ARUFFIN1's Blogs

Ho Hum the Holidays
Friday, December 18, 2009      2 comments

Every Christmas brings a mix of emotions for me. I guess it does the same for everyone else too? My father's birthday was Christmas day before he passed away in 2000. I received a precious gift named Pepper Ruffin (see his picture on my sparkpag... Read more
Happy Veteran's Day!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      5 comments

Hug a veteran today. If not for them we would have very few freedoms. emoticon... Read more
I Fly Above
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      3 comments

There's a great new theme song out there especially made for me. It's by Kandi Burress and it's entitled " I Fly Above." In it she speaks of being comfortable in the skin you're in and ignoring the "haters." Take her advice and be above all the ... Read more
Wednesday, November 04, 2009      3 comments

There are too many people who don't understand the importance of developing relationships with the ones you love. I take my family with me to any occasion I can. I don't care whether it's a school function, a casual outing or a professional even... Read more
Funny Things
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      1 comments

Some days it's important to laugh. Laughter is healing! Funny things today for me include: Watching my two dogs chase each other around the house Reading a post on Facebook about a picture of two dogs making out while their owners pose for a... Read more
Inspiration for the Day
Wednesday, October 21, 2009      3 comments

Just to follow up with everyone, the State visit went well yesterday! The Florida State Commissioner, Dr. Eric Smith, and one of his Chancellors, Nikkolai Vitti, were equally impressed with the professionalism of the teachers. They were also ple... Read more
State Visit this morning
Tuesday, October 20, 2009      6 comments

As I explained yesterday, I was assigned to a new school during the summer. I was not thrilled about this because I was perfectly happy at the school I worked at for the previous four years. I did not even get a chance to say goodbye to my stude... Read more
New Day
Monday, October 19, 2009      1 comments

I've been away from Sparkpeople for the last 5 months. Thank God I haven't gained much weight in that time. As a matter of record, I am weighing in at 185 lbs and I am renewing my commitment to "begin again." The last few months have been rough.... Read more
Really...I'm ok!
Tuesday, May 05, 2009      3 comments

I've missed all of you! But there are times when going through the motions becomes non productive and quite frankly discouraging. I am really ok...a little discouraged because the scale is not budging. It's my fault. I just don't eat the way I s... Read more
Took a break and now I'm back!
Monday, April 27, 2009      4 comments

Hello! I took a few days off from spark People even though I continued to eat better and exercise. I'm back. My focus for the day was to slow down and smell the roses. I hope everyone's day was exceptional and filled with lots of exercise, veggi... Read more
Thursday, April 23, 2009      4 comments

Yesterday I received great news that we will be moving to another home soon! I also must say I have awesome friends who believe in me even when I don't. Friends and others who believe in second chances...How many of you can say that? I think I a... Read more
Living at Full Potential
Wednesday, April 22, 2009      2 comments

I read a devotional by Joyce Meyer today that speaks of loving myself. What really spoke to my heart was when she stated that it's difficult to live up to your full potential if you don't love yourself. I pondered this and the realization came t... Read more
Enjoying Workouts
Tuesday, April 21, 2009      4 comments

If someone had asked me a few years ago whether I would choose to workout, I would have emphatically stated "No!" My how life and attitudes can change within a short amount of time. ... Read more
Disappointed but moving forward
Monday, April 20, 2009      3 comments

Well I finally weighed in for the week. I am up 2 lbs. emoticon I expected some disappointment because I did not eat properly during the week. I a... Read more
It's the Weekend Baby!
Saturday, April 18, 2009      1 comments

Thank God for times of refreshing! The weekends are times of relaxation, times to refocus efforts, and times to revitalize. I certainly have felt mildly stressed this week with the filing (and paying) of taxes, having to stop dance classes tempo... Read more

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