After years of wanting to join, we finally as a family decided it would be great to do so. Our YMCA offers everything from aerobics, yoga, step (my favorite, although I will have to watch those turns because of my knees), water aerobics, ice rin... Read more
In sickness and in health
I have been sick for a few days now, and guess what I have found out about myself. I am no longer on a diet, I am living Spark. Every decision I make, I think through first. I consciously drink my water or herb tea, I have a stretch band next to... Read more
My mantra to my girls..... "The only thing you should strive to achieve in life is HAPPINESS". Many of my friends do not agree. They think that that would lead to people who are essentially stepping on other people to get what they want. But tr... Read more
Great snow storm is here. I already shoveled 40 minutes and was proud to track the minutes. I never thought that apart from the fact that I have always enjoyed playing in freshly fallen snow (until I get cold that is), I would derive so much ple... Read more
The weight ticker fiasco.
I just read a post in one of my groups where someone pointed out to me that my weight is creeping up and I should watch what I eat. That really hurt my feelings a lot. It actually surprised me how much I felt my privacy was invaded. I took the t... Read more
Pilates makes me feel....
.... just wonderful. I did that 11 minute CD yesterday, just lounging out in front of the fireplace with my puppies (they didn't do Pilates, they are a bit stiff), and today, I not only noticed that I can feel all my muscles, but also that I am ... Read more
Picking up the pace
I am doing so well. I just keep on going. That is all I needed to learn, I think. Just keep on going. No wasted time thinking what I could have done better, no wasted breath complaining about how I made choices I shouldn't have, no feeling bad a... Read more
SP tells me to blog.....
Well, I am in the sparkstage that states you should write about a problem goal in your online journal.. I have not really kept a regular journal, just a few blog entries. I guess those days are over, hahha. I like the ideas SP comes up with, and... Read more
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly understood; an inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
G. K. CHESTERTON
What a wise statement that is!! I found it in my Zen Calendar, and have been living by that fo... Read more
My Contract with Myself as seen on SP
Here’s a sample contract with a few common problems and countermeasures:
I, the Schnootie , hereby agree and commit to take the following steps to improve my accountability to myself and increase my cha... Read more
Gaining the energy to face the day
A light supper, a good night's sleep and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man, who, by indigestion, a restless night and a rainy morning would have proved a coward.
- Lord Chesterfield, diplomat
We found out that ge... Read more
How do you keep everything in perspective?
Way back when I had my twin girls and life was crazy, I was overwhelmed, felt incapable, and like a horrible mother.... I learned slowly that I need to set boundaries for myself. I can't please everyone, I just need to please myself. If I am not... Read more
The Value of a Supportive "Family
My family doesn't hold me accountable, because they just love me the way I am. So even if I were to tell them, that they need to help me watch out to stay away from chocolate, and remind me that a second helping is not really in my best interest... Read more
Do you really know what you're made of?
My core is pure happiness and a deep rooted joy of live, and love of nature. Anything that comes my way gets filtered through that. I think my mother taught me a lot of that. She was never jealous of anyone, she was content with what she had, an... Read more
The beneficial beauty of selfless acts
I have a little problem with the selflessness. A lot of times it starts out for the common good, but then people take for granted what you have to give, and start to expect it. I only like to be selfless when it actually is fun for me. I am not ... Read more