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  • A Sacred Pause

    12/24/2014 12:02:35 PM, by JOHNTJ1

    When I was a kid I hated Mass on Christmas Eve. At some point they would read what I called the "Begats" Gospel. It seemed like it took forever!!... Read more

  • A Pat on the Back

    12/24/2014 10:53:20 AM, by KSNANA2

    I am just so pleased with myself and how reading Beck is helping me get control back. I was baking egg free chocolate chip cookies for Christmas... Read more

  • Why Wait?

    12/21/2014 9:11:18 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    "Well I guess we should enjoy the next week or so." The first voice said with a hint of resignation. "Why is that?" Asked a second voice. ... Read more

  • Inspiration

    12/18/2014 7:55:44 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    I ended my blog yesterday with an inspirational posting from Coach Jim Valvano over 20 years ago. Jim passed away three weeks after he gave this ... Read more

  • Those Small Victories That Mean So Much.

    12/17/2014 12:19:01 PM, by JOHNTJ1

    The regulars at my gym are pretty much used to my off beat behavior. I've been known to burst into song on the recumbent bike or do a dance on ... Read more

  • Christmas cheer! (finally)

    12/17/2014 9:36:26 AM, by THEBLONDEGENIUS

    As of yesterday morning, aside from a couple of knitted items I had made, I had gotten ZERO Christmas gifts! ZERO anything under my beautiful tre... Read more

  • Hesitation

    12/16/2014 10:46:11 PM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

    Hello folks, It's been a while since I posted. I'm going to post one thing, a link to a vlog from my middle daughter, a reading of her ... Read more

  • Getting Ahead of Myself

    12/16/2014 10:06:52 AM, by KSNANA2

    Yesterday I was ready to put day 11 of Beck into action. I had my Hunger Monitoring Chart ready to go! Ate breakfast a little later than usual.... Read more

  • Absolutes? ---- There Aren't Any!!!

    12/16/2014 10:04:59 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    "Ya know, it took me five years to realize their were no absolutes in living a healthy life style. That's sorta sad." "Well it could be," J... Read more

  • Yard Work

    12/14/2014 10:18:34 PM, by KSNANA2

    Today was a rather wet gloomy day, but it was 63 degrees F so DH and I took advantage of it and spent at least 3 to 4 hours cleaning up leaves in... Read more

  • Celebrating 5 Years of Spark Today

    12/14/2014 8:11:22 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    It's hard to believe it's been that long and on the other hand it seems like I've been here forever. I could go on and on about how many wo... Read more

  • Restaurant Salads

    12/13/2014 5:02:10 PM, by KSNANA2

    DH and I got to go to the grandson's preschool Christmas program this morning. Just love how cute all the children are. It was ve... Read more

  • What a week!

    12/12/2014 11:47:59 PM, by THEBLONDEGENIUS

    Last weekend my Very Significant Other and I (and our daughter) went to my grandson's first birthday party. We had a grand day and I made great c... Read more

  • I Dropped A Kidney Somewhere...

    12/11/2014 8:06:19 PM, by STEELKICKIN

    No one told me once you hit 45 that everything was going to fall apart...I mean literally. Body parts seem to start malfunctioning or squeaking ... Read more

  • We Can Rationalize Anything, Can't We?

    12/11/2014 10:30:07 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    If I told you I felt miserable for the past two days I'd be exaggerating. Miserable would be a step up for me. I'm not gonna go on and on about w... Read more

  • Panic Time

    12/7/2014 11:58:11 AM, by KSNANA2

    Yesterday evening I found an email announcing the plans for our 50th high school reunion. For one thing, I just can't believe it ha... Read more

  • It's In Our Hands

    12/6/2014 7:43:18 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    I created this picture(?), graphic (?) motivator(?) for a small group I work with monthly to help develop their communication and networking skil... Read more

  • Belated Thank You's and one of those

    12/3/2014 8:17:23 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    I've been absent for about a week or so, and not by my own doing. My web site crashed. No, that's not right, crashed is too light a word. It expi... Read more

  • Ever have one of those days?

    12/2/2014 8:27:31 PM, by THEBLONDEGENIUS

    Wow. Yesterday was Monday, in every sense of the word. I swear that day was out to get me! I woke up not feeling 100%, and things went downhill f... Read more

  • Momma Said There'd Be Days...

