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Top 10 Ways to Save Yourself

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      18 comments

1. Stop trying (and expecting) to be perfect. It's exhausting. 2. Stop treating treats like they are one of the food groups. 3. Move around. More. Often. 4. Surround yourself with Sparkies. (check) 5. Have an attitude of grat... Read more

Bittersweet, part 2

Saturday, November 06, 2010      11 comments

Thank you for all for your support. On a previous blog I wrote about some job issues, and someone commented how quickly they would change places with me, etc.... I was just not down for dealing with that, this time. As for the young man in... Read more

Bittersweet

Friday, November 05, 2010      8 comments

I've been dreading today, even though I generally love Fridays. I felt in a funk from minute one. I knew I would be firing someone today and it is just not fun. It is someone (a student) I had given many chances in the past. He had a... Read more

When you cannot fail

Wednesday, November 03, 2010      13 comments

When you believe it in your heart, you can conquer the fear. When you step forward with authority, you are making it happen. When you keep moving toward your goal, you build momentum. When you trip over an obstacle, you can get ... Read more

Don't Make me Angry, Mr. McGee

Tuesday, November 02, 2010      9 comments

By all accounts, I am a happy, cheery person,...but don't tick me off. One of my colleagues did something stupid today, and I called him on it. I did not add to the problem. I just called up and expressed my irritation and told him it was ... Read more

Under My Own Power

Sunday, October 31, 2010      7 comments

SUPER stoked. I cooked several meals to have throughout the week. I made 2 sparkrecipes (or close facsimiles of them) and a chicken stir fry. I am finishing up my second load of laundry, cleaned the house a bit, and took a nice long nap today. ... Read more

I got Ma'am-ed

Wednesday, October 27, 2010      16 comments

I've been so self focused the last few days that I have not been sparking - at least not in my usual way of writing notes, huddling, blogging and sending goodies. I have not veered off track, I've just been trying to recoup from a cold or pos... Read more

Staying on Track

Saturday, October 23, 2010      11 comments

Not the best of weeks; not the worst. Got sick, still fighting the edge of this cold, but making better choices. NOt stellar choices, but better choices. PROGRESS! My cardio has gone to hell in a handbasket. I walk, but barely at all t... Read more

Between Here and There

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      13 comments

I mentally lost 10 lbs of weight this morning for every step I took up the hill. I stopped at 199. I thought back to times in my life when I hit some of those lower milestones and reflected on what it took from me to get there. 1. Patience.... Read more

The Three Bears

Tuesday, October 12, 2010      8 comments

If I were to make things "just right" for me ( a la The Three Bears), what would they be? I would wake up happy and refreshed. I would wake up with enough time to get things done without rushing around like a madman. I'd have my ... Read more

Happy Columbus Day

Monday, October 11, 2010      8 comments

Woot Phillies are moving on. That is good. The sleep deprivation not so good. ha. This morning, I have a staff meeting to attend which will resemble more of a retreat atmosphere. I hope to get something out of it. It is a "generational" class... Read more

In my Heyday

Friday, October 08, 2010      18 comments

While driving to work this morning, I was thinking about how times have changed for me. Even though I have not yet lost a bundle of weight (but I will), my habits have become so much healthier. I stopped at Wawa (a convenience store) for g... Read more

It's Not About the Bike

Thursday, October 07, 2010      16 comments

We bought a Harley this year, fulfilling my husband's dream. I met my goal of getting on the back of the bike --- which to most, would probably not be a big thing, but to me, it was a hurdle. It comes with instructions. Step on foot peg, l... Read more

The Best 3 seconds of my day

Tuesday, October 05, 2010      23 comments

It happened around 7:30pm tonight. I was walking to my car at work. I walked up the stairs (a set of 5 steps) like a NORMAL person. I did not hold onto the railing to hoist myself up. I climbed up, leaned forward a bit and did not feel anything ... Read more

Banishing the P word

Tuesday, October 05, 2010      14 comments

My frequent quest for perfection has gotten me into trouble more than once. Initially, it sounds like a lofty goal, but in actuality (for me), it's a death sentence as I have a tendency to wait until everything is perfectly aligned before I take... Read more


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