Twists And Turns - September 10, 2010
Sometimes when you least expect it, life throws you a good curve. Kipling was right: When all around you doubt you, it's always best to remember that you, above all, must believe in yourself. It all stems from that. You cannot be a success, ... Read more
Our Day At The Beach - August 29. 2010
Here I am Sunday morning, trying something new: I'm going to attempt (my first!) to create a pictorial of our day at the beach yesterday. (With apologies to 330POUNDWOMAN who inspired me with this creation.)
My friend likes to go to the b... Read more
"If" - With Apologies To Rudyard Kipling For The Modern-Day Editing - August 7, 2010
Over the years, this poem has resonated with me, and several people have sent it on to me, to give me courage, to lift my spirits, and to help me "exceed my grasp" as I like to say.
Perhaps it will do the same for you. For the sake of poli... Read more
Parallel Events - July 31, 2010
In the past several months, I have been on a quest looking for a new job. It is interesting to me to see how that event so closely mimicked my battle to lose weight. Both are a struggle. Both bring into question "worthiness." And both requir... Read more
What Things Weigh - Something To Think About - July 11, 2010
I have been giving quite a bit of thought to this lately, as I lose more and more weight than ever before. I know this has been discussed elsewhere, but I was hoping to put together a more extensive search of my own. I remember years ago, at a... Read more
Peaceful - July 4, 2010
Taking a chance that this is allowed.
I just thought it would help get us in the mood, to take a moment to pause, and to reflect what it means to be free, and for what our service men an... Read more
I Know Why This Works - June 28, 2010
I realized a few things over the last several days. When I spoke to a friend I realized several things that perhaps weren't so apparent prior. Here's what I know better now:
One For The Books - June 26, 2010
A friend asked tonight if I were going to the Y in the morning. (She had finally seen the light, and decided to join with her boys.) The response was, "Yes, it's Sunday and that's swimming day." As if, "you didn't know?"
It's interesting... Read more
Good Begets Good - June 26, 2010
Today is the inauguration of my monthly weight goals. I'm aiming for a one pound a week, approximately four pounds a month, benchmark.
I'm glad to report that I'm back on track. And oh, baby, it feels so good! With my landmarks set, and ... Read more
People Who Believe In Us - June 24, 2010
This morning I had an important interview which kept me up late last night worrying. We are our own worst enemies on so many fronts, sad to say. I woke up early, and decided to go back to bed for another 45 minutes or so, in order to be at my ... Read more
The Spillover Effect - June 21, 2010
Coming off my recent "high" of hitting a new weight loss milestone (an all time record loss), it got me to pondering how what I am learning about weight loss can be applied to other endeavors. So much of why we became morbidly obese has little ... Read more
Can This Be Real? - June 19, 2010
I've reached fifteen pounds down on SparkPeople, which added to the fifteen pounds BSP (Before Spark People), I'm now down 30 pounds total. Whoa! As I get deeper into this journey, and the pounds slip and slide off, I've discovered a few thing... Read more
Celebration Day! - June 12,2010
Today I officially cracked that nasty plateau that has been haunting me since forever. Now, I am officially (there's that validation word again) on a roll. Between the gold stars that I have been getting regularly (not perfect, mind you, but r... Read more
Fat Jeans - June 10, 2010
These days, I've noticed, that quite a few have remarked how they are once again back into their skinny jeans. Today, I was able to get into my fat jeans completely, including the infamous "zip up".
Why is this a celebration? Because, s... Read more
Gold Stars And Kindergarten - June 7, 2010
As I read someone's blog this morning of her one year anniversary, it got me to thinking what on Spark People has reignited my weight loss journey. I took a very serious look at the My Spark Summary Calendar on the Start page about a week and a... Read more
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