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Carpe Diem
Friday, July 21, 2006      0 comments

Carpe Diem - Seize the Day! has long been my signature for various online bulletin boards, etc. It's important to me for it to be my philosophy in life, too. Some days, for me, that can mean taking on too much. Carpe diem might mean... Read more
Goals
Saturday, July 15, 2006      0 comments

One of the biggest treasures about the sparkpeople site is the specificity of goals. There are so many goals to choose from, and they are goals that help you as a person and the plans work with you to change to a healthier person, not just a th... Read more
Healthy Diets for kids
Thursday, July 13, 2006      0 comments

I'm lucky. My ds has mostly been homeschooled, so his meals have been healthy and he hasn't been exposed to the junk at school. He doesn't drink soda or eat fast food (his choice - he doesn't like the stuff). He does have a major swee... Read more
Time
Tuesday, July 11, 2006      0 comments

I guess time is a personal thing. The concept of time changed for me when my sister died just shy of age 49. That, for me, will be a milestone when I pass it. I have just over 2 years to go. I try not to get all mysterious about it. ... Read more
What would I do if...
Monday, July 10, 2006      0 comments

For me, "throwing away the bowlines" has to do with learning to say no. I come from a long line of caretakers and volunteers. These are the most admired qualities of women in my family, despite the fact that for at least three generations,... Read more
World Cup
Sunday, July 09, 2006      0 comments

What can watching sports teach us about doing sports? Not much, if you sit and watch with a bowl of chips and a beer by your side. OTOH, if you watch for inspiration or watch sports while working out yourself, it can really improve your motiva... Read more
Childlike Moments
Saturday, July 08, 2006      0 comments

This is a hard concept for me right now. I'm shuttling back and forth between two cities - taking care of my mom in one, and my son and dh in the other. I'm also trying to get my own work and projects done in between. The idea of jump... Read more
Blessings
Monday, July 03, 2006      0 comments

I just finished writing to a friend who just lost her husband. He was 45, and their relationship was one of those Hollywood romances (literally - they live in Burbank). He died of an aneurysm after taking good care of himself and running two m... Read more
Being Nice
Wednesday, June 28, 2006      0 comments

I completely agree with today's quote of the day. Kindness beats status any day! The question becomes when are you kind and when do you become a doormat? For many people, and especially women in the role of caretakers of any type (inc... Read more
Fuel
Tuesday, June 27, 2006      0 comments

I read today's quote/reflection and was totally uninspired. Why, I wondered? And then I realized - of all the unhealthy habits I still have to break, eating junk just isn't one of them. I was wandering the aisles of Trader Joe's y... Read more
Two steps forward
Monday, June 26, 2006      0 comments

Abe and me, we walk the same way. However, I can't in any other way compare us. He showed up. Every day. In every way. (Except, maybe in his marriage, but that's another story. I DO show up in mine! ;-) I need to be better about sho... Read more
Priorities
Friday, June 23, 2006      0 comments

One of the best short term goals from the list for me has been "do one thing at a time." This is such a simple idea, and yet it's not anything that I've followed since I was probably in my pre-teens (and I'm going on 47 now). Women these day... Read more
Individuality
Thursday, June 22, 2006      0 comments

There are many levels on which to show your individuality. There's a lot of talk about being "true to yourself." What, exactly, does that mean, though? Does that mean being true to your needs? Your history? Your personality? If I'm true... Read more
Working Hard
Wednesday, June 21, 2006      0 comments

Today's quote was just what I needed. Yesterday I didn't make the best eating choices - I was coming down with bronchitis and wanted comfort foods, I was nervous about a job situation and wanted to eat off my nerves, I was frustrated about not... Read more
Dreams
Tuesday, June 20, 2006      0 comments

The journey IS the important part. The dream is a fit, healthy body. Each day I live in a healthy manner, though, I've already gained a piece of that dream. If the dream is health, and I'm living health, then I'm dragging this body along wit... Read more

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