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The Joy of Seeing Another Spring!

Sunday, April 26, 2009      1 comments

Although we have had some very pretty days lately, I finally realized the joy of spring today when I was at last able to move my plants back outdoors and see the green of the new growth on everything. My lilac bush is in full bloom, so pretty a... Read more

Mind Over Matter!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009      2 comments

It really is amazing how the mind works!! During this MOM challenge, I am so determined to get some of this "hanging on" weight to move. When I read that some of the team were going to "watch" one another during the "after" hours eating binges... Read more

Growing A Little Garden!

Sunday, April 19, 2009      5 comments

I love to garden, but don't have the equipment to do it in a big way. My DH always tilled the ground and got it ready for planting. I have started some container vegetables, and to my surprise, everything is coming up! What a thrill to see ea... Read more

No Longer Nocturnal!

Friday, April 17, 2009      0 comments

For all of my adult life, I have been a nocturnal "owl". I like to stay up late, and in fact, hate going to bed. When my children were small, that is when I did my heavy cleaning, reading and the like, since I knew they were safe in their beds... Read more

Missing Some, Enjoying Others!

Monday, April 13, 2009      2 comments

In some ways it was a sad day for me as it will be two years on April 27th that I lost my dear mother and that Easter was her last time to have dinner with the family. On a brighter side, we had a lovely dinner and two added potential new m... Read more

A True Sign of Spring!

Saturday, April 11, 2009      1 comments

Every year, there is a bird that builds a nest, either in one of my hanging plants or in a wreath I have hanging on the brick wall of my carport. And every year, once the babies are hatched, a hawk tears the hanging basket or wreath to bits and... Read more

Changes For The Better or Body

Tuesday, April 07, 2009      4 comments

It may be that I have uncovered one of the reasons I cannot move the scale, at least downward! I do basically the same exercises every day. This has been one of the most frustrating things for me ~ working my tail off and still not seeing ... Read more

Oh! Yeah! Lifestyle...

Thursday, April 02, 2009      6 comments

It suddenly dawned on me that I had forgotten the main principle of SP... namely that it is not a diet, but a healthy lifestyle! Darn it, how could I forget that. That is probably part of the reason I have fallen from grace these past couple m... Read more

It Is Not Failure!

Monday, March 30, 2009      4 comments

O.k., so I will not make my goal in the alloted time that SP set for me a year ago ~ 50 lbs. by April 17, 2009 ~ but I am not going to do as I have done so many times before ~ I will not quit!!!! So, I went to the place where I could change... Read more

Whew! What a Week!

Friday, March 27, 2009      3 comments

I cannot say I am sad to see this week end. It has been maddening. After being off for a week with the dental thing, I knew my desk would be piled high and it was. That would have been easily rectified had my boss not decided to have me chang... Read more

Loving the Newness of Spring!

Monday, March 23, 2009      3 comments

It is such a joy to see the new growth on all the trees and the springing up of bulbs, etc. that have laid dormant all winter. What a God we serve who created all of this new beauty each year. Along with the enjoyment of new growth of gree... Read more

No, I Don't Lift Weights and Type At The Same Time!

Thursday, March 19, 2009      4 comments

To the person who privately asked me how I got so many fitness points, I have been a member here for over 10 months, and have exercised from the first day. That is over 330 days, give or take a little. Do the math! I do strength training thre... Read more

The Blessings of Being Grandma

Friday, March 13, 2009      2 comments

After a tiring and trying week, my daughter and I gave in to our urges and went to dinner after I got off work this evening. We had not seen my grandson in a while, and he works at one of the nicer restaurants here in town, so we decided to go ... Read more

Keeping On Top Of It All!

Sunday, March 08, 2009      4 comments

It is not an easy road I am traveling ~ this journey to new health and lifestyle ~ but oh, how nice it feels to be over half way there. Some days I feel like it is never going to happen, but I know that is not true. The motivation I receive he... Read more

Ten Months In and Holding!

Monday, March 02, 2009      1 comments

It has now been 10 months since I began this program of a healthier lifestyle. I am down 35.5 pounds which should be more, but I am content with what is. I hope to meet my goal, but must really be focused for the next few weeks to do so. ... Read more


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