You know about the mother beetle who looks at her progeny and sees a butterfly? I look in the mirror and see a thin person. Perhaps I should have named this blog "Comparison"
Last year at this time, I weighed 29 lbs. more and subsequently,... Read more
You win, Mother Nature
I stand before you, head bowed, to confess to ego, logic, and willfulness. Got a little shortness of breath, loss of energy, some coughing, I said to myself, fahgedaboutit.
OK, ok, I tell the nagging voice it my head, which sounds an awful lo... Read more
Don't you just hate those challenges that make you think? and think? and think? My first guilty was going to be that I am a day late with this blog, but of course, I have a good excuse.
Then I thought, I'm also guilty of not tracking on days... Read more
You want to know my biggest challenge, huh? Its ME!
My dogs leap and pant, their way of saying let's go for a walk. So we walk all the way to the yard and sit down, I sit down, they do their thing and then wonder when does the walk part st... Read more
About the Approach of Independence Day
A friend gave me a used Bible and on the back page I found a lovely recitation. You don't have to be religious or political to know that America and the world is in big trouble. This is entitled "God Bless America" (authorship is not claimed)... Read more
Just Call Me Corrigan
For the youngsters out there, this is who corrigan was:
On 17 July 1938, Douglas Corrigan took off from from an airfield in Brooklyn, NY in a tiny single-engine plane. He had filed a flight plan for California, but 29 hours later found him... Read more
Yes, I still iron all my clothes
And daydream while I'm doing it. Its been a very rough several weeks for me, which is my excuse for not having any success lately. I dream of being a perfect Sparker. Enthusiastic exerciser, devoted dieter, magical melter of pounds!
Instead... Read more
A Day Late and a Blog Short
Do I get credit even if I'm a day late? huh? huh? I haven't been a model student, and I admit to slowing down mid-week, but look! I'm still standing!
It was sooo worthwhile to participate in this one-week challenge, because I did lose some p... Read more
Homework for Sunday
This blog is my assignment for the team "100 Days of Summer" challenge. Today, Sunday, of the three challenges, writing a blog about the importance of getting healthy right now is gnawing at me.
I've been unhealthy for 20 years, so what's spe... Read more
Yesterday was today
At eleven pm last night I entered the last of my food eaten. It registered as that's all I ate all day, plus no water, plus no points yet. Oh, I figured it out, all right, but what was done was done.
Texas is on central time, but Sparkpeo... Read more
...like a hole in the head
My mother's favorite expression addressed problems she did not want. She would say she needed that like a hole in the head.
I have a new puppy, and that's how much I needed her. A rescue dog, she immediately won my heart. So cute, ... Read more
The Gift that Keeps Giving
Everything is down. My cholesterol, my blood pressure, my jeans.
I had a physical in the middle of my whining about that bad scale, and I turned out to be in better health than in years.
Really, my thought with joining here was to lose we... Read more
Ouch! I hit my head on the brick wall again!
Know wot I mean? Sure you do!
If I ever weigh 180 lbs., I will be at the half-way point to my goal. Its only a number on the scale, I know that, logically. However, I have been between 2 and 4 pounds of that weight for weeks.
That numbe... Read more
When my dad passed away, there was so much I wanted everyone to acknowledge about him. That article is still waiting to be written.
But today, February 22, was the birthday of my mother. She would be 107 years old. Most of my life, her hai... Read more
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I am woman, hear me roar!
Actually, I can't walk and roar at the sametime. But after I get home and have some water, I do OK. Life has been good to me lately, and I hope it continues for a while. I am not losing weight as quickly as I would like, but there are so man... Read more