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Changing The Rules
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      37 comments

Growing up with "issues" helped me to create certain sets of rules for myself. Learning to accept things without fighting to prevent making matters worse was just the way that it was. Learning to keep things to myself was always for the best. ... Read more
When things get tough, the tough keep Sparking!
Sunday, January 30, 2011      29 comments

Life happens. While we would like to think that thing will always be blue birds and happiness, sometimes things happen & stumbling blocks come our way. Most of the time, I try to stay positive and focus on the "bright bits" as my spark friend ... Read more
52 Years Young & Feeling SPARKTACULAR!
Saturday, January 15, 2011      60 comments

When I turned 50 years old, a half-a-century (sigh), I made the decision to choose life! I weighed in at 450 pounds at that point. I was miserable & committing "death by spoon". I was spending most of my time in a wheel chair or just sitting ... Read more
Are you working on your goals?
Sunday, January 09, 2011      26 comments

So many people start out the new year with all the good intentions in the world. They post their goals & begin working on them hot & heavy. Classes at the gym are full. The track is crowded. Diet sites, including Spark People are incredibly ... Read more
HeeHaw inspired ramblings.... 01/07
Friday, January 07, 2011      38 comments

"Gloom, despair & agony on me! Ohhh. Deep dark depression, excessive misery! Ohh. If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. Ohhh. Gloom, despair & agony on me!" -HeeHaw (part of a song skit) When I was younger, I used to watch H... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Soap Box, 1/2/11
Sunday, January 02, 2011      102 comments

This afternoon in response to someone's question about whether or not one could lose 100 pounds in a year... I got carried away. I was simply going to respond to their question and suddenly... out came a rant. Instead of just leaving it in the... Read more
One Day At A Time...1/1/11
Saturday, January 01, 2011      36 comments

Today begins a New Year. Many new members are joining Spark People. Welcome to you all! Welcome BACK to those of you who are coming "home". One day at a time we will all strive to improve our lives and reach our goals. It's the best that we ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Are you in it for the long run?
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      50 comments

Something has been on my mind lately. As a Team Leader, and even as a Team Family Member, I have seen people come & go. People join Spark People, get involved with a few teams and then drift away. People get excited, get sparking and then get... Read more
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      22 comments

Recently I have been made even more aware of the fact that there truly ARE angels among us. From the bottom of my heart I want to thank any of those angels who may be reading this blog... or who know them & can share my thanks. I am not going t... Read more
Determined... NO MATTER WHAT
Thursday, December 16, 2010      29 comments

Today I didn't get to go to the YMCA because of the snow & sleet. Instead I did a big set of strength exercises using the set/reps that my trainer instructed me to do. It felt good and my arms & legs were really burning when I was done. I mis... Read more
There is a reason I'm called DAWNWATERWOMAN
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      17 comments

Not only do I teach 16 hours of water aerobics weekly... but I LOVE the water. I love swimming, floating, exercising, just BEING in the water. I even love to DRINK water! 12-14 glasses or more daily. I love LOOKING at the water, listening to ... Read more
Can't complain if YOU ASKED FOR IT
Monday, December 13, 2010      17 comments

Today was a very busy day. I was on the road at 6:30am driving to Stuart to pick up DH from work. I had gotten someone to drive him last night so that I didn't have to sleep in the van. TOO COLD, even WITH a sleeping bag. The van ran fine & ... Read more
Getting Real
Monday, December 13, 2010      28 comments

Most of the time I work very hard to post positive blogs full of hope & gratitude. This is how I try to face life & stay focused. This is how I have managed to survive a LOT in my life. Playing "THE GLAD GAME" like Pollyanna has helped me to ... Read more
Merry Thursday, Dec 2nd Always Thankful
Thursday, December 02, 2010      19 comments

Today has been a rough day. I woke up with a horrible cold. I felt like doo-doo. However, I went on to the YMCA & taught my two water aerobic classes. Had lunch with several of the students from my 2nd class because they were doing Chinese ... Read more
Merry Wednesday, Dec 1st
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      16 comments

This picture was taken June 2009 when I first started on my Spark Journey. You can see it better in my Spark Photo Album ... Read more

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