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Playing to your strengths
Saturday, May 10, 2008      1 comments

This is the title of the Healthy Reflections topic today. I think I have played to my strengths for many years...in fact all my life. But I did that for everyone else because it was always so hard to look at myself. I never liked myself even ... Read more
Recommitment!
Friday, May 02, 2008      1 comments

Okay, so I am not quite sure if that is a word, "recommitment!" But what I do know is that we have to refresh our commitment and our spirit from time to time. I have been hit with so many things lately in life that are so hard on me emotionall... Read more
Courage
Thursday, April 17, 2008      2 comments

Courage... The Courage to choose to be Healthy, to take care of me and to put one foot in front of the other everyday, every challenge, every situation. Some days it takes all the strength I have just to put one foot in front of another. ... Read more
Humbled and Honored to Tears!!!
Tuesday, April 01, 2008      12 comments

Wow! I got the biggest surprise in my email yesterday morning. I did my usual get kids off to school and sat with my morning coffee to do my Sparking. I went through all the emails, and decided to check for new mail one last time... One lon... Read more
How to draw from an empty tank...
Sunday, March 16, 2008      5 comments

How do I draw from an tank... I allow others to help me. I "let" them fill my tank. I am so used to doing everything for myself. I have felt so alone so much of my life...misunderstood. Through the years I would reach out and others ... Read more
Inspiration and Motivation!
Thursday, March 06, 2008      3 comments

Wow! I can't believe how busy it has been! I can't believe how things happen one after another with no break and no time to decompress or regroup! Do you know that feeling? It was almost a year ago that I joined Spark. I haven't lost the w... Read more
I'm Drained, Yet Trained!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008      6 comments

Another week of life, of family and of Spark. Everyday when I wake up I am eager to get online and visit with my SparkFriends and make someones' day shine. It fills me up to do this and prepares me for my really challenging days with my kid... Read more
Special Sparkles!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008      4 comments

I wrote this for my Autism, Aspergers, Sensory, Oh My! team this morning, and it just seemed fitting to apply it to anyone, any situation, not just our special kids. As I looked out this morning at the beautiful untouched blanket of snow it... Read more
Spark Friends = Support and Success
Monday, February 04, 2008      7 comments

Having friends is a wonderful thing. Having friends that know your challenges and weak spots, those that stand beside you and help you up when you fall...that is amazing. Some people stand in front expecting you to catch up, while a true frien... Read more
Discouraged but Determined...
Monday, January 28, 2008      6 comments

When I started Spark in March of 2007, I had this ideal that I would lose all 80 pounds by my next birthday in February 2008. I really didn't get started with exercise until Mother's Day and then I was off and "walking!" I walked everyday on m... Read more
Torn in many directions, only got two feet!!
Sunday, January 20, 2008      8 comments

Well hello everyone! The title for this blog says it all!! Somedays...many days I feel torn in too many directions. My feet can only take me one place at a time...so I am choosing to take it one step at a time in one direction. When I loo... Read more
Unique!
Saturday, January 12, 2008      2 comments

Hi all my Spark Friends! Today I was thinking about how people each come to Spark with the same goals...to be healthy and lose weight. But we all come by it differently. That's okay. There are people that track every little thing in their... Read more
Commitment to Tracking
Friday, January 04, 2008      4 comments

Hi Everyone, I was really good about tracking everything everyday...that was until I hurt my foot exercising, got the flu, asthma acted up and just lost my game! I still ate well for the past month and a half, but didn't track for the past mo... Read more
Friends!
Saturday, December 22, 2007      3 comments

I have the most wonderful supportive group of friends. I can't really see them or "talk" to them. These are my Spark Friends. We chat, we listen, we support, and advise and sometimes we even cry! I am so incredibly thankful for my wonderful ... Read more
Not an easy task!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007      5 comments

I am 45 years old and am going for my first mammogram. It took me 5 years to do this!! I know it is the right thing to do, but I am terrified. I have a high tolerance of pain, so that isn't the issue of all, it is the touching they will have ... Read more

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