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And Now It Hits Home...
We always like to say, "I know how you feel...", but do we really?
I have had compassion for all those who have been laid off from their jobs during the bad economic times we find ourselves in right now, but really felt that I was safe in m... Read more
What A Difference SparkPeople Makes...
I am so pleased with what has happened in my life as a member of Sparkpeople. It isn't just the weight loss or the new-found nutritional knowledge, but an overall change in my entire being.
My attitude about food, my body in general, and h... Read more
The People You Meet During A Crisis...
We often meet people during our daily lives who make our day difficult, but during a crisis or time of greatest need, there are those, who even strangers to us bring us much comfort and pleasure.
Such has been the case during the past 3 day... Read more
Ready or Not!
I have my little bag packed and my tote with snacks ready to go to Asheville to be with DD during her brain surgery. So I am physically ready.
But I'm not sure at all that I am ready mentally for it. God will have to give me the peace an... Read more
A Day Of Honor for Those Who Gave All
This is one of the "holidays" that I treasure most. Because it really honors our heroes who gave all they had to give to keep us free.
I wish that every young person could know how my generation grew up being taught pride and patriotism f... Read more
This is One of Those Memories - Sparkpeople Motivator
I have loved Sparkpeople and it's people since the first day I came to be a member with my 204 lbs. Never dreaming I could get a good bit of that weight off as I had tried nearly every other plan there is to do just that. But there are things ... Read more
The Midnight Gremlins Are At It Again!
I am amazed at how much maintenance goes into Sparkpeople resources.
I just went to my Sparkpage, and yep, they have changed the format. It took me a minute to realize what was going on. It looks good, but not as much showing on the main ... Read more
Another "Moving" Day!
Yesterday was a "family" day, quite by accident! DD's fiance' had to go to work out of town and left early morning. I invited her to lunch after church and as it turned out, my entire family came along! What a rich blessing.
DGS's fiance... Read more
Yes! I Am Moving Again!
This morning I stepped on my scale and was pleasantly gifted with the sight of having lost 40 lbs. in the past year and 12 days! Hallelujah! Now I have 10 lbs to lose to goal, and I am headed there as fast as I can. I love Sparkpeople and it'... Read more
Boot Camp! Day 11
Well, I have made it this far, and I am still able to stand up! I have had to modify some of the exercises that require a lot of knee movement - they (the knees) just won't cooperate, but I am giving it all I have. This better show some progre... Read more
God Is Good In All Things!
My friend, Shirley, called me a minute ago to tell me that she got her latest report from the cancer doctor, and she is cancer free for the second time.
She had such a long battle with throat cancer about 10 years ago, and then it came back... Read more
Enjoying Those Whom God Has Given Me To Love!
I shall forever remember this Mother's Day as the best one in such a long time. There was no sadness today, although we missed my DM, it was a day of thanksgiving for what we still have in our lives that brings us joy.
God has blessed me... Read more
Starting A Second Year On Sparkpeople
This past year has been a very rewarding journey. Over the years, I have tried every diet know to modern man, and have never, ever stuck with it for a year. It takes time to remove from your frame the fat that gathers over years of neglecting ... Read more
A Must Each Day!
There is no way I can depend on my memory to keep my accountable. If I don't track, I can count on having too many calories and gaining.
I learned early on that Sparkpeople put that tracer on here as part of this program for a very good re... Read more
My Baby Girl's Brain Tumor!
I have been hanging on to prayer for the past couple of weeks since learning that my youngest daughter has a brain tumor. It is easy to trust my loving Father to take care of it, but sometimes in the stillness and loneliness of the night, I cry... Read more