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December 3, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007      3 comments

Today I realized that I am 1/4 of the way to my goal. I honestly feel like I just started Spark People a couple of weeks ago. The momentum of staying on my plan and keeping up with posting, stepping up my exercising, and measuring all my food ... Read more

Day after Thanksgiving... How was your Holiday?

Friday, November 23, 2007      4 comments

The holiday season is just beginning. Thanksgiving is over and now we enter the party season. How was your Thanksgiving? I took a wonderful walk along the Puyallup River. We went about 2 miles and the day was cold and beautiful. Peopl... Read more

Thanksgiving is Coming- Obstacle or Opportunity

Thursday, November 15, 2007      9 comments

I have been thinking about Thanksgiving dinner and reading a lot of the blog entries. It seems like most of us are a little afraid of facing the day that is typically filled with food, fun, family and football. In my case it is also my Mom's 8... Read more

October 28, 2007 Finding and Celebrating the Joy in My Life

Sunday, October 28, 2007      3 comments

I have no trouble finding the joy in my life. It is in my relationships with my family, friends and fellow work people. It is in seeing the birds in the feeding dish in the morning, it is my dog's smile and laying his head on me. It is in the... Read more

October 27, 2007 AM I NEGLECTING MY BODY?

Saturday, October 27, 2007      0 comments

I know that I have neglected my body for 2 years. The last time I moved I had to do a lot of physical labor to get our house in shape. Because of this, I stopped doing my regular exercises and started eating anyting I wanted. I think I was re... Read more

October 26, 2007 Believing in myself

Saturday, October 27, 2007      1 comments

I have had periods in my life when I thought I could do anything, and then at other times I felt very untalented. Since I have always been overweight I am not sure if this had a lot to do with it. I do know that my self esteem is much higher w... Read more

October 25, 2007 How Can I Share My Spark With Others?

Friday, October 26, 2007      3 comments

I try to be as open with people that I possibly can without overwhelming. Usually I find that most people like it when you ask questions as long as they are not to delving at first. I have a tendancy to be over zealous when I am starting... Read more

Oct 24, 2007 Learn From Someone Who's Been There

Wednesday, October 24, 2007      3 comments

When I was young I always had an older person that I considered my good friend. I learned so much from these older people and enjoyed the bonding experience. Some were like surogate parents and some were just wise people, but all of these peo... Read more

Wednesday, October 24, 2007      0 comments

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October 22, 2007 Am I Taking Life Too Seriously?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007      4 comments

Sometimes I know that I do take life too seriously. It is at those times that I feel stressed. When I feel stress, I stop and ask myself, why am I feeling this way? Mostly my stress comes from wanting to please other people. This is a se... Read more

Oct 21, 2007 Appreciation of the Good Things in Life

Sunday, October 21, 2007      2 comments

I feel very fortunate the I don't spend a lot of time not doing what I want to do. I get up every morning and start the day getting my obligations out of the way first. Even at work I do this same plan. Then when those are finished I am able ... Read more

October 20, The Wisdom of listening

Saturday, October 20, 2007      1 comments

Absolutely the best way to get ahead in life. Listen, ask questions, and listen to the answers. In a very funny way, people don't really care what someone else thinks, unless they really value that person's opinion. In my life, most people do... Read more

Oct 19,2007 How Well do you Roll with the Punches

Friday, October 19, 2007      0 comments

I love thinking about how important it is to be flexible. In all of my jobs I have seen how people who are inflexible really suffer so much more than people who are able to go with the flow. Most of the time I have felt that I was a very ... Read more

Oct 18, 2007 - Living a meaningful life

Friday, October 19, 2007      1 comments

I feel very fortunate in having realized very early that I wanted to live a life of meaning for myself. I have had many extremely memorable and meaningful experiences. What I am most proud of is my children. They have all grown up to be very... Read more

Oct 17, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007      1 comments

Take Responsibility for my Success I am one of those people that always takes responsibility for everything I do success or fail. I know what I need to do to get where I want to be. So what I need to do is to stick with my program and kno... Read more


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