Monday, June 15, 2009



Monday morning weigh-in....... 208:)) Well, at last my weight is heading in the right direction again & I'm down 5 pounds from last week's 213. First benefit I am noticing is the soreness in my legs has greatly diminished. Wished I could say the same for my cravings of peanut butter & honey sandwiches but it's going to take a little longer to lose that one. I've been down this road before so I know what to expect & I do know they will eventually go. I beat alcohol addiction nearly 30 years ago followed by my cigarette habit about 27 years ago. Ten years ago I wrestled a coffee addiction down to a sensible level & now it's the battle of the bulge. It took me many attempts over a period of years before defeating alcohol & cigarettes. Getting my coffee consumption under control took awhile too. I've been fighting this weight thing for about 5 years now but one of these times I'm going to nail it to the wall for the last time!! Just like I did all the others!!!! STELLA de ORO' LILLIES

How many times have you shot your face off with the garden hose!! Did it again to-day while cleaning some windows. Had the hose in my right hand as I reached around the ladder to pick up the squeegee. As I leaned forward I squeezed the hose trigger against the ladder & blew my glasses off. And it seems everytime I drop the hose on the ground it always has to land on the trigger side sending a blast of water straight up my unsuspecting nose. Ohhhhh, the hazards of summer!!

Even though we haven't been traveling anywhere for the past two & half months I am still amazed at how many people still visit our website. We were averaging 160 hits a day on the site last winter. The numbers dropped slowly since we've been home but leveled out about a month ago to an average of 105 visits a day. That is so encouraging for someone like myself who has spent a lifetime wrestling with poor self esteem & low confidence levels. A big thank-you to everyone out there who literally helps to make my day.............everyday!!. Thanks for stopping by folks:))))


  1. Al, your blog is always a good read and I look forward to it each day. I'm not surprised it is so successful. Congrats on the weight loss, you're going in the right direction. I'm doing the same only my addiction is ice cream!!

  2. Al: Mike and I both read your blog every day--we enjoy it so much and totally understand the battle of the bulge!