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Sorry friends you are nice and all. But, TOO MUCH WORK-
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      15 comments

Because of friends I have met in my life and friends I have met here on Spark I sometimes do amazing things. Like get up early and walk. Tonight I washed all the dishes even the ones I have been putting off. I am working to stop procrastinati... Read more
Review time
Thursday, December 29, 2011      8 comments

December 27, 2008 was the day I had decided enough was enough. I weighted 264. I decided my goal weight should be 132. I gained and lost the same 20 or 30 pounds over and over for a couple of years. My excuse is that I am diabetic and the me... Read more
My lack of success is only imagined
Friday, December 23, 2011      7 comments

Here it is almost Christmas and I still have weight to lose. I still have a house to clean and I still have things to improve. Surprise, Surprise...I am human. But, I have made progress this year. I lost 50 pounds and my house is gener... Read more
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      4 comments

The other is as if everything is. - Albert Einstein, physicist I have a list of the big miracles in my life. Death avoided, birth of babies, being in the right place at the right time for amazing things to happen,. I love that lis... Read more
Future me...Pondering who I will be...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      7 comments

If I could see into the future and learn of what I will be what would that be? If I could look into the future and realize my potential what would I do? Who am I here to become? will I let myself be that person? Am I willing to give up ... Read more
Christmas Sweater
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      4 comments

My mother in law gave me a couple of Christmas Sweaters that I have been wearing for the past few years. Last year at the end of the Christmas season I donated them because they we getting a bit big. Then this morning I was planning what... Read more
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      4 comments

Not much new. I am continuing. I am not really losing. I am making myself struggle. I am not stopping the struggle and I don't like it. I am hoping that writing it will bring me back to reason. I realize that I want to be thin more than I ... Read more
All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, an
Monday, November 28, 2011      6 comments

I am noticing that my road blocks are often not as big as I think they are. What I think might be the equivalent of bumper to bumper traffic for a week turns out to be just a few minutes/ hours of work. Clearly something I can do. So it... Read more
The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves. - Anonymous
Monday, November 28, 2011      3 comments

Looking in the mirror and convincing myself that I can continue is sometimes the hardest thing that I can do. It does to matter what others here on SP have done. Yes I love knowing that some of you have done what I am doing. But, really ... Read more
Good-bye sweet friends
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      14 comments

Yesterday it happened. I wanted to be comfortable. I put on the black sweat pants. I wanted to be warm. These are the kind made out of windbreaker fabric and lined with warm fabric inside. They kept me warm through many walks. I put them o... Read more
"Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do,
Monday, November 07, 2011      4 comments

– Kathleen Winsor What is it that you really want to do? If you could do anything, don't think about time, money, family or any other limitation. I am thinking about this. I have my chore list and my get healthy list. But, I have ... Read more
"A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for." – Grace Murray Hopper
Sunday, November 06, 2011      3 comments

This is a wonderful quote. To know for our kids and also for ourselves. To know that life is meant to be lived. We have choices to make and things to do. We are here to find joy and experience many things. Are we brave enough to do that? T... Read more
We're always getting ready to live, but never living. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer
Saturday, November 05, 2011      3 comments

-Ralf Waldo Emerson, How many times have I started over and over on my diet. Getting ready to start but not feeling started. That is a shame. Plus it is not a very good view to see what I am accomplishing. I may not be perfect in my ea... Read more
100 pounds gone!
Thursday, November 03, 2011      29 comments

Today I am taking a minute to think about he fact that I am a person that has lost 100 pounds. That is a harder thing than one might imagine to admit because I have 81 pounds to go. It is hard to look at how far I have gone when I have already... Read more
Go for AMAZING just for today even if it is just in your regular life choices.
Saturday, October 29, 2011      4 comments

This morning I got up early to bake some bread for the family's meal at a dear friend's funeral. She was 82 and was an amazing lady. Many talents and very kind. She lived her life well. I hope to live mine as well. I was washing the d... Read more

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