The rise and fall of the scale

How I lost 85 pounds and sent a negative approach to health along with them.

A Reinvention and the Birth of Wod Woman

If you follow me already you haven't seen a post from me in a while. Formerly wineandhumor.com, I wrote mostly about my struggles with getting divorced, navigating the dating world as a single mom, and coping with my father's battle with cancer. While all of this is still a part of my life most of… Continue reading A Reinvention and the Birth of Wod Woman

Recognizing the Wins Before the Race is Over

As part of my quest to get healthy and happy last year I joined a Crossfit gym.  It was actually after some convincing as I was terrified to do such a challenging workout in a gym filled with 20-year-old athletes.  However after a few weeks I was hooked on the energy and was back to… Continue reading Recognizing the Wins Before the Race is Over

Reflection on Thanksgiving

I'm sitting here on this gorgeous balcony in Hilton Head, SC where I am staying with my mother and my brother and his family for the holiday. I just suffered a terrible night of stomach flu that my daughter passed on to me just before I left. Because of that I was in bed unusually… Continue reading Reflection on Thanksgiving

Finding Strength Through Battle

Tomorrow will be the end of a long and tortuous process.  I am hitting a new milestone in my journey of change and I cannot wait for the finish line.  Tomorrow I will face the X in court for the completion of our custody battle that has been dragging on since January.  Ten months of… Continue reading Finding Strength Through Battle

Eight Tips for Surviving a Breakup

It has been over a year since my split with the X.  I don't even recognize the person I was then.  I was caught between feeling free and feeling abandoned.  Feeling relieved and feeling afraid.  Excited and hurt.  Going through a divorce or any breakup really is filled with so many emotions.  I remember thinking… Continue reading Eight Tips for Surviving a Breakup

The Last Few Days with Dad

I have never seen strength and determination the way I had when I started taking care of my father in his last days.  His struggle with Stage 4 stomach cancer was coming to an end.  In November we were given the news that he had 3 to 6 months to live and he held out… Continue reading The Last Few Days with Dad

The Dreaded Custody Handoff

It is Sunday afternoon on my off weekend and I feel the anxiety building up.  In about an hour I have the dreaded pick up time where the kids come back home from being with the X  a few days.  Every time I have to gear up for the awkward ten minute exchange I instantly… Continue reading The Dreaded Custody Handoff

The misconceptions of a divorcee

I am coming up on a year since I have been separated from the X - six months divorced.  I had my own ideas of what divorced couples go through and made my own judgments.  Now I see that I had no idea what someone goes through when they get divorced.  But just like when… Continue reading The misconceptions of a divorcee

A new milestone

My entire year has been a series of milestones to changing my life and the start of this month I hit another one.  When I first separated from the X, I tried to stay focused on some of the positive things.  I do this with most things actually, as a way to keep going through… Continue reading A new milestone