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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What Spark People Means To Me

Tuesday, July 06, 2010      35 comments

A friend directed to me to a blog the other day that questioned the overall benefits of Spark People, specifically the reliance some people have on each other through online friendships. To be honest with you at first I was a bit peeved. I have ... Read more

Being Free

Sunday, July 04, 2010      28 comments

Itís hard for me to relate to events that occurred over two hundred years ago. I have only seen them dramatized or read about them. In other words I have little to no perspective. I know that a lot of people utilized a lot of courage to make som... Read more

And So We Begin......... With A "Thank You."

Friday, July 02, 2010      27 comments

For some time now people who get to know me end up with one thing in common. They look me in the eye and say "You should write a book." This is usually followed by Joan elbowing me and saying something like "I've only been telling him that for t... Read more

The Things We Think Sometimes.......

Thursday, July 01, 2010      38 comments

I hadnít been to a lunch meeting of the Optimists for over a month. Work kept me out of town. I was looking forward to seeing a lot of folks I had missed in that time. Everyone that greeted me congratulated me on my weight loss and the article t... Read more

Be Still and Know That I Am God

Wednesday, June 30, 2010      22 comments

It has always been my favorite quote and it has followed me around all my life. Every time I have hit a rough patch or havenít quite been able to discern something it sits there staring at me. I had a tooth pulled Monday. Actually it had ... Read more

The Main Thing........

Monday, June 28, 2010      28 comments

It took me a few minutes to get it all straight in my head. Iím glad Mass lasts awhile. During the sermon our pastor talked about being on a weeklong youth retreat with one hundred eighth graders. He talked about how they played games and sports... Read more

Sometimes It's All In Your Head (video blog)

Friday, June 25, 2010      13 comments

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Sometimes, LOL, The Stones Just Have To Suffice.....

Thursday, June 24, 2010      18 comments

It's been a week. If you could peer through your computer and see my world we could all agree and nod and I could stop writing. It dont work that way. Life never stops. Since last Friday I have had the gear shift rammed into fifth gear and ... Read more

Locating The Diamonds

Wednesday, June 23, 2010      29 comments

There is an old song that has a line it that goes, ďSome days are diamonds, some days are stones.Ē I have come to believe that there are diamonds every single day of my life. Itís just that some days I have to look a bit harder for them than oth... Read more

Stuff Happens

Tuesday, June 22, 2010      21 comments

Did you know that thin people live in a perfect world? They must, otherwise they wouldnít be thin. Itís those of us who are overweight who have all those fatal character flaws. Thatís why we are overweight. I promise I wonít say this too very lo... Read more

Gaining Support

Monday, June 21, 2010      28 comments

Iíll be the first person to stand up and admit I have whined and complained about not receiving the ever elusive ďSupport.Ē It comes in all shapes and sizes and I often use it as an excuse for not being successful as in ďIf I only had the suppor... Read more

Accountability Is Not A Dirty Word (video blog)

Friday, June 18, 2010      22 comments

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This Is One for The Book...........

Thursday, June 17, 2010      35 comments

Rarely if ever do I blog twice in one day. I could not pass up this opportunity and I think you will agree with me when I am done. One of the clients I am coaching approached me a few months back about my weight loss. He asked what I did. I... Read more

Six Months of Sparking

Thursday, June 17, 2010      24 comments

If you had told me six months ago that my life would have changed this dramatically in a short period of time I might have suggested you get yourself drug screened. Yes, the weight loss is wonderful, super and all those other fantabulous modifie... Read more

The Struggle

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      28 comments

If this was easy, anyone could do it. Itís why dieting doesnít work. Someone lures you in with promises of an overnight life style change and glossy pictures of people who donít exist to begin with and suddenly we are all sixteen again. Wel... Read more

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