Despite the challenging circumstances that come and go in my life, I want to make gratitude a choice. So yes, there have been some difficult issues lately, but I have an incredibly long list of things I'm grateful for. Here goes...
I love... Read more
A Thankful Heart
It never fails. Just when I'm tempted to give in to feelings of discouragement, something happens that lifts my spirits.
Today I am thankful for this SP community, my husband and family, coworkers, friends at the gym... you all encourage m... Read more
Thankfulness, November 4 and 5
Yesterday was a gorgeous fall day!
November 4: I am thankful for the changing seasons. I am thankful for the breezy, clean, fall-scented air. I am thankful for being able to work out. I am thankful for a healthy body.
November 5: ... Read more
Thankfulness, November 3
It's a gorgeous, breezy, sunny, cool November Sunday! I am thankful for the seasonal changes and for time to get a run in on this beautiful day.
Oh yeah, and I'm also thankful for the extra sleep!
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30 Days of Thankfulness
It's been ages since I've posted a blog. My excuse is that I get busy and forget, and that may still happen this time around! My goal is to post at least one thing I am thankful for each day in November. If I forget a day, I'll try my best to... Read more
Never Quit Pledge!
Never Quit Pledge
Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to st... Read more
New Year's Day, 2012
2011 definitely had its challenges, but I am grateful for the blessings of the past year. 2011 began with our daughter's New Year's Eve wedding on December 31, 2010. Other 2011 family highlights included the birth of our first grandchild, our ... Read more
She is here and she is beautiful! Our perfect little granddaughter arrived today at 1:24 pm. She entered this world weighing 7 lbs., 2 ounces, and she is 19 inches long. I'm in love!
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Keeping My Name
I am so excited to begin my new teaching job in a few weeks... and FYI (if this is even interesting to anyone, LOL!), I'm going to be teaching 7th grade for the first time this school year. Hmmm... no longer "Teacher of 4th"... but I WILL be ke... Read more
What am I looking at?
I just can't help myself... I'm a quote-a-holic. This weekend I found another quote that motivated me to stay on track with my food and fitness, even though I was feeling tired, worn out and unmotivated.
"Consult not your fears but your ho... Read more
Today I'm starting back to strength training for the first time since January 10th when I broke my wrist/hand, and I'm very excited! I know that other people deal with much tougher issues on a daily basis, so I am definitely NOT complaining, bu... Read more
Hugs and thank-you's!
This has been an unusual and challenging week for me, but every day I've received encouragement from this community, so THANK YOU MY SPARK FRIENDS!!
I know there are many people, including many Spark People, who daily face challenges grea... Read more
Can you give me a hand... yeah, I'm serious!
I could be, should be, nominated for the Clumsiest Person Of The Year Award. I had just started my workout at my all-boot-camp-style gym on Monday night when I tripped over my own two feet during a backwards jog. We’ve done this “back-pedaling... Read more
It's never too late...
Today I am thankful for the truth of this statement. In talking to a dear friend recently, I commented that I am a "late bloomer" because it's taken me until this point in my life to commit to reaching healthy goals for myself. She kindly remi... Read more
Fact: the holiday decorations don't put themselves away...
It's true, the tree, the lights, all the little decorations around the house... no matter how much I wish for it to be true, they just don't put themselves away. So this morning I tackled that job, determined to not quit until I reached my goal... Read more