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BLC challenge #5 - what motivates me
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      8 comments

I've kept this one for last since this is a difficult one for me to write. I have very strong reasons for wanting to be healthier. To try and make sure I'm around for a long time. One of the things that motivates me is my dad. As mom's A... Read more
BLC challenge #4 - what is blc doing for me
Monday, March 01, 2010      8 comments

BLC has challenged me and I've forced myself to try exercises that I'd never thought I could do. When I might have just said, "oh, I'll just do my routine for my knees", I looked at my notepad listing the daily workout and decided to get my but... Read more
BLC challenge #3 - what are my goals
Sunday, February 28, 2010      11 comments

My goals are short term, mini steps. I've looked at the big picture and know I need to break it down. I'm not setting any certain dates since things can happen. For example, today. I did my strength training and blc video this morning but we... Read more
BLC challenge #2 - why am I on this journey?
Saturday, February 27, 2010      13 comments

The first day I logged on to sparkpeople - I thought to myself why am I doing this right before Thanksgiving. And I answered my own question - I'm doing it for myself and my family. I need to be the best that I can be for them and for me. ... Read more
BLC challenge -where do I see myself 6 weeks from now
Friday, February 26, 2010      6 comments

I've thought a lot about this. It took a lot of encouragement to get me to join the blc challenge and I am thankful that my sparkfriends kept after me...Joyce, Kathy, Grace and Peggy. It is an enjoyable journey. The weight has not droppe... Read more
Oh the weather outside is frightful!
Thursday, February 25, 2010      12 comments

Now, if you think I'm going to say let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....wrong! Up to this point, the snow hasn't been that bad. I did shovel off the back deck this morning just in case it really started coming down - but it didn't. It act... Read more
"I've learned" by Maya Angelou
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      13 comments

Again, I received this in an email. I've seen it before but find it very inspiring and wanted to share. The comments toward the end are not Ms Angelou's but are funny so I left them in and the last paragraph is well worth reading. -------... Read more
The wonders of nature!
Monday, February 22, 2010      16 comments

This morning as I was eating my oatmeal and checking in with sparkpeople I was keeping my eye on the side deck and the bird feeders beyond. I had just put some peanuts on the deck for my friends, the squirrels. ... Read more
Now here's a visual for you!
Sunday, February 21, 2010      18 comments

Use your imagination and try to picture this: One overweight woman emoticon plus one stability ball ... Read more
Sighs of the Heart
Saturday, February 20, 2010      10 comments

Here is another special email I had received and it was also posted on a team thread today. It's a wonderful story by Bob Perks. If you've never seen it, take the time to read it. ---------- She keeps repeating it over and over agai... Read more
What made you smile today????
Friday, February 19, 2010      14 comments

At one time I was linked to a thread that asked that question. Some how, I've lost it. As I sat here tonight trying to get caught up on comments and blogs, I remembered that thread. I also realized that I was sitting here smiling as I was rea... Read more
Forrest Gump Goes to Heaven
Thursday, February 18, 2010      13 comments

Received this in an e-mail and it made me smile.....hope it will do the same for you! ----------------- The day finally arrived. Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, th... Read more
The scale has finally been my friend!
Monday, February 15, 2010      16 comments

I have been struggling to make the scale move and this morning stepped on it, got off, stepped on it again, got off and stepped on for a third time. Mind you, it's digital so you can't confuse the numbers. Well, I was down 2 pounds from last M... Read more
Get by with a little help from my friends!
Sunday, February 14, 2010      5 comments

This was a difficult weekend and many tears were shed but there was also laughter from beautiful memories. I also shed tears for the warmth and comfort I received from my sparkfriends. This isn't the first time I've "lost it" and you've al... Read more
To my husband on Valentine's Day!
Saturday, February 13, 2010      12 comments

I read both of the following at my husband's memorial service...authors unknown. Since I'm finding Valentine's Day very difficult, thought I would post these. I read them every once in a while. ---------- You will be remembered when ... Read more

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