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Wow! I've been waiting for this for a long time. Not just the months that I've been actively changing my lifestyle and losing weight, but also the 17 years I spent getting heavy and NOT changing my lifestyle.
I am beyond grateful for all ... Read more
A Teacher's Whine
I am finding, 2 1/2 months into the school year, that maintaining nutrition and fitness routines during the school year is every bit as hard as I imagined it would be. While I am proud of the effort that I am making, October has been the first ... Read more
UCC Devotional in Response to David and Goliath
I read this today, by Matthew Laney, who is the Senior Minister of Asylum Hill Congregational Church, in Hartford, Connecticut and thought I'd share:
God, when I am faced with giant problems, help me to remember that you do not call me to b... Read more
Almost Totally Lost it... and Drew back from the Brink!
Went to my favorite Mexican restaurant this evening - completely ready to order all my favorite things - The Torero Plate. Started with chips and cheese dip - but at least managed to count the chips for the nutrition tracker.
I had my husban... Read more
When I read today's daily devotional that my denomination sends out to subscribers I immediately thought of the blogs and posts that I often see (and post myself!) on Spark about days or even weeks, months and years in which we don't live up to ... Read more
Walking with DD - It's a Wonderful Day!
The weather here today was unbelievable for NC in August - I think our high temp today was around 83, and it was dry and sunny.
... Read more
Drove a lot This Weekend and UCC Devotional
I drove my ds 7 1/2 hrs to school yesterday and drove back again today. I am just a little bit pleased with myself, because I took a salad and healthy snacks with me, ate grilled chicken and vegetable dishes in the restaurants, and walked from ... Read more
Angry in Walmart and UCC Devotional
When I got ready to check out at the local Walmart today there were exactly two cashiers open, and one of them was waiting to see if a man who had to go back out to his car to get his money was really coming back. I was completely nonplussed at ... Read more
Bridge as a Marital Aid?
Earlier this summer, my dad invited my kids to "Bridge Camp" - two weeks of learning to play contract bridge from 9-2 daily at the local bridge center. They all loved it, which is wonderful. Better yet, now they go play bridge at the bridge ce... Read more
Another UCC Daily Devotional
Every now and then, one of these reaches out to me from my email inbox and touches me, and so I post it here. Today's was one of those; its author is Lillian Daniel.
"God, you are the giver of faith. So when my belief is unsteady, lead me... Read more
Fun at the Beach! And Photos!
It is harder than the dickens to post a photo in a bathing suit, but I thought I'd share that I am wa... Read more
Love the Front Loader!
I tried washing the king size comforter in the front loading washer today. I haven't had it long, and already have stronger feelings for it than I should have for a washing machine, but omg!!!!! My white, king size comforter is white again!! Th... Read more
UCC Daily Devotional for 12 July
This came in my email today from Quinn G. Caldwell, Pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church in Syracuse NY.
God, give me the courage and vision to do a new thing for your sake when the old things stop working.
Simple, rig... Read more
Made it to 52!
It's my birthday today, and I'm 52. That's the age my grandmother was when she died suddenly of a heart attack. By 52, my mother had been diagnosed with terminal liver disease. Women in my family haven't exactly been the picture of longevity a... Read more
Really? Only 14 days?
Had gone 14 days without losing (I swear I thought it was more like 3 weeks, but calendar says only two), however kept my chin up and kept the faith. Finally registered 1.6 lb loss yesterday.
During that seemingly long stretch I found mys... Read more