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  • I failed to fulfill my promise

    3/4/2015 7:23:51 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I.m taking a week of not using the internet since I failed to limit my hours the past month as much as I had promised my wife. I will do my blogs on word perfect then post them on the evening of March18. Until then I am asking team members to visit and encourage each other to visit the team and pos... Read more

  • Secret 2 to a sucessful marriage/relationship

    3/2/2015 9:49:39 PM, by OLDEROWL

    "SECRET 2: TALK & TOUCH Did you ever hear the Paul Simon song, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"? It's a humorous song about a not-so-funny subject (the break-up of Simon's marriage). I don't want you to hop on a bus or drop off your keys, but the song does make a good point about how to succeed... Read more

  • Secret 1 to sucessful a marriage/relationship

    3/2/2015 9:37:11 PM, by OLDEROWL

    To have a successful relationship with an individual don't focus on your differences or past history, don't focus on what you want, but focus on doing what will lead to a winning situation for both you and your spouse/partner. More to follow when I have time.... Read more

  • What a Week (but I press on)!

    3/2/2015 8:31:15 PM, by JENSAWIP

    The title almost says it all. It's been a little over a week since I started abstaining from alcohol and it's been rough! I had bad cravings for a few days, where I wanted to crawl out of my skin, but thankfully that's passed. I think that now I'm just dealing with the residuals. Now, and I can... Read more

  • Overwhelmed by Challenges for the next 2-13 weeks, etc?

    2/26/2015 11:06:44 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Live the rest of your life with less stress and more joy. I mean don't stress yourself by trying to do too much, but by focusing each moment on what is important for that moment. Also, don't stress yourself by trying to make changes in the others around you but be yourself the change you like ... Read more

  • For My Sparkfriends not on Facebook - GRANDBABY!

    2/21/2015 8:05:01 PM, by EUPHRATES

    Well, okay, he's not much of a "baby" anymore (he's going to end up taller than ALL of us if his 2 year old measurements are any indication). My daughter-in-lawless (and Sparkfriend PHOENIXXRISING) put these up after the family went out to play in the snow. Reminds me of the video of the puppy... Read more

  • Here We Go Again

    2/21/2015 7:16:37 PM, by JENSAWIP

    Well, here I am again. I have been struggling with my eating & drinking (again!) and in the meantime have gained enough weight to be the heaviest I've ever been. I feel awful. A stroll through my previous blogs would show that these aren't new problems. An ongoing problem that I haven't figured ... Read more

  • Challenge to develop a positive life you love

    2/20/2015 9:59:25 AM, by OLDEROWL

    This challenge starts tomorrow February 21 on my building self esteem team. A wonderful site for motivational articles and quotes to do this is Jonathan Lockwood Huie's page www.sail7.com. I happily recommend you go there. The articles are numerous and listed under the categories of --Happiness;Po... Read more

  • "You should be REALLY proud of what you've accomplished!"

    2/17/2015 6:45:01 PM, by EUPHRATES

    See that sentence up there? With the quotes? THAT is what my Nurse Practitioner said to me at the end of my appointment today. 334 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension on September 22, 2014 (and subsequently took a leave from nursing school to try and get things under ... Read more

  • It's not a "Diet" - it's a "Live-it"!

    2/5/2015 3:36:34 PM, by EUPHRATES

    My workplace has started a "Biggest Loser Challenge" - anyone who joins in pays $5, and the person who loses the biggest percentage of body weight at the end of 9 weeks gets the pot. I've joined as an extra incentive to keep on track, but I don't expect to win (nor do I particularly care - sur... Read more