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Family Guilt inflictors
6/22/2014 2:38:53 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So I got a call from a cousin I hadn't heard from in 2 years. She basically berated me for not being with my mother for her surgery (something m...  Read more


My day
6/21/2014 8:20:28 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I woke up and felt a little 102 but I figured a good cup of hot chocolate and I'd be ready to go. I got all the ingredients together for making the...  Read more


6/21/2014 11:31:39 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I have to confess...I'm in the midst of a very strong addiction.....the herb, the pot..... Oh...I should be clearer on garden herbs, flowe...  Read more


FitBit Disappointment
6/20/2014 8:16:08 PM,  8 COMMENTS

A couple of months ago, I rigged my FitBit up so that it could be worn on my ankle. It did look a little like Lindsay Lohan's house arrest monitor, bu...  Read more


Grattitudes that are a little silly
6/20/2014 2:15:07 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Okay, every once in awhile it occurs to me that my family has a sense of humor that is just a little bit off the beaten track. For example... Som...  Read more


6/19/2014 8:11:56 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I had such a great day today! I only got 4 hours sleep but I was okay with that. With no air conditioning in the apartment it was way too hot to sle...  Read more


Feeling Happy!
6/19/2014 3:09:06 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Short and sweet. I have been pretty consistent with my walking lately, and in the past...this used to be the time range when I would give up,...  Read more


The Relay for Life
6/19/2014 1:11:12 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Hi Friends! Hope all is well with everyone! On June 7th my team and I did a midnight 5K for The American Cancer Society, a very worthy cause. Here are...  Read more


Today is not the day for the healthiest eating
6/18/2014 8:10:05 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I always start the day with the best of intentions. I give myself that 5 minute pep talk and set off on my day. Today I went and got a chance to see...  Read more


A List of Reasons (and Grattitudes)
6/17/2014 6:18:11 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I was reading a blog that challenged me to list the reasons I want to lose weight. It really made me stop and think, because I haven't thought about...  Read more


6/17/2014 5:37:16 PM,  4 COMMENTS

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Thank You for the Spark Goodies (Grattitudes)
6/17/2014 12:39:09 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I was scrolling down my page and suddenly realized that there were a lot of spark goodies that I hadn't seen before. I played around with them and the...  Read more


Why Don't I Play Anymore?
6/16/2014 11:34:02 PM,  4 COMMENTS

When I was a child I was very active. I climbed my favorite tree all the time. I rode my bike (which was, in my mind, a horse) all over the place. I s...  Read more


Sometimes life knocks you down
6/15/2014 11:45:45 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I am sad. I've been working very hard with a family counselor to work with my ex, the hope being that we could be decent co-parents. He wanted u...  Read more


6/15/2014 8:59:54 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I find I am most at peace when I am out in nature. My partner planned a day at the state park today and it was such a wonderful day. We ate lunch as...  Read more


Lost Weight!
6/15/2014 12:30:15 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am so happy to report that I have lost ten pounds in six weeks! I have been drinking green tea, using a self-hypnosis video for Weight Loss and Inso...  Read more


Food for thought
6/15/2014 10:15:50 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I have had so many stepping stones along the way but I am a genius now! I really feel that failure has been my greatest teacher and I rememb...  Read more


Great day planned
6/15/2014 10:14:53 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So my partner designed a great day for us. We are going to the state park and having a picnic and then cooking steaks on the grill for dinner. We ho...  Read more


6/15/2014 12:22:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been doing better with getting 10,000 steps than I had been. Most of the time, I reach the goal on the treadmill, but today I was just running al...  Read more


Amazing, Simply Amazing
6/13/2014 12:13:51 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Well my eyes got opened today. I had to go to the hospital to get some testing done today and I always dread the walking I have to do in this particu...  Read more


Pearl at six months
6/13/2014 11:21:33 AM,  14 COMMENTS

We have all three grandbabies two days a week as my wonderful DIL had to go back to her teaching job for the last month of the year (or lose the...  Read more


Inspiration time
6/11/2014 9:32:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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6/11/2014 9:30:51 PM,  5 COMMENTS

There is one big thing that motivates me on Spark and that is Spark points. I am determined to reach at least 100 points everyday. I will push mysel...  Read more


Eating clean
6/11/2014 11:38:31 AM,  1 COMMENTS

This is for all us overachieving and ambitious dieters out here. Yes, clean eating sounds like a brilliant idea - until you read an article by someone...  Read more


Words of thought
6/10/2014 4:20:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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Falling into place
6/10/2014 4:16:25 PM,  2 COMMENTS

After a long week last week things are starting to fall into place this week. Appointments are getting scheduled and my transportation has been set u...  Read more


Kentucky is beautiful
6/10/2014 10:01:18 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I just got back from a trip to the Lexington, Kentucky area. Put almost 2000 miles on my motorcycle and saw some absolutely beautiful country. I live...  Read more


Great start to the week
6/9/2014 9:38:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The messy pieces of my life from last week are finally starting to fall into place. It would be nice to have everything wrapped up by the end of the...  Read more


G.O.M.B.S! :)
6/9/2014 2:52:27 PM,  8 COMMENTS

This is going to be a quick blog to tell you what I have been doing since the beginning of June, which is helping me see results finally. I hav...  Read more


6/9/2014 12:33:14 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Last January, as I was bemoaning my weight issues, I came across an article that mentioned Spark People. Thinking it might be too good to be tru...  Read more


Grattitudes #2
6/9/2014 1:12:02 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I decided to quit worrying about my eating so much. At some point I realized that I was getting caught up in making more anxiety for myself, and not g...  Read more


6/8/2014 9:51:09 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I had a nice and relaxing weekend. I spent special time with friends, had two cookouts and was served a new fangled shrimp recipe by my wife. I didn...  Read more


A much needed relaxing weekend
6/8/2014 9:39:44 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This was just the type of weekend I needed after a long, frustrating week. I still don't have my transportation issues firgured out but luckily I fou...  Read more


Doing Okay
6/7/2014 10:34:19 PM,  7 COMMENTS

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Is two weeks long enough?
6/7/2014 7:59:16 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Had to check my last blog to see how long I have been suffering with this dang sciatica, and I see that it has been about two weeks. Some days ar...  Read more


Grattitudes #1
6/7/2014 12:17:23 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It occours to me that one of my friends, who lists her gratttitudes on a regular basis, is on to something. So I thought I might give it a try. 41...  Read more


Eating my way through
6/6/2014 11:01:42 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I beginning to see how my emotional eating has developed. On this trip home, I feel like I've been one of those tourists who eat their way throu...  Read more


6/5/2014 8:05:31 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It hasn't been the best of days nor has it been the worst. First thing this morning when i get to work my boss tells me he would like to speak with m...  Read more


New discoveries
6/5/2014 11:45:24 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So, i've been scouring the internet to try and figure out what is wrong with me. I have been doing eliminations in my diet to pinpoint the issues. I c...  Read more


Today I will......
6/5/2014 6:54:52 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Wake up with a positive attitude and give myself a pep talk to invigorate myself for the day. I will eat a healthy breakfast and pack a snack for bef...  Read more


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