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Overcoming Giving Up
Friday, May 19, 2017      5 comments

I am always a little afraid to talk about my accomplishments too much. It seems to backfire on me. But I'm really learning to change my habits this time around. I always thought that I was doing that before, but I realize now that I was good ... Read more
7 Weeks Done - Gone By So Fast
Sunday, May 07, 2017      9 comments

7 Weeks ago I made the decision to get my health back on track. At that moment it was kind of a whim. I came back to SparkPeople to find that a friend of mine was back here after a break and was doing good. I wanted to join the Sparkpeople f... Read more
WEEK 6 Keeping my Dreams Alive
Sunday, April 30, 2017      9 comments

If there was one thing I wish I could bottle and sell it would be this feeling of what its like to be on a roll. I love getting up in the morning k... Read more
5 Week Report Card - half way on my 10 weeks of Keeping the Dreams Alive
Monday, April 24, 2017      9 comments

Today is the first day of my next 5 weeks of keeping the dreams alive. Only fantastic things to report. 1. Had surgery for meniscus tear, I a... Read more
That Feeling of Getting Healthy
Sunday, April 23, 2017      6 comments

Today I am beginning to feel that awesome feeling when you know you have gotten over the worst part of a sickness, and I am turning the corner to he... Read more
Sunday, April 16, 2017      9 comments

OK, so I know today is Easter and I should be feeling a little reflective. So I also do my measurements on Sundays. Not every Sunday, but usually ... Read more
Into Week 4 of 10 Weeks of Keeping the Dreams Alive
Tuesday, April 11, 2017      7 comments

Just a short blog about how my Keeping the Dreams Alive is going. So I have made this conscious decision that I want my journey to be joyful, happy an... Read more
Knee Surgery
Thursday, April 06, 2017      9 comments

I had knee surgery on Monday and so far so good. Tuesday I was in a lot of pain, less pain yesterday, but the rest of my muscles were hurting from babying my knee. Today I am almost pain free. The knee is very tight and I can barely bend it, ... Read more
Giving Up The Struggle
Sunday, April 02, 2017      8 comments

Yep, that's right. I am giving up the struggle. Today I am welcoming the ease, the joy, the enjoyment, the balance, the life-giving energy of lov... Read more
Day 12 Spark Streak
Friday, March 31, 2017      4 comments

I needed a couple of reminders today. This is day 12 of 10 weeks of keeping my dreams alive. Everyday I feel a little stronger, but the old fears ... Read more
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      10 comments

Some mornings are going to be more difficult to get started. I am having one of these types of mornings this morning. So I decided to get a jump star... Read more
Sunday, March 26, 2017      8 comments

House is all cleaned up after family party. Food was healt... Read more
I Refuse
Friday, March 24, 2017      10 comments

In my 10 weeks of keeping my dreams alive, I refuse to let a family lunch become an obstacle. I have already planned out a healthy salad for our main meal and fruit salad for dessert. I even warned everybody that there will be no cookies, cand... Read more
Gaining Momentum
Thursday, March 23, 2017      6 comments

When I stay focused and on track, it helps me gain momentum. And in turn I feel much more motivated to push myself - which also keeps me on track and focused. It feels like a big circle of positive energy that I want to keep rolling and gainin... Read more
The Word of the day is FOCUS
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      9 comments

I am once again borrowing from ... Read more

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