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The importance of being kind.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      9 comments

I wish, quite simply, to be more kind. Oh, don't get me wrong! I'm kind now - I seek ways to help people, say please and thank you frequently, hold doors open and am generous with my gifts and talents. I'm no slouch in the kindness departme... Read more
Monday, May 16, 2011      8 comments

"I can find gratitude in anything!" "Anything?" queried my incredulous friend. "ANYthing!" I asserted, "Name it - I'll find a reason to be grateful for it." Needless to say my friend was doubtful. So much so that she challenged me... Read more
A winter gone away
Thursday, March 17, 2011      7 comments

I am so glad to be here. Well, truth be told, I'm not really glad to be HERE, in Southern Ontario, where, despite the lovely spring temperatures making promises to weary souls, there's still a lot of snow on the ground. Not here here but h... Read more
The Blame Game
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      11 comments

Let me say right up front that I’m not out to indict anyone. I’m mostly speaking from experience and, as a keen observer of human nature, I’m expanding what I know was on my insides to the insides of others. So, forgive me for making this genera... Read more
My inner fat girl
Thursday, January 20, 2011      20 comments

There are many weight loss websites and I have signed up for notices from lots of them - mostly I delete the messages and I rarely go to the sites - why bother? We have the best, most comprehensive and amazing site here at sparkpeople, right? Bu... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I can - an affirmation of success.
Saturday, January 08, 2011      85 comments

I can. There are so many things that I can do now that I couldn't (or wouldn't try!) when I was obese. It's been awhile since I have visited these but having these reminders of what has changed (and why) has been good motivation and celebra... Read more
It's been 7 years!!!
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      12 comments

I was watching Biggest Loser last night and one of the contestants, Arthur, was becoming overwhelmed by the fact that, despite having already lost 150 lbs prior to joining the cast, he still had 300 lbs to go. He kept saying "I have to lose my f... Read more
Feeling jittery.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      8 comments

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to wallow in a bad place? I've been in a few bad places in my long life and it's always been easier to sit there in the muck of it than to pull myself out and find a better place to be. For example - my... Read more
New Year's Revelations
Saturday, January 01, 2011      6 comments

I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions. That's not to say I haven't made more than my fair share over the years but, given that they've generally all fallen through within a few days of their conception, I haven't really benefitted from the exerc... Read more
Quick update on my darling daughter...
Friday, December 10, 2010      9 comments

As many of you know, my DD has been ill for months with a series of connected illnesses that culminated in a diagnosis of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) back in early November. This extremely rare neurological illness strikes about ... Read more
Wednesday, November 10, 2010      11 comments

I trained for it once my injuries from the spring healed and it was evident that they could handle the hard work. I trained for it because my daughter was so sick and a 10 week plan looked like it would take my mind off her illness for a few ... Read more
The road less travelled.
Friday, October 29, 2010      6 comments

FIRST and FOREMOST: THANK YOU SPARKFRIENDS!!! I am feeling very loved and supported. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and offering words of encouragement - they mean so much to me! Second - family update: My DD with th... Read more
When it rains...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      9 comments

...it's a hurricane at my house. Life has been coming at me with double fisting punches for about 2 months now. Let me encapsulate the craziness as quickly as I can: August: My 2 year old grandson came for a visit from Colorado and I k... Read more
Sweet September
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      2 comments

There's nothing like finishing August with a raging heat wave to make you appreciate the arrival of September. Last week, I was surfacing from the relative coolness of the subway to find myself instantly bathed in sweat from a furnace blas... Read more
Economics 101
Monday, May 31, 2010      8 comments

I've always thought my husband, Steven, should have been an economist. He's got the credentials that head in the right direction (an MBA) and the natural inclinations (a lifelong facility with mathematics - he's the only person I've ever known t... Read more

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