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Finding the Joy of Christmas
Monday, December 14, 2020      4 comments

As November draws to a close and December arrives, the atmosphere changes. Each of us are affected in some way whether it is externally, internally, or both. The pace quickens. There is a rush to put up decorations, search for that specia... Read more
Finding the Positive
Saturday, November 21, 2020      5 comments

One of my recent goals has been to see the positive in my life. I get so busy that I fail to acknowledge all of the many things for which I am grateful. However, when life becomes difficult, I find this almost impossible to do without a consc... Read more
Hidden Anger
Wednesday, November 04, 2020      6 comments

Denying anger is detrimental in many ways Unacknowledged or simply ignored, it is a path which leads to destruction. Our peace. joy, and happiness become the victims. Relationships and health are damaged or destroyed. Why, then is it th... Read more
Spark Friends
Friday, March 20, 2020      5 comments

First, I would like to thank my Spark friends, and teams for taking the time to send birthday wishes. It really does make a difference to be remembered. I am glad I found this site approximately 12 years ago. Unfortunately, health issues h... Read more
Choosing to eat healthy is my choice
Wednesday, November 21, 2018      8 comments

It is my choice to eat as healthy as possible. I cannot make those around me follow suit. Even though the choices they make are literally making them seriously ill. What frustrates me so is the lack of concern they have. If I were honest ... Read more
Eating My Feelings
Saturday, November 17, 2018      5 comments

Recently, I have been reevaluating my plan for living healthy. One issue which stands out is that I routinely use food to deal with my emotions. On a positive note I have learned to recognize this pattern as an indication that some aspect ... Read more
Choosing to have a good day
Thursday, September 20, 2018      5 comments

Good morning Sparklers! I believe it is a good morning. In spite of "dreading" a few things today and in the days to come I have made the choice that it will all be good in some sense. Studies have been done to show how our attitude can affec... Read more
Keeping it Simple
Wednesday, September 19, 2018      8 comments

I am one of those individuals who seem to take the smallest task and turn it into something which is completely daunting. This, in turn, results in time wasted with dread and many excuses not to complete the job. Often, it isn't even attempted... Read more
Dark Cloud
Wednesday, August 29, 2018      9 comments

Today I have felt like there is a dark Cloud above my head. It has been one of those days when nothing seems right. I need an attitude adjustment. I think starting the day a pound up put me in the mindset that nothing was going right. Af... Read more
Riding the Roller Coaster
Wednesday, August 22, 2018      6 comments

I am three weeks out of some health issues which have kept me inactive, and contributing to unhealthy behaviors. I have the energy to be more active and the desire to plan and prepare my meals. I think I have been doing a great deal better. ... Read more
Friday, April 27, 2018      5 comments

Being healthy is all about balance. We all know this. However, finding that balance isn't always easy . Lately for me, it has been healthy eating and exercise. I seem to improve on one, but the other suffers. My goal is to work on both so ... Read more
Journey through my Journal
Thursday, March 15, 2018      4 comments

I was cleaning out some boxes yesterday, and found the journal I began last year when I became serious "again" about losing weight and eating healthy. Strangely enough, it was dated a year ago on that day. I have been struggling with the same... Read more
Train Wreck
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      5 comments

At some point my attempts at a healthy lifestyle have become derailed. The pounds creeping up, fatigue, and general lack of motivation eventually caught my attention. Initially, although knowing what I needed to do, I simply could not find it ... Read more
A New Beginning
Monday, January 15, 2018      4 comments

My journey definitely does not follow a straight path. There are many curves and ups and downs. I have made the decision that I would like to take an easier path. However, I realize that nothing worthwhile is easy. At least not for me. ... Read more
Here I go- again
Sunday, May 07, 2017      6 comments

It seems like this has been a month of starting over. I had developed some healthy habits. I was tracking my calories, eating healthier, and keeping active. Then it happened...two and 1/2 weeks I was sick. One by one, I watched my healthy ha... Read more

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