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Lifestyle Change Strategy #4: You Can Overcome Setbacks
Monday, May 16, 2011      8 comments

I found this exactly when I needed it! Woo Hoo! You probably can use it, too! That's why I invited you to visit my page and read this! Thanks for coming. “In the years ahead, you’ll go through successes and failures, highs and lows, steps f... Read more
What I Learned from My Daughter Part II: Our Daughter the Doctor
Sunday, May 15, 2011      15 comments

What I Learned from My Child is a blog that I wrote on April 14 and I think it is the best blog I ha... Read more
We're the Lucky Ones
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      13 comments

I volunteer for Dress for Success, not handing out clothes, but handing out hope. Dress for Success (DFS) found that they were giving many women work clothes, interview suits, and then their clients were all dressed up with no place to go. ... Read more
Rocks in My Head
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      10 comments

Oh how I danced on the night she was wed - if you did what I did, you have rocks in your head! I have been on disability for several years and although I have really been exercising consistently since I joined Spark 4 months ago, my exercise int... Read more
The Third Ten Questions
Thursday, May 05, 2011      4 comments

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings. I have never liked scary movies, although I love scary books. 32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Father of the Bride 33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Teal Paisley with gold and mage... Read more
Baby Step #3: Forgiving the Hurts of a Lifetime
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      15 comments

On the Baby Step Spark People Team this is Baby Step #3: "Forgive past hurts. If you are harboring resentment towards another human being because of past hurts, choose to forgive and move on. The harm was their fault but allowing it to impact ... Read more
I Need YOU Now!
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      16 comments

Hi Spark Friends. You all were great during the last week as we prepared for Suzi's wedding and as I had the time of my life as the Mother of the Bride at the best wedding I have ever attended! Thanks to all of you for the goodies, the note... Read more
Mother of the Bride
Monday, May 02, 2011      11 comments

As all of my Spark Friends already know, I was the Mother of the Bride on April 30, 2011. For those of you who are interested, I want to share some of the details of the day. We had to get up early - at 6:00 AM because several of the bridesmai... Read more
The Third Ten Questions
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      6 comments

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? My family talking, the kettle boiling and the TV blaring about tornadoes in the area. 22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Red or turquoise or forst green, or maybe yellow... 2... Read more
The second ten questions: #11-20
Sunday, April 24, 2011      3 comments

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? No. I am arthritic and almost never wear shoes with laces. 12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Physically, I have a lot of health challenges that keep me from being very strong. However, ... Read more
I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing
Thursday, April 21, 2011      9 comments

Okay, here's why I was up too early today. Last night, we went to the best restaurant in town to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. I have not overeaten in 129 days and I have never been a person who would sit down and eat a bag of chips, qu... Read more
50 Questions: First Ten
Thursday, April 21, 2011      4 comments

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes. I was the second child and first daughter in a Catholic family. I am named Martha Jane for my Daddy's favorite aunt. Jane is also my mom's middle name. I was raised in the South where both names are often u... Read more
Our New Team
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      13 comments

After I wrote my blog on Baby Steps, I decided to start a Baby Step Spark Team: a special little place where those of us who don't have the dramatic, incredible stories to tell could find some friends and support as we take our baby steps to our... Read more
Stuck
Saturday, April 16, 2011      4 comments

I seem to keep losing and gaining the same three pounds, which is very, very frustrating. I have been thinking about it and have investigated some of the Spark People resources and I have come to this conclusion: 1. I need to drink even more t... Read more
What I Learned from My Child
Thursday, April 14, 2011      21 comments

She's 25 but she's still my baby. My Spark friends know that she is getting married very soon and graduating from Vanderbilt School of Medicine in May. Yesterday I watched her standing in her wedding gown, tall, slender, glowing, brilliant. Even... Read more

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