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Brand new endings
Thursday, February 02, 2012      4 comments

sp?id=1709 The link is to a Spark motivational video. It has a collage of Sparker's before and after pictures. Don't you love before and after success pictures? Won'... Read more
Lying to Myself
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      7 comments

One of the chapters in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book was written by Elizabeth Kelly. She called it "Lying to Myself." She had kept a food journal for years but kept gaining weight. Little bites on the side were "negligible calories," so the... Read more
Small steps toward a big goal
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      5 comments

A friend posted this on Facebook yesterday. Take small steps toward great feats. Break your goal into five steps: 1. Define your next move. 2. Decide how you will take it. 3. Remove the obstacle. 4. Make your... Read more
Things happy people have in common, continued
Monday, January 30, 2012      1 comments

y_People_Have_in_Common Ten Things Unhappy People have in common. Interesting article. Worth a read. I blogged about this January 27, 2012, but felt number four... Read more
Not the Spark way
Sunday, January 29, 2012      0 comments

This one cracked me up. Oh, for that magic pill that gives results without the work! Wishing and hoping... Sometimes it's hard to make the connection between what we e... Read more
Carpe Diem...or not
Saturday, January 28, 2012      4 comments

It snowed yesterday. The morning was gray. Slowly the snow turned to slush. The sun blessed our world with it's winsome appearance. In the afternoon, I was soaking in the glorious rays as I sat in the living room. Even the north yard was awash ... Read more
Things Happy People have in common
Friday, January 27, 2012      4 comments

y_People_Have_in_Common Ten Things Unhappy People have in common. Interesting article. Worth a read. 3. They Don’t Have Any Active Hobbies Happiness is l... Read more
Persistence = Success
Thursday, January 26, 2012      4 comments

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012      9 comments

I like pickles. Years ago my aunt brought sweetened dill pickle spears to a potluck and gave me the recipe. I wondered why anyone would do that when they can buy sweet pickles. A couple weeks ago I found Kroger candied dill spears. 50 c... Read more
I love grocery shopping
Friday, January 20, 2012      14 comments

I love grocery shopping. The store is brightly lit and inviting. The shelves are stocked with colorful cans and bags. There is always something new. The produce section is fresh and screams good health. ... Read more
Savoring the present
Thursday, January 19, 2012      5 comments

Lately I've read entries by other Sparkers about living in the present. Today, my friend posted an excerpt from one of her books on another site. The article was No Time Like the Present- It's All We've Got." michelehowe.wordpress.co... Read more
Dental appointments today
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      2 comments

I'm not in a blogging mood tonight, but here's five points for the team challenge. I had a dental appointment this morning (again) because of the same pain, especially when eating something cold or sweet. We have narrowed it down to two ... Read more
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      3 comments

I have been thinking about doing a blog on procrastination, but you know how it is with us procrastinators. Good intentions slip away. The moment passes. Motivation wanes. I read this on NINJA-NED’S SPARK PAGE yesterday. “I originally l... Read more
Passing on great tips shared by a successful Sparker
Monday, January 16, 2012      8 comments

al.asp?blog_id=4661513 I read an excellent blog today, summing up some of the things that helped Sparker Tammy (CHALLENGER75) go from morbidly obese to a desirable l... Read more
5% Challenge: Change I am working on
Saturday, January 14, 2012      6 comments

During my most successful weight loss periods, the big guns have been portion control and not eating after supper. Mindless munching late at night is a bad habit. Everyone is finally in bed, the Me-time begins. I am not hungry but my min... Read more

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