No long blog today. No deep thinking. Just a wish that all take a moment on The Fourth to remember how we got here as a country and how many made sacrifices to preserve our freedom.
No other country in the world can say that.... Read more
Today I saw the long-awaited pictures, finally published, of Gabrielle Giffords. I have been waiting expectantly since first hearing of the awful shooting back in January, when we would be able to catch a glimpse of how her recovery was progres... Read more
We all lead busy lives, and we all are here to get the much needed support to continue with our weight loss project, but today, I want to take a moment's pause to remember our veterans who were flung into harm's way, in order to keep us free.
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As if I needed a new reason to lose weight, here is something I have not come across yet, until today:
abcnews.go.com/Health/we ight-loss-improves-memory- research-reveals/story?id= 13383600
If nothing else, i... Read more
I was thinking yesterday how "The End Of The World" as we know it, is supposedly coming today. This definitely is not in my schedule, and especially not now: We have great theater tickets for a Broadway show in June, and I still would like to ... Read more
This is going to be short, sweet, and to the point: Every now and again, when we see something woefully wrong and out of place, it is heartening to see that sometimes, the universe gets it right and "self-corrects".
Even in SP land, what t... Read more
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
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