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Hence the Term 'LIFEstyle'
Thursday, January 22, 2009      4 comments

Do you ever look up words you know, just for fun, to see if you understand them as well as you think you do? I know... I'm a MAJOR word 'geek'... but I never cease to be amazed by how powerful words really are. Thoughts/beliefs are even mor... Read more
"DONE! ...And BEYOND!"
Tuesday, January 06, 2009      3 comments

This all started back at the beginning of December when I returned to active sparking, fully expecting to have been 'left behind' by those who had diligently continued on.... Read more
Joie De Vivre! (...or maybe NOT)
Monday, January 05, 2009      10 comments

The Beginning: "I am worthy of positive changes today." www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Life in Abundance
Sunday, December 21, 2008      2 comments

With Christmas just around the corner (and the permission of the author) it seemed fitting to share this here. I can't think of anything that would make the 'reason for the season' more clear... and if you are still hungering for your own s... Read more
Dear SPARKS...
Saturday, December 20, 2008      5 comments

YES, I am speaking to YOU.... The last two weeks have been the most remarkable in my sparking journey of this past year. I have been blessed in the most amazing ways, by the most amazing women I have ever had the honour to meet. I am 'on fi... Read more
SP Experts, Please Explain Starvation Mode
Thursday, December 18, 2008      9 comments

Since this is something that comes up often, I wanted to keep it really handy! I hope people find this as enlightening and helpful as I did! In case anyone doesn't know, Spark Coach Dean himself started on the website at 375 lbs. Check out his S... Read more
Life is like a box of chocolates...
Thursday, December 18, 2008      4 comments

"Life... is like a box of chocolates - a cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that no one ever asks for, unreturnable because all you get back is another box of chocolates. So, you're stuck with mostly undefinable whipped mint crap, mindlessly ... Read more
Epiphany... Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh
Wednesday, December 17, 2008      12 comments

I had an interesting epiphany a while back... the 19th of November to be exact. (Again in the midst of raging insomnia) I dragged my bleary self into my office, and checked my inbox. WHAT ON EARTH?????!!! Comment on your Spark page. ... Read more
146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health
Wednesday, December 17, 2008      8 comments

There's a lot here to think about. You'd think with all of the research out there these days, people would just stop eating the stuff... especially in its most refined forms. Sugar really is just as bad for you as cigarettes... maybe not what ev... Read more
This is too good to not share...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008      5 comments

"I remember my first Christmas adventure with Grandma. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," she jeered. "Even dummies know that!" My G... Read more
Tuesday, December 16, 2008      2 comments

"Why do you feel I need a trainer?" "Everything you need is right here at SparkPeople." "You don't need a trainer to succeed at weight loss." "WHY DO YOU FEEL YOU NEED A TRAINER?" (...though repeating myself is certainly helping me to... Read more
Don't Panic!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008      1 comments

Pat Gohn is married to Bob and has three children. She is pursuing a Master's degree in Theology and writes from her home in Massachusetts. Visit her blog "Write in Between" at writenbtween.blogspot.co
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I Got Nothin' to offer.... Or Do I?
Friday, December 12, 2008      1 comments

The following is as real as I get, and my stomach hurts with the weight of all I'm about to say... but to paraphrase something my friend said the other day, there's greater strength in letting things out, or letting them go, than there is in hol... Read more
Holiday 'Food for Thought'
Thursday, December 11, 2008      3 comments

"Whether the weight gain is a pound or ten pounds, did you ever ask yourself why does holiday weight gain happen at all? Here are some common answers I’ve heard: “I’m too busy over the holidays to work out as often as usual.” “I’... Read more
Dotting the i's and Crossing the t's
Thursday, December 11, 2008      3 comments

I'm cleaning up some loose ends so I can begin my New Year with as little emotional clutter as is possible. I want to hit the ground with a running sense of freedom to move ahead. From my own experience, I find it very disturbing when peopl... Read more

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