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December Challenge
Saturday, November 23, 2013      3 comments

In case you missed it, SparkPeople will have a #SparktheSeason challenge running in December. www.sparkpeople.com/blog
y_on_track_in_december_heres_how There are several ways to partici... Read more
November 23
Saturday, November 23, 2013      3 comments

"The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different." ~ Peter Drucker So my last post was on the 14th. On the 15th the above quote kicked in. My DH was laid off that day. It is the first time in 35 years that he does ... Read more
November 14
Thursday, November 14, 2013      8 comments

Tonight I am grateful for the roof over my head on this cold night and the warm bed that is waiting for me. ... Read more
November 13
Wednesday, November 13, 2013      4 comments

I am grateful for technology. Without it, we wouldn't have SparkPeople. I did Overeaters Anonymous many years ago. I liked the group I attended when I first joined, but when I returned to college and had to join a new group, it all fell apart... Read more
November 12
Wednesday, November 13, 2013      2 comments

(Yes, it's late.) I am grateful for the nonprofit community as a whole and in particular today, for an organization called DonorsChoose. Through this organization, you can donate money to support teachers in their classrooms with specific... Read more
November 11
Monday, November 11, 2013      10 comments

On this Veterans Day I am grateful for my dad, who was a Marine during the Korean War. My dad and stepmom: ... Read more
November 10
Sunday, November 10, 2013      9 comments

The birthday party yesterday was a success. Here is Lydia enjoying her cake: I managed to keep my cool and stay in my calorie count for the day. My SIL from NY brought... Read more
November 9
Saturday, November 09, 2013      8 comments

After last night with DH's three sisters, I am grateful that my SILs are just visiting, and none of them actually live here! Today is the big 1st birthday party for my great-niece, Lydia. I am praying that my plan survives the day AND that... Read more
November 8
Friday, November 08, 2013      13 comments

I am so grateful for the support of all 3 of my children - Michael, Vinnie, and Angela. A few years ago I thought about going back to school for my Master's degree. As is my usual, I was full of self-doubt. I wouldn't be able to find th... Read more
November 7
Thursday, November 07, 2013      2 comments

Today I am grateful for my middle child, my son Vinnie. He is a teacher in Florida. When he was growing up, he was the one at family gatherings who corralled the younger kids and kept them occupied. I always thought he would make a great teac... Read more
November 6
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      3 comments

I am grateful to be a co-leader for a new SP Class team starting this weekend. I always find this so invigorating to my own plan. It is great to meet so many new people and to be able to help them just a bit as they learn all about SparkPeople... Read more
Lower Carb Food Plan
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      11 comments

A couple of people have asked what I mean by a lower carb food plan. These are the carbs I am eliminating from my diet: ~ Fruit Juice ~ Refined and processed white flour products ~ White rice ~ French fries ~ Sugary desserts, coo... Read more
November 5
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      4 comments

Today I am grateful that I live in a country where every citizen aged 18 and older has the right to vote. I hope everyone takes advantage of this right today, which is not afforded to many people in other nations. ... Read more
November 4
Monday, November 04, 2013      3 comments

Tonight I am grateful that my problems are relatively small ones. I have a roof over my head. I not only have a job but I like it and the people I work with. I am relatively healthy. My immediate family is well and healthy. I have wonderful fr... Read more
November 3
Sunday, November 03, 2013      11 comments

Happy Anniversary to my son, Michael (BUCKUNSTOPPABLE) and my daughter-in-law, Jenn (LTTLREDCORVETTE). They were married six years ago! They had a beautiful wedding day and their photographer was one of the best I have ever seen. ... Read more

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