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Never Quit Pledge

Tuesday, August 07, 2012      6 comments

August 7, 2012 Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being ... Read more

Why Goddess Created Women

Sunday, July 15, 2012      14 comments

Borrowed from MaryAlice on the UU team with some modification. 10. Goddess worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because men hate to ask for directions. 9. Goddess knew that Adam would one day need someone to hand him th... Read more

My June goal...not so much

Sunday, July 01, 2012      14 comments

I set June as the month I would tame the monster that is my closet. It has a nasty habit of swallowing everything within reach of its maw. I frequently have to rescue the cat from its bowels, and that's not a pretty image. So here is how I di... Read more

SP website run by Zuckerberg?

Saturday, June 23, 2012      9 comments

Change is not inevitable. Why change what works and what people are comfortable with? The Facebook change to that insipid Timeline was the last straw for me. My cover picture simply says, "I Hate Timeline" in bold, clashing colors. I can't s... Read more

Respect...There's an App for That

Thursday, May 24, 2012      6 comments

Posted with source duly cited. One of my friends shared this on Facebook, and I related the following story: In the *old* days when we still had those ugly black phon... Read more

On Today's Daily Spark: Do Not Expect Perfection

Sunday, May 20, 2012      9 comments

Wow, that blog plucked a very raw nerve for me, because the blogger could have been writing about my life: good girl, straight A's, too uncoordinated for sports, afraid to try anything that could result in failure. What surfaced, along with te... Read more

Goal and Beyond

Saturday, May 19, 2012      8 comments

Simple blog tonight. Declared victory on the weight goal and will be moving into maintenance mode, fully aware that I need to remain vigilant and keep tracking for the time being.... Read more

How Big Am I?

Friday, May 18, 2012      7 comments

The better question is this: What size do I wear? Today I have on my one pair of jeans that I bought at Macy's a few pounds ago. They're the stretchy, forgiving type, and they're size 14. 14?! WTH? Earlier this week I was wearing a pai... Read more

Rant blog: High-efficiency washers aren't

Tuesday, May 15, 2012      6 comments

Finally getting to my rant about front-loading, so-called "high-efficiency" washers. We bought one last fall when the 22-year old top-loading washer finally gave up the ghost. The first thing we noticed was that all those great pictures of the... Read more

Thanks, Mom, from Dairy Queen to Global Volksmarching

Sunday, May 13, 2012      7 comments

Wendy Bumgardner, who hosts the website walking.about.com, posted a question to Facebook this morning asking about walking mom memories. Instantly, I thought of walking to Dairy Queen with my mother and brother on hot summer evenings in Kansas.... Read more

Excuse me, I don't think we've met....

Wednesday, May 09, 2012      11 comments

I went to a retirement luncheon yesterday and ended up sitting next to a colleague I've worked several projects with over the years...not closely, but we did work together. Even though I had acknowledged him when he sat down late at the luncheo... Read more

Restaurants Trying to Appeal to Us

Monday, May 07, 2012      10 comments

Lately you may have noticed some of the ads on SparkPeople are from places you wouldn't expect a health-oriented site to want as sponsors. Places like Cheesecake Factory and Dunkin Donuts. I was actually a little angry when I started seeing Ch... Read more

April numbers are in, and they're not pretty

Wednesday, May 02, 2012      11 comments

Doing my Flybaby best not to procrastinate this month, so I didn't want to put off the dismal task of tallying up the April numbers. I'll start off with the successes: I continue to do well with water and meditation goals. As mentioned last m... Read more

End of April, Still Thinking About March

Monday, April 30, 2012      6 comments

Cannot believe it's already April 30, and I never looked at the March numbers (sorry, Lianne), so this is just a quick look back. What I did well: water, meditation. Other goals: - 10,000 steps 7X/week: zero weeks. Best: 5X (twice). Wor... Read more

Bye-bye mind clutter...the forgiveness project continues

Sunday, April 22, 2012      9 comments

I've read some very insightful blogs this morning that have me thinking about all the things I do...and do...and do...that save me from having to look inside myself at ugly things I've done or said in the past. If anyone watches GCB, I feel lik... Read more


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