    12/2/2014 6:57:12 PM, by STEELKICKIN

    There was a sheet of ice on my front porch steps this morning. Looking down at them, holding five textbooks, an umbrella, my lunch box, my keys ... Read more

  • I'm overwhelmed

    11/29/2014 12:48:59 PM, by THEBLONDEGENIUS

    I love spending so much time with family and friends when we travel for the holidays. However, it also means I have very little quiet time and al... Read more

  • Personal Discovery -- What I Am Thankful For

    11/29/2014 11:12:37 AM, by WATOGA17

    I have made huge changes in my lifestyle during this year. On January 1, I gave up soda of all kinds and all artificial sweeteners. In May, I be... Read more

  • Sono grata a tutti voi!

    11/27/2014 8:42:01 AM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

    Sono grata a tutti voi! Which Elizabeth Gilbert says (see essay below) means "I am grateful for allof you!" https://www.facebook.... Read more

  • On Being Thankful

    11/27/2014 7:54:03 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    I'd like to tell you that I am grateful and thankful each and every day of my life for all the blessings I've received over the past 61.5 years b... Read more

  • The good and bad about holidays

    11/26/2014 9:36:10 AM, by THEBLONDEGENIUS

    My Very Significant Other and I are traveling about 8.5 hours by car to visit his family for Thanksgiving this year. It's been a few months since... Read more

  • One more TED Talk you might find worth watching....

    11/26/2014 8:52:49 AM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

    I know, I know. So many videos, so little time. And wouldn't that time be better spent exercising at the gym, walking the dog, or prepari... Read more

  • Sometimes, this stuff works!!

    11/25/2014 11:36:24 PM, by CARTOONB

    I had four goals when I started this year. 1. Save $1 in week one, $2 in week 2 and so on up to $52 in week 52. 2. Read, on average, one ... Read more

  • How I plan to avoid the Eating Frenzy

    11/25/2014 7:47:22 AM, by KMICHA

    Well, here it is, two days before Thanksgiving. I have my shopping list ready and plan on walking out the door in a couple of hours to complete ... Read more

  • Create a new you!

    11/25/2014 6:11:35 AM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

    Just a little reminder folks, to treat yourself as you would your dearest and most precious child. Break down those barriers of "can't" and ... Read more

  • Thank You...

    11/24/2014 9:37:33 PM, by STEELKICKIN

    Happy Thanksgiving, guys. :) I may not get a chance to get back on here before the holiday goes full swing so I wanted to take advantage of... Read more

  • Right Here, Right Now

    11/24/2014 8:47:46 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    "You are free to believe what you choose, and what you do attests to what you believe." Just between me, you and the gate post I hate readi... Read more

  • Wearing Blinders

    11/20/2014 8:38:30 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    Do you know the reason they put blinders on race horses? It's so they don't become distracted or discouraged by the performance of the other hors... Read more

  • Be the Queen of Your Own Life...

    11/19/2014 6:28:29 AM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

    For anyone who has not heard of "Queenisms" check out the Facebook page or website. www.queenofyourownlife.c
    om/tag/queenisms Read more

  • Staying the Same Isn't a Bad Thing

    11/18/2014 9:44:33 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    I didn't lose any weight last week but I didn't gain any weight either. A few years ago this would have devastated me, but it dawned on me ... Read more

  • The Big Picture

    11/17/2014 5:29:07 PM, by STEELKICKIN

    I think it was Forrest Gump who said, "I'm pretty tired. Think I'll go home now." Or something to that effect. Anyways, I know what he meant. ... Read more

  • Perceptions and My Health.

    11/17/2014 9:16:33 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    It's a scary realization. It's the moment you discover that most of what goes on in your life is about 100 millimeters beyond your control. ... Read more

  • Fresh Start (Again!)

    11/16/2014 5:17:01 PM, by KSNANA2

    I have started losing ground on the weight I lost when I first joined Spark People, so today I am taking some time to evaluate what I need to do ... Read more

  • I'm still around

    11/16/2014 2:47:21 PM, by ELAINEANNE1

    I am still here and thought I had better add to my blog. Life is still the same for me but I try to keep busy going to the gym and swimming, not... Read more

  • Touching Base

    11/16/2014 10:39:07 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    Hello all. Thank you for all the Goodies and the notes of concern. I am doing just fine, TYVM, lol. Busy but fine. So here is whats going on in ... Read more

  • The "12 Hour Diet"

    11/15/2014 6:01:51 AM, by LOSINGIT26104

    Last week I posted that I was taking a few days to see if I wanted this bad enough to work for it. By "it" I meant losing weight and keeping it ... Read more

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