LILYSMOM08's Blogs

Reclaiming My Life
Saturday, May 18, 2013      1 comments

It's been more than 3 weeks since I've been able to spend any significant time at Spark...........I injured my back so badly my daily life has been plagued with unbelivably painful back spasms and nonending pain. My life has literally been put ... Read more
Sanity in the Midst of Chaos
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      0 comments

These days as I spend most of my waking hours trying to move my 94 year old mom into an assisted living facility---- and --- find a nursing home for my 59 year old brother who has early onset Alzheimer's.......... I find Sparkpeople to be ... Read more
A Birthday, a Wedding & a Funeral and No "Forbidden Foods"
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      0 comments

It's been an emotional roller coaster this past weeek as we celebrated my mom's 94th birthday, attended a neighbor's funeral and joined in the festivities of our nephew's wedding..........And everywhere we went there were tempting foods that yea... Read more
Don't Fear Those Picnics & Cookouts
Saturday, May 26, 2012      0 comments

I've been reading a number of posts dealing with aprehension as the season for cookouts and picnics gets off to a roaring start this weekend.............This is a good time of year to really start understanding how this healthy thinking needs t... Read more
Exercise Routine in the Midst of Chaos
Thursday, May 17, 2012      0 comments

I have a brother with early onset Alzeimer's and a 93 year old mother on Dialysis who has other medical issues as well.......They live near eachother, but 75 miles away from me. I have frequent, regularly scheduled visits with both of them, bu... Read more
When "Life" Gets in the Way
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      3 comments

Being the eternal optimist, I embrace the new month of April with hope and excitement and plans to hit a personal goal or two.......March was a tough month for me and I attribute it to "Life" getting in the way of what I really wanted to accompl... Read more
Fighting Procrastination
Sunday, March 04, 2012      2 comments

I was inspired to write this by another blog posted by a fellow New Haven Sparker team member........... Procrastination has been the unseen (but often felt) enemy during many junctures in my life, but this morning I came to the realizati... Read more
Living the Life You've Imagined........
Monday, February 13, 2012      1 comments

Author Henry David Thoreau sure had it right when he wrote, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams ! Live the life you've imagined". That means something different to each of us, but no matter what your dream is ---if we use those ... Read more
You Have To Pay Attention !
Friday, November 12, 2010      1 comments

This is about keeping your eye on the target at all times.........Earlier this week I went out to dinner with a group of friends from work. It's a monthly ritual and we always go to the same wonderful Italian restaurant where the food is delici... Read more
Secrets to "Keeping it Off"
Saturday, October 30, 2010      1 comments

Today's Sparkpeople poll really made me think and reflect as I realized I am approaching my 3rd anniversary of keeping off the 50 pounds I lost back in '07. I find it impossible to narrow it down to one "secret" for success, but here is m... Read more
Improving our lives with Sparkpeople
Monday, March 22, 2010      0 comments

It hit me this morning when I was reading a posting on Sparkpeople today.......the reason this website is so successful and supportive is because it doesn't expect anyone to be perfect. We all have goals and sometimes we stumble along the way t... Read more
Time to "Spring" Back into Shape
Sunday, March 21, 2010      1 comments

If you've let any winter weight creep on, now's the time to start getting ready for the warmer weather and the skimpier clothing that just comes with the territory........ This time of year has always provided a great incentive ... Read more
Dancing the Pounds Away
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      2 comments

Whenever the weather is too cold or rainy for outside walking and I feel the need to express myself.........I turn on some of my favorite cd's, sing at the top of my lungs and "shake my booty". I've found it is not only a great way to get... Read more
New Week.......New Month.......New Season......New Challenges ?
Monday, March 01, 2010      0 comments

This is definitely a pivotal time in the calendar year, and all of us trying to reinvent ourselves or continue along a healthy path can use this time to strengthen our convictions with the renewed energy that comes with the changing of the seaso... Read more
A POSITIVE ATTITUDE is the key to your success
Monday, February 15, 2010      2 comments

I am a firm believer in the concept that a positive attitude is one of the the most valuable qualities an individual can possess. This is true in one's personal life as well as in business and school........ and if you're trying to lose weight ... Read more