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And then COVID walked into the room...
Wednesday, May 06, 2020      1 comments

Starting again: Grateful that my circle is surviving the unimaginable. And yeah, ... I fell into the pit of $&!#, woke up in terror for my family, felt sorry for myself and let my sheeplike actions be someone else’s decisions. All routines ... Read more
People selling on this site.
Monday, March 09, 2020      5 comments

Just got kicked of Sparks Motivation site for calling a snake oil salesmen what she was. People that offer you ‘easy fixes’, AKA diet pills, are akin to drug pushers attending AA meetings. Shut them all down. They sell your demise. ... Read more
Walk partners
Saturday, November 02, 2019      0 comments

I would love walk buddy. Been rotating family but getting them go all the time is a challenge. Thoughts? Don’t care for pets... Read more
Eleven Pounds to go
Monday, October 21, 2019      3 comments

Ever wrap yourself in worry and gripes —but, turn the corner to see some aspect finally going right? That is me. Weighing in. Eleven pounds to go. I might make goal after a year of SparksMenu. Wow! I have always had an Erore mindset. Brea... Read more
End of Summer
Monday, September 16, 2019      0 comments

At last, the summer activities slow down, school is in session and all the promised home projects stare me in the face again. It has been a good summer. I am delighted to chart my own course again. Last January, I had joined this nice non-... Read more
Few Moments with Coffee
Thursday, September 05, 2019      2 comments

My fav times have been those few moments that I mull over my sugar-Less coffee and mull over my day’s priorities. Last weekend, my spouse stayed home and interpreted it as something else and tried to motivate me out of it. I was surprised how ... Read more
Girding
Thursday, August 01, 2019      3 comments

This is the day that I run my first TOPS meeting and I have been preparing for it for days. I also feel a bit guilty of being unaware of so many details in the past that the role requires. This is a good group tho, they keep me accountable. B... Read more
Chasing my Tail
Thursday, July 25, 2019      2 comments

Today has already been hectic. Doing the Summer Camp carpool thing wears me out ... but, I was born tilt at windmills. I haven’t lost weight -- but I haven’t gained. If I get up early to squeeze in a walk when the weather isn’t stifling, it ... Read more
Leadership
Sunday, July 21, 2019      3 comments

The weight accountability group that I go to has voted me to a leadership capacity -- but not for the right reasons. I am the new guy and the position has lost its glamour for those better qualified. It doesn’t mean it is not a worthy activit... Read more
Hot
Friday, July 19, 2019      2 comments

Today was insane hot... Tried to stay out of it. Yes, there is much to do but when it gets this bad, you recognize Mother Nature is bigger than your puny aspirations. I am now hugging my sugarfree Ice Tea and seeking shade.... Read more
Summer Distractions (aka. Figuring out Direction verses Self-sabotage)
Sunday, July 14, 2019      3 comments

Spent a week taking a granddaughter to Day Camp … her very first year doing this. She had a blast. There are so many details to doing it right an... Read more
Vision boards
Sunday, June 23, 2019      5 comments

Just taking a few moments to figure the day out before I begin. I started with a lovely breakfast from the Sparkspeople log suggestions and it was divine. ... Read more
Feeling Ornery
Monday, June 10, 2019      5 comments

Some days you just feel like picking a fight. It might be when people aside to others that weight loss has been easy for you but not for them. It might be when people roll their eyes at your choosing vegetables instead of fries. It might be w... Read more
Journal on a Very Hot Day
Wednesday, May 29, 2019      2 comments

Looking at the morning intentional motivation process here, my mind works like two sides of a coin: Just read an article mentioning our SparkPeople founder traveling to the Himalayan Mountains. … So not fair! The AC is busted here in my ... Read more
Where I Am Now
Tuesday, May 14, 2019      7 comments

I have been embarrassed for a decade to have people over. My excuse was that the family seemed to need my attention. I spent most of my time babysitting or working, Children's pets ate my floors and back porch. The nice plants were killed in... Read more

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