The stats and the mindset
I have just completed week one of bootcamp here on SparkPeople. I've been fighting with a 30 pound gain since I had my daughter 9 years ago. After all three of my boys, the weight came off, I stayed fit, and life was good. After her, my mom pass... Read more
Learning to fly
When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go.
Only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly!
This quote arrived in my inbox today as part of an e-... Read more
Goals and DONE dabbling
Happy New Year Everyone! I have to say 2009 was a blessed year, and I look forward to 2010 being even better. Goals and me have not always been the best of friends. Sure, I make them, I read them, sometimes I accomplish them, but committed consi... Read more
The Singing Tree
“Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, your leaves are so unchanging…” Sing along, you know the words. This is the theme song of our annual trek through the woods. The long... Read more
Tell Me Your Story
So here's what I know for sure...everyone has a story to tell, and most of them define who we are. The question is, are you brave enough to tell your real story? You know, the one that makes you tick and sing and breath heavy when you think abou... Read more
To be thankful for all that is good and holy. To understand that God choose for me to be on this Earth and inspire me with a purpose. To believe that I am exactly where I am meant to be at every moment of my day. This is what I strive for - I wi... Read more
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, and kudos to ladi...
I was browsing the site last night when I came upon the page of someone who had a happy, happy, joy, joy list. I LOVE this idea soo very, very much that I thought I would write a happy, happy, joy, joy blog.
When I was younger, my goal was... Read more
The terrible, rotten, no good, very bad scale and why I feel this way
Once upon a time, I knew a dastardly metal conraption that ruled my world. I bowed down before it every morning, and checked its' sanity every night. It ruled me, it obsessed me, it defined me. I look back now and cry over how much life I lost b... Read more
The amazing power of the mind
One thing I know for sure is that we are all responsible for our own happiness/success/life....but somewhere along the line, I stopped listening to my own mind and started falling prey to excuses. NO MORE!!!
Did you know that if you tell yo... Read more
Today I wish to focus on joy. I invite the universe to join me along with all of my spark friends. Let's go for a walk in joy together starting with our wake up call.
At 7:15 a.m. I awoke to my dog nestled beside me and my cat purring on my... Read more
Nutritional Nightmares and the Ramblings of crazy woman
I'm searching for control again in an uncontrollable world. I want answers so...
I've been tracking my food for three days now in an effort to be more aware of what I eat. I've not changed anything, simply written it down. Turns out my sodi... Read more
Reflections on Novembers of past years...This is 2004
The word November conjures up images of barren trees and a saddened soul. For years, I have found November a month with little joy. I find the darkness foreboding, as I worry about the winter to come. I suffer from lack of ligh... Read more
An Odyssey to Total Wellness
I wrote this six years ago, but I think it's worth sharing again as we are all on an Odyssey to Total Wellness in my opinion....
Lurking inside of each of us is an adventurous spirit waiting to be discovered. Sometimes, the key is to find a... Read more
Me, a runner, a hiker, an athlete??
Okay so here's the thing. I never thought of myself as athletic before, but it turns out I am. Who knew? All this time I've been taking myself up and out in the morning to go to the local mountain to hike up and back down. I go nearly every, sin... Read more
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Done with excuses
As I was hiking my daily trek through the mountains this a.m., a very dear friend informed me that I have become a complainer about the weather. In her words, "look no one else will tell you this but me, but I think you are looking for a reason... Read more