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New Year's Resolutions
Monday, January 05, 2015      3 comments

What can be a better time to start fresh than at the beginning of the year? What follows are my own 5 New Year's resolutions. By sharing them, I hope to convince you that you can make progress towards your 2015 resolutions if you frame them in ... Read more
Lowering Cholesterol
Thursday, July 17, 2014      2 comments

I did not realize that gaining weight would have such a profound influence on my cholesterol. I haven't been as dedicated to losing as I should, i.e. my cholesterol number is approaching 400! Today is the day that I'm changing my harmful h... Read more
Remembering Dreams
Tuesday, August 27, 2013      2 comments

I had my first painting class last Saturday at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico. It was a class on color theory. I arrived for the first class two weeks ago an... Read more
Ready to begin again!
Thursday, June 14, 2012      7 comments

I have been away because of moving and many other changes in my lifestyle. I want to get back on track here because I've regained much of the weight that I lost. This time I'm better equipped to lose the weight because I remember the Spark progr... Read more
Say No to Hatred, Descrimination and Prejudice
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      6 comments

On May 5, 1992 my mother Susan Pittmann and her lesbian partner Christine Puckett were murdered by their neighbor James Brooks. Newspapers in Detroit and Huron Township, Michigan reported that the double homicide was the culmination of an ongoin... Read more
"What is essential is invisible to the eye."
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      3 comments

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Wise words of the fox in The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry What... Read more
Celebrating Success
Saturday, December 04, 2010      9 comments

I accomplished my midterm goal, Spark Friends! I not only lost 20 pounds in six months but I feel great! My energy is back, and so is my zest for life! Thanks to all of you who have given me support- even if you don't know it! I'm glad we're in ... Read more
Scratch n peck humor?
Saturday, November 13, 2010      3 comments

Looking closely at life- and words- is a great source of humor and laughter is uplifting. I use it as a weight loss strategy. Chickens Were Once Chicks Chick... Read more
Finding Motivation
Monday, September 27, 2010      6 comments

Do you ever just wake up in the morning and say, "I just don't want to do my routine?" I confess that I repeatedly hit the snooze button this morning. I have lots of tricks to get myself going, but I found a couple of SparkPeople suggestions pa... Read more
Change is Good
Friday, September 03, 2010      5 comments

I home again after dropping my daughter off in college. She's far away. This mother hen just helped her chick fly... how can it be? I'm really going to miss her. I think that in every transition we have to remember that we need change to ma... Read more
Life Happens
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      7 comments

I've been away for a couple of weeks. Have I given up? No. I am going through a transition called life! Work called me back- but just for two weeks, my brother-in-law died unexpectedly, and my daughter is moving to another country to go to... Read more
Exercise or go back to bed?
Monday, August 02, 2010      4 comments

Do you ever get the blues and just want to return to the cocoon of your bed? I do. Sometimes I realize I'm telling myself, I'm tired, I'm hot,I just don't feel like going for a walk, putting on the DVD, lifting the weights. Mostly, lately, I ove... Read more
Progress Assessment: A Month into the Plan
Monday, July 26, 2010      4 comments

The teacher's cap is now placed on my head. I have been engaged in the Spark People program for over a month now and it's time for a review of my progress. I started with a low level of energy that felt a bit like a depression. I have noti... Read more
I was Naughty!
Sunday, July 11, 2010      2 comments

I tend to overeat during the evenings before bed and this habit is worse on weekends because I stay up later. To compensate, I try too minimize the impact by making an agreement with myself to do more exercise. I haven't completely solved this p... Read more
Fit and Feeling Fine
Friday, July 02, 2010      0 comments

Hi Sparks! I want to get myself together both physically and mentally. I need motivation to lose this extra weight and be joyful about life even while experiencing lots of change. I want to surround myself in cheerfulness while doing whatever ... Read more