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BEING A PARENT AND A CHILD AT THE SAME TIME

Sunday, October 24, 2010      7 comments

These past couple weeks have been pretty much an emotional roller coaster. First my oldest daughter was suffering from extreme depression and she lives on the other side of the US. So the only thing I could do right now was send my son back to... Read more

Difficult Week, but doing good

Thursday, October 14, 2010      7 comments

I have been recovering from a terrible cold this week which always makes it a challenge to feel like exercising. But I had a 2 pound loss, which was really good. Having problems with my daughter that lives on the other side of the US. She... Read more

40 days back on Spark-

Thursday, October 07, 2010      3 comments

emoticon This week is my 3rd anniversary on Spark and I am now back for 40 days straight. Why is it different... Read more

WALKING ON A WONDERFUL FALL EVENING

Tuesday, October 05, 2010      2 comments

Tonight is one of those glorious fall evenings in the Pacific Northwest. Even though the sun goes down fairly early we were able to get a short walk in before nightfall. ... Read more

MOTIVATION? INSPIRATION? WHICHEVER IT IS - IT HELPS

Sunday, October 03, 2010      4 comments

Yesterday I was feeling really low energy and also like I was about ready to grab anything and everything in sight to eat. After being back here on Spark consistently for the past 30+ days and consistently exercising and counting calories, I ju... Read more

LOW ENERGY/ HIGH ENERGY DAYS

Friday, October 01, 2010      5 comments

I am sure there are a lot of articles written on this subject or why we have low or high energy days. Today I am feeling a really low energy day. So I started thinking about it, and I think almost every week I start to wind down on Thursday an... Read more

BIRTHDAY TEA

Saturday, September 25, 2010      4 comments

Today was my daughter's birthday and her friend made her an elaborate tea party. My Mom collected tea cups and saucers during her lifetime and my daughter inherited them. ... Read more

DAY 27 BACK ON SPARK

Thursday, September 23, 2010      4 comments

So when I started back on Spark at the end of August I blogged that I hate getting my picture taken. Since then I have read so many blog entries of fellow Spark people ... Read more

PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND

Friday, September 17, 2010      3 comments

Today we had a mountain of gravel delivered to our house in order to put it down where the mud forms during the winter. So I am going to be shoveling and moving the mountain all... Read more

HAWAII HERE I COME

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      6 comments

In January I am going to be 60 years old and my daughter and I have booked a vacation in Maui for one week. So this is my current motivation and it is really a good motiva... Read more

BELIEVING IN THE DREAM

Friday, September 10, 2010      7 comments

My last 2 blogs were kind of serious, and that is because I love to be digging deep into my psyche and figure out what is getting in my way. I have read a lot of blogs ove... Read more

PART TWO: I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF

Thursday, September 09, 2010      2 comments

Last night after I had blogged my friend called me. She has been in recovery for alcoholism for several months and yesterday she had gotten into an argument with her husband and went out and bought a small bottle of brandy at the grocery store ... Read more

I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF --

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      3 comments

Today I overate my calorie allotment by 100 calories. OK, this isn't huge, I know. But what was huge was I caught myself saying (inside my head) that I couldn't help myself. Wow, where did that come from? Of course I could help myself. I al... Read more

What am I Feeding?

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      5 comments

As I watched Ruby be interviewed on Oprah yesterday (repeat) I thought about the question that Oprah asked her. What are you feeding? Since I have been heavy ever since I was a child I often thought about what it was might have caused me to ov... Read more

FEELINGS AND FEELING THEM

Saturday, September 04, 2010      5 comments

Generally I consider myself a really positive person. I usually try to see the bright side of a situation or the lessons I can learn from a difficult situation. But yesterday I was just feeling really angry, resentful, negative and full rage.... Read more


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