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JANUARY 5 -- what an incredible community -- THANKS
Tuesday, January 05, 2021      6 comments

Thank you for all your words of comfort and support. I will do my best to keep you posted--especially if any of you have loved ones that have tested positive. No one seems to know what to expect and the pronouncement of "positive" brings fear.... Read more
January 4, 2021 -- Life with its twists and turns
Monday, January 04, 2021      12 comments

Last year world news was atrocious. Personally, the solitude agreed with me and I became more centered, more focused on getting healthier, and more organized. For this coming year, I am starting out sluggish--the reason for this blog. The... Read more
Singing the Cookie Blues
Sunday, December 20, 2020      6 comments

Since I began eating healthier, I really have not had to struggle with cravings. BUT, now that Christmas is here, my desire for cookies is like my beagle on the hunt for a rabbit. I was thinking that my cravings were invincible--can handle avo... Read more
Winter Challenge -- Hope you will consider joining!!!
Sunday, December 06, 2020      5 comments

This is a free advertisement for the 2020 Winter Challenge! You want to step up your weight loss program and do it in a way that is not stressful? Check out the link below. This is a very manageable challenge and the reward is losing 5% o... Read more
Birthday Musings
Tuesday, December 01, 2020      6 comments

There is a lot to be thankful for. This week we celebrated Thanksgiving and following that my 64th birthday. In the past four years there have been a lot of changes in my life. This has been a time to clarify values and how I want to spend th... Read more
Thank you for celebrating with me
Monday, November 09, 2020      6 comments

Today was my 7th year sparkaversary! I never had considered celebrating this anniversary and today my spark mail was brimming with greetings, congratulations and spark goodies. As I reflect on the responses, I am humbled. 2020 may not h... Read more
Recognition and Being Dawg of the Day
Monday, October 26, 2020      6 comments

This morning I went to a funeral. The ones that I went for is a second-family to me. How absolutely awesome to have seen them, and, even though the reason for coming together was sad, what a gift to spend time. It's been since June since we s... Read more
Evaluation Time -- Better Things To Come
Saturday, October 24, 2020      7 comments

When I began SP again, I took to heart what SparkGuy said that when you begin to do small goals and accomplish them, you will be motivated to continue to set goals and accomplish those. (Those aren't the exact words, but that is what stayed wit... Read more
Update on the Kitties
Saturday, October 03, 2020      13 comments

With the help of a friend, I found two, four-month-old kittens that I can't wait to get the photos up. However, Catawissa and Muffin are keeping me rather busy. I really want to write more but my eyes are wanting to close. Will see if I can g... Read more
Grateful for the Super Responses
Thursday, September 17, 2020      6 comments

When I posted that I am having trouble drinking as the wetter gets cooler, I felt so blessed with all the answers that came into the blog. I am going to experiment with the different ideas and will let you know what is working. Today, it... Read more
Drinking Water as the Weather Gets Cooler
Wednesday, September 16, 2020      9 comments

As the days got warmer and I worked outside, there was no problem drinking eight glasses of water. The last two days, drinking water has been a struggle. The weather is not as hot and the mornings are cool. This is an unforeseen problem. For... Read more
I am seeing another plateau
Wednesday, September 09, 2020      5 comments

I don't know if I really know what I am talking about but this is my observations from 63 years with this body. When I was younger I didn't know what a weight plateau was. All I had to do was walk 45" for about three days and the weight came o... Read more
Exercise and Group Challenges
Sunday, September 06, 2020      7 comments

In belonging to group challenges, being part of a team helps me to stay focused and wanting to complete the challenges of the group. There is something about not being the one to carry my load. ... Read more
TOP 10 Reasons to continue to lose weight (not in order of importance)
Saturday, September 05, 2020      7 comments

The fall challenge suggested returning to the reasons for losing weight. Seems like a good idea! 1. No more acid reflux 2. No more getting out of breath walking up a hill 3. Keeping up with my peers 4. LIVING MY BEST, HEALTHIE... Read more
Poor Billy! I think not.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      7 comments

Let me reassure you, gentle readers, you don't have to think Billy is suffering at all with that smell. This is my third dog and the fourth time that I have experienced one getting sprayed. The first dog, Ginger, was part beagle and cock... Read more

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