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The "Why"

Wednesday, September 23, 2015      2 comments

Another round of BLC begins today. This past weekend as a challenge I suggested that all of those who had signed on as SEALS identify their goals for the next 12 weeks, Dawn Michelle went a step further challenging us to name the "why". Me, wel... Read more

Challenge reflection about exercise

Sunday, August 09, 2015      3 comments

So I signed up for the sparkpeople plateau busting challenge ( do I really want to bust a plateau or did I want to see what their new design was or did I want the points....don't know...BUT) and today's assignment is to blog about exercise and r... Read more

Reflections on Eating at the Table.

Monday, July 20, 2015      3 comments

Some of the BLC weekend challenges this round have really challenged me....fancy that. This week the challenge which I successfully completed, but really really challenged me was "Eat at a table, away from the TV, computer, cell phone, etc for ... Read more

Food choice grumpies

Saturday, June 27, 2015      6 comments

I'm out of sorts for a couple reasons, but one is this weekend's BLC weekend challenge tiny little boxes which gently say "One meal no processed food." That makes me grumpy....because my rational suggests that most of the food I eat is processe... Read more

This crazy weight loss journey

Saturday, June 13, 2015      4 comments

I've been on sparkpeople long enough that I've seen a lot of people come and a good portion of them go and some come back and most folks I've seen struggle to lose weight, to maintain weight loss, to deal with emotional issues that prompt overea... Read more

Food choices

Tuesday, June 09, 2015      5 comments

I'm pondering....which is always dangerous, but I'm pondering about the problems that we'uns get into regarding food. Specifically, this business of eating at home vs. eating out. Seems to me that when you like to cook, eating at home is not a... Read more

Life goes on

Thursday, April 16, 2015      4 comments

And life goes on.....thank the good Lord. The sun is streaming in our front door as I type this morning. How wonderful. I've had several good walks with 1 minute running (trotting actually) at Pearson Park although my knee seems to be grumpy ... Read more

I'm still grinning

Monday, April 13, 2015      6 comments

After my test, someone said I had a big grin on my face....don't think I felt it at the time, but right now that grin keeps coming back....I did it. One of the things that reminds me of that is that "goal board" on the start page....I had that ... Read more

I did it

Sunday, April 12, 2015      7 comments

It only took 16 years, but I did it. I took my aikido shodan test....that translates to my black belt test in aikido. I feel really good about it and still acknowledge that the accomplishment is really the beginning. In fact in the aikido wor... Read more

Meltdown Moments

Saturday, April 04, 2015      2 comments

I don't know about you...but I occasionally have my meltdown moments. I used to be able to blame it on TOM or PMS or whatever initials you wanted to pick....I can no longer blame it on anything other than who I am in a situation that I'm in at a... Read more


Wednesday, March 25, 2015      2 comments

One of the little blocks that flashes across my start page on my motivation board says: "Build Confidence." I am definitely in the flight pattern for my aikido black belt test. My sensei is definitely watching...pushing...pushing. This is rea... Read more

Finding the right picture.

Monday, March 23, 2015      2 comments

Trying to find the right picture that describes where I'm at is tough.....I really enjoy MOTHER-NATURE's Morning Cup of's like always the best image. Here's my images and they relate to the end of the winter....the expectation ... Read more

On funks

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      5 comments

I hate getting in a funk....actually I really dislike the process of picking myself back up and getting myself out of a negative mood swing. I'd like to think that I'm not excessively moody....I don't even have the right to blame it on TOM anym... Read more


Saturday, February 21, 2015      5 comments

I'm a Christian and that happens to be an important part of my life - that does not preclude appreciating parts of other religious paths that Christians don't focus on as much. (of course that said, one could argue that among the many paths that... Read more

True Confessions

Friday, February 13, 2015      4 comments

Doesn't that sound ominous.....actually the true confessions....I didn't track my dinner last night....not only did I not track my dinner....I didn't even try. emoti... <a href=Read more

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