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A Count Down to Christmas My Way

Friday, December 10, 2010      5 comments

Starting tonight, I will begin to wrap presents. Tomorrow, I will plan shopping for food and meals after being Santa's Helper at my school's fund raiser and hair appointment. Sunday, begin to clean one room per day from top to bottom and bab... Read more

A Dinner Prepared by Someone else

Tuesday, December 07, 2010      4 comments

tastes better! My son made dinner and while it is a simple chicken and rice casserole, just because I didn't have to make it, it is heaven. God bless my son.... Read more

Getting Rid of Stressors Means Less Stress on Me!!!!!

Monday, December 06, 2010      12 comments

Everyone knows that this is a very stressful time of year. Everyone is running around shopping, cooking, cleaning, getting ready for company, getting ready to travel to be company, you get the picture. Add to the fact that I am a teacher and a... Read more

Happy Holidays (and why I wish it to all) warning may offend others

Sunday, December 05, 2010      23 comments

I have read several blog entries from Christians about the "reason for the season". I agree with them, but it has been bothering me how they come across as unfeeling toward other religions in some ways. Our country was founded on religious fre... Read more

End Of Pity Party

Saturday, December 04, 2010      10 comments

Yesterday I was having a pity party, blaming my work load for my eating binge. Okay, that is a bunch of &^%$ as all of you realized. I did my strength training this morning and felt a lot better for it. I am eating what I need, not just becau... Read more

Three Weeks to Christmasand I Need Help Please

Friday, December 03, 2010      7 comments

So how are those December goals going for you? I hope better than mine. I have been stress eating. I know it is stress because it is all carb based! Chips, pizza, garlic bread, yeah pretty much any carb not nailed down. I have tons of stuff... Read more

A Sparkpeople Questionnaire by Me

Thursday, December 02, 2010      6 comments

1. How many Sparkteams are you on? 9 2. How many Sparkfriends do you have in total? 133 3. How many of those do you really stay in contact with? never really counted, but around 20 4. How often have you changed your Spark... Read more

Today I Can....with the help of a visual reminder

Sunday, November 28, 2010      10 comments

I read someone's blog about Dr. Oz and his just ten challenge which includes wearing a bracelet. I went to his website and learned that a lot of his challenge mirrors what we do here in Sparksville. Nice to know that we are doing things the ri... Read more

I Thought I Would Be at Goal

Saturday, November 27, 2010      10 comments

I have been Sparking since January 18 so am about 6 weeks away from my one year anniversary. I want to lose 20 pounds. Not much and it feels very silly to me to worry about 20 pounds when I read blogs by people who have lost 100's or want to l... Read more

I am in the Christmas Spirit This Year (and here is the reason)

Friday, November 26, 2010      6 comments

And what a reason! My granddaughter will be here! My tree is up. The stockings are hung. The wreath is on the door. I have put out my Mom's santa collection. The ho... Read more

Proud of Myself

Thursday, November 25, 2010      12 comments

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, cooked by my son and cleaned up by my son-in-law. Stayed within my calorie range, but that is not why I am proud of myself. I talked to my sister tonight and she sent me an email from our other sister ... Read more

Twas the day before Thanksgiving and what did I do......

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      9 comments

I took my son's car in to get his brakes fixed. My hubby and I went and talked to our financial advisor and learned all is well. Good thing to be thankful for at our age....within ten years of retirement. Hubby and I had lunch together. ... Read more

I Finished Last Night (or early this morning) Pics included

Monday, November 22, 2010      15 comments

I finished the afghan I was making for my daughter's new mother-in-law for Hanukkah. The colors are really two shades of green and beige. Each square is a different crochet stitch. Usually, I put it together in a checker board type pattern (l... Read more

Can You Answer These Questions?

Saturday, November 20, 2010      8 comments

I have been doing some soul searching lately and have answered these questions for myself. 1. Are you active on Spark people or just going through the motions? I think I am active and not just going through the motions. 2. Are yo... Read more

A Quiz You Can't Fail (borrowed from several others!)

Thursday, November 18, 2010      4 comments

1. Who used to be your superhero when you were a child? Super Girl 2. Most hated chore on the chore list? Toilet scrubbing 3. If you were to start your own restaurant, what would it be called? "I don't know, I don't care, Whate... Read more


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