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Our Failures Do Not Define Us!
Sunday, January 31, 2021      3 comments

I have lost weight over and over again. You could say I am a weight loss professional; but not a very successful one. Why? Because I always gain the weight back. Because I apparently have not learned from my past mistakes. They say Insanity... Read more
W-O-R-K is a Four-Letter Word
Sunday, March 01, 2020      4 comments

In my life, W-O-R-K is a four- letter word. Some might say I have an unhealthy relationship with my job. I am a perfectionist, a self- motiv... Read more
Have a Coke and a Smile !
Tuesday, May 19, 2015      14 comments

**Please note that while I am referring to this slogan, I am not here to promote drinking Coke, Diet Coke, or any soda pop at all, for that matter, in any way. And, no….this has nothing to do with losing weight. It’s just a story to make you sm... Read more
Thought for the day:
Friday, May 15, 2015      3 comments

Something I read this morning that really struck home : An Excerpt From The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale George Bernard Shaw said, “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The... Read more
Beauty Comes in All Shapes and Sizes, Not Just Size 5 (Repost from several years ago)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015      3 comments

Earlier today, it broke my heart to read the blog of a young lady, desperate to be noticed and appreciated as pretty. There on her homepage, was an array of photos; each one reflecting her love for life, the sparkle of her blue-violet eyes glea... Read more
I want Candy!
Tuesday, May 12, 2015      6 comments

I want candy…. I want candy…. I want candy… I want candy… As the songs goes, I want candy! Yes, I am having my first real craving in two full weeks since I started this and it’s for candy…Storck Reisen’s to be exact. One of the gi... Read more
Tuesday, May 12, 2015      1 comments

gump•tion ˈɡəmpSH(ə)n/ noun informal 1. Shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness. 2. Courage, spunk, guts. I love the word ‘gumption’ because it’s so old fashioned and so forlorn and so out of style it looks as if it n... Read more
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step...
Monday, May 11, 2015      2 comments

I had heard all the hype about Fitibts and was curious to see if they were really what they were all cracked up to be; but me, being the thrifty person that I am, was trying to convince myself that I needed to spend that much money to pacify an ... Read more
Are You a Fantisizer or a Dream Builder?
Sunday, May 10, 2015      2 comments

Fantasizers… Rely on luck. Focus on the destination. Cultivate unhealthy expectations. Minimize the value of work. Look for excuses. Create inertia. Breed isolation. Wait. Avoid personal risks. Dream Builders… Rely on discipline. Focus o... Read more
Life's a climb. But the view is great...
Saturday, May 09, 2015      2 comments

Life's a climb. But the view is great... I love and look forward to my walks; but this morning's walk was a struggle! My calves burned and ached, I had no energy, and no mot... Read more
What Did You Learn This Week?
Friday, May 08, 2015      9 comments

“Me, I've seen 45 years (and then some) and I've only figured out one thing. That's this: if a person would just make the effort, there's something to be learned from everything. From even the most ordinary, commonplace things, there's always so... Read more
Thursday, May 07, 2015      4 comments

LaLaLa…. “Memories, light the corners of my mind, misty water-colored memories, of the way we were”…. Oh! Sing it Barbara! Ain’t that the truth? Some of us are haunted by the memories we have of ourselves at a thinner, healthier time... Read more
Results and Roses
Thursday, May 07, 2015      4 comments

The man who wants a garden fair, or small or very big, With flowers growing here and there, Must bend his back and dig. The things are mighty few on earth That wishes can att... Read more
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do!
Wednesday, May 06, 2015      15 comments

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”– John Wooden I have been weight conscience for as long as I can remember. My awareness began in junior high when my body began to develop curves and shape before many of... Read more
Not So Comfortably Numb
Tuesday, May 05, 2015      4 comments

I love walking! I believe it was Friedrich Nietzsche that said,"All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking". There is no better way to think things through, than to take a nice brisk walk. Add some sunshine, brilliant blue skies, ... Read more

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