VALMIKAL's SparkPeople Blog VALMIKAL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Celebrating My Successes I got on the scale this morning and was up 1.2 pounds. <BR> <BR> But I feel happy in spite of a weight gain. I am happy because of all the positive things that I have accomplished which are not reflected on the scale. <BR> <BR> I am finally getting that this is lifestyle changes. Yes, I know that this is not news. But still, it takes time for this piece of information to actually sink in. So, even though I am up in weight this week, I also know where my shortcoming lay, and what I nee... Wed, 6 May 2009 16:20:10 EST I Will Ask for Help In memory of Adrian - July 11, 1982 to April 27, 2009 <BR> <BR> The last year or so I have endured the passing of a few friends and close family members. First there was Jeri, my dear friend of 30 years, taken by cancer. Other than family, Jeri was the only constant link that I had between my youth and middle age. Almost a year and a half later, I still think of her daily, and miss her presence in my life. <BR> <BR> In the spring, Aunt Carolyn died of complications from open heart surger... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 16:48:01 EST