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Standing In The Way of My Success…….

Tuesday, April 06, 2010      28 comments

………. Is me. Yes, you read that correctly. The largest, (no pun intended.) obstacle to me finding and fulfilling my dreams is me, myself and I and any other cute comparison I might include about myself. I am not afraid of failure. Shoot, I know w... Read more

Don't Forget About Your Dreams

Monday, April 05, 2010      21 comments

By all accounts Saturday should have been picture perfect. Joan and I went to the mall with our granddaughter where she got her very own personalized Chicago Cubs baseball hat and as a bonus Grandma Joan took her on the carousel. The carousel i... Read more

Suprise!!!! It's me!!!! (video blog)

Saturday, April 03, 2010      25 comments

My very first video blog. I have never done this before so I am not sure how the quality will show up on your computer.... Read more

The Magic (And I Dont Mean The Basketball Team From Orlando!!!)

Friday, April 02, 2010      23 comments

My granddaughter is coming for Easter. This is wonderful on so many levels. First, the energy level ramps up tenfold in the house when she is around. Don’t make any plans for “me” time” unless it directly relates to her. The term whirlwind is an... Read more

Good Intentions

Thursday, April 01, 2010      29 comments

If you didn’t read my posting yesterday on fighting off the arch enemy often referred to as dessert you might want to scan it quickly or this posting might not make sense. When we last left our hero (That would be me.) he had just turned do... Read more

Small Victories

Wednesday, March 31, 2010      33 comments

We all recall our major victories. The first time we were able to walk, run, cycle or swim without feeling like we were going to die. Maybe it was the first time we stepped on the scale and saw that the hard work, education and determination was... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Stuff We Do Not Like To Talk About; But Should

Tuesday, March 30, 2010      70 comments

Sometimes this journey is so happy and so full of joy as we move forward that we forget about the pain. It may come in a snide comment, a giggle or an odd look. Someone may comment on a part of our anatomy and all the good will and all the... Read more

A Sincere, Albeit, Quick Word of Thanx!!

Monday, March 29, 2010      4 comments

To all of you who responded publicly and privately to my request for info on living a vegetarian life style I say emoticonRead more

You Can Still Enjoy A Good Meal

Monday, March 29, 2010      14 comments

I love to eat. I can see a lot of you nodding your heads in silent agreement. Not only am I an emotional eater I am an eater who looks at a meal as something that can be a wonderful life experience. I love to cook, to bake, to grill. I brew my o... Read more

Halfway There

Sunday, March 28, 2010      20 comments

As of this morning I am slightly more than half way towards my original weight goal. When I began, what has become the seventh best experience in my life, (My wedding day and birth of six kids ranks one through six.) I set a goal of losing one h... Read more

I Need some Assistance, Please

Saturday, March 27, 2010      12 comments

I am looking for some resources that might help me better understand the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Since I have been a Spark person I realized that I am only eating meat about twice a week and I have only had red meat twice in four months!!... Read more

Finding Support For Our Journey

Friday, March 26, 2010      24 comments

I feel really good about the choices I made at dinner last night. The only real issue I had was the unsweet iced tea I drank. Our server, who did and excellent job kept my glass full. I was awake until late last night. So I turned on my computer... Read more

Dodging Bullets and Then To Bed

Thursday, March 25, 2010      16 comments

First