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A Community of One

Monday, October 24, 2011      26 comments

I woke up this morning and it dawned on me that I have been part of Spark People for almost two years. I came here to lose weight. I'd tried everything else, I figured what the heck......... This WAS FREE!!! I lost a ton of weight, I hurt my leg... Read more

Looking For What's Right

Thursday, October 20, 2011      19 comments

The average salary in the National Basketball Association last year was 5.5 million dollars. Many made less, but many made more. Of the four major sports, baseball, basketball, football and hockey, basket all players are paid the most on avera... Read more

Ring, Ring........ "Who's On The Other End."

Wednesday, October 19, 2011      22 comments

Do you remember when you HAD to answer the telephone to reveal who was calling you? Do you remember those “old days?” I think it was only about twenty years ago. First came answering machines. Did you ever sit looking at your phone waiting... Read more

The Value of Friends

Tuesday, October 18, 2011      26 comments

My back and legs are healing. It's a slow process but it's a process that is moving forward. Each day I notice a change, sometimes slight, but a change none-the less. God blessed me with a good chiropractor. She listens to me, has tailored a pr... Read more

Stumbles Lead To New Steps (video blog)

Monday, October 17, 2011      9 comments

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Please Dont Wait Eight Years to View This......... (video blog)

Thursday, October 13, 2011      9 comments

Musings, Ramblings and a bit of music... Read more

Even The Pain

Monday, October 10, 2011      19 comments

I take a step forward and the pain radiates through my hip and buttock. My leg bends a bit. I feel my shoulders tense. My torso grows rigid and my anxiety level starts to creep higher. My hands clench the handle of the grocery cart. It comes and... Read more

Resist Nothing

Sunday, October 09, 2011      13 comments

I lie in bed last night and I began wondering about all the things I won’t think about. Maybe you know what I’m talking about? They are the thoughts that usually end with “But that’s the past and the past is the past.” Or “Let’s not go there……….... Read more

My Wisdom?

Thursday, October 06, 2011      18 comments

I got more than one Spark mail asking me how I adjusted my meal plan last week to achieve an almost ten pound weight loss. For what it's worth here is some of my strategy: 1. I didn't try to lose weight I set up a plan to do what was right ... Read more

Gone For Good, I Hope

Tuesday, October 04, 2011      35 comments

I hung around mostly in the back ground the past week. Part of it was fear, part panic and part realization that if I didn’t do something soon and quick, I would have regained ALL the weight I’d lost in the past two years. I’d ballooned to 303.... Read more

Finding Wisdom and Bliss

Monday, September 26, 2011      22 comments

If we are not careful, wisdom and bliss will team up, hunt us down and infect us with their own unique brand of mirth. I’m not quite sure what will happen then but I can imagine, just from my limited exposure, it will be a good thing. Last ... Read more

Letting Life Come To You

Thursday, September 22, 2011      19 comments

Awhile back someone crooned “The blues don’t care who’s got em’” I’d be lying if I told you I bounce out of bed each morning with a grin in my face and a song in my heart. Most days it’s a bit of a struggle. My mind fills up quickly with everyth... Read more

With A Little Help From My Friends

Wednesday, September 21, 2011      22 comments

Tomorrow evening somewhere around seven I’ll be sworn in as president of our local chapter of The Optimist’s International. I wasn’t the first choice for this office. Three people turned it down and I said yes. The look on the election committ... Read more

My Attitude Determines My Altitude

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      22 comments

I’ll admit loud and clear that I am unabashedly a fan of Zig Ziglar. Oh the other motivational gurus are fine, but when I am in desperate need of a pick-me-up, a lift of the spirit or simply a kick in the butt, Old Zig is who I go to. Zig... Read more

A Matter of Perspective

Monday, September 19, 2011      20 comments

Our oldest son moved into a new home. He’d lived in the same apartment for over ten years. You can imagine what he accumulated!! One bedroom was akin to entering an archeological dig. As we helped him sort through his collection, sitting in a co... Read more


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