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Spinal what...?

Tuesday, August 03, 2010      14 comments

After months of being in pain, going for therapy, to the foot doctor, and buying special shoes, now my doctor believes I have spinal stenosis and I am scheduled for MRI on Monday. I really do hope this is going to give a genuine diagnosis. I h... Read more

A Year in Review...(July 2009 to July 2010)

Friday, July 23, 2010      10 comments

I am grateful for the year since my last birthday that I have been allowed to experience another. My daughter, who had brain surgery in June of 2009, was given a clean bill of health this year. My DGD gave birth to my beautiful Sloan for whom ... Read more

Photos of Sloan...as requested by my friends.

Saturday, July 03, 2010      14 comments

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A rare gift from heaven...blessings galore.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010      14 comments

On Monday this week, my employers and coworkers took me out to lunch for my retirement celebration. it was such a lovely lunch, and they gifted me with 3/4 of my yearly bonus. This is something my boss gives at Christmas every year. And he ha... Read more

A Wrinkled Soul...

Monday, May 24, 2010      9 comments

"Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul" -Samuel Ullamn This really gave me pause for thought. As I pondered over this quote, I realized that is exactly what I have done with my enthusiasm over weight loss. ... Read more

Giving It Another Go...

Saturday, May 22, 2010      5 comments

On May 2, I had been with Sparkpeople 2 years. I have seen streaks that honor those with how many years they have been here, but it was not forthcoming for me. I would like to know how to get that on my streaks. On another note, it was di... Read more

A Young New Mother...

Friday, May 14, 2010      6 comments

Mother's Day was a very special day for us. My DGD had her baby 3 weeks before Mother's Day, so it was a joyous occasion. I had a special luncheon for DD (new grandma) and DGD (new mommy). I made champayne cupcakes and they turned out so pret... Read more

Final Step - "Mind over Body" - by Dean Anderson - SP Expert

Friday, April 30, 2010      4 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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?id=699 Due to the birth of my first GGD, I have failed to complete this series of Mind Over Body. This one is especially important for me as I have been... Read more

Ad nauseam -

Monday, April 19, 2010      8 comments

More of our little angel... Sloan Mylar Holland - born April 17, 2010... Read more

A little new life...

Sunday, April 18, 2010      15 comments

My DGD had her sweet little Sloan yesterday, Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 6:20 p.m. She weighed in at 7.1 lbs and is 19 1/2 inches long. Has a little blonde hair. If life wasn't already worth living, God made it so much more with the entra... Read more

Step #9 - "MInd Over Body" by Dean Anderson - SP expert

Monday, April 12, 2010      5 comments

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?id=698 Pave the Way to Persistence - It is important to reward successes, but not to punish yourself for failures. We should not beat ourselves up over laxes,... Read more

Step #8 -

Friday, April 09, 2010      2 comments

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?id=697 Give Yourself a Reallity Check-up. Make sure your own beliefs aren't getting in the way. Restricting calories causes chronic stress on brain and body. ... Read more

Step 7 - "MInd Over Body" - by Dean Anderson - SP Expert

Tuesday, April 06, 2010      4 comments

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?id=696 We are almost finished - stick with me. Plot Your Strategy - 6 Characteristics of Effective Goal-Setting 1. Challenging 2. Attainable ... Read more

Step 6 - "Mind Over Body" - by Dean Anderson - SP Expert

Sunday, April 04, 2010      1 comments

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urce/wellness_articles.asp
?id=695&page=5 Write your vision statement for weight loss. This one is rather long, but worth every minute. A good exercise in what we are really looking for ... Read more

Step 5 - "Mind Over Body" by Dean Anderson - SP expert

Saturday, April 03, 2010      2 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/wellness_articles.asp
?id=694 This step involves being your own best motivator and involves a short quiz. Very thoughtful and interesting. Go to the link provided and take this little q... Read more


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