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Still Here

Saturday, March 29, 2014      7 comments

I am still around~~~~or should I say "I am still 'round'". But I am working on it. As Paul says in the Bible, Romans 7:15-19, (take a look at it) that describes me in this journey. My will power is nothing~~~I need to tap into God's power. T... Read more

My Trainer!!

Thursday, November 07, 2013      4 comments

When I first joined a gym they assigned a trainer to me. I told her what my capabilities were to start with. She put me on a treadmill. Help!! Don't leave me!! She really didn't even tell me how to slow it down or how to be sure it didn't g... Read more

Least Favorite Physical Activity??

Wednesday, November 06, 2013      7 comments

At my age and with my many aches and pains, I would have to say that my least favorite physical activity would be running. I see people running in the neighborhood, hear of those who have run in marathons and I think "how can they do that?" If... Read more

Exercise?? Who, Me??

Tuesday, November 05, 2013      7 comments

I am really an expert at getting out of exercising. I use all kinds of excuses. My age, my bad knees, no time, etc.... And they truly are 'excuses' not 'reasons' as I know there are many things I could do even with my many aches and pains. ... Read more

That Unspeakable Addiction!!

Monday, November 04, 2013      7 comments

We discussed what motivates me. So now we will look at what demotivates me. That one is easy to answer. I am a food addict. Just talk about some kind of food, smell it, see it, think about it and I am lost!! I read a lot and when they start... Read more

Someone Is Always Watching!!

Sunday, November 03, 2013      4 comments

In the past I have lost weight then regained it so many times that I can't even count them. I can see now that that just isn't setting a very good example to others, especially my loved ones who also need to lose weight. Since joining Spar... Read more

The Big Picture in My Mind!!

Saturday, November 02, 2013      7 comments

The big picture I have in my mind is of a healthy me. Not a skinny me nor even what most would call a 'slim' me. If I were to get 'slim' I would certainly not look healthy. Nor would I be healthy. This goal is what I continue to work toward ... Read more

As Long As I Keep On Keepin' On

Friday, November 01, 2013      7 comments

As I embark on this continued life long journey, I find myself wondering how I will feel when I reach that goal, be it short-term, medium-term or long-term. And I do know that I will one day reach each one of those. Will I be able to look bac... Read more

Hey, Yafenelra!! I'm talking to you!! Listen up!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013      12 comments

On the 4th of August I gave myself a stern talking to. I told myself there was no point in all the messing around. So I set a goal for one month to lose 7 pounds. Well, I did it! Now that wasn't so hard, was it?? Then I decided, what the he... Read more

God Is So Awesome!

Thursday, September 19, 2013      6 comments

God is just so awesome. He knows my weaknesses and He is right there to help me overcome them. I attend a ladies Bible study on Thursday mornings and they always have one group of ladies bring breakfast items. I know my weakness so I have b... Read more

Get Thee Behind Me, Temptation

Monday, August 26, 2013      8 comments

With my birthday coming up soon I have been getting all kinds of offers for freebies. There is the ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery, the free desert at Chili's, a free milk shake at Arby's, a free meal at Denny's, and a free meal at IHop, etc..... Read more

Climb the Mountain

Tuesday, August 20, 2013      6 comments

I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back. I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and r... Read more

Lessons Learned/Determination

Sunday, August 11, 2013      9 comments

How many times in the past have I said this "I am going to stick with it and reach my goal"!! But then, first thing you know, I am back to making all of the same mistakes. So this time I am not saying I am on the path to reach my goal. Instea... Read more

A New Beginning

Tuesday, April 09, 2013      6 comments

I will soon be marking my fourth year with Sparks. At least I am still here. But I have to admit that for the past year I have just been spinning my wheels. (Does that count as exercise?) I read some words today that really fit me. 'Rational... Read more

My Not So Happy Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 13, 2013      8 comments

Have you ever sent yourself a letter to the future via FutureMe? I have done this several times and always seem to disappoint myself when I get it. This is the letter that I wrote a little over 3 months ago. The question I was asking myself, ... Read more

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