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If at first you don't succeed ....
1/27/2014 7:57:03 PM,  3 COMMENTS

try, try again. Back again after a not so great year....  Read more

GONE2014

Frustrated & Depressed But A Little Hopeful
11/7/2013 4:53:48 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well, I got some bad news yesterday. My TSH came back & is 3.8. I had it tested a couple of months ago & it was 4.52. My doctors are saying that...  Read more

KRIS_TEA

Oh Doctor, Wherefore Art Thou?
8/8/2013 8:01:41 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I haven't been to my primary care physician in years. I think my last experience with a new primary care physician scarred me for life. I went in fo...  Read more

SPWHITESTONE

Struggling Back
8/6/2013 8:55:44 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm back from vacation and struggling to get back into my normal routine. I'm also still falling prey to the dreaded all-or-nothing perfectionistic t...  Read more

SPWHITESTONE

Lies, Lies, Lies
7/22/2013 10:55:51 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today I identified a lie I have believed for a long time...and it's a biggie! To be honest, I still struggle with it but I read today that believing...  Read more

THRUHISEYES

OA first meeting
7/19/2013 4:40:02 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I tried OA today. There were 8 women at the meeting. Only one was very heavy. Ssize doesn't matter, but part of me worried ahead of time that I woul...  Read more

LESS_IS_MO

TOPS or Overeaters Anonymous?
7/14/2013 10:05:14 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Hi Spark, I haven't been around at all, so I doubt i will get many answers to my question. But here goes...maybe someone will hear my call. ...  Read more

LESS_IS_MO

In Ten Years...
7/5/2013 4:16:07 PM,  3 COMMENTS

In ten years I'll be 62. If all things go well, I won't be on medication for high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I'll be that energetic, skinn...  Read more

SPWHITESTONE

My Body is a Temple
7/2/2013 3:27:45 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The scripture I read in my quiet time today was one I have heard over and over. "Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, w...  Read more

THRUHISEYES

Letting the Stress Get to Me
6/24/2013 11:29:26 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I recently got a big promotion. That's wonderful, except that when I took on this new full-time job I retained all the responsibilities of my old ful...  Read more

SPWHITESTONE

Look at what you have
6/9/2013 6:17:33 PM,  17 COMMENTS

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IAM_HIS

Did you know?
6/3/2013 11:05:13 PM,  18 COMMENTS

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IAM_HIS

This Works!!
6/2/2013 8:10:41 PM,  11 COMMENTS

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IAM_HIS

My Heart's Desire
5/31/2013 11:14:53 PM,  12 COMMENTS

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IAM_HIS

Giving Myself a Good Talking To
5/24/2013 8:46:54 AM,  3 COMMENTS

No, not that kind of talking to. Not the kind where you beat yourself up for your mistakes and feel hopeless. No, I'm going to use a Level 5 validat...  Read more

SPWHITESTONE

Thank you
5/23/2013 9:41:33 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Heavenly Father, On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the example...  Read more

IAM_HIS

Who said you can't change?
5/20/2013 11:08:10 AM,  19 COMMENTS

My weekend was difficult and this helped me get things in perspective...I hope it helps you too,...  Read more

IAM_HIS

You have what you need
5/14/2013 12:29:16 PM,  16 COMMENTS

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IAM_HIS

A Prayer for All Mothers
5/4/2013 6:11:16 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Most Gracious Heavenly Father: You have given all mothers the great privilege and responsibility of being a child's first teacher and spiri...  Read more

IAM_HIS

TRIBUTE TO ALL MOTHERS
5/3/2013 10:42:34 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I WISH YOU ALL A BEAUTIFUL, JOY FILLED MOTHER'S DAY. I PRAY YOU RECEIVE THE LOVE YOU HAVE GIVEN ON THIS, YOUR SPECIAL DAY....  Read more

IAM_HIS

It's never too late...to get back up again.
5/2/2013 2:47:12 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Here I am at about the same weight as when I started at Sparks a year and a half ago. Once again I am back from a lengthy period where it seeme...  Read more

FIMBRETHIL

Taking Time to Do What Matters
5/2/2013 12:07:34 PM,  13 COMMENTS

How much better I feel today...Because I I took time to talk to the Lord and appreciate His presence all around me. BE STILL AN KNOW I AM...  Read more

