even when I lived with my parents on a quiet side street with friendly neighbors, I always felt like I had to be on-the-lookout for someone who might “see me” as I worked “out in the open” …Continue reading →

I “Forgot” My Weight!

Last week I experienced a true miracle I’d like to share.  But first,…some background. Ever since I lost 75 pounds over a year ago, I have been asked to speak at several meetings, even though I still have almost the same amount of weight to lose.  This has always made me uncomfortable.  On the one hand, I’d …Continue reading →

I Missed Lunch?!

Yesterday was a day to remember.  A “Kodak Moment,” if ever there was one.  Never in the history of history has this ever happened…  Yesterday, I forgot to eat lunch!  Can I write that again just so I can see it in print?  I FORGOT TO EAT LUNCH!  Do you know how many people I …Continue reading →