10 Things That Make Me Grateful For My Journey

I have not always been able to come up with 10 things I am grateful for whenever someone asks. Today, I have so much to be grateful for that I think in terms of what’s working right now and what’s not. I also have a much broader perspective than I did many years ago and […]

Dear Body,

I love you. I know I haven’t always shown it but I am beginning to fully appreciate everything you have done for me in the past and my eyes are opening. I am starting to see your beauty beneath all the layers of pain and scars. I am paying closer attention now to the things […]

Six Pounds Down and Counting!

Week one done. Check! I lost six pounds and Lizabeth lost eight. Not a bad start. It’s been an emotional, interesting week to say the least. It wasn’t hard, but it wasn’t easy either. We want to share our weight loss journey with you because I KNOW we can do it. I’ve done it before. […]

Dear Food,

Dear Food, I want to take just a few moments to speak to you about our relationship. Bubba, it’s gotta change. I love you – you know I do. I have thought about you, obsessed about you, prayed about you and entertained you my whole life. I am tired of this now and it’s got […]

Living Beyond Survival Mode

Journaling my way out of the weight, Day 2. What do I want out of my life? How do I make sure I get it? These are the suggested questions for today. They are questions I have been asking myself for more years than I can remember. Of course the answers change as soon as […]

Jumping Off the Deep End

Today’s the day. Today we start the diet. It’s a very strict diet – definitely not one for sissy’s. If it’s not lean meat or a low carb (usually green) vegetable, then we probably can’t eat it. I know the diet works because I’ve done it before. I have faith in this diet and trust […]

Mad. Just Mad.

I am mad. Just raging, throwing shit against a wall, stomping my feet, cuss someone out, crash the car, run over a hated appliance, smash something, spitting, mad. I am fighting with my weight once again and I hate it. I hate the process. I hate the reasons. I hate that it takes time and […]

Downsizing – Moving Into an RV

We knew that moving into an RV would require us to get rid of a lot of things. In theory, this sounds easy. As a matter of fact, I was sort of looking forward to it. The clutter that I had created was wearing me out. I knew this, but I thought cleaning all that […]

Buying a Travel Trailer

Our decision to buy a travel trailer as opposed to a Fifth wheel or a Class A or C motorhome was the best decision for us. I explained how and why we chose our truck, Bruce, in this article. Today, I want to explain why and how we chose our travel trailer, Opal. Why We […]

How We Chose Our Truck, Bruce

After our first unsuccessful shopping trip, we decided that we should probably choose a used truck instead of a new one. They are NOT cheap – at least not like we needed. We learned that a V6 engine with Ecoboost pulls more than a V8 engine. We also learned about GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) and GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating). We learned way more than I ever really wanted to know about trucks and decided we wanted a V6 with Ecoboost, 2 wheel drive, 3.5L, 3.55 axle ratio, SuperCrew cab with a short bed. Before this shopping expedition, I couldn’t have told you what any of that meant except for maybe the short bed and 2 wheel drive.