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Great verse from Romans to try to remember!!
Thursday, May 28, 2009      6 comments

I get different Christian newsletters in my email. I like them because they generally take a verse and then explain how it can apply to my life. Some of these I can relate to while a few are a good read but otherwise they leave me lukewarm. ... Read more
Even after 28 years, I still miss you, mom!!
Saturday, May 23, 2009      8 comments

To say my mom and I had a rocky relationship would not even begin to describe what my childhood was like. Without dragging too many skeletons out of the closet, I will leave it at my mom had her demons and they most definitely controlled her lif... Read more
Allow me to indulge myself for a moment and brag on my daughter!!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009      12 comments

I know when I write about my children, I generally leave my daughter out of my narrative. Partly because my son expends the bulk of my mothering energy but mostly because I strive to be humble. In my personal world, I have very little energy for... Read more
Reasons Why and Mottos
Saturday, May 16, 2009      3 comments

This past week has been very insightful for me as I have written blogs on different introspective topics as part of a team challenge. I am glad it forced me to stop and think about what I have been doing since joining Sparks and why it is import... Read more
Why do you want to eat healthy?
Friday, May 15, 2009      1 comments

Throughout this week I have posted introspective blogs as part of a team challenge. The topic for today is "why I want to eat healthy". The plain and simple truth is that you are what you eat. There is ample research suggesting that if you ... Read more
Why do you want a fit body?
Thursday, May 14, 2009      3 comments

These past several days I have been writing introspective blogs as part of a team challenge. I have enjoyed these challenges as they have helped to reinforce my commitment to losing the weight and becoming healthy! But lately, I have been super ... Read more
What was your motivation to START with SP? WHY did you seek out help from this website?
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      2 comments

The other day I wrote a blog about how I had become overweight as part of a team challenge. The next blog challenge on this team is to discuss what was my motivation to start with SP and why I sought help from this website. It all started when t... Read more
What was your "motivation" behind getting to your low point before starting SP?
Tuesday, May 12, 2009      5 comments

One of my Sparks teams has a challenge this week to post some introspective blogs. The topic for today’s blog is: What was your "motivation" behind getting to your low point before starting SP? WHY were you unhealthy? I had never meant to n... Read more
The Immeasurable Power of Words
Tuesday, May 05, 2009      8 comments

My daughter is a junior in college majoring in Communications. The other day in one of her classes, the professor asked them to take a piece of paper and write on it the name of a bug that scared them. She then asked the class to take another sh... Read more
My dr. suggested Sparkpeople!! Ever heard of 'em?
Friday, May 01, 2009      7 comments

So the other day I was at my dr's complaining about my allergies and my restless legs getting more restless. After we resolved my issues, the conversation then drifted to my difficulty getting off this weight plateau I have been on lately. She s... Read more
Play your own game! Keep your eyes on the prize!
Saturday, April 25, 2009      10 comments

So yesterday morning while I was at work, I was streaming a local radio station morning show. The DJ and his cast are pretty funny and they do pretty good interviews. Since the DJ is huge ice hockey fanatic and I live just outside of our nation'... Read more
Is my son starting to slowly turn his life around? Too soon to tell but hopeful indications exist!
Thursday, April 16, 2009      10 comments

My 18 year old son has most definitely put his father and me thru the ringer. In fact, I think we are still twisting in the wind! But lately he has started showing signs of perhaps maybe getting his act together. Is this change temporary or does... Read more
Is it really better to have loved a pet and lost him than to never have loved at all?
Tuesday, April 14, 2009      7 comments

That has been the question going around our family lately. And it is even more bittersweet as my daughter's boyfriend has to deal with this question. Almost a month ago, he lost his dear mother to a long, hard fought battle with cancer. Then thi... Read more
Hunny said my rear end's looking smaller!! Woo hoo!!
Saturday, April 11, 2009      6 comments

Nothing sounds better than an unsolicited compliment!! So this morning while I was fixing my breakfast, hunny came up behind me and out of the blue remarked that my butt was looking smaller!! OK, there is a part of me that is highly suspicious h... Read more
Debuted next size down slacks at work today!! Not done yet but getting closer!!
Wednesday, April 08, 2009      5 comments

Technically, I debuted these slacks at my dad's birthday party this past weekend but today was the first time (in an awfully long time) that I have worn these slacks to work!! I still cannot donate the slacks I regularly wear just yet; but I am ... Read more

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