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WARNING: BAD MOOD DAY
Sunday, December 11, 2011      27 comments

I was in a lousy mood today. I was full of feelings that I didn't like. One of my friends and I went to look at a different house in our neighborhood that they may buy. From the minute I saw the house, I was envious, lonely, and angry. It's only... Read more
Christmas Decorations
Friday, December 09, 2011      31 comments

When I mentioned that I really love over the top Christmas decorations, several friends asked for pictures of my over the top decorations. Well, here they are. You can tell by looking that I have a bit of a split personality when it comes to Chr... Read more
The Sweetest Time of Year
Monday, December 05, 2011      16 comments

This is the time of year when tradition and generosity often overcome common sense. Yes, that may mean that you spend a little too much money on gifts. It may mean that you run yourself a little ragged trying to get everything done for kids, gra... Read more
The Invisible Spotlight
Saturday, December 03, 2011      18 comments

A dear, giving friend who is a wonderful Spark Motivator asked me a question about starting to swim. She knows that I love the pool. Yeah, yeah, fat fat water rat - that's me! Often people worry about wearing a bathing suit when they are overwei... Read more
Busy, Busy, Busy
Thursday, December 01, 2011      12 comments

I had a busy day today but I wanted you all to know that my doctor's appointment yesterday went really well. He said that the knee is well enough for me to use the pool or a recumbent bicycle. My blood pressure is up a bit, either because I have... Read more
Two Ton Tilly
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      18 comments

I was writing a note to a dear Spark Friend and decided it would be a good blog topic. Isn't it odd that some of the deepest, most honest and transparent friendships that we have formed in years are with our Spark friends? I have several Sp... Read more
Caring for Myself
Sunday, November 27, 2011      13 comments

I have joined the Winter 5% Challenge in the hopes of restarting the losing process, since my body has slowed down to losing nothing for a long time now. They call it a 5% challenge because many participants lose 5% of their weight in the 56 day... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 24, 2011      11 comments

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful but gratitude that makes us happy. I'm not sure who said this but they are wise words to live by. My personal mantra is that I have an attitude of gratitud... Read more
OMG I'm Starving and Ready to Eat Everything In Sight!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011      14 comments

That is absolutely untrue! I've eaten well today: 3 small meals and a snack. But I'm just like you: sometimes, I wait too long to eat, or skip a meal. Sometimes, I get busy and forget to eat. When these things happen, I get ravenous and want to ... Read more
Twas Thanksgiving Night: Funny Poem
Monday, November 21, 2011      23 comments

You all may have seen this going around. I can't credit it but if you can. let me know! IT WAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING, BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP. I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS, I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP. THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED - THE DAR... Read more
Wet, Wild and Worry Free
Saturday, November 19, 2011      11 comments

I spent 45 wonderful, marvelous, fabulous minutes in the pool today. The water temperature was perfect. My knee performed as well as could reasonably be expected. Water walking and swimming is one of the few exercises that i can do without ... Read more
Wounded Warriors Join My March
Monday, November 14, 2011      15 comments

Edward Everett Hale said, ""I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do." I live by those words because I have many limitations that I will not all... Read more
Be a Friend, Be a Friend, Be a Friend!
Saturday, November 12, 2011      15 comments

I have a lot of wonderful Spark friends for whom I am incredibly grateful. They’ve carried me over a bunch or rough spots this year. I love to use Spark Points for virtual gifts to show them that I value them dearly. So I was thinking of friends... Read more
My Thanksgiving Gift to You
Friday, November 11, 2011      17 comments

It’s November and time to wind down just a little. Go jump in a pile of leaves or lie in the grass and gaze at that glorious sky. Winding down doesn’t mean for you to stop exercising or start stuffing yourself (save stuffing for that turkey) BUT... Read more
My Bed Is Calling Me
Thursday, November 10, 2011      12 comments

I had intended to write a really inspiring and amusing blog tonight but my mom is visiting and I have been helping her with a scrapbook for hours. We are having a blast! When I sat down to log my food and write my blog. I hit the wall. Righ... Read more

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