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Facing Challenges

Monday, May 20, 2013      5 comments

Store shelves have been "WIPED OUT" The BOTTOM LINE is Venezuelan officials will confront the toilet paper shortage by importing 50 million rolls to meet demand. INTESTINAL FORTITUDE: Venezuela’s monthly demand for toilet paper is about 12... Read more

Critical Thinking

Thursday, May 16, 2013      5 comments

"Negative thinkers focus on obstacles, pitfalls and hazards. Positive thinkers focus on pathways, opportunities and possibilities. Critical thinkers consider negative thinking, positive thinking, and through the process of subtracting emotion fr... Read more

Epic Fail - Adjust the Sails.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      6 comments

Thank you BIGLITTLEWOMAN. Your kind words of inquiry about my journaling made me realize that I hadn't been. Apparently the method I chose didn't work for me. So what do when faced with failure? “I cannot prevent the wind from blowing, bu... Read more

Expectations vs Reality

Thursday, May 09, 2013      3 comments

I had one simple goal for yesterday, which proved to be rather challenging. All that needed to be done was to record what went into my mouth and my GI symptoms. Easy enough, so I thought. For the am hours it went well. then as the da... Read more

About my Whining

Wednesday, May 08, 2013      7 comments

At first, I was going to apologize and for those of you that were annoyed (I am truly sorry you were annoyed.) Expressing myself , my concerns and issues help me get clarity, suggestions and ideas. I could have withdrawn, thrown in the towel and... Read more

Sleeping Beauty

Monday, May 06, 2013      3 comments

I've been getting more than my fair share of sleep. I do not know if it is because I am still healing or if it is a side effect of coming off the medication for my GI issues. Ah though the Doctor stated that my ulcer is healed, I still had a re... Read more

Edible Plants

Wednesday, May 01, 2013      10 comments

I was fortunate to attend a presentation on Edible Wild Plants of the Northeast. Not that I will be foraging for food anytime soon, but it is nice to know that there are options. Our landscaping is in transition and I would like to focus ... Read more

NSV? and "Would You Rather...."

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      7 comments

Yesterday I had some errands to run. A woman thought she knew me from somewhere, so we engaged in a banter where we tried to determine a connection. Among the subjects location, children, age. When it came to age... she stated that she was "muc... Read more

Come What May! Nah!!!

Monday, April 29, 2013      4 comments

Planning will help me direct my outcomes for this month, I'm not leaving it to chance. My goal: To get the scale to move Downward. Eat PlantStrong. Exercise. Mediation once daily. My reasons to get the scale to move downward ... Read more

Where did April go?

Sunday, April 28, 2013      7 comments

I'm so thrilled that a couple of my inspiring SparkFriends have returned. I've already been inspired by them. May plans? May is almost here? I need to work on my plan. Side note: Tried out a new recipe I found posted on Facebook for Oatm... Read more

Goal, Planning and Implementation

Tuesday, April 23, 2013      7 comments

Making a plan takes away stress. My menu is planned so I know what to buy at the market(saving money) and I have something to look forward to for dinner. Sure plans change... they almost always do. but having a menu to draw from I can switch up ... Read more


Monday, April 22, 2013      1 comments

My son enjoyed his party, his guests enjoyed the pizza and I had no mess to clean up. :) So why did I stress so much. I created the stress. I received an email today from Paula Eder, PhD about distinguishing planning from worrying. She... Read more

Partytime, why am I stressed?

Sunday, April 21, 2013      5 comments

Bad enough that there is enough stress out in the world... I create more for myself. The good thing is being this stressed, I am too stressed to eat. Minor stresses trigger an urge to gnaw. Read more


Saturday, April 20, 2013      6 comments

Let's hear it for the Good Guys, Good Behavior and a job well done!!!! Last night's capture, in the Boston Marathon case, showed how working together is a benefit to all. It does not matter who individually gets credit, what matters is the... Read more

My new exercise buddy?

Friday, April 19, 2013      8 comments

This morning as I awoke and turned on the tv to PBS 4U and debated on whether I should do Classical Stretch. The theme music started, and a pair of eyes were staring at me. ... Read more

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