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7.13.11 : feeling the pressure
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      4 comments

Since 7.14.11 I've gotten notifications that three valuable leaders to 2 teams I co-lead and one team I'm a member of have stepped down. I can't help but feel sad and a little lost. I'm also confused, because they were all out of the blue. I'd t... Read more
7.1.11: Out of balance/starting over
Friday, July 01, 2011      12 comments

I was so busy focusing on racking up Sparkpoints that I lost track of what my main goal was: WEIGHT LOSS! My daughter made a comment about my booty being big today and she pawed at my rolls on my tummy like a newborn kitten. I was really hurt an... Read more
Monday, June 27, 2011      10 comments

Okay, so I had shrimp for dinner, but that's just a quote. I just won 500 Spark Goodie points on my second Sparkwheel spin of the day. I LOVE the 2nd chance opportunity to spin and feel so excited about my prize. Who wants a goodie???? ... Read more
6.17.11 Love
Friday, June 17, 2011      8 comments

Love is kind, it makes both the giver and the receiver feel better and it's free! I just read a friend's blog that's filled with a lot of passion (she's going through the grief process right now) and it just reminded me how short life is. Tell e... Read more
4.13.11 Addicted to Food - Ep. 1 and 2.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      8 comments

I'm watching Episode 2 of Accited to Food on the OWN network right now. I'm seeing a lot of 12-step traditional work being integrated into the processes used at Shades of Hope. Each person learns something different. The other keywords and phras... Read more
4.11.11: Brush Your TEETH!
Monday, April 11, 2011      12 comments

I remembered a good trick to "get out of that munchie tunnel". Drink a nice cool glass of water, then brush teeth with toothpaste. I prefer the toothpastes which do not taste like food. Defeats the purpose. So I just brushed my teeth and popped ... Read more
4.7.11: Fired by a life coach
Friday, April 08, 2011      10 comments

Just in case anyone was wondering about that great life coach experience, it was short lived. I realized I was so excited when I first posted, giving promises of more frequent posts, and sharing love and knowledge, self-awareness I was sure to b... Read more
How my 9 year old daughter eats
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      11 comments

Did anyone else see the SP Family Health & Wellness email dated 4.6.11 with the article "Teach Your Kids to Love their Bodies?" I sure did. I lit up and thought it might find another tool I could use in my battle. Today my battle is FOR me. It's... Read more
Cactus juice, Day 5
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      4 comments

Looks like I missed a day. Time flies when I'm having fun? emoticon Or maybe I'm just in a fog. I did some r... Read more
Cactus Juice, Day 3
Saturday, March 12, 2011      2 comments

Have a little bit of a headache, which is unusual. I had one yesterday in the evening as well. I'm taking the cactus juice in the mornings and taking Lyrica at night (also a new script). My pain mgt Dr said the Lyrica may come with headaches, bu... Read more
Cactus juice, Day 2
Friday, March 11, 2011      8 comments

Nopalea cactus juice is a new liquid supplement that can help improve your health! (at least, that's what the bottle says. We'll see.) I have a Health Psychologist who gave me a bottle to celebrate us surviving my Social Security Disabil... Read more
Accountability buddy
Thursday, February 24, 2011      9 comments

I went with my girlfriend and our daughter to "Spirit Night" at the local Chick-Fil-A. The school partners with a fast-food restaurant in the area that's a bit off the beaten path (no McDonalds or Arby's or Wendy's) for a year. During this time,... Read more
Having Lupus and care taking of children.
Monday, February 21, 2011      5 comments

Tomorrow is my daughter's day off from school. How do YOU handle situations where your body may not be up to par but you have to care for a child? Feel free to answer if you have any chronic pain and illnesses. Fibro peeps, IBS peeps, Chron... Read more
Friday, February 04, 2011      10 comments

This past week my house has been locked in by ice, I slipped and fell at my MIL's house, I got my MIL really angry because I borrowed something from her house while she was at work (she gave us a key to her home, and my wife goes in her house fo... Read more
Aching feet? - very helpful article
Sunday, January 30, 2011      14 comments

Give your feet a break with this four-step foot massage recommended by the American Massage Therapy Association. You can do it with a partner or try the massage on your own. Using your thumb or the heel of your hand, stroke the sole of you... Read more

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