Thursday, March 14, 2019

Where Has Phyllis Been???

Yes, it has been a long time since I have posted, but I promise to start posting about my dolls again soon. Even though I haven't posted, I have definitely added to my doll collection, so expect to see some new faces in Hanaly Corners 😏. I am still working on my doll room, but my progress is slow. I have so many doll stories in my head that I can't wait to start photographing and writing for them. That is a lot more work that I thought, so I want to tell you how much I admire those that create doll stories regularly.

It has been a busy year! After my daughter's high school graduation, I decided I needed to really focus on getting healthier and getting some weight off. After getting off of steroids (I never want to take those again!) I embarked on a weight loss journey and began a diet called "The Metabolic Factor" in mid September 2018. I am happy to report that, to date, I have lost 64 pounds and am continuing to lose. I feel great! I have gained a lot of mobility and energy back! I am doing more and loving it! I have even been doing some dating! Is there a special somebody??? We will see, but I will tell you it is very different dating in your 60's!!! LOL! But it is not impossible. You do look at things a little differently for sure.

While I don't normally like to post photos of myself, I wanted you, my friends to see the progress I have made, so here is a before and after:

Yikes, that before photo is tough to look at!

There is still a lot going on in my life. Hannah (my baby) has started college. Alyssa (my eldest) will be graduating from college in May. That is going to keep me pretty busy! I joined the Great Lakes Doll Club (Metro Detroit area doll club in Michigan) and that has also kept me very busy. I have been working on the GAW convention for 2019, so if any of you attend that, look for me there! And, if you are not a convention goer but want to come to the doll show on Sunday April 14, here is a flyer for that!


So, my friends, I am back! While I have still been reading your blogs and commenting, I do have to say that I have missed seeing you all here!




19 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Phyllis. So good to see you again. And, might I say, you look fantastic. Thanks for the invitation to the doll show. I look forward to seeing more posts from you. Big hugs, April

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  2. Welcome back! You look amazing for being in your 60s! I want to focus on getting healthier too, and I need to loose a little bit of weight, but just like 10 pounds or so. I'm also trying to eat less junk, which seems to be working.
    Currently I'm busy with college,but in June I will be back with more doll stuff. I'm looking forward to see your new dolls and stories.
    Take care!

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  3. Thanks! If you start to eliminate junk and processed food and eat more fruits and veggies, that makes a tremendous difference. My goal is to lose 100 pound total. A little less that 40 to go! My progress has slowed a little, but I am determined and will continue with eating healthier as I feel so much better with this weight off and am much more active now!

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    1. If you feel better with yourself, that's all that matters. Also, I'm following you on Bloglovin. TBH, I'm not sure what the page is useful for, I joined 2 years ago, but I don't really check it out much.

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  4. Congratulations on your weight loss journey, that's an awesome accomplishment.I wish you all the best in achieving your goals!

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  5. Welcome back (I too was on a short hiatus) and congrats on a healthier you! Look forward to seeing more of your dolls.

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  6. Great to see you here. I, too, need to get back. I look forward to reading your new stories and posts.

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  7. Hey, Phyllis.. Looking fabulous, dear.. I am so happy to be hearing from you and seeing you looking healthier ❤️ Keep it up, dear friend 💋

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  8. Waw .... I did not recognize you. Si tu n’avais pas tes lunettes, je ne t’aurai pas reconnu. It is a very Nice transformation. Congradulation!

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  9. Tak się cieszę, że znowu widzę Cię na blogu :-)
    Gratuluję takich wspaniałych wyników - wyglądasz wspaniale!
    Życzę dalszych postępów i wielu fantastycznych niespodzianek w Twoim życiu :-)
    Czekam na posty o lalkach i pozdrawiam serdecznie ♥

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  10. Gratuluję efektów!
    z radością poczytam
    Twoją fotorelację :)

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  11. As soon as I quit checking on ya frequently, you post something. I see how you are.

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  13. I just wondered, "Where is Phyllis?" You look fabulous! I must investigate the metabolic diet.

    dbg

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