Such a joy being a grandma
The look on my grandson's face as he checks out his Toy Story cake, particularly Woody saluting him on his third birthday, warms my heart. He is such a joy, and I feel imm... Read more
The forbidden staircase
So we decided to get together, 100 in all for a weekend of fun. Many of us had not seen each other in almost 40 years. Names had changed, bodies had assumed different shapes, and faces had aged, but we had one thing in common, we were convent ... Read more
From Here Onward
The year 2012 now has 11 months left. The first one is gone and hopefully many of us have something to celebrate. I lost 7 pounds in January. It is less than I had hoped to lose, and I did not always focus on my goals as I should, yet I am pr... Read more
I believe I can fly
As the year 2011 neared its end, many of my Facebook family and friends posted "good riddance" messages, and voiced their hopes for a better year in 2012. I was quite happy with 2011. Life happened and I made several mistakes, and some things ... Read more
What Does a Year Older Feel Like?
There was a time when I would say that I felt no different, but that's no longer the case.
I notice that I use my hands more now when I'm trying to get up from a seating position. I don't remember when I started that habit.
There ... Read more
Why Wait Until It's Too Late
This past week Steve Jobs died; may his soul rest in peace. The newspapers were filled with stories about his accomplishments, and excerpts from a commencement speech he had given earlier was shared by many, and touted as a way to live life. A... Read more
He Who Is Without Sin
As I sat with the therapy group this morning I felt myself recoil as I heard the stories of some of the members. My inner voice asked how could they? . . . and as I realized that I was being judgmental I also felt shame. I have always prided m... Read more
Walking by Faith
I have come to a place where I must make a decision. I am at the crossroads of keeping a well-paying job where I seem to be valued, and logging 400 hours as a clinical intern so that I can apply for licensure as an LGPC (licensed graduate profe... Read more
It's Been A While
Actually it's been all year, and although I've read some wonderful blogs and made comments I have not been motivated to write. Tonight as I get ready for bed I thought I'd write a few lines, and even as I write these words I don't know exactly ... Read more
Starting the New Year Right
Happy New Year to my SparkPeople friends. I have not blogged in over six months, and although I never left, I was not fully here. A lot has happened during those six months, but I have decided to leave them in the past. This blog is about see... Read more
So what is really going on?
I would love to report a weight loss, and actually I have lost weight in the last couple of weeks, but I can't report it because I am still 3 pounds heavier than my last reported Spark weigh in. The truth is that I gained 12 pounds in less than... Read more
Suddenly it's difficult
The only thing that seems to be working right these days is my attitude. I'm still motivated and determined, but I'm slipping and that's not good. Suddenly it's difficult to lose weight and I'm battling to maintain what I had lost previously. ... Read more
Change in Plans and a Lesson Learned.
I had decided to return to the gym today. Did not plan on doing a lot on my first day back - 10 mins on the treadmill, 15 mins. on the elliptical, and 15 mins strength training. It felt good packing my gym bag. We have two gyms in the buildin... Read more
I'll be back in the gym tomorrow
I met with the vascular surgeon today. I had a list of things to discuss with him but stayed on the first item on my list which is the fact that I am still having trouble with my left leg and that walking is still painful. After undergoing two... Read more
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When You Close Your Eyes What Do You See?
When I close my eyes I see the person I want to be. Let me give you an example. The last time I went shopping I saw a beautiful dress on a mannequin. I had to have it; so when the attendant came by and offered to help I pointed out the dress.... Read more