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Finish each day and be done with it; tomorrow is a new day.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      3 comments

This was posted on today's Motivator of the Day's spark page. One of my Spark friends had posted about "back and forth motivation." Ah, the old ebb and flow that mos... Read more
Monday, September 05, 2011      5 comments

The following entry is from my Spark Journal, dated 8-23-11. I would love to find a really good challenge for this Fall. A really meaty challenge. Not silly superficial things or busy work. Something that brings results, keeps me focused, m... Read more
Don't give up
Friday, September 02, 2011      6 comments

5a0-349396073dcd Don't stop. Don't give up. You'll get it right. Sorry about the commercial at the beginning. The video is cute and long and monotonous. We nee... Read more
This week's evaluation
Friday, September 02, 2011      3 comments

Down 5.5 pounds last week. No weight change this week. That's ok. My body may be catching up with last week's loss. I learned long ago that the body does not lose according to a schedule. It responds to what what we put in our mouths and how mu... Read more
Greek Yogurt
Saturday, August 27, 2011      9 comments

lait_greek_yogurt The Daily Spark said Yoplait is giving away a case of Greek yogurt. Click on the link above to enter. The contest is for one week, starting 8/26/11... Read more
The Emperor's New Clothes...and the air diet
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      8 comments

In the story THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES, a tailor sewed clothes for the Emperor that only the wise and good could see. The Emperor did not want to admit he could not see the clothes, so he proudly donned the imaginary suit of the day of a royal p... Read more
Encouragement from another Sparker who has been there
Monday, August 22, 2011      9 comments

Last week I posted a blog "Getting up from Short Chairs," about the difficulty of rising from public seating. Summer is usually my best season as the heat warms these arthritic joints, changing me from Winter's Tin Man. It is with alarm ... Read more
Breakfast al fresco
Saturday, August 20, 2011      4 comments

A boat being pulled behind a shiny black pick-up truck was parked at McDonald's this morning. ... Read more
Getting up from short chairs
Friday, August 19, 2011      6 comments

Knee replacements run in my family. Since I 've had hip replacements, I figured I should be immune to knee replacements. A trade-off . What's fair is fair. My furniture at home accommodates taller people (or people with leg problems). Mo... Read more
Full, Sloshy and Strong
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      2 comments

Late night, when everyone is in bed, is me-time...and unfortunately, too often snacking time. Tonight I feel powerful, and I'm loving it. Truth is that we always have all the power we need, but we don't always use it. Ah, our divided hearts, ... Read more
Our week
Saturday, August 13, 2011      5 comments

This week has been especially tough because of Dad's health issues. He has been congested with crackly breathing and weak unproductive coughing. It is frightening to listen to in the still of the night. I was visiting the pharmacy twice a day... Read more
Thoughts about being Motivator of the Day
Sunday, August 07, 2011      7 comments

I was surprised to find Congratulation messages on my page yesterday, for being Motivator of the Day. There are so many wonderful Sparkers in this community. Thanks, everyone. I didn't know there was a Motivator of the Day. I've never seen... Read more
Saturday, July 30, 2011      8 comments

Came through the outpatient surgery for the leaky valve in my leg yesterday. Stiff and painful. It will pass. Only occasional discomfort from the eye surgery earlier this month. The drops help. Vision has improved. Both procedures we... Read more
I'm gonna take that mountain
Monday, July 25, 2011      7 comments

I’m gonna take that mountain Ain’t nothing gonna slow me down And there ain’t no way around it Gonna leave it level with the ground Ain’t just gonna cross it, climb it, fight it I’m gonna take that mountain. Yep, I'm gonna take th... Read more
Small weight losses
Saturday, July 23, 2011      7 comments

I am on the right track. My weight is slowly moving, emphasis on slowly. It could be worse. It could be a plateau. How do we reset our expectations so that we rejoice over small loses? Does this relate to thinking diet instead of making hea... Read more

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