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The Big Easy
Thursday, March 31, 2011      10 comments

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful city of New Orleans while I attended a conference for the Society of Urological Nurses and Associates. Our hotel was right down in the heart of the French Quarter. Never havi... Read more
Forever Yours
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      18 comments

I dedicate this blog to my husband, Jim, to whom I will be forever yours… March 12th we celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary which some would consider remarkable in this day and age with a divorce rate of over 50%. I think that it is remar... Read more
Toots On Steroids
Monday, December 27, 2010      16 comments

First a little history: I am a compulsive eater. Every meal, every day, every occasion - I binged compulsively. I never purged. Not even tempted. I thought that "those women" were truly sick. I obsessed about food and would be thinking abo... Read more
On Getting Ready for Christmas....
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      12 comments

The other night I was putting the finishing touches on my homemade Christmas decoration for work. The contest: make a creative homemade Christmas decoration or ornament using at least one item from your work area. Tricky assignment for me who wo... Read more
November Challenge - My Personal Holiday Survival Plan
Monday, November 08, 2010      14 comments

Every year I start the holiday season with good intentions but fall apart somewhere between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Suddenly all those good intentions seem to go straight downhill like a giant snowball collecting the month of December in it'... Read more
November Challenge
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      7 comments

My status today reads "JCORYCMA says I'm ready to take on a November Challenge" and I've already gotten several inquires about it. I lead and co-lead two Spark teams -- The official Spark Des Moines team and the Poker Lovers team. Each month ... Read more
Letter to Jack
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      23 comments

My Dear Sweet Jack: Welcome to the world! AND - Welcome to our family! Born September 12, weighing just 7.2 pounds, looking just like your daddy with lots ... Read more
The Mouth is a Voluntary Muscle!
Friday, September 10, 2010      6 comments

As most of you know I am an "incontinence nurse". I work with all kinds of patients that have urinary issues including urgency, frequency, and urge related incontinence. This is am immensely frustrating problem for patients because they feel ove... Read more
The Truth is on the Ticker -- Or Is It?
Sunday, September 05, 2010      16 comments

So I faced the music the other day and changed my weight loss ticker to reflect the truth. My official goal is 130 pounds and honestly folks, I have been there. Not only was I there, but I actually stayed there for awhile. It would occasio... Read more
Sparkin' for points!
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      8 comments

My first Temptation was to say I'm blogging for the points, but I decided that wouldn't be entirely accurate. True, when I've blogged in the past, I enjoy writing in a more vignette style and today's entry is going to seem way different.... ... Read more
Exercising Unemotional Passion
Thursday, August 19, 2010      8 comments

Poker is an odd "sport" if you will. To play it well it takes skills like shrewd observation, math (remember being convinced in 8th grade algebra that you'd NEVER use it?), and the ability to keep your emotions totally in check. I've seen more p... Read more
A little reminder can mean BIG motivation!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      12 comments

This blog is dedicated to my Poker Lovers Team.... In the interest of being a well rounded girl, a few years ago I decided that I needed a hobby. I had just reached my goal and after spending a year obsessing over my exercise routine and ev... Read more
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      15 comments

What do and and all have in common?... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Measure of Success
Monday, June 14, 2010      106 comments

Weight loss success can be measured in so many different ways. As a former scale addict, I need to constantly remind myself of this. Sometimes it obvious like smaller clothing sizes, or inches lost on the tape measure, Sometimes it's subtle... ... Read more
Organ Recital
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      22 comments

Back in the day when the television show "ER" first came out, I was talking to my father and he asked me in all seriousness: "Have you watched that new show err yet"? "err"?? Now I've always had a love/hate relationship with that show.... Read more

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