Are you my DNA cousin?
One of my hobbies is genealogical research. I mentioned that I was spending time searching for common ancestors among those who share DNA with me, and one of my Sparkie friends asked how that works. Since others may be curious, I decided to s... Read more
My friends all know I have a warped sense of humor and they are not offended by it. Therefore, I feel fairly safe in telling you about a touching family scene, a story about a ROPE.
We can choose how we react to disappointments. We can ta... Read more
9 lbs?!! That's ALL?
I must share my DNA test.
Results say that TWO of my DNA markers indicate an increased risk for obesity (duh).
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Why Was I Crying In My Sleep?
Sunday morning, my DH reported that I had been crying in my sleep Saturday night. He was afraid to wake me, in case I was dreaming about some dastardly thing I thought he had done and would then glare at him, until I was fully awake and aware o... Read more
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Sound familiar? We never search for informatio... Read more
Ate the Whole Motherlovin' Thing!
A thoughtful SparkFriend sent me two Wedding Cake Goodies, in honor of my upcoming September 1st 50th wedding anniversary. I think she felt sorry for me because I was whining a week or so ago about my disappointment that I hadn't lost the amoun... Read more
Stop Effing Up!
If you're wondering what "Effing" is, it's the first half of the name of a town in southern Illinois, Effingham. When our family would get off the expressway there on trips, my teen daughters were fond of asking one another "What do you want? ... Read more
B'gawwwk!!! Youtube Link To My Sexy Chicken Strut
For those of you who have been asking, here's the final performance of this year's basketball season for Seniorgee. We danced Saturday night, 4/2. Bucks won in overtime. How sweet it was!
Since I have a show biz bug up my butt, it usually t... Read more
The Super Bowl Was Days Ago & Your Comfort Zone Is What?!!!
The Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl, and I was at a party watching them on TV.
Usually I have the good sense to use my preparation skills so that I can celebrate such events without going overboard with the food. After all, I do want t... Read more
A Happier Zone in 4 Days? 60 Items From My Gratitude Journal
The following exercise is one a Harvard-educated PhD & author suggested, and I read right past it and never tried it until this week. Early in the week I felt my "spark" cooling a little. Busy, underslept, making mistakes, freezing when I stepp... Read more
Boom, Boom, Boom! Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, OH!!!"
In the spirit of aiming high, linking goals to emotional events, planning what to do if something goes wrong, handling disappointments when I fall short, and being reasonable with my goal-setting, here are my revised goals for RIGHT NOW and BEYO... Read more
Post-Mortems, Skinny B*tches & Lies!! Why?!!!!
Those of us who have experience with “thinking habits” that encourage seeking comfort and “who knows what else” by abusing food (we beat the crap out of it) seem to always want to know “WHY?”. “Why do I overeat? Why? Why? Why?” We delve into ou... Read more
2010-2011 Seniorgee Dance Team Poster
I'm second from the left, wearing the "medium" jersey my coach thought would be too small and the biggie "small" pants she also thought wouldn't fit. When it's implied or... Read more
I can't do it? Oh, yeah? Watch me!
It may have been my imagination, but I think I say my coach's eyebrows go up when she saw that I ordered "small" pants for Seniorgee.
I'm sticking to my guns, even though I'll be wearing them for a performance 2 days after Thanksgiving. E... Read more
COMMIT, but to VERY LITTLE!!!
I decided that I want a plan for doing less, and yet enough to be SUCCESSFUL and motivated, instead of merely "holding my own" and fighting discouragment, during time periods when I am able to do less of the "total immersion in SparkPeople and w... Read more