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Tears Over the Connecticut School Shootings
Friday, December 14, 2012      19 comments

It seems a daily horror now - mass shootings. I am so very sad over today's news and the little children who were shot and killed (as well as the adults, of course). I will refrain from expressing views on society. Words fail me.... Read more
Slept Through the 6.4 Earthquake!
Friday, December 14, 2012      14 comments

I have never gotten used to how scary earthquakes are since moving to southern California many years ago. I know that every geographic area has its own weather nightmarish potential, but earthquakes are pretty unique. There is no warning and t... Read more
Rain is So Soothing & Rare
Thursday, December 13, 2012      14 comments

It rains so seldom here, that when it does, it's a special event! (smiling) I love hearing it today, not to mention how brown and dry everything is w/o adequate rainfall. All of nature is being hydrated, and my heart and soul are being soothed... Read more
HOORAY FOR 12/12/12!!!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      13 comments

If I were engaged, I'd probably tie the knot today doing things 12 times. (smiling) Will do fun things at 12 noon - just for fun. Wishing all a happy day.... Read more
Smart Meter Radiation
Monday, December 10, 2012      11 comments

About a year ago, the local utility company installed "smart meters" outside the homes in my neighborhood without consent by the individual residents. Mine is nearby my bedroom and my neighbor's is very close since the houses have little space ... Read more
Reversing Soy Damage
Sunday, December 09, 2012      10 comments

There are three things that I have realized are contributing to a very bad quality of daily life for me. I can honestly say that I have been puzzled as to what's up with me, aside from the "normal" stress level of current challenges. I'm not o... Read more
Favorite Grocery Store Closing
Friday, December 07, 2012      18 comments

A couple of days ago, it was announced that Fresh & Easy stores will probably be closing. Talk about a blow! It sounds silly to be upset over a seemingly silly thing like this, but this store has been one of the main reasons I've been able to ... Read more
Thursday, December 06, 2012      11 comments

I want to be done with caffeine once and for all. Even though my only intake is one small mug in the morning, I don't like the way I feel with it. I've tried to do this detox before. Many times. I've tried the weaning slowly thing, cold turk... Read more
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      16 comments

And all I can say is a loud WOOOOOOHOOOOOO! vERY THRILLED!... Read more
Thursday, November 29, 2012      13 comments

No matter what I did over the past few years, I just couldn't lose any more than the 30 that came off before arriving at SP. Of course, I have to add here that I was a lifelong brat in the sense of never have had a weight problem prior to about... Read more
Thrilled, Yet Sad w/Death of Team Member
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      34 comments

I was going to blog about losing 9 lbs in November and how excited I am, but I'll postpone that as I've just read about the loss of a sparkfriend on the Aspire and Inspire Team who was beaten to death. Sad beyond words. RIP, Aithley.... Read more
No Scale Damage from Thxgiving!
Sunday, November 25, 2012      19 comments

I couldn't believe my eyes this morning... No weight gain from my daliance on Thanksgiving! A minor miracle! Wishing all a happy day.... Read more
Changing This Blog (Thanks NANCY!)
Saturday, November 24, 2012      18 comments

I was going to write a blog today about, yes again, the pumpkin pie I overate. I expected myself to know better after 4 years of a healthier lifestyle. I failed to understand how I didn't really want it or enjoy it, but felt compelled to show ... Read more
Pumpkin Pie Report Card
Friday, November 23, 2012      14 comments

Okay, let's start with the positives and work our way down. I started with day with a one pound loss and was thrilled. I DID do a lot of exercise. Pedalled on the exercise bike during the Macy's parade and then a longgggg walk later in th... Read more
Thxgiving Surprise-Another lb.Gone!
Thursday, November 22, 2012      13 comments

I did my weigh-in this morning and could hardly believe my eyes... another lb gone! Elated. Wishing all a wonderful Thanksgiving.... Read more

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