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A&I Week 3 Blog - Poinsettia Buddies - My Life Since Joining Spark People
Friday, December 16, 2011      10 comments

This week’s Aspire & Inspire Team’s BSG blog challenge is “My Life Since Joining Spark People”. I’ve only lost about 16 pounds, but it is 16 pounds and I have kept it off. What I have learned is that this journey is about so much more than ... Read more
Christmas Decorations
Sunday, December 11, 2011      6 comments

My husband and I both really love Christmas and, luckily for me, hubby spends about 4 days decorating inside and out in order that he can turn on the lights by December 1st. A few of my friends asked for pictures so I am finally taking the time ... Read more
A&I Week 2 Blog - Poinsettia Buddies - Dear Santa
Saturday, December 10, 2011      15 comments

My Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge this week is to write a letter to Santa. Dear Santa, I have been truly blessed over the years, and I cannot think of a single thing that I need for Christmas this year for myself. However, I would ask... Read more
Recalling My First Christmas
Saturday, December 10, 2011      3 comments

I was struggling with what to write for my Christmas story today so I asked my husband what was the first Christmas he could recall. I said remember your first Christmas? Not your very first Christmas, but the first Christmas you can remember. ... Read more
Christmas Story - Candy Canes
Thursday, December 08, 2011      8 comments

Today's story is the promised story about candy canes. Chances are you've never noticed the way someone hangs their candy canes on the Christmas tree. Well, I had never paid much attention either until my hubby made a big point of it. You see, t... Read more
Christmas Story - Decorating the Christmas Tree
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      4 comments

When I married my husband, he brought into our new relationship a beautiful 7' artificial Christmas tree. This tree is fully equipment with multicolored lights and can be assembled in 20 minutes. Because I am allergic to pine trees and the aroma... Read more
Christmas Story - Another Fond Memory
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      6 comments

The Christmas story I have for you for today is one of my daughter’s first Christmases. She was born on December 29th, so I am thinking it was probably her second Christmas. I love Christmas and when my kids were growing up I couldn’t wait... Read more
Christmas Story - Favorite Memory
Monday, December 05, 2011      4 comments

When my middle son was in 7th grade one of his teachers had a littler of puppies to give away. My son had to have one and they were ready at Christmas so on Christmas morning he woke to find this wiggly little black puppy in his Christmas stocki... Read more
A&I BSG Week 1 Blog - December Goals - Poinsetta Buddies
Thursday, December 01, 2011      14 comments

The blog assignment for this week is to set out our goals for December. This is fairly easy and I need to stay focused so I need to put it in writing NOW! Goals: Lose 1 pound per week for a total of 4 pounds this month – starting w... Read more
What I have learned from Spark
Thursday, December 01, 2011      5 comments

This site has helped me immensely. While I haven't lost a lot of weight yet, I do believe I have become healthier. I have learned that I am not alone in the struggles I face on this journey. I have learned that you can be success... Read more
A&I Fun Blog - Twas the Night After Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 27, 2011      3 comments

So I am so not even close to a poet, so I will apologize before I even begin, but her is my extremely short version. Twas the night after Thanksgiving at the Leary house We all had a wonderful visit so after everyone left it was as quiet ... Read more
A&I BSG Week 4 - Thankful
Saturday, November 26, 2011      8 comments

The week's blog assignment for the Aspire to Inspire Buddy Support Group Challenge for Wee ak 4 is to write what we are thankful for. I have entirely too many things to be thankful for to list them all, but following is a good start 1.... Read more
A&I Week 3 Blog - Holiday Strategies - Autumn Leaves
Sunday, November 20, 2011      5 comments

This week’s Aspire & Inspire Team’s BSG blog challenge is to share our strategies for getting through the holidays while continuing on our journey to a healthier lifestyle. After struggling with this all week I think I have come up with my ... Read more
A&I Autumn Leaves Week 2 Blog Challenge "Holiday Stress"
Sunday, November 13, 2011      8 comments

My Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge this week is to write a blog about HOLIDAY STRESS. I am happy to say that I have finally gotten to a place where holidays do not cause me undue stress. You see, my family only consists of my son and daugh... Read more
A&I BSG Week 1 Autumn Leaves Motivation Blog
Sunday, November 06, 2011      14 comments

My Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge this week is to write a blog about MOTIVATION, what helps me find my motivation when I’ve lost it. I don’t remember losing my motivation although I am sure I have. For me it is more of just not staying foc... Read more

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