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  • A change of pace

    9/25/2015 10:44:37 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    DS is at the Homecoming Dance at his school. Since I have to work in the morning AND the dance is scheduled to end at 11:30 PM, he has made arra... Read more

  • Depressing moment

    9/25/2015 8:43:02 AM, by DROPPINGWEIGHT

    Yesterday I had someone approach me and say. " I don't mean to be blunt but you really have gained a lot of weight lately what's going on" I exp... Read more

  • Don't even know where to start

    9/24/2015 6:27:24 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    And not sure how much I want to share publicly. Let us say this: My DS is having some problems right now, and it is throwing me off balance... Read more

  • Wishing and Doing

    9/22/2015 3:58:50 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is: You can't cross a chasm in two steps. --Rashi Fein When a small child hides h... Read more

  • Accepting Change

    9/21/2015 7:54:57 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Accepting Change The winds of change blow through our life, sometimes gently, sometimes like a tropical storm. Yes, we have resting places -... Read more

  • Thought for Today

    9/20/2015 10:03:01 AM, by DYANNE4293

    In everyone's heart stirs a great homesickness. --Rabbi Seymour Siegel We ask ourselves what drove us to do some of the things we did? We ... Read more

  • Successful people vs Unsuccessful people

    9/20/2015 9:35:38 AM, by HOLLYM48

    Successful people have a sense of gratitude, read eve... Read more

  • Procrastination

    9/19/2015 10:14:55 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Procrastination is the thief of time. --Edward Young When we have a problem with putting things off, we seem to add to our troubles by men... Read more

  • Recovery Prayer

    9/18/2015 10:17:10 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Dear God, Please get me through these doors. A meeting is what I need. Remind me to leave my ego and intolerance outside. Hel... Read more

  • Relying on God

    9/17/2015 9:03:00 AM, by DYANNE4293

    I wish I could keep in mind that God can provide, God will provide, and God does provide. -- Marie Gubbels Relying on God for the guidance... Read more

  • Emotional Balance

    9/16/2015 2:09:52 AM, by DYANNE4293

    September 16 “Emotional balance is one of the first results of meditation, and our experience bears this o... Read more

  • Be sure to Laugh Today!

    9/15/2015 6:32:17 AM, by DYANNE4293

    The most wasted day of all is that in which we have not laughed. --Sebastian R.N. Chamfort When we wallowed in the self-pity of obsession,... Read more

  • Happy Birthday to Me!

    9/14/2015 11:57:15 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today is my birthday! I'm proud to say I'm 52 yea... Read more

  • Awesome weekend

    9/14/2015 9:01:46 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    I don't think I have spent any time on Sparkpeople explaining an activity in which I participate. It is called Amtgard, and it is a LARP (Live A... Read more

  • My success

    9/13/2015 9:30:57 AM, by DYANNE4293

    3 years ago, i had weight loss surgery to get rid... Read more

  • Control issues rob us

    9/12/2015 8:22:42 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Control robs us of serenity. The Serenity Prayer, when relied on, changes the very nature of our lives. The reality is that most of our trou... Read more

  • The Past

    9/11/2015 5:31:52 AM, by DYANNE4293

    We don't always understand the ways of Almighty God - the crosses sent us, the sacrifices demanded . . . But we accept with faith and resignation... Read more

  • Forgiveness

    9/10/2015 7:34:17 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. --Hannah Arendt Resentments keep us in the past, a past that can never be relived. Resentmen... Read more

  • DS is back at school today, and I am enjoying a day to myself

    9/9/2015 12:06:39 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    No more vomiting, no more high temp. DS went to school. With being sick, he has been sleeping a lot during the day. Combine that with "normal"... Read more

  • Life

    9/9/2015 10:32:40 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Growth is the only evidence of life. --John, Car... Read more

