New Year: The Virtual Trek Continues - January 1, 2012
As part of my latest trek, I'm going to try and blog weekly on my progress across the country. It will help keep me accountable.
The “NY To LA Or Bust! Virtual Trek”, got off the ground on December 28 and ended December 30, 2011 for a tota... Read more
NY To LA Or Bust! - December 25, 2011
Doing a virtual trek, I have learned, has helped me reach goals utilizing a visual of a map, and careful planning. I thoroughly enjoyed doing the virtual trek on Cape Cod, and it kept me quite focused. And it was completed pretty much on time... Read more
Being Your Own Super Hero - Saturday, December 24, 2011
Yesterday, I came across an article in the Huffington Post briefly reviewing a book, published in England this past fall [“Dear Me: More Letters To My Sixteen-Year Old Self”], and it got me to thinking and remembering what I thought was so impo... Read more
Motivation? What Happens When You Run Out Of Motivation? - December 6, 2011
I saw this on another Sparker's page tonight and I just had to research the genius behind the quote, because, frankly, I had never heard of him. To wit, John C. Maxwell is an American entrepreneur and motivational speaker (after you read the qu... Read more
79.1 Miles. What Was I THINKING? - December 4, 2011
I've been on SP for a long time now. Over three years, going on four, to be exact. Once the "Ah ha!" moment has passed, and one "gets" it, the work really begins in earnest. OK, we "get" the point about portion control, more calories out than... Read more
In An Instant - September 11, 2011
Those looking for weight loss encouragement or musings on that, keep looking. This blog is not going to address that. It's about something else entirely.
I have been thinking of how things can change, so capriciously, in an instant. Abou... Read more
Come Join Us! We're Going Virtual Walking On Cape Cod! - August 13, 2011
For anyone who might be interested in joining us for our virtual trek, here are the instructions for Week #1:
Open up MapMyWalk.com (register first). Click on "map the walk" function. Then it should show your address (pulled in from registr... Read more
Coloring In The Lines - August 13, 2011
Remember when you were in kindergarten some years back, and how you took pride in first deepening the outlines of the page you were about to color, so that you would take extra care when coloring in the page?
I got to thinking about that,... Read more
"Don't Stop! Don't Give Up!" - July 27, 2011 Edition
No time to write a proper blog, but if you're really feeling down, this should do the trick. And if it doesn't, whatsamatta with you?
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Failure IS An Option (For Women Only - With Pics) - July 11, 2011
Subtitle: Continuing Where We Left Off At Last Week's Meeting
OK, now that I've got your attention, listen up! I ain't no expert, nor am I pretending to be, but some things bear repeating:
(1) This is a LIFETIME change, not a sprint ... Read more
It's Finally Happened, Virginia, We've Hit Bottom - July 8, 2011
Perhaps, Viriginia, there is a Santa Claus, but after reading the following article today about a woman who WANTS to be obese and set new Guinness records, I am probably for the first time in my life utterly speechless.
Here's the link: ... Read more
For Women Only (Shhhhh!) - July 6, 2011
Subtitle: The Power Of Belief
OK, women, gather 'round. Let's sit down in a circle and once and for all let's figure this out. Grab a cup of coffee from the back. The urn's still hot. We have some serious work to do here today.
I ... Read more
Firecrackers And Freedom - July 1, 2011
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
The Evolution Of A Congresswoman - June 12, 2011
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
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Taking A Moment - May 29, 2011
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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