JMARIES51
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An Evening Walk in Port Orchard, WA
Sunday, August 28, 2011      4 comments

Sometimes an evening walk can be truly magical. We had one of those the other night. As the sun was setting behind the Olympics, we could see the background of boats sail... Read more
Thursday 8/25/2011 - Feeling Very Motivated
Thursday, August 25, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday I finished all my tasks on my list plus took a long walk with the dogs in the evening. I realized I can never catch up with all my favorite blogs on Spark, so I just have to be happy to hit the ones I can. On the drive to work to... Read more
Back To Work
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      5 comments

I have had one week off from work and today I start back to work. I am going to take this opportunity to: 1. exercise early - already done 2. clean out the refrigerator from all foods left over from company being here 3. go grocery ... Read more
I SURVIVED THE FAMILY PARTY!
Monday, August 22, 2011      6 comments

It wasn't that I thought that emotionally I wouldn't survive the party. You see in my family the get togethers are all about the food. But this time I planned a healthy menu of all of my favorite foods and guess what? It was fantastic. We ha... Read more
Developing My Positive Self Talk
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      7 comments

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NIGHT TIME EATING
Monday, August 15, 2011      6 comments

emoticon By night time eating I don't mean snacking or eating before going to bed. I mean waking up at 3 or 4... Read more
Emotional Eating -THE GAME PLAN- Please Add Your Opinions
Friday, August 12, 2011      7 comments

So because I know my biggest challenge is emotional eating, I am really focusing on ways to control my urges. In the past I have tried everything that I could think of - some of these being: 1. Never allowing myself the food that make me fall... Read more
My Secret Fears
Thursday, August 11, 2011      6 comments

I know I have a lot of them. Those secret fears that we don't want to talk about with anyone. Sometimes mine are so secret that even I don't know them - do you know what I mean? All of a sudden they just jump out and feel crippling. Tod... Read more
Welcome to the World Baby Anna
Sunday, August 07, 2011      6 comments

My first grandbaby was born 3 weeks ago and she is healthy and beautiful. I think she is another fantastic reason to recommit to taking care of myself. Welcome to the world,... Read more
The Catch Up Blog
Saturday, August 06, 2011      3 comments

Gosh, I have been MIA since the end of January. I am happy to come back here and find this beautiful picture to remind me of where I was in January before (let's just say for lack of a better description) ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE. Well, I kn... Read more
Stressful Life Situations
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      7 comments

For the past month I have been dealing with a very stressful family situation. It isn't one of those things that has an easy solution. So just like living with a job loss, or someone with a dreaded disease, life just has to go on. Everyday I ... Read more
2011 = ANOTHER YEAR OF HOPE AND CHALLENGE
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      6 comments

Since I was away for a vacation at the beginning of this month, it has taken until now to get myself on the Spark track for 2011. Happily I did not come back from Hawaii w... Read more
ALOHA - WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ISLAND
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      6 comments

8 DAYS IN MAUI - A trip of motivation My daughter and I took off for our dream trip. We were on our way to celebrate my 60th birthday. And what I found in Maui was 8... Read more
BE BACK SOON
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      6 comments

I am off to Hawaii to celebrate my 60th birthday. When I get back I am excited to get back on the Spark bandwagon. I just order my copy of ... Read more
DEC 23, 2010 HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Thursday, December 23, 2010      5 comments

Just like everyone out there in Spark land, December has been incrediably busy for me. I have worked alone most of the month and when I get home from work I am just exhausted... Read more

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