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Peace and Joy

Friday, December 25, 2009      4 comments

Wishing all of my friends a healthy, peaceful and joyous Christmas.... Read more

Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 24, 2009      5 comments

I tuned in to see this movie with George C. Scott and hadn't seen it in many years. What really dawned on me, when it ended, was that I'd been visited- in my own way - by each of these ghosts. The memories of Christmases past have been mak... Read more

The Up Side of Having Fallen Off the Wagon

Wednesday, December 23, 2009      10 comments

I'd slowly started eating a bit more than what is now "normal" for me. It started in October and Thanksgiving was, what I thought to be, a point of no-return. It took me a few weeks to summon the courage to get on the scale. When I did, I fou... Read more

Wow, Thanks to My Sparkfriends

Tuesday, December 22, 2009      5 comments

Yesterday, I was beside myself with a major water leak, when JLITT62 wrote and provided a great website. www.servicemagic.com. Went there and within seconds after filling out the form, my phone rang with three very, very good contractors. It ... Read more

Ho, Ho, Ho, Say it Ain't So

Monday, December 21, 2009      6 comments

Not such a nice surprise awaiting me outside my door today - a water leak forming a huge puddle. Means, where do I begin finding a contractor who won't rip me off and make the mess worse? Life is a constant source of surprises. Do you think S... Read more

Sparkaversary, Giving Back, Leaderboards, and Miscellaneous Thoughts

Sunday, December 20, 2009      6 comments

It's been 11 months since finding SP, and each month I reflect upon the benefits derived from this site. Friendship, tracking, accountability, learning, fun, etc. But more than that, from my recent 3-day "break" from SP, I realized that there ... Read more

Priming the Motivation Pump

Saturday, December 19, 2009      4 comments

I read this morning's blog by Chunkster, and it reminded me that motivation is like having to fan a fire. It doesn't automatically keep going, you have to keep priming that pump to keep it going. Since around September or October, I began to s... Read more

Hanging in there is the best I can do right now...

Friday, December 18, 2009      13 comments

Each day seems to bring a new bump in the road, so I'm just trying to hang in there with healthy eating and exercise as best I can. Words fail me right now.... Read more

In a few days... 11 Month Anniversary on Sparkpeople! Where did the time go?

Thursday, December 17, 2009      2 comments

In four days, it'll be 11 months since joining this great site. Can't believe how fast this year has evaporated. My progress has been in several non-weight loss ways, and as valuable as though I'd lost more weight. I've kept off the 34 I've l... Read more

It' Not Easy Being Green (Kermit the Frog)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009      4 comments

I picked up a sweet little book with quotes by Jim Henson, the creator of the muppets and the voice of Kermit until he died. It's nice to read the positive thoughts and topics about creativity. I miss him on this planet and still enjoy occasion... Read more

Thanks to Sparkfriends, My "Break" From Spark Was Not a Long One

Tuesday, December 15, 2009      16 comments

I never cease to be amazed at how precious the spark network of friends is! Honestly, I'd never blogged before coming to this healthy website and the idea was alien to me. But I immediately understood the value of reaching out, sharing my thou... Read more

Time to Take a Break from SP

Tuesday, December 08, 2009      12 comments

I'm just tired of the entire scene. Ready to take a long break.... Read more

Birthday Freebies and more

Monday, December 07, 2009      5 comments

This is my second blog listing the freebies I've found and want to share with sparkfriends. These are from the most recent issue of Woman's World magazine. Check out the other blog of freebies as well. I got a nice bangle bracelet for just th... Read more

Off to A 5 Mile Lake Walk

Sunday, December 06, 2009      9 comments

It's very early Sunday morning, and I'm ready to go to do a great lake walk. Not much else to talk about. Have a good day, friends.... Read more

When You Play, You Pay (Dreading First Weigh-In since Thanksgiving)

Saturday, December 05, 2009      11 comments

Okay, yes, I take complete responsibility for my transgressions. I know the scale will tell a woeful tale on Monday morning weigh-in. After a year of almost perfect program, I slid (since October) in ways that I've surprised myself. Yikes! Se... Read more


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