Canada's capital is under attack
I am parked in front of my tv watching the events in Ottawa unfold. Please pray for us as we deal with this. At least two Canadians have been wounded and one gunman is dead. My dd's friend who works on Parliament Hill is safe but the situation i... Read more
it's not just lipstick on a pig
I have been getting lots of tasks done around the house and it is very satisfying. As I've lost weight, I've been motivated to make my surroundings look better as well.
But here's my aha. My brother pointed out that paint is not just for loo... Read more
make the best of it
A new team that I've joined has a member who makes it a point to be happy and say so frequently. That is so inspiring.
Honestly, being a pessimist and grump has not worked for me in the past! I'm really trying to look on the bright side and ... Read more
I have discovered that even when my feet are painful, I can bounce on my exercise ball and the FitBit reads that as taking steps! So, I got my steps in today ... Read more
I've often wondered if I suffer from SAD, which is widespread in this country. I just know that sunshine and warmth is SO appreciated. This time of year causes me to feel like I have a whole new life! It's tempting to consider moving to a pla... Read more
spring has sprung
It is so wonderful to have nice weather at last and I even include this refreshing rain that has been cleaning the earth almost nonstop for the previous 24 hours. Trees and shrubs have burst into bloom, not to mention my tulips. I tend to feel ... Read more
musings on mortality
We are all on SparkPeople to make our lives better. In the past few days, I have been feeling somewhat pessimistic and wondering if the struggle is worth the effort.
A woman I have always known, 3 years older than me, sister of one of my... Read more
my secret weapon is more like a super power!
I am very pleased with my new habit of drinking 4 cups of water first thing in the morning. It is working very well and it is now a no-brainer part of my routine. This is one Spark Streak that I think will be pretty easy to maintain as long as I... Read more
So easy secret weapon
Athough I am not fully into the program I read about, I am simply starting my day with 4 ---yes four full cups of water. I have 2 hot with lemon, then the next 2 warm or cold. With my belly full of water, I don't eat for awhile, as suggested. I ... Read more
Weight Group Retreat
Well, our retreat is over ---but we were so pleased that we have vowed to continue the practice, in some way or another. Near the end of this month we will meet for one day , all day 9-9.
Six of us were there.; we left home at noon Sunday and ... Read more
I have been in a weight group for a few years and our most successful book to date is the Beck plan. This afternoon we are going on a retreat as we begin our latest book: The Spark Plan. I'll report how it went. Send us good vibes!... Read more
new year, new opportunities
I'm back home, determined to tackle this year with energy and focus. Trying to touch base with many SparkBuddies today, to encourage them and reiterate that we are stronger together.
We have another dump of snow and cold temperatures so I wil... Read more
time marches on
wow, so much has happened in the last month. My brother took a turn for the worse and went back into the hospital, where they opened him up again to repair damage that somehow occurred, I went on a holiday to Florida and tropical destinations, c... Read more
technology vs. me!
I have always considered myself to be intelligent and capable regarding most mental challenges but I am baffled by technology! I managed to program my VCR back in the day, but now it seems like there is a new problem daily, with gadgets, program... Read more
Trying to get 101 things done before I leave. When I came back from running errands yesterday, found out Les had cut himself 3 hours before and had gone thru 3 bandages so we went to the doc to have it looked at-- and to do what was scheduled fo... Read more