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What Does It Take? - February 25, 2020
Tuesday, February 25, 2020      6 comments

This will be short. My question to all of you out there, is what does it take, actually, to finally commit to better health, once and for all? Is it for the spouse? No. The kids? Not really. It ultimately has to be for you. Ye... Read more
Tenth SparkVersary This Tuesday - March 27, 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018      11 comments

Tuesday, March 27th will be my Tenth SparkVersary. Wow! Ten years is an awful length of time to contemplate. I have seen so much on SparkPeople over t... Read more
What Freedom Means - Memorial Day Edition May 28, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017      10 comments

This blog is not going to be a motivator about weight loss. If you are looking for that today, move along. This blog is about a story I want to share, and I will let it speak for itself. Years ago, I was living in Wisconsin, and was w... Read more
The Dark Side Of Weight Loss Surgery: Final Remarks - March 6, 2017
Monday, March 06, 2017      9 comments

Thank you all for taking the time to comment on my blog about weight loss surgery. Let me add some photos so you have a better understanding of what these surgeries entail: GASTRIC SLEEVE - 2/3 of your stomach gets cut away, including the ... Read more
The Dark Side Of Weight Loss Surgery - March 4, 2017
Saturday, March 04, 2017      18 comments

I have been meaning to write this blog for several weeks now, but after my house's break-in, it got waylaid. Reading WATERMELLEN's own blog concerning bariatric surgery (here's the link) prompted me to finally sit down and put words to paper: ... Read more
What's Your Number? - September 11, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016      10 comments

Being a science-y type person, I was intrigued by one of AutieJ's blogs (somewhere in April, check it out. EDIT: Okay, I found it: "I Ain't Too Proud To Blog" - April 1, 2016): www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Do You Love Yourself Enough? - September 4, 2016
Sunday, September 04, 2016      21 comments

Today, I went swimming for the first time this season. I got to ten laps in twelve minutes, and that was enough for openers. That part was not disheartening. What totally got to me was going back into the locker room and catching a glimpse of... Read more
You Have To Live With Yourself - August 28, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016      19 comments

I actually had another blog in mind, but talking to the dental hygienist this morning at my dental visit, "sparked" this one. One of the major sea changes that came about in the last bunch of decades (I cannot tell you exactly when, nor is ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Is This How It Ends? - August 6, 2016
Saturday, August 06, 2016      136 comments

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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Give Yourself A Pat On The Back - August 5, 2016
Friday, August 05, 2016      117 comments

I had wanted to save this as a "Success Secret" for myself, but for one of the only times in my life, I could not do it in 300 words, which SP requires. So, my page, my blog. Now back to our regularly scheduled program: ... Read more
My Body Is So Much Smarter Than Me - May 26, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016      11 comments

Each time I thwart myself with excessive eating for whatever reason, my body complains. emoticon My body i... Read more
Getting The Dreaded "D" Diagnosis - January 25, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016      12 comments

So I graduated. No longer "pre-diabetic", I am now full-fledged diabetic. Getting that diagnosis is, of course, sobering. But in the most bizarre way it kind of is a godsend. Say what? OK, here's the thing: It totally changes your ... Read more
"It's The Real Thing" - August 1, 2015
Saturday, August 01, 2015      8 comments

This graphic was just too priceless not to put into blog form: www.aol.com/article/2015
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When You Say You Can't, It's Too Hard - July 5, 2015
Sunday, July 05, 2015      3 comments

The video link speaks for itself (see below). I dedicate this blog to the unflagging spirit of a woman, who was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, and still, in spite of it all, persevered. Even biking to her radiation sessions! Sigrun, yo... Read more
One Hundred Days To A Sustainable Habit - January 7, 2015
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      3 comments

New Year is easily equated with a clean slate and new resolution time. I have been giving some thought lately to the idea that it takes 100 days to "lock" in a new habit. Check out this link, if you are curious: https://www.getthe... Read more

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