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Saturday, February 28, 2009      0 comments

It has been a week now since I renewed my commitment to tracking my nutrition. It feels good again. Although when I sneaked a look at the scale this morning, I had stayed the same, I know I am doing the right thing, and the tracker is giving m... Read more

Another Good Day of Tracking!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009      0 comments

It feels so good to be back tracking my nutrition. I had gotten away from it for a while, and could sure tell the difference. Although I was tracking manually, I know that I was forgetting some of the "spur of the moment" grazing I was doing. ... Read more

Learning To Knit ~~ Maybe!

Sunday, February 22, 2009      3 comments

Last week I decided to try to learn something that I have wanted to learn to do most of my adult life. I have always wanted to know how to knit. But because I am left handed, I never found anyone who thought they could teach me. So now t... Read more

"I was sure I could do it." -Sully

Tuesday, February 17, 2009      1 comments

I have just finished reading today's blog about Chesley Sullenberger's experience when he had to land the plane in the Hudson River. He said, "I was sure I could do it." That is exactly how I felt when I joined Sparkpeople 9 months ago. ... Read more

I Can and Will Do Better!

Monday, February 09, 2009      3 comments

It has been nine months since I came to Sparkpeople. I did just great for the most part until about 2 months ago. Then I started yo-yoing and not doing so well. I exercise religiously two hours per day, try to eat proper portions, and drink a... Read more

An Unbelievable Story! But True!

Monday, February 02, 2009      0 comments

This book was recommended to me by a lovely friend. I could not wait to obtain it and read the story of how God changed one man's life forever. I will only say to those interested that the name of the book is "90 Minutes in Heaven" and wi... Read more

How The Lord Kept Me From Harm...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009      2 comments

One early morning about four years ago, my granddaughter, who lived with me and DH at the time, needed a ride to work as her car would not start. It was still dark out, and because of my cataracts, I did not like to drive in the dark as I did n... Read more

My Book For This Week

Saturday, January 24, 2009      2 comments

The book I read this week was first a movie, which most probably all have seen but me. The name of the book is "Fireproof" and was novelized after the movie. The screenplay for the movie was written by the members of a small church in Albany, ... Read more

Eve ~ What Were You Thinking?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009      2 comments

In reading my daily devotion, I was reminded once again that "we have a nature as a human being to feel an attraction to the forbidden". But the blame for what Eve suffered as a result of that was not anyone's fault but her own! Not only di... Read more

Taking A Time Out!

Sunday, January 11, 2009      2 comments

It came to me one day this past week that I was spending too much time on my team chat thread. I had become obsessed with checking in every few minutes so I could keep up with the many posts. I love this team and like to know what everyone is ... Read more

Left-Handed In A Right-Handed World

Friday, January 09, 2009      5 comments

Guess the title gives it away that I am lefthanded. The first time I recall being aware that made me different was in first grade at school. My teacher hit my hand repeatedly with a yardstick trying to make me use my right hand. I was so fru... Read more

No Resolutions, But I Will ...

Saturday, January 03, 2009      5 comments

I am not a person who makes resolutions, as I learned early on that I did not keep them long. However, I have determined that I will ... 1. Stay on track with my meals. 2. Eat healthy snacks. 3. Stay on track with my exerc... Read more

The Difference....

Tuesday, December 23, 2008      0 comments

In 2006, Christmas was very sad, and though family and I struggled through it, there was a loved one missing. My DH had departed this life on Halloween. I remember very little of Christmas that year, except the annual memorial service provided... Read more

The Rewards of Being A Sparkperson

Tuesday, November 18, 2008      3 comments

On May 2, 2008, I joined Sparkpeople as a way to lose weight and improve my health. Having recently lost my husband of 30 years and my dear 92 year old mother, I was going no place and not doing anything for myself. I began to lose weight ... Read more

"Loving You Still"

Monday, October 27, 2008      5 comments

At 10:30 a.m. on Halloween, my DH will have been gone 2 years. I wrote the following in his memory: "Loving You Still" It was two years ago today, That you quietly slipped away. As you always were in life, You went without stri... Read more

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