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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Being Honest With Myself

Thursday, March 03, 2011      958 comments

If I told you I found the secret to success and happiness; if I told you that you could wrap up all of your self-help books and sell them at the book and music exchange; if I told you that you never had to track your food or exercise, ever again... Read more

Trusting Myself

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      15 comments

Opinions are like elbows, everybody has one. All you have to do is look out into the blogosphere and you will find that anyone with a lap top and an internet connection can espouse truths for all of creation, for all of time. Just ask me, LOL. I... Read more

Learning To Persevere

Monday, February 28, 2011      24 comments

I fell down October 9. I fell down very hard, tore up my right knee and my left wrist. It took my knee over two months to grow new skin and if I hold my wrist the wrong way, a sharp pain shoots up my left arm. Thank goodness I’m still good looki... Read more

5K Finish............Yay!!! (video blog)

Saturday, February 26, 2011      21 comments

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The Culture of Community

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      13 comments

There’s a certain self-consciousness that goes with being overweight. We avoid mirrors like the plague. We have a tendency to keep our ideas to ourselves because after all who is really going to listen to a fat person? We sit at home a lot and w... Read more

An Ode (Sorta) To February

Tuesday, February 22, 2011      15 comments

I owe February an apology. I will admit that for the longest time I have hated and despised her. She is mostly cold, gray and uncaring. She offers little sunshine and no solace. The one day she does offer a sliver of hope is designed around bin... Read more

Moving Forward

Monday, February 21, 2011      31 comments

I have learned a lot in the past year or so and not all of it has to do with calories, exercise and weight loss. In my pre-Spark days the slightest set back would have given me justification to hole up with an array of bad foods and allow them t... Read more

An Admission

Thursday, February 17, 2011      24 comments

I have to admit something to you and I hope it doesnt change the way you feel about me, but if it does, well so be it. I cant get in to tofu. I cant. It has no taste. Please oh please do not tell me to bake, broil barbecue or stir fry it w... Read more

Thinking, Feeling, Believing (video blog)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      15 comments

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From Point A to Point B (video blog)

Monday, February 14, 2011      12 comments

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My February Goals

Saturday, February 12, 2011      19 comments

Holy Calories Batman, it's almost mid month and I haven't set any goals yet. Well that's not entirely true. I have set them just not published them. I finally lost some weight!!! My last loss was December 13 and I wont bore ya with the dra... Read more

A Perfect Day

Saturday, February 12, 2011      11 comments

“You have not lived a perfect day...unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” Ruth Smeltzer Those have always been nice words to me. Maybe more, maybe a goal to shoot for, a high ideal to live by. S... Read more

Sometimes We Don't Know.....

Thursday, February 10, 2011      25 comments

I never met Amanda’s dad. If the weather breaks in the Western part of the state later today I am going to attend his funeral. I helped hire Amanda for a client of mine about five years ago and while I never knew her dad I knew he was a good man... Read more

No Matter How It's Packaged Stuffing Is Not Good For You

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      20 comments

When I joined Spark a little over a year ago I made a promise to myself that no matter how painful it was or how alone it made me feel I would never hide my feelings, my fears or my own self-doubts. If you read my blogs it’s often like riding Sp... Read more

A Walking Meditation

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      16 comments

I was looking for some meditations last night. I would like to start meditating before I excercise because I have noticed I am not as realxed as I should be prior to excercise and I end up with all sorts of little aches and pains. Anyways.... Read more

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