IAM_HIS

WHAT PATH ARE YOU ON?
5/1/2013 5:13:45 PM,  7 COMMENTS

We live in such a hectic and stressful world that so often we forget to slow down and enjoy life. There is so much in life that we are too busy...  Read more

IAM_HIS

The Only One
4/29/2013 12:43:30 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Just in case you forgot...there is only ONE YOU, there will never be another you. And, if you think that you are NOT of value...think again. G...  Read more

IAM_HIS

This is something I am working on
4/27/2013 10:02:08 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Life has not been easy this past week. I let some negative thoughts creep in, especially for a couple of hours, yesterday. So I posted this th...  Read more

IAM_HIS

THIS TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO LEARN
4/25/2013 3:51:35 AM,  16 COMMENTS

For years and years I thought I needed someone to affirm me all the time. I looked for this at work, at home, every place; but it wasn't happen...  Read more

IAM_HIS

Is this what you'd like?
4/23/2013 10:26:16 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Yes, I think you are special. Yes, I value you as a person. So here is my prayer for you today!...  Read more

IAM_HIS

Staying Motivated: Why on Earth are We Working So Hard
4/23/2013 5:58:22 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Here are all the reasons not to care about losing weight. I have a demanding job, a daily three-hour commute, a daughter with a busy sports calendar,...  Read more

SPWHITESTONE

WHAT IS YOUR STORY?
4/21/2013 2:56:44 PM,  10 COMMENTS

What do YOU really want out of life? If your goal is simply to make a living, you seek survival. If your goal is to make a meaningful life, you...  Read more

IAM_HIS

SOME LESSONS I'VE LEARNED
4/20/2013 8:25:54 AM,  14 COMMENTS

I've learned that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change. I've learned that no matter how good a friend is, they're...  Read more

IAM_HIS

YES, SOMETIMES WE NEED TO BE REMINDED
4/19/2013 6:19:44 PM,  10 COMMENTS

It took me years to realize that I had good points that if I used them freely, I changed without making things complicated or hard. ...  Read more

IAM_HIS

The Ultimate Goal
4/18/2013 3:40:50 AM,  10 COMMENTS

May I always do my best, as well as remember: Doing my best is what counts, not being perfect and feeling good about what I did. Somehow...  Read more

IAM_HIS

Given things up for Lent
3/25/2013 1:22:43 PM,  2 COMMENTS

We are not Catholic but I gave up diet soda for Lent this year and I've stuck with it. My hubby and kids did the same. Committing to them made a diffe...  Read more

GONE2014

One week off but back up again
1/28/2013 2:41:50 AM,  1 COMMENTS

For one full week my children's school transport was on an unexpected hiatus and I had to fill in which meant lots of driving! Of course I used it as...  Read more

BROOKLEE99

2013Jan07 - Back again
1/7/2013 3:49:53 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Spent a nice week off with the kids ... didn't do wonderful with the eating but it wasn't as bad as in years past so that's a positive. Goals for...  Read more

GONE2014

Late night snacked-- guilty as charged!
1/7/2013 11:11:49 AM,  5 COMMENTS

That's what I Am --- a late night snacker. I do great all day long and then eat something weird like 3 slices of cheese on a ryvita cracker or (the ub...  Read more

BROOKLEE99

Another two pounds! Woo-hoo!
1/6/2013 9:01:48 AM,  2 COMMENTS

In my last blog I was whining about how I only lost 4 pounds and was feeling disappointed with the wee but of weight loss I was seeing after putting i...  Read more

BROOKLEE99

Jan 1st 2013 -- The start of the 5th year
1/1/2013 6:38:40 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Yep, that's me ... still plugging along. Today makes the start of Year 5. How can that be? Still not where I want to be but still not giving up. I s...  Read more

GONE2014

Run!
12/20/2012 1:55:20 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Six months or more ago, I had a wild idea that I could train with my daughter for a 5k -- that doing that together would be bonding and help us both l...  Read more

DAISEYMAE101

Dec 7 - Day 1 - Again
12/10/2012 11:14:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

As long as you get up one more time than you fall down, you're doing okay ... right!! Back to Day 1 ... again! Started on the treadmill and that...  Read more

GONE2014

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