I usually start my mornings with SparkPeople, idly spinning the SP wheel. After racking up my points for the day, my next stop is to check out the daily blogs. Today was not a good morning. To my horror I noticed my profile staring at me as o... Read more
Something occurred today that has deeply troubled me: One of the most popular bloggers on this site, one who has truly motivated many, with over 4,000 followers, felt impelled to leave this site.
This is the second instance in as many week... Read more
This is basic. And, no, it's not my original thought, but one that has always had strong meaning for me.
One has to be strong, confident, a warrior, in fact. One must believe in what one has to offer. No one gets rewarded who cannot ex... Read more
Bet you thought I was going to say, "It's so incredibly easy to lose the weight, that it is the maintaining that will prove to be the harder of the two tasks." Well, that's not where I am today.
What is so incredibly easy, is to gain back ... Read more
I learned something interesting tonight. I renewed my membership at the local "Y", and as the young woman started going through the directory looking for me, I took out my membership card to assist her with the spelling of my name. She was som... Read more
In the hustle and bustle that is inherent in this day, I had to take a momentary pause to reflect. It's what I do, so bear with me.
What is so striking about this uniquely American family holiday, is that no matter what your faith, we all ... Read more
I have noticed lately that quite a few Sparkies have hit a wall. People who have been overweight for decades, let alone years, are disappointed with their:
(2) back sliding
(3) lack of motivation
(4) lack of progress
... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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