Now, it is about seven years since my last blog and, since I am not Catholic, 69 years since my last confession!
Five years ago, I retired. I left the job where I was employed for 44 years to move with my beloved husband and beloved little cat... Read more
I Know You Know...
One evening, I picked a paragraph from the stories in the back of the book (Big Book of AA) that talks about acceptance and how lack of acceptance is what causes us so much torment. I thought this was so true (and still do). However, being the c... Read more
Whether we smile or whether we frown, the next minute's going to pass...so :-)
I'm glad I said some things in my last entry that were helpful enough to have some of you respond. It has been said that we teach what we want to learn. Therefore, I plan to keep talking. I have lots of stuff I need to learn.
Are you famili... Read more
Humbled..some thoughts...I'm flying...
I am the featured Motivator of the Day and I am so humbled I could cry. What an honor.
We are all in this together and we have so much in common. This is where we can carry on about what's going on and we understand. Not much is bi... Read more
Alive and well and busy counting...ah one and ah two and ah...
'Tis the first quarter of the year. In the office at which I am employed, the first quarter of the year is busier than the holiday season. Shall I bore you with a list? I'll compromise and bore you with an abbreviated list: quart... Read more
The past has gifts
There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
And when she was good
She was very, very good
And when she was bad,
She was horrid.
There was a little girl who grew up in a home where th... Read more
I really do have the freedom of choice!
When I began my "Episodes," my intention was to work my way to "good-bye". It's not easy for me to say "good-bye" and sometimes I beat around the bush so much that no one knows what my point is!
I realized somewhere along the way that I was... Read more
A long-time friend of mine, who has battled weight just as long as I have, joined Weight Watchers. Both of us had done this before. Both of us did not get very far on this plan. This time she has seen much success. So far, she has lost 75 poun... Read more
What comes next? The glory and the ego. I wrote blogs for you, for recognition, and to stretch my writing "vocal chords." The depth of SP friendships grew and I began to remember who's who and to care about my Friends. My feelings of empathy gr... Read more
After joining, I explored--as probably most of us did. What a site! Layers and layers of information, interactive activities--truly a most amazing place. There are many "diet" sites, but I've yet to find one any where near as detailed as SparkP... Read more
I joined SP in May of 2008. It is now a little over 18 months later.
I have lost 25 pounds. I lost the 25, gained some of it back, and then lost it again so that I still net out at 25. I have joined and unjoined many teams. I am or have bee... Read more
If you could have anything, what would you like (besides being skinny)?
CAREWREN is thinking that we can all have what we want if we all share what we have… (and if CAREWREN could continue on with her status, she might say, as she did in answer to the topic, “If you could have anything, what would you want?”
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What works for me might work for you (or vice versa)
I was driving to work this morning and I felt down, down, down. The Bad Thoughts Committee was having a field day. One committee member reminded me that I was old; another member reminded me that I was fat (STILL--after all these years); and yet... Read more
Cats, turkeys and ducks, oh my!
Oh, I just love the responses to my "15 Pounds..." blog entry! You guys are so great!
I have to tell you the funniest thing. My cat saw a turkey the other day (and I don't mean the one on our table--oh, no, I didn't think about that associa... Read more
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Lose 15 pounds in 10 days!
Did that grab you? If I hadn't written it, it would have grabbed me.
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