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30 Days to Greater Happiness - November 8
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      1 comments

Today, Spark tells us to: Make time for yourself. Pursuing personal growth is just as important as spending time with others. Pencil in some "me" time, even if it's just a few minutes each day. I have been doing this over the past we... Read more
30 Days to Greater Happiness - November 7
Monday, November 07, 2011      1 comments

Today, Spark tells us to: Smile! Grinning, even if you don't feel happy, releases serotonin in the brain, instantly lifts your mood and makes you feel better. Plus, smiling people are viewed as sincere, attractive, and soc... Read more
30 Days to Greater Happiness - November 6
Sunday, November 06, 2011      2 comments

I'm a little off on the Spark calendar, because yesterday I did days 5 and 6 instead of days 4 and 5, so today, I will do Day 4, even though it's actually day 6. Got that?? Ha!! Just what you need at 7:12 on a Sunday morning, especially the S... Read more
30 Days to Greater Happiness - November 4 and 5
Saturday, November 05, 2011      1 comments

So I missed yesterday's entry thanks to work insanity. But I am taking my "10 minutes for Tina" today to catch up on my Spark world..so I'll cover both days today. Yesterday, Spark told us to: Take action. If you don't like your job... Read more
30 Days to Greater Happiness - November 3
Thursday, November 03, 2011      3 comments

Today, Spark tells us to: Develop your spirituality. Research shows that people who are spiritual tend to be both happier and healthier than those who are not. Consider meditation, spiritual readings, prayer or other relig... Read more
30 Days to Greater Happiness - Day 2
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      5 comments

So today Spark says get at least 7-8 hours sleep to keep you energetic and less moody. Unfortunately, I do get about 7 hours a night, and yet don't find myself either energetic or less moody. However, I have noticed that if I have a good... Read more
30 Days to Greater Happiness - Here We Go Again
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      6 comments

I have not been around very much in the past several months. Life is busy, as it is for all of us, and time is at a premium. The last thing in the world I have time to do is a daily blog, and yet..here I am. The next week promises to be a cra... Read more
I Have So Much Work to Do...
Saturday, September 24, 2011      5 comments

So here I sit at 5:30 on Saturday morning, up early because my son has a 7 am hockey game.. I'm thinking about all the things that I can see in my house just as I sit here typing that need to be done, and how long it's been since I've given my ... Read more
one little step at a time and a public thank you note
Friday, July 08, 2011      5 comments

Well, since lack of time seems to be one of my major issues these days, I thought I would say one great big thank you to you folks that responded with all your encouraging words to my blog yesterday. Just to be clear, I wasn't really saying I w... Read more
Can I Afford to Wait for My Lightbulb to Click??
Thursday, July 07, 2011      5 comments

Today's Daily Spark contained a great blog about a member who has lost over 100 lbs and has become a triathlete during his Spark Journey. He says in his blog that he first had to decide that he wanted to do it, and only then could he consider h... Read more
Spinning the Wheel vs. Spinning my Wheels
Saturday, May 28, 2011      6 comments

So today, as I have done for the past 97 days, I logged into SP and immediately went to my sparkpoints to spin the wheel and get my log in points. Wow!! 97 days consecutive days of being active on this site, at least checking in for a spin and... Read more
A Small Victory
Sunday, May 15, 2011      8 comments

I just finished recording the last of the food I ate last night at a birthday party. I exceeded my calories for the day by a couple of hundred. WOOHOO!!!!! I have not lost my mind, lol. I am just thrilled, thrilled, thrilled, that despit... Read more
Spring 5% Challenge - Day 7 - Can this old dog learn new tricks?
Friday, May 13, 2011      8 comments

I am 51 years old. I have been overweight for about 45 of those years. The 6 years I'm figuring I wasn't overweight were the first years of my life. I was always an active kid, played just about every sport you could play as a kid, but I gues... Read more
Spring 5% Challenge - Day 5
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      8 comments

A few days into the challenge, I have some observations.. 1. the challenge has definitely given me some good motivation to get my exercise in. If we ever get out of the muck that eastern Massachusetts weather has been for the past few day... Read more
Spring 5% Challenge - Day 4
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      5 comments

Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm...boy oh boy, did I just read something that hit home like the perfect swing of a bat connecting just at the right place with a baseball.. About a month ago, I was cruising along. Working out hard, eating well, not eating ... Read more

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