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Looking back over the past year
Tuesday, February 05, 2008      4 comments

It seems impossible, but I've been a member of SparkPeople for over a year now. What was a whim just before Christmas 2006, has became a very important part of my life. I needed to lose about 20 pounds and was looking for a diet plan that ... Read more
Winter Time Blahs vs. Thoughts of Spring!
Saturday, January 26, 2008      9 comments

It is cold with mounds of snow everywhere. The streets are icy and snow packed - so are the sidewalks. I cannot even take my usual walk to the Library and Courthouse on my research jobs. As fast as the walks are cleared, they are covered agai... Read more
A strange thing happened at the grocery store!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008      12 comments

DH and I went to the grocery store today after procrastinating about it for over a week. As usual, he parked at the end of the parking lot. Silly man thinks I mean it when I tell him to park way out so I can get as many steps as possible each ... Read more
Looking back on 2007
Wednesday, January 09, 2008      2 comments

According to Sparks, I joined just before Christmas, 2006. Must have had one good thought while I was shoveling food in my face. Two days after Christmas, I stepped on the scales and weighed a hefty 160 - the heaviest I've been in my life. I... Read more
Almost became a Spark Dropout yesterday!
Friday, January 04, 2008      10 comments

I'm sure everyone has one of those days where they think people don't even SEE them! Yesterday was one of those days for me. My first post was to a board that I've belonged to since I joined SP. This is a large board and it appears that s... Read more
Taking inventory of your gifts and blessing
Sunday, December 30, 2007      5 comments

"Should you find yourself at a loss, wondering what life is all about and what your purpose is, be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity to wonder." This quote on today's Healthy Reflecltions. I a... Read more
One year ago. . .
Saturday, December 22, 2007      1 comments

One year ago, I weighed 160. That is when I discovered and joined Spark People. Unhappily, just "joining" didn't do a darned thing for me! I waited until after the first of the year 2007 to decide to really try to learn a healthier lifestyle.... Read more
Why do I have to exercise? Mother didn't and stayed slim!
Sunday, December 16, 2007      1 comments

I was brooding the other day that although I look like my Mother, I have to work much harder than she ever did to keep myself trim and in shape. My Mother lived to be 91 years old and never did a lick of exercise. When I would mention nutritio... Read more
Are you a good friend to yourself?
Thursday, December 06, 2007      3 comments

"Healthy Reflections" hit very close today! I particularly liked the section where it states, "You have friends because you see the good in them, not the flaws. You like them the way they are, warts and all. You enjoy their company and root for ... Read more
I am not naturally slim - Journaled 11/29/07
Thursday, December 06, 2007      0 comments

I am NOT naturally slim! Why have I not been able to get this through my head in the three years since I retired? I have always been naturally slim, worked hard all my life and suddenly this life of leisure is sneaking the pounds on me. It ... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving - journaled 11/23/07
Thursday, December 06, 2007      0 comments

This is the time of year we should all stop and count our blessings. I am thankful to live in a free country, have a nice warm home, with a plentiful supply of food in the pantry. I am thankful for a loving, faithful husband, loving ch... Read more
I don't like it, but guess things happen that way!
Thursday, December 06, 2007      0 comments

I think there is a song with those words in it! I just looked at my Spark Page after entering a journal entry and found that I have not "blogged" since November 18! Haven't actually clicked the "add a blog" - I thought when I made and ap... Read more
Thank you!
Sunday, November 18, 2007      5 comments

I am sitting here feeling so humble! I just received an announcement from SP that I received enough votes from fellow members to have the logo "Motivator" on my Spark Page. How flattering! My first thought was, "WHO? ME?" SP has been wo... Read more
To Weigh or not to Weigh - that is the question
Wednesday, November 07, 2007      0 comments

The debate over weighing once a week or once a day is never ending. Each of us are individuals and must do what we think is best for ourselves. I weigh daily - always have. UNTIL - I retired. Then I retired the scale too! DUH! What wa... Read more
Is it nicotine or food I'm craving?
Thursday, November 01, 2007      5 comments

Strangest thing - I can't tell if I am craving a smoke or craving something to eat. In the past, the smoke was automatic. Kept the weight down but not exactly a wise way to do it for my health. I am halfway through day 12 as a non-smoker ... Read more

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