  • blindsided

    9/8/2015 5:05:49 PM, by OKGOATGAL

    SO. I've been dealing with back pain almost 20 years. Used to it. Will have to live with it forever. Got it. But the headaches have been getting ... Read more

  • Life Moves Forward

    9/8/2015 6:55:41 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Life moves forward The past is past. Over. Finished. Our job is to move with the flow of the present. We are propelled by what went before, ... Read more

  • A program of Hope

    9/7/2015 3:32:45 AM, by DYANNE4293

    When all else is lost, the future still remains. --Christian Bovee Ours is a program of hope. We sit in meetings and give each other hope.... Read more

  • My struggles

    9/6/2015 2:53:28 PM, by DYANNE4293

    I don't know why, but when my boyfriend/fiance is home, I struggle to stay with my food plan! He loves eating out. He came home on Thursda... Read more

  • change of scenery

    9/5/2015 7:43:39 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Change of scene has no effect upon unconscious conflicts. --Edmund Bergler, M.D. There's no running away from the internal strife. Whateve... Read more

  • Cluttered Spirits

    9/4/2015 8:20:26 AM, by DYANNE4293

    September 4 Cluttered spirits “We try to remember that when we make amends we are doing it for ourselves.” Basic Text, p. 41 ... Read more

  • Not knowing is hard

    9/3/2015 12:24:03 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    So, DS has struggled with illness a LOT since school started (mid August) Today, he is home for the third day this week. Tuesday, he was vomiti... Read more

  • Practice Tolerance

    9/3/2015 4:47:00 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Practicing tolerance Everyone has a different opinion. No two people look the same. We all are different. Differences can cause us fear and set ... Read more

  • Positive Belief

    9/2/2015 11:09:07 AM, by DYANNE4293

    The story of Abraham amazes me no matter how many times I read it. It's not just the birth of a son when he was a hundred years old. That's a mir... Read more

  • Be kind to You!

    9/1/2015 8:06:07 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today I will be kind to myself and speak accordin... Read more

  • Feeling good about my morning so far

    8/31/2015 12:08:52 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    So, I know that I struggle to get in my 10,000 steps on the days I do not go in to work. The CNA job was great for steps, as I ran my a$$ off - ... Read more

  • Serendipity

    8/31/2015 6:19:30 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Be aware of wonder. --Robert Fulghum We have days when we experience the small coincidences in life - our car breaks down and we run in... Read more

  • Minnehaha Falls- another great day for a walk

    8/30/2015 4:12:21 PM, by HOLLYM48

    It is just perfect in Minnesota right now for being outside and walking and enjoying the final days of summer. I wanted to go to the park where w... Read more

  • Detachment

    8/30/2015 10:03:08 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Detachment doesn't mean denying compassion. Approaching life with detachment may seem cold at first. We are accustomed to offering lots of h... Read more

  • A wonderful day for a beautiful walk.

    8/29/2015 5:20:11 PM, by HOLLYM48

    Since we are empty nesters once again, my hubby and I are celebrating our anniversary this weekend since we couldn't on Monday. I asked my hubby ... Read more

  • Be Grateful

    8/29/2015 10:15:33 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Be grateful for where you are now. "It doesn't take as much faith to believe that everything happens for a reason as it does to embrace the ... Read more

  • Update on DS

    8/29/2015 8:38:33 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    He did go to school both Thursday and Friday, and seems to be doing fine now. I was concerned when the fever/vomiting persisted past 48 hours, a... Read more

  • Motivation

    8/28/2015 9:04:07 AM, by DYANNE4293

    I grew up knowing I had to be a success for others. --Sandy Warman The pressure of performance is daunting and extremely stressful. Some, ... Read more

  • Yet another day of sickness

    8/27/2015 7:59:31 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    Wednesday marked the THIRD day DS was home sick from school. I don't know what he ate after I went to bed, but he was throwing it up Wednesday m... Read more

  • Self esteem

    8/27/2015 6:16:23 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Have you learned lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons fro... Read more

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