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Wednesday, November 05, 2014      3 comments

fault 1. INGRATITUDE best friend response: chemical imbalance that you are working on Today as I was thinking about my mood and my inability to find cheer or get excited about things I normally do, I found myself thinking how ungrateful I a... Read more

Why Do I want to Write?

Monday, November 03, 2014      1 comments

Why do I want to write? I'm not sure really. The wish to write comes in waves, and ebbs and flows and goes away again. It's almost like a compulsion. I remember being in high school, totally obsessed by my dark poetry that seem to be just dripp... Read more

An exercise in circular thinking

Sunday, April 13, 2014      0 comments

"Always we begin again" (And again)..thus begins the rule of Saint Benedict and the Benedictines. I am still extremely fascinated by them.. and it seems especially apt for this blog. Blogs are a nemesis to me because Iím not consistent eno... Read more

Spooky Halloween Devotion

Thursday, October 31, 2013      0 comments

Now how ever would one get a devotion out of Halloween? I will pass on the gist of a small devotion I heard this morning.. There are three major holidays in Fall.. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (and I would argue that they se... Read more

Log of Excuses Jul-Aug2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013      3 comments

As I make excuses, I am going to add them to the list, post comments and answers. The idea being that once I've used one excuse in a goal area, I can't use it again. As much as I've hated this down time. It became apparent to me that my g... Read more

Making Good Habits - Breaking Bad Habits

Thursday, June 20, 2013      6 comments

I started reading in the introduction of the Joyce Meyer book of the same name as this post. Even at the beginning of the book, before you get into techniques and types of habits, she wants you to write up a list of the habits you want to make ... Read more

SparkCoach Challenge Step - My Three Things

Sunday, June 16, 2013      2 comments

Today, my challenge is to write down at least 3 things that I've accomplished recently that I'm proud of. Sunday, June 16, 2013 1.) I agreed to see one of my accountability partners, who is going to school and has a certificate to be a li... Read more

Silly Reaction Really.. but I can't seem to control it (need support)

Sunday, May 05, 2013      3 comments

Well, my adventures with Avon continue. Almost all the product I ordered came in, but the acquaintance that I started using Avon had her order not come in at all, she's not happy about it. And I've decided to try to open an account again at a cr... Read more

My Story So Far

Sunday, April 28, 2013      3 comments

This is my picture, five years ago in 2008. You can tell I have a double chin, even though I have tilted my head upward. Although I probably weighed less back then than I... Read more


Tuesday, April 16, 2013      3 comments

This was part of a correspondence with a friend on SparkPeople, but I thought it would make a good blog entry. I'm trying to be gentle with an over 100 lb planned weight loss.. celebrating each pound and rewarding 5 pound increments. I want... Read more

Sleep Struggle

Sunday, April 14, 2013      1 comments

Most challenging was having an unstructured day and ending up spending NEARLY ALL of it in bed AGAIN.. Really, if I can''t get up and go, so many other things seem pointless because with sleeping, nothing else constructive is going to happen in ... Read more

SparkCoach Action Step-A Phone Call to the Past, Part 2

Sunday, April 07, 2013      1 comments

The next part of this exercise has me deciding what my future self would tell me at this moment if she was to reach back into the past and give me a phone call. What I would tell myself at this point is, life requires that you get more inde... Read more

SparkCoach Action Step-A Phone Call to the Past, Part 1

Sunday, April 07, 2013      3 comments

First, in this action step, SparkCoach asks that we fast forward to ten years in the future. 10 years in the future ==================== It is 2023 and I am 47 years old. I still live in Auburn, WA in the apartment with my significant... Read more

SparkCoach Action Step - Shaking up the Routine

Monday, April 01, 2013      1 comments

For my action step today I'm supposed to pick 1-3 new goals off a list. So here are two that I just decided today and 2 that I was already going to do. 1. I am joining WW to meet people face-to-face (Spark is still better) 2. I am startin... Read more

All About Me from A to Z

Sunday, March 24, 2013      3 comments

Recently seen and borrowed from CINDHOLM's SparkBlog: A. Are you at all artistic? Years ago and every now and then it crops up, but Artists create great messes difficult to contain and I am trying to learn how to better contain, organize, a... Read more

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