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Sparks of Kindness
Saturday, January 16, 2010      18 comments

The other day I was at the doctor's office waiting for my DIL to pick me up. I was sitting in the little alcove on a bench when an elderly man and who appeared to be his middle aged mentally challenged son came through the door. As they paused... Read more
DAWNWATERWOMAN's Birthday Celebration
Friday, January 15, 2010      39 comments

Today I turned 51 years old. I am delighted! This is a wonderful day and I feel absolutely giddy. When I turned 50 years old I made a decision. I decided that I was going to make the second half of my life the BEST half. I committed t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I am a Spark Dork
Monday, January 04, 2010      89 comments

I am turning into a total spark dork. Today my dear friend Debbie, "DJS-DEBBIE" got on the scale and it read 299. WooHoo, she's in the 200's. I was so happy that I ran into the living room to shout it at my son & dil who were sitting there wa... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 2009, It was a very good year.
Thursday, December 31, 2009      56 comments

I turned 50 years old on January 15, 2009. That was a milestone for me. I made up my mind that I was going to make the second half of my life, the very best. Like always, somewhere between the 1st of January and the 4th of June my well intent... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Most Amazing Christmas Gift thanks to Spark People
Friday, December 25, 2009      112 comments

I don't pretend to understand how things affect me. I've blogged before about how the longer that I have be "clean" from compulsive emotional overeating, the more emotional I am. Today is Christmas. My husband, family and friends have all gif... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Yuletide Greetings
Monday, December 21, 2009      29 comments

Today is the celebration of Winter Solstice. It marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and is also known as Yule. Our ancestors lived in a world where everyone believed in mystery and magic. Every year, they gathered tog... Read more
Friday, December 18, 2009      25 comments

Yesterday I jokingly made a challenge to a friend in my 50 pound challenge team that we should MARCH in place 10 or 20 steps between every spark/email that we got. To my surprise, she jumped on it and said YES. Hmmm, that meant that I HAD to p... Read more
Merry Monday, Dec 14th
Monday, December 14, 2009      19 comments

Today has been a wonderful day. I've been busier than usual, and that's saying a LOT for me. I think that I've discovered that I just like being busy. As long as I don't get TOO BUSY and forget to focus on the positives and blessings in my li... Read more
Noncompliant (stubborn mule)
Saturday, December 12, 2009      35 comments

I am supposed to elevate my leg to help reduce the swelling that in turn would help the venus stasis ulcer on my leg to finish healing. Do I do it like I am supposed to? NO I am noncompliant. I am supposed to get plenty of rest and sl... Read more
Family, Fun & Friendship
Thursday, December 10, 2009      28 comments

Once upon a time my ex-SIL & I were around the same size. I weighed less than I do now and she weighed more than she does now. We had something besides weight in common, we both loved my brother very dearly. He and I were always extremely clo... Read more
Spark People = Fellowship, Friends & Family
Monday, December 07, 2009      27 comments

The SparkPeople Quote of the Day for today is: "Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary." -Sir James M. Barrie One of the MANY blessings that I have found here on Spark People has b... Read more
Picture This....
Saturday, December 05, 2009      26 comments

Today I finally got DH to take pictures for my Dec comparison. I have been doing this monthly since I lost the first 50 pounds with Spark People. Someone suggested that I should take pictures front, side, back, side every month and therefore c... Read more
To Swim or Not To Swim.... that is the question....
Friday, December 04, 2009      27 comments

I'm sitting here at the grand-daughters' house, waiting on their school buses. I have been sick all week with a horrible cold. Everyday, they have asked me, "Grandmama, can we go to the pool today?" and every day I have had to say no because o... Read more
Sick but Sparking
Thursday, December 03, 2009      36 comments

I made a commitment to myself to post a blog daily for the entire month of December. When I first joined Spark People I blogged daily. Somehow, in the month of November I got away from it. To be honest, it was/is a symptom of my old habit of ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts December 1, 2009: A most SPARKTACULAR DAY
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      70 comments

Greetings Spark Friends/Family: How does one begin to truly express the excitement and gratitude that I am feeling today? I am marking today on my calendar as a SPARKTACULAR day! Today was my Dec 1st weigh in for a Team Challenge that I am on... Read more

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