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    EJB2801   31,216
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New Kind of Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      3 comments

Christmas has always had a special mystique for me. I remember waking up as a very young child to the wonder of a newly decorated Christmas tree. Nowadays my immediate family celebrates Advent, and we get the tree up well before Christmas Eve.... Read more

BLC26 Hopes

Monday, September 22, 2014      3 comments

I started this earlier today and had an interruption. Here goes: I'm hoping that being in the challenge will teach me how teams can work. I've been on a few teams that were large and a little bewildering or rather inactive. Some teams ha... Read more

The Slow Down Challenge

Saturday, August 16, 2014      1 comments

Sometimes when I discuss slow tempo with music students, I talk about an event held annually in India. The goal in this event is to move the slowest on a bicycle. Moving slowly on a bicycle is quite an accomplishment, and so is consciously slo... Read more

Turtle on the Road

Monday, July 21, 2014      1 comments

I had such a busy weekend. I took my son and brother out to Columbus OH so we could attend my nephew's wedding reception. I felt really good that we had been proactive enough with packing that I did not start the trip already tired. That's a... Read more

Goal Ponderings Again

Saturday, July 12, 2014      0 comments

I still have the same goals: to lose 40 pounds, to actively seek emotional fortitude, to eke out some proactivity every day. for weight loss: get some movement for the first loss in a LONG time!! through strength training - immediate goa... Read more

Practical Community Help

Monday, July 07, 2014      2 comments

I am almost at the year mark for actively participating in SparkPeople. A number of things have changed for the better. However I'm much further from my goals than I had hoped to be. Of course, there are still the on-going obstacles that I ha... Read more

challenge discussion

Saturday, June 14, 2014      1 comments

Yesterday's challenge was to eat only when hungry. It went well, but I think that a schedule works better for a family. I just have to be sure to pay attention and stop eating when I'm satisfied. I also need to be sure that food is portioned ... Read more

Things That Are Better Now

Tuesday, May 20, 2014      2 comments

Today we have been encouraged to write about the things that we can do now or that are better now that we have made changes for a healthier life. The most important way that things are better for me is that I have begun to feel more positive. ... Read more


Saturday, May 10, 2014      0 comments

First, if anyone should happen to read this, I would like to recommend signing up for SparkCoach. I have not had to write in often, but I have been impressed with the fast and helpful responses. Recently one of the automated program challe... Read more

a mundane blog

Tuesday, May 06, 2014      1 comments

Some things are not so great. I am no where near to where I had hoped to be last year when I began SP. That is, not weight loss wise. Still, I do think I have benefited greatly - yes, greatly - from using this site. Mostly I have begun to fe... Read more

swing of the pendulum

Saturday, April 26, 2014      3 comments

Last week went OK for exercise consistency. This week was mostly a wash-out. True activity only happened once. Traveled on M, worked Tu & W, kids still sick, and company most of the week. Today I had a wedding to attend and a meeting after t... Read more

Excuse Attitude: Not!

Sunday, April 13, 2014      3 comments

Today I read all the suggested further reading, and I think I have gleaned something very helpful: my excuses are not unique. Now, of course I knew that before, but these articles reminded me that even though everyone has to battle excuses NOT ... Read more

Early for Once

Thursday, April 10, 2014      2 comments

Wednesday was very busy, and I went right up to lunch without drinking much at all. After that I was out of the house teaching, which does not allow for many stops to drink. Somehow the evening zipped by while I was engrossed with a new projec... Read more

Tomorrow's Food Plan

Saturday, March 29, 2014      4 comments

Tomorrow is Sunday for which we have a default quick lunch: frozen pizza. I would like to find a thin crust made with whole wheat and with less sodium overall. But since I do not have that, I will plan to keep the entire lunch within 350 calor... Read more

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