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Stress and family
Friday, June 04, 2010      5 comments

Sometimes, the family causes stress. I am usually very good at avoiding or dealing with stress however, I discover that avoiding stress that involves the behavior of a family member is more difficult because I don't care to avoid family when th... Read more
Excuse me, Sir. Your attitude is showing.
Saturday, November 21, 2009      2 comments

I made a run to the grocery store this afternoon. they were busy and I had a cart load. At the check-out lane, I maintained a pleasant attitude and greeted the cashier politely. I joked with a family member who had shopped with me as we waite... Read more
Lazy Day
Saturday, November 14, 2009      0 comments

I have a week-end off this week. Did a few tasks, but really am not focused on completing anything. The grandchildren came over and made their usually mess, but I decided not to bother with cleaning it up until next morning. Some days should ... Read more
Too many hours of working...
Sunday, November 08, 2009      1 comments

I spend 20 hours working at the job and on a project at home yesterday. This day, I spent all day working on the special home project. It seems like I haven't had a week-end in over a month and looks like it may be another month before I can s... Read more
Halloween Treats
Saturday, October 31, 2009      2 comments

Along with a piece of candy, I gave out books this year. I was a little concerned that the children wouldn't be interested in books. I was pleasantly surprised. Children still love Clifford the Big red Dog, Scooby Doo, Biscuit, I Spy Books...... Read more
Nothing to say this week.
Saturday, October 24, 2009      0 comments

I have nothing to say this week. Blogging every week can be difficult when you have the same goal every week. Mine is to quit smoking. It takes time. Some days it seems like I am making no progress at all, other seems to show improvement. ... Read more
Gravity issues?
Monday, October 12, 2009      1 comments

I think there might have been an unexpected lax in gravity Sunday. I weighted three pounds less Sunday than I did Saturday. I figured it might have been a "daily variance" issue, but Monday morning, I only gained back half a pound. I am s... Read more
Getting things done...
Saturday, October 10, 2009      1 comments

The only bad thing is that they are not actually the things I want to get done. I started laundry, but didn't get it all washed. I started shampooing carpets but only finished one room this far. I'm thinking that "getting things done" means t... Read more
A bad yesterday makes for a better today
Sunday, October 04, 2009      0 comments

I did poorly on advancing toward my goal yesterday. I was the only obstacle. I was trying. I knew I was trying. I didn't care that I wasn't trying. I didn't want to try. I did feel bad about being careless; but there's no way to undo the da... Read more
Hostility and Group Mentality
Friday, September 25, 2009      2 comments

I used to think that was a positive site. However, lately, I have been wondering where that positive side went. When did we. SparkPeople users, start pointing fingers and shouting “bad!” at what is beginning to seem like ever... Read more
Would a 250 USD monthly fine motivate you to be healthy?
Sunday, September 20, 2009      9 comments

At the moment, I am thinking it won't work out well as it seems to be generating more animosity for the company that encouragement to save health care cost. The insurance company through the work place (won't say which one) is requiring all... Read more
How Did That Happen?
Thursday, September 10, 2009      4 comments

I was really busy this morning and was pushing a fast deadline. I thought I would not have time to eat, so decided I would grab a coffee and a donut on my way past the kitchen. After finishing a work out, I went for the donut, got distracted b... Read more
Not smoking! Not Smoking! Smoking...
Sunday, September 06, 2009      2 comments

Yesterday I smoked too much in the morning. It is a habit with me and I thought I cured myself. I was wrong. It was actually silly as I seemed to have no drive to not smoke. then something odd happened. My DRIVE kicked in and I noticed how ... Read more
Step 5. Take the mystery out of staying motivated. SP Article quiz
Saturday, August 29, 2009      0 comments

Step 5. Take the mystery out of staying motivated. (Mind Over Body (10-Step Program) The Quiz: 1. True or False: My motivation seems to depend on what the scale (or tape measure, fit of my clothes, etc.) says. I feel motivated when I... Read more
Waiting for the Fall.
Sunday, August 16, 2009      0 comments

The last two days I have done unreasonably well on cutting back on my smoking cigarettes. This day it seems to be a little more difficult to maintain my goal, but it's still working. I find myself expecting to fall away from my current s... Read more

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