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Sharing Part of Us

Tuesday, March 15, 2011      15 comments

I have spent the last eight Monday evenings with a very special group of people. Like me, each of them has devoted their lives to helping people in some form or fashion. Through the marvels of Go To Meeting. com I have been able to listen to and... Read more

The Balancing Act

Monday, March 14, 2011      21 comments

We blow right past those warnings donít we? You know the ones that say we should exercise five to six days per week and take a day off for our bodies to rest and rejuvenate. But we know better donít we? That exhortation is for sissies and slacke... Read more

Our Friends

Sunday, March 13, 2011      21 comments

They are often over looked, taken for granted, remembered occasionally with an email, a card or a prayer. They exist in the back ground, like pleasant music, we know they are there but donít often feel the need to acknowledge them. They cause u... Read more

Sharing A Burden (video blog)

Friday, March 11, 2011      19 comments

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What If..............

Tuesday, March 08, 2011      32 comments

Ö.I woke up this morning with the same expectation for my day that a child has on Christmas morning. Ö.I couldnít wait to leave the house because I was so excited about the new people I was going to meet and the new things I was going to le... Read more

Where's My Energy --- Looking At My Life

Monday, March 07, 2011      24 comments

The scariest part of my day comes when I find myself with nothing to do. There is a blank space on the calendar, the phone doesnít ring, and no one knocks on the door. There is no b log to write, no seminar to conduct, no client to assist. It is... Read more

Me and My Scale or Honesty Part Two (video blog)

Friday, March 04, 2011      14 comments

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Anthem 5k Photo

Thursday, March 03, 2011      40 comments

Someone snapped this photo of me Saturday and found my email address via bib number and sent it my way. Just thought I'd share....... My immediate reaction is I need running shorts that fit, LOL Read more

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 Iím 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

Thereís 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

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