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Ordinary days
Monday, September 18, 2017      0 comments

This weekend I spent time with my daughter and eldest grandchild. This weekend I ran a 5k for the first time in AGES! This weekend I watched by Sox win and my Sox lose. This weekend I took a long, hot, Epsom Salt bath (did I mention is was... Read more
Monday, September 11, 2017      0 comments

Last year the Colombian Congress signed a peace accord with the Rebel faction known as FARC. The accord has been a hard pill for many people in Colombia to swallow. The fighting had been intense, had lasted for generations, and had ended with ... Read more
Kindness matters
Thursday, August 31, 2017      1 comments

Kindness matters. It really does. In nearly every interaction of every day we live on the precipice of choice : to be kind or not. I will admit that my first reaction to a person or how that person acts or makes me feel is not always with kin... Read more
Grabbing the ring
Sunday, August 06, 2017      0 comments

Balboa Park has a truly phenomenal carousel. Besides the requisite horses, this gem that sits near the San Diego Zoo, has tigers, ostriches, giraffes, roosters, sleighs and a lion. As a young child I was content to sit on any animal with m... Read more
Positivity, Scales, and the Art of Forgiveness
Saturday, August 05, 2017      3 comments

The past few years I have been trying to erase the negativity in my workplace. Slowly but surely, a few of us have worked on our faults and tempered our reactions so that we can have a work environment built on treating each other with mutual re... Read more
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      2 comments

Life today can seem like walking a tightrope. There is always something that needs doing, and often that doing is not for ourselves. This makes it so easy to become overwhelmed and make us feel like we are not enough. I really like this defin... Read more
A Certain Wizard's Birthday
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      2 comments

I’ve been really, REALLY looking forward to the birthday party we are having at the library on Sunday. I’ve been looking up recipes and have my Hufflepuff tie all ready to go. I am excited! French author Gustave Flaubert once said “pleasure is... Read more
Thursday, July 20, 2017      1 comments

I found this the other day while looking for something else, but it is amazing just the same : “We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we ca... Read more
A Fresh Take
Sunday, July 16, 2017      3 comments

I have been a member of SparkPeople for a long time! With the help I found here I was able to lose 115 pounds. By stepping away, I re-gained some 25 pounds. Things around me were changing, as things around us all do, but I jumped on a raft an... Read more
Feeling fit
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      1 comments

Wooo HOOO! While running today I could feel my biceps inside my shirt. It made me feel STRONG emoticon... Read more
Healthy choices
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      1 comments

What "new" healthy thing am I going to work on? Well, I think my best bet is to continue to strive for a healthier food intake. Making those healthier choices until they, once again, become the norm. The other thing is getting this stress und... Read more
Need to increase exercise
Tuesday, February 07, 2017      0 comments

The question was how do I shake up my workouts, but I'm barely working out. I am finding time slipping through my fingers. Yep. there are definitely times I could be working out that I am on the computer or sitting in front of the TV, but lately... Read more
Making Mistakes
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      2 comments

What was my last mistake? How did it make me feel? On Friday I went out to visit my mom at her assisted care facility. I didn't bring any water with me. That was the biggest mistake. It got to be late afternoon and i was hungry and thirsty and I... Read more
Where's the stress?
Saturday, January 21, 2017      0 comments

SparkCoach asked about stress or anxiety associated with my weight loss journey. My stress levels have been pretty high lately but mostly because of my mom falling, her moving into an assisted care facility and having to get everything out of h... Read more
Diet sabotoge
Friday, January 13, 2017      1 comments

Is someone sabotaging my healthy eating plan? There have been little snippets here & there. My mom is about the worst. She managed to lose a lot of weight and has put it back on and more. I do believe that when the people in my life act in a sab... Read more

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