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Almost a year since I posted

Saturday, July 12, 2014

I walked away from SP because I realized I have such a perfectionist streak that I was devoting way too much time to the website and not enough time to life. I have gained about 3 pounds over the past year, but I am healthy. I've come back just to realign my eating habits. I hope to be a bit more conservative with my web time. Enjoy your day emoticon

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VICKIJOCOLE 7/12/2014 9:25AM

    3 pound gain means you retained the SPARK PEOPLE messages and good healthy living rules. CONGRATULATIONS and Welcome Back.

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KIM_H_ 7/12/2014 9:18AM

    It's always a question of balance. I've dedicated 2014 to a year of Balance. It's not easy, but keeping that in mind has also keep me on task to the goals I actually did accomplish this year.


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Do Something that Scares You

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Spark Coach today challenged us to do something that scares you. I sat here wondering what it was that scared me. A lot of my fears are more of the type where you worry about what the future may bring. I don't think that was what Coach intended.

Well it finally struck me, and I am going to do what scares me. My two grandsons (5 and 11) are coming down to the Cape for the weekend. It isn't so much that they scare me, it's the thought of having them for 4 days and 3 nights and knowing what to feed them, what to do to entertain them, and what to do when they start fighting (you know, the brotherly love kind of fighting). I want them to love to come down to visit with Grandma and Grandpa, so I guess I'm afraid of how to make the weekend work so that I enjoy it, but that they also enjoy it.

What's wrong with me, I brought up 3 sons and they are all healthy and happy grown ups now, so why does the thought of having 2 boys for 4 days scare me?

Wish me luck, I'm taking the challenge. emoticon

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LALMEIDA 7/25/2013 11:01PM

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MERRYMARY42 7/25/2013 8:42PM

    I would also find it a bit scary, but fun too, enjoy your time with you grandsons, special times

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AUNTB63 7/25/2013 4:17PM

    I can see this as "scary". The roles of a Mom and a Grandmother are very different. At least I think so. I guess you need to find that balance of the two. I know you can do this.....just don't fret too much about it. Have fun and enjoy these days with them. emoticon

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Teacher's Inspiration

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you,
who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next pateau,
sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'.
-Dan Rather

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
-Lee Iacocca

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MARIAJESTRADA 7/24/2013 2:01PM

    Yay! Go us!

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BARBANNA 7/23/2013 3:59PM

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Inspirational thought for today

Monday, July 15, 2013

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now,

-Denis Waitley

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AUNTB63 7/15/2013 10:38AM

    Very good advice for everyone.....thanks for sharing.

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JLEMUS1 7/15/2013 10:06AM

    So true!! emoticon emoticon

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GUDDIGO 7/15/2013 9:32AM

  Learn, Live and Plan....Learn for the past, live for today and plan for tomorrow.

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Whoah, kind of lost track of SP

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Just started a new job tutoring 3 times a week and totally got absorbed in it. I love working one on one with students and seeing their progress. But I really checked out of my daily activity here on SP.

Oh well, had some extra time today and I'm getting caught up.

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FITFRIT 6/19/2013 3:38PM

    It's a great feeling being able to help others though!

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KWOOD1955 6/19/2013 3:37PM

    At least you're back on track. Congrats on your new job and being back to SparkPeople!

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