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I Think I Can, I Think I Can. OOPS!!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012      15 comments

I know that I'm the only person this has happened to. emoticon I feel so embarrased. Read more

How I Ruined My Sister's Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2012      7 comments

Christmas 1953 was a bad one for my Sister and it was all my fault. She was 10 and I was 12. That year I had figured out where my parents had hidden all of the unwrapped presents. I told my sister that I knew where they were and asked if she ... Read more


Tuesday, December 11, 2012      5 comments

Don't you just love December? Whether it's Christmas or Hannakuh we are bombarded with decadant food. I was introduced to Hannakuh traditions at the home of my Jewish college roommate. Larry's Mom was short and she would greet me at the front... Read more

Smartphones - Friend or Foe?

Monday, December 10, 2012      6 comments

I have never owned a Smartphone. I have never needed a Smartphone. I see people everywhere I go tapping on their smartphones and sseeming to enjoy them. All of my children and grandchildren, except the 10 yr. old, have a Smartphone. I suspec... Read more

An Amazing Day

Saturday, November 24, 2012      10 comments

The day after Thanksgiving I got to the Dermatologist's office at 8 AM to have a Basal Cell Carcinoma removed from my right temple. At 8:30 I was called in to the surgical room, the nurse gave me a local anesthetic and the surgeon removed a lay... Read more

Tis The Season of Temptation.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      12 comments

Here we go - it's gorging time for everyone but us - I hope. There was a time when I could eat a full plate and seconds at Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixins and not worry about my weight. That was then this is now. However, it all taste... Read more

Climbing The Mountain

Monday, November 12, 2012      5 comments

When I was a kid I got to spend a couple of weeks each summer on my Grandpa's farm and his brothers farm. His brother, Uncle Nig, had great fishing on his farm and he had a pond up on top of a big hill that had the biggest Bluegill I have ever ... Read more

It Is What It Is

Thursday, November 08, 2012      6 comments

I first heard this from a friend about 6 years ago. He's more even keel than I am and at first I just thought it was a unique way of looking at life. Over the years I've come to realize that brilliant people have written thousands of words abo... Read more

Build Your Ideal Program

Friday, October 26, 2012      9 comments

Let me start this with the disclaimer that I'm not a professional in any of the aspects of a lifestyle change. I built my program by reading, thoughtfully reading, Sparkpeople articles and choosing those things that I thought would work for me.... Read more

Winning The Mind Game

Wednesday, October 24, 2012      5 comments

Looking back a long time I realize that growing up in the forties and fifties prepared me for life more than I knew. I always looked forward to the visits to my grandparents farm. We left our little GI home in St. Louis county and drove a litt... Read more

Virtual Friends

Tuesday, October 23, 2012      14 comments

I joined Sparkpeople with the sole intent of getting a program to lose weight. I had no idea this was also a social networking site and, at first, I had no interest in that part of SP. My kids and grandkids are into social networking but it he... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Biscuits And Gravy

Monday, October 22, 2012      132 comments

My Mom grew up on a farm and that's where she learned to cook so I grew up eating country cookin. Breakfast is a BIG meal on a farm and that's how we ate at our house. I loved and still love 2 Biscuits and Gravy with fried eggs and bacon. The... Read more

Overcoming Obstacles

Thursday, October 11, 2012      8 comments

Life throws a lot of obstacles in our way throughout our lives but when we're trying to change our lifestyle I have found that I can exaggerate how difficult those obstacles are to overcome. I didn't realize that I was doing that until today. ... Read more

Life is a Stress Test!!

Monday, October 08, 2012      7 comments

I heard that when I was young and didn't grasp the absolute truth in those five words. As time went on and I muddled through the ups and downs of life I began to understand. It doesn't matter if we're rich or poor, really smart or dumb as a bo... Read more

What Stopped My Blogs - I Did

Thursday, September 27, 2012      10 comments

My last Blog was on Aug. 26th and I actually thought it had been longer than that. I stopped writing them because I let a lot of things drag me down to the point that I just lost my Mojo. I even backed off on posting on message boards because ... Read more

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