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ELLE299's Blogs

Proof of Life and Success!
Thursday, November 13, 2008      10 comments

As with the mighty Oak above which started from a small seed; your journey started with the seed of belief in the power YOU have to change YOUR lives and enable YOU to “reach... Read more
When Life Gets in the Way
Sunday, August 24, 2008      8 comments

As with that amazing picture above, our journey often teeters on the edge of success due to the stresses life throws our way. I have been dealing with some health and other issues lately which would have, in the past, thrown me totally off trac... Read more
Who Woulda Thunk!!!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008      15 comments

I am constantly amazed at how I take all that I have learned on Spark and apply it wherever I go. I went to the market last night to pick up a few very needed items. I also intended to get myself a well earned 'goodie" treat for my recent 7.5 ... Read more
I Just Can't do it Anymore!!!
Sunday, June 22, 2008      19 comments

I went to town on Wednesday to see my Dr. and do the grocery shopping for the month. I was salivating on my way down the mountain, planning on just which fast food feast I would indulge in first!!! After a year here, one would think I had lear... Read more
The Present
Wednesday, June 11, 2008      8 comments

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present.” Babatunde Olatunji If you treat each day as if it were your first, you will never lose your way here on Spark. Don't look... Read more
Wednesday, June 04, 2008      6 comments

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering~ Just food for thought. Your attitude sprinkles on down to your family, friends and co-workers; how is your attitude affecting their days? Your attitude als... Read more
Mistakes equal Success
Monday, May 26, 2008      9 comments

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927 Many of the new members express fear of failure when making their first posts. They are afraid of disappoint... Read more
Imagination at Work...
Wednesday, May 07, 2008      6 comments

"Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, o... Read more
"Learn to Dance in the Rain"
Tuesday, April 22, 2008      4 comments

This was posted on one of my teams; I felt it was well worth posting here. We all have the opportunity to make our own reality; it all in how we view the world and what goes on around us. Is your glass half full, or half empty? I have chosen ... Read more
Fractions of Happiness
Thursday, April 10, 2008      8 comments

I was out pulling weeds; grabbed hold of a blackberry vine by mistake and had to come in and start plucking out little tiny thorns!!! And NO, I was not wearing gloves; I like to get dirty! Tomorrow I will pay for having played, but that is okay... Read more
Be Your Own Health Advocate!Be Your Priority!
Tuesday, April 08, 2008      6 comments

Age is not just about wrinkles, sagging stomachs, lose of muscle tone or hair loss. It is about gaining knowledge, becoming intelligent and smart about the choices we make; educating ourselves and applying what we learn. I have suffered f... Read more
Getting from There to Here!
Tuesday, April 01, 2008      5 comments

I have finally had to admit that I am looking good! Friends and family have been commenting on my weight loss and asking how I got from there to here. I used to say I just watched what I ate and exercised. I now proudly announce that I did it w... Read more
Seize the Moment!
Saturday, March 15, 2008      4 comments

Seize the Moment The older I get, the more I believe in the old adage "Do it today, tomorrow may never come! Too many people put off something that brings them joy because they can do it tomorrow, it is not on their schedule, they didn... Read more
Making Habits Necessities
Friday, March 14, 2008      3 comments

Have you ever had a light bulb moment? That flash in time when an idea clarifies and becomes motivation? Today could have been a very bad day. I have a dear, dear friend in the hospital who may require surgery and I can't be there with her. ... Read more
It Only takes One
Tuesday, March 04, 2008      5 comments

During the past month or so I have been dealing with some very serious health problems and then was hit with some personal issues I was in no way prepared for. I tend to keep many issues to myself, but I needed to share with someone before I jus... Read more

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