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This is Rainbow Glacier near Haines, Alaska , where I grew up.



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I need to get moving and eating a balanced diet. With the help of the Spark community I will succeed!!.

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." - Albert Schweitzer

I am part of the POSSE from the DWD group. I am hopping to the rescue with HARVEY (He's a pooka and pretty tricky...he's the invisible white rabbit that was in an old Jimmy Stewart movie of the same name.)

I started a tiny group called Walking, Walking, Walking so I could chart my walking AND my blood sugar. I made it for Diabetic Walkers.

My new goal is to organize my time so I can Spark AND sing AND work. I am running out of hours and minutes..time challenged.

The following is an excerpt from the lyrics to the song at the end of "The Polar Express" (semi-animated movie with Tom Hanks). Although this song is about believing in the magic of Christmas, it also spoke to me of the need to believe in ourselves ....

Believe in what your heart is saying, hear the melody that's playing,
There's no time to waste; there so much to celebrate.
Believe in what you feel inside; give your dreams the wings to fly.
You have everything you need, if you just believe.

If you just believe.
If you just believe.
If you just believe...
Just believe...
Just believe!

Member Since: 6/24/2008

My Goals:
I lost 75 pounds the first Spark Year and my goal this new Spark Year is to lose 50 more.

My Program:
Control carbs using the nutrition tracker. Keep blood sugar below 120 every day. Walk and use dumbbells every day. Be active on SP.

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Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

- Corrie Ten Boom, author and human rights activist

I read this in a post by JANEY2009

Today is the only day you have to live. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is a mere theory.

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  • v KITTYF54
    hope to see you back soon!
    729 days ago
    Hi Chas !!! Long time no talk !!!
    I was just watching the news here in Cleveland and our local Sweet Adeline's were singing and I thought of you.
    Hope you are doing Well !
    OXOX Patti
    1016 days ago

    I just wanted to tell you that I have used your tuna casserole recipe for years and have LOVED it...I don't know why I never told you before now. In fact, for me its so decadent that feel I have to avoid it sometimes or I'll eat the whole thing at once!!!! lol


    1338 days ago
  • v MSILVER94
    Thank you for the goodie! And yes I feel a new spark! Do you?
    1339 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/26/2014 4:15:08 PM
  • v MSILVER94
    Wow your post to our team made me check my date and I joined on the same day you did 6 yrs ago!!!! I checked your comment last night at 1130pm so I was able to enjoy the last 30mins of the day recapping those years and being reminded of the commitment I made on that day. I have been off and on over the years but this is like opening my eyes to a new fresh start. This is actually the start of our new year!!!
    1339 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/25/2014 5:29:49 PM
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