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Positive Affirmations

Friday, December 28, 2007      4 comments

One of my goals for the New Year is to write myself a positive affirmation as often as possible. I hope this can be daily, and I know realistically, I may not have enough time to do this everyday. So saying this, here is my first affirma... Read more

Revelation - Confessions of a food junkie

Wednesday, December 26, 2007      4 comments

Today, Christmas 2007, I realized just how much of a food junkie I have been. It isn't that I didn't know this before. The knowlege has been with my for quite some time. Let's see, if I am 57 in 16 days, then I guess I have felt like a food a... Read more

December 16, 2007 Saying Good by to 180'sville

Monday, December 17, 2007      5 comments

Today I weighed in at 180. I haven't been this weight for a couple of years, so I picked out a picture of me from when I was this weight before, about 3 years ago. When I get down to 175, I will be entering a new territory for me. I have... Read more


Tuesday, December 11, 2007      1 comments

December 11, 2007 This is a portion of an email I wrote to another Spark Person. I hope she doesn't mind that I am putting it on my blog, but I got to thinking that maybe it would help someone else. I want to tell you that I d... Read more

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

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