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I am thankful
Saturday, November 13, 2010      12 comments

This is the season to reflect on the things in our life for which to be thankful. I can start with family. This is my primary source of comfort. Two beautiful daughters and a loving husband. Yes, they all are my life...add two sweet grandchildr... Read more
What am I most afraid of? (Sending SKINNY VIBES! team)
Friday, October 29, 2010      13 comments

Our SSV team members were encouraged today to write about our fears. I do not think about this topic often. During my day to day life, this topic rarely raises it's ugly head. But I do have a few fears. BODY IMAGE - I have been concentratin... Read more
What does your status setting say about you?
Tuesday, October 19, 2010      20 comments

Today I was on Facebook. Just for fun I got onto an application that a friends uses. It is a status analyzer. As I mentioned, this was just for fun. After I reviewed it I put it into perspective. The words that were the top three on all of my ... Read more
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Reminds Me Of How Much I Miss My Mother
Thursday, October 14, 2010      17 comments

Every October I decide to buy pink products to make others aware of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I started to get mammograms in my mid thirties after my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. It is a horrible disease. My mother had been cons... Read more
October Goals - Cardio, eating well and keeping my sanity!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      12 comments

Each week I make a goal to perform 400-500 minutes of exercise. Most of it is cardio, however, strength exercises are also necessary. emoticonI en... Read more
Make a goal today and stick with it!
Saturday, September 25, 2010      18 comments

I have discovered that I am procrastinator. Well, I won't say that this is something I JUST discovered. It has been evident for many years. What I have also discovered about myself is that if I set a goal for myself I will reach it. My husband a... Read more
3 years ago today....
Sunday, September 12, 2010      26 comments

On September 12, 2007 I was happily introduced to Spark People. I had been struggling with over 30 extra pounds for a very long time. I am short - only 5'3". At that height, extra weight is very visible. My family heard my complaints as I tried... Read more
We will Never Forget
Saturday, September 11, 2010      14 comments

The day started out like many other days. I was at work - busy training on a new computer system. When I heard of a building, in New York City, being hit by an airplane I didn't immediately comprehend the devastation. Looking back, it is still d... Read more
Another road trip
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      21 comments

This morning I will be leaving our condo in Florida to return to our house in Ohio. I always dread the time I have to leave Florida only because I so enjoy the beach, swimming, etc. However, I do enjoy seeing my daughters and grandchildren in Oh... Read more
Shake It Up!!
Saturday, August 21, 2010      15 comments

One of the many Spark teams I belong to is the Skinny Vibes team. Today was Shake it Up Saturday. The intent was to shake up our day by doing different exercises or shake up our eating... As it turned out, where I live in Florida, we had ov... Read more
Look in the mirror - you are beautiful!
Thursday, August 12, 2010      19 comments

When you were small did your mother/father tell you that you were beautiful? You believed it, right? Your parents loved you. They would not lie to you. You were beautiful in their eyes and you had every reason to assume it was true. As you ... Read more
The ABCs of Me
Sunday, August 08, 2010      10 comments

A - Available or married? Married B- Book? The Old Man and the Sea C- Cake or Pie? Cake D- Drink of Choice? Cold, cold water E- Essential Item? Purse F- Favorite Color? Red G- Game to play or watch? Pro football F
H- Hometown... Read more
Swimsuit shopping
Saturday, July 31, 2010      19 comments

I swim a lot, since moving to Florida. There were years that I dreaded putting on a swimsuit. Oh, I didn't measure up to the girls in the magazine. Of course, I later learned, air brushing is common in magazines. Most women have flaws - but you ... Read more
Exercise is I a geek???
Thursday, July 22, 2010      16 comments

For many years I have exercised. As early as my 20's (I am 55 that was a LONG time ago) I can remember joining gyms, using workout tapes. It was a great feeling to work out and get that burst of energy....the unfortunate thing is that... Read more
Making goals for the holiday weekend
Saturday, July 03, 2010      13 comments

It is important for me to do a better job of staying on track this weekend. I have had visiting relatives in my house this week. They will also be here this weekend. I am making an effort to track my food and exercise everyday. It has been diffi... Read more

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