Passing the Gardens of Earthly Delights


Some dreams just stick with you. I was dropped off at an island with just a bag of my choosing, along with hundreds of others. I had the impression we were gathered from our homes, placed on a ship and dropped off to fend for ourselves. None of the others wanted to stick together, so … Continue reading Passing the Gardens of Earthly Delights

Dear Straight Men: If I Tell You I Love You


During the past few years, there have been a plethora of people giving me support during the rough, emotional times. From 'hang in there' to giving me a shoulder to cry on. Everyone, men, women, straight, gay-- there have been online friends there for me. Now that I've had time to get my life back … Continue reading Dear Straight Men: If I Tell You I Love You

COFFEE TIME!


It's no secret that I love coffee. I'll have three large cups in the morning and that's it for me. Sometimes, I'll have a cup in the evening after a full dinner. My favorite is a dark roast coffee but not bitter, the reason I'm not interested in Starbuck's coffee, my personal opinion, is it … Continue reading COFFEE TIME!

2019: CELEBRATE!


2019: CELEBRATE! 2910 marks my 50th year on this planet. So, this year, instead of resolutions or the tired old "New Year New Me", I'm going to celebrate. Resolutions are rife with negative connotations, self-flagellation and filled with items we have to force ourselves to do. But, because of resolutions, I've made such great progress … Continue reading 2019: CELEBRATE!

Last Month of 2018


Happy December 1st!  This is the last month of 2018, such an eventful (long) year. We've lasted through New Years Resolutions, the 147 days of January that just seemed to linger forever. I've posted before on how I stuck with and completed my resolutions, so I will not rehash those again.  Planning a year is … Continue reading Last Month of 2018

2018 Accomplishments


The past few years have been challenging, to say the least. 2016 I realized my marriage was going to end, I was suicidal and depressed. 2017 I relocated, cocooned myself to protect, love and rebuild my emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health, mourn the loss of my marriage and decide on a course of action … Continue reading 2018 Accomplishments

Fruitless Apple-Shaped


Been thinking about exercise, my body and the progress the past ten years. I realized I'd been trying to lose my stomach the entire time. It was after my transplant that I gained weight, especially around my waist. The waistline has stayed pretty much steady the past 10 years, no matter how much I exercised, … Continue reading Fruitless Apple-Shaped

4th Quarter of 2018


We're in the last quarter of 2018, last gasp to accomplish those New Year's Resolutions. I've shared my fight with weight all year long, what worked (temporarily) and what didn't. I'm still fighting,  moving forward. Time to take stock of what you wanted, how far you've come and what you can do the last three … Continue reading 4th Quarter of 2018

Weight Loss Journey


The past six months or so, I've shared weight loss ideas and my journey over the past ten years. I started out with 3-hour workouts about ten years ago, with my 'Simple Healthy Fresh' Cookbook and Lifestyle. It was that exercise program that almost destroyed my health, leaving me with significant health issues, from plantar … Continue reading Weight Loss Journey

Kidney Transplant is 15 Today


Fifteen years ago (Actually started on 8/15 and ending on 8/16) I was notified while hooked up to a dialysis machine in Omaha, Nebraska, that I was a possible match for a cadaver kidney for transplantation. I remember I was feeling so worn out and tired. I was 135 pounds, at 5'9", more skeletal than … Continue reading Kidney Transplant is 15 Today