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"When we can begin to take our failures nonseriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.
Sunday, July 17, 2011      7 comments

It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves." – Katherine Mansfield As I read this I miss my grandmother. She used to make jokes about things that happened. She did not ever take herself too seriously and really liked to ... Read more
Thank you Mr. Emerson
Friday, July 15, 2011      5 comments

My good friend sent me this today: Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; Begin it well and serene... Read more
Friday, July 08, 2011      5 comments

TWENTY MINUTES TO A HOLLYWOOD BODY. Some strange email came to my inbox. Now imagine if I could do whatever crazy thing they said and then in 20 minutes I had a beautiful thin actress body. Do you know how scary that would feel? Who woul... Read more
100 day build up personal challenge.
Friday, July 08, 2011      5 comments

I love what my sparkfriend is doing with a 100 day challenge. She is doing 5 things. I am struggling to find what I want to commit to for 100 days. So I decided on a building challenge. I will start with a few things and as I get stron... Read more
Still thinking...Give up what???
Friday, July 08, 2011      3 comments

I am still trying to figure out what I want to do. I put on my status what would I do if I wanted success at all costs. that is not really what I am willing to do. I still want to balance family time with personal time. I still want t... Read more
Arguing with myself.
Thursday, July 07, 2011      9 comments

I tell myself I want to weight less. I tell myself I love french fries and ...and... and.. You don't want to know the list. I don't want to trigger cravings. I tell myself that I have 100 pounds to lose. I am only 96 pounds away from ... Read more
Messages I send to my family.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      9 comments

I am strong. I sometimes think I am weak. I know that I have restarted so many times. But, I have faith that I can make a difference. I am slowly. I can make a bigger change if I were more strict with myself. I really like some of the food... Read more
A Parable...I made up.
Friday, July 01, 2011      8 comments

I have about 100 pounds to lose. That is down from where I started. I guess I really only want to lose about 90 right now. But, I still have the mindset of needing to loose 100 which sounds very bit. I am the mom of a family with 6 kids in a... Read more
However Long and Hard the Road-
Monday, June 20, 2011      4 comments

What would happen if I was fully committed to achieving my goal to be a better body size? If I committed to doing this no matter how long the journey would be or how hard the road was to travel? Today I listened to a talk by Jeffery R Holl... Read more
"In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on
Sunday, June 19, 2011      4 comments

the things you have long taken for granted." – Bertrand Russell This just showed up in my inbox. I love the idea. School is out and summer is supposed to be starting. I hope it comes soon. The days are still rainy and somewhat cool. But... Read more
I imagine I would like to be...
Monday, June 13, 2011      7 comments

On Thursday I was responsible for a Woman's meeting at church. We had our usual potluck and shared what we like to do in the summer, to get ideas and learn from each other. We also honored a spunky lady who will turn 90 this month. It was a s... Read more
Scared to hope...But, it could be...
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      12 comments

Spring in the Pacific NW was grey and drizzly on the good days and outright pouring on the other days. I had some health problems that with the drizzly weather were very good excuses as to why I did not lose very much weight during the Spring B... Read more
Suffering is the tuition one pays for a character degree. - Richard M. Rayner, M.D., SparkPeople me
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      7 comments

Cleaning out my email I found this quote. I would like to say that I have learned this and I love challenge. I want to have a bring it on kind of attitude. But the truth is I get perfectionist and worry about dumb things. I am learning that ... Read more
Becoming the person...who I want to be
Monday, June 06, 2011      4 comments

I have read little bits here and there today and been cleaning and talking with my kids. I am the kind of person who... I have been thinking about that. My house has somehow gotten to be a bit of a mess. I am working today to get it back toge... Read more
On this day in history...
Monday, June 06, 2011      9 comments

I gave birth to my 3rd son. He is 19 today. I cannot believe that so many years have passed. I know that we have been together his whole life. I have talked to him most of those days. There is scout camp, a couple of trips and things ... Read more

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