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Week 4 Self-Reflection

Saturday, January 31, 2015      6 comments

1. Who else in your life will benefit if you reach your goal, or make the change you have committed to? Why does this matter to you? 2. We are so used to relying on personal strength for reaching our goals. But strength and support are all aro... Read more

A little frustration . . . and Week 2 of Boosting Your Will Power

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      6 comments

I am frustrated with SP today. I tried about 15 times to get to my Spark Page to enter this blog, and every time, I got sent to a page wanting me to upload a mobile app or Spread the Spark. I finally got here for searching for my own Spark Pag... Read more

New Year, New Directions

Sunday, January 04, 2015      8 comments

2014 could have been a better year--but it's over, and I'm ready to start anew. Like so many others, I know what I need to do to stay healthy and become more fit, but I don't always do it. Sometimes that is because it seems hopeless; more ofte... Read more

Overwhelmed

Thursday, August 15, 2013      8 comments

Let me start by saying that I am writing this blog just to blow off steam, so nobody has to feel the need to read it or respond to it. It is what it is. It has been a horrible day. My fellow Outlaws know from posts on my thread that I hav... Read more

Something Kicked In . . .

Monday, July 29, 2013      13 comments

I'm almost afraid to say it--don't want to jinx a good thing--but something has really kicked in for me in the past few weeks. For years I have been 'trying to lose weight,' watching the same three pounds yo-yo up and down for months, then gett... Read more

Midpoint Reflection: BLC22

Saturday, July 20, 2013      4 comments

I've done a pretty good job of meeting my goals for this challenge. 1) Track my food daily. emoticon This ... Read more

Breaking Barriers (and Facing Anxiety)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013      8 comments

I've been working really hard this week, and it paid off. I lost 4.5 pounds! That puts me at 30.5 pounds lost since the first of the year, below another 10-pound marker (-220), and below the lowest weight I can recall being in the last 15 year... Read more

Goals for BLC22

Monday, June 10, 2013      3 comments

1) Track my food intake daily--the good, the bad, and the ugly. I've been doing pretty well, so there isn't any one thing in the food area that l feel needs more work. But I have been slacking off a bit on tracking, and I know that it is vital... Read more

What's on My Mind?

Monday, March 11, 2013      5 comments

Oh, lots and lots of things. Spring break, for one. It starts Friday, and that's not soon enough, as far as I'm concerned. The students are restless and I'm getting tired. I don't have any big plans, just sleeping in, cleaning house, startin... Read more

Weekend Movie Quote Challenge

Saturday, November 10, 2012      5 comments

OK, I LOVE movies, so I'm in. I think I got all but one in the first round--just can't remember the title, although I know the movie! Can you name which movies these quotes are from? 1. "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.... Read more

Fergus Licked the Dish!

Sunday, November 04, 2012      7 comments

I am thrilled to be able to report that Fergus FINALLY seems to be getting the hang of eating out of the dish. Last night I gave him half of his food (kitten replacement milk mixed with canned kitten food) with the syringe, then presented him w... Read more

Update on Fergus

Saturday, October 27, 2012      11 comments

Well, the little guy is really making himself at home here. I still have to keep him in the bathroom when I am not at home, mainly because he is so small that I'm... Read more

Mid-Challenge Goal Reassessment

Monday, October 22, 2012      2 comments

So . . . itís mid-challenge: time to review my goals and the progress Iíve made towards them (or not.) I determined to be a really good teammate and to do the best that I can for the team. I think Iíve met this goalóalthough I might have b... Read more

I Really Did Not Plan on This!

Monday, October 15, 2012      13 comments

Yesterday I found a tiny kitten sitting in my garden. I knew better than to handle it, so I left it there in hopes that the mama would retrieve it. I went out about an hour later, and it was still there, crying. Waited another two hours--stil... Read more

And 10 More Makes 40!

Monday, October 01, 2012      5 comments

One last list of things I am grateful for. (This is getting harder to do without repeats!) 1. Long flannel nightgowns. Love them when the weather gets cold! 2. Fires in the fireplace. (Wish I had a fireplace!) 3. My CD collec... Read more


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