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Memorial Day 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014      7 comments

When I was a little girl we used to drive past a cemetery that looked much like the one above. I remember my father telling me it was especially for those who had serve... Read more
Exercise Block
Wednesday, May 07, 2014      8 comments

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Bad habits are nagging me.
Monday, April 28, 2014      13 comments

Starting over is hard. During my time away from SP I re-acquired those old bad habits I thought I'd ditched. I'm struggling to stop craving sugar, and to make exercise a regular part of my day. This makes me smile: ... Read more
Sorry for going MIA ... 9 months later.
Thursday, April 24, 2014      14 comments

I can't believe it took me nine months to get back here! What was I thinking? I can’t do this without all you guys here to cheer me on-- and to simply be my friends. I denied myself all that wonderful support for all those months, not to ment... Read more
Sorry for going MIA.
Monday, July 29, 2013      15 comments

I apologize to all my friends for being missing in action this last week. I'm really sorry for any worry I caused. I needed to take some time off to deal with som... Read more
I Had a Bad Day
Friday, July 12, 2013      19 comments

Okay, so I had a bad day. I don’t often say that, even if it happens to be true. Most days I keep smiling, giving myself positive self-talk, and reminding myself th... Read more
Monday, July 01, 2013      16 comments

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” - Phyllis Diller I first became aware of the power of a smile when I was about eight years old. I’d decided to g... Read more
Road Trip
Friday, June 28, 2013      13 comments

It’s been awhile since I took a road trip. My last one was a couple of years ago when I went to New Mexico-- where I visited Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Roswell-- the UFO ... Read more
Makes ya wonder!
Friday, June 21, 2013      20 comments

Makes ya wonder what's really going on those days when you can't believe the what the scale is saying! Could it be . . .? ... Read more
Understanding Self Care
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      15 comments

Self care means making YOU the foundation of your life, with the understanding that you aren't of any use to others if you don't take care of yourself. It means being ki... Read more
Something Has Been Nagging Me
Monday, June 17, 2013      16 comments

I’ve been reading a lot of blogs and articles lately. I’ve learned a lot of things about health, fitness, nutrition, and the process of achieving our goals. For instance: *We have to take full responsibility for ourselves. *Consistenc... Read more
The Happiest People I Know
Thursday, June 13, 2013      12 comments

"The happiest people I know have been those who have accepted the primary responsibility for their own spiritual and physical well-being - those who have inner strength, ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Intellectual Teddy Bears and Sudden Realizations
Sunday, May 26, 2013      81 comments

My horoscope says: "Everyone you encounter this week will be an intellectual teddy bear!" Well, I had to think about that for a moment. What is an intellectual teddy be... Read more
My Journey So Far
Friday, May 24, 2013      14 comments

This is my one month anniversary with SparkPeople. I figured it was about time I got around to posting a blog. I've been thinking about it for a couple of weeks but I coul... Read more