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Happy New Year!!!
Thursday, January 01, 2009      2 comments

Here we are at the beginning of another year. 2008 passed like a blur. I expect 2009 will follow that pattern. We didn't even stay up to see the new year in. How will ... Read more
Day 2
Tuesday, December 02, 2008      4 comments

It is easy to follow through with my plans when I am feeling well. Monday was a good day. I planned to walk and I did. I planned to decorate and I have a good start. I we... Read more
Monday, December 01, 2008      0 comments

December is a difficult month for those of us working on a healthier lifestyle. I don't have a good track record in past Decembers. But, as I have said before, that was the... Read more
Time to Be Careful
Friday, November 14, 2008      3 comments

Today the scale was up a bit. That was no real surprise because yesterday I did not do well at the buffet lunch we attended. Lately I have been slipping and with Christmas comin... Read more
Thursday, October 23, 2008      2 comments

The topic for today's Healthy Reflections was the value of a supportive 'family'. It's true - we need support. That is one of the reasons Spark People is so valuable. If the needed support is not found on one team, we can look around for ... Read more
Monday, October 13, 2008      2 comments

Today is Thanksgiving and I am thankful. It is hard to know where to begin because there are so many reasons I am thankful. Since I am writing on my spark page, I will list some of my 'spark' reasons. Back in September 2004, I found S... Read more
October 1
Wednesday, October 01, 2008      3 comments

Here it is October already. Where did September go? We enjoyed a few days up north. The picture I am using is what Betty and I saw one evening when we were out for our walk. On September 16, I joined a 10-week class sponsored by th... Read more
Only One Little Pound
Sunday, September 21, 2008      4 comments

I did not write this. I copied it from somewhere back in 1998. I came across it today when I was going through some papers. (And, yes, I did manage to get rid of some papers. Maybe not enough to please Hubby but it is a start.) ONLY ON... Read more
Vacation Is Over
Sunday, September 14, 2008      3 comments

My husband and I went away for a week. We stayed with our daughter and her husband for 2 nights and then we drove on to a cottage in the Muskoka area of Ontario. We were blessed with good weather most of the week. We spent a day in Algonquin ... Read more
Middle of the Month Goal Check
Monday, August 18, 2008      2 comments

I am doing well on the bike. The after supper walk is sporadic. Going out earlier in the day works better for me. I have lost 1 pound so far but there is time to eliminate the other one. It will happen. It may not be as quick a... Read more
Goals for August
Wednesday, July 30, 2008      4 comments

1. Bike ride first thing in the a.m. at least 3 times a week. 2. Walk after supper. 3. Lose 2 pounds. 4. Follow DASH diet more carefully. Now is the time with all the fresh local produce available. 5. Start to sew again... Read more
Keep the Passion for Change Alive
Sunday, July 13, 2008      3 comments

When you decide to change something in your life you start out with commitment, determination and passion to make it happen. But, as time passes the euphoria that dominated your thoughts has a way of waning. If you let your passion complete... Read more
The Power of Discipline by Ralph Marston with my comments added
Friday, June 27, 2008      2 comments

The Power of Discipline Adding a little more self-discipline to your life can be somewhat painful at first. Yet it can quickly make you feel a lot better about yourself and your situation. Putting a lot more discipline in your life req... Read more
New Week
Sunday, June 22, 2008      2 comments

Sunday morning - a good time to think about the week to come and the one behind. This past week was a good one. There was finally a break-through with my weight. That made me feel very optimistic. It can get hard to stay positive when on... Read more
Thursday, June 19, 2008      5 comments

There is nothing like the feeling one can get when she knows she is doing well. I stepped on the scale at TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) yesterday morning confident it would show a loss and I was not disappointed. It was down 3 pounds since m... Read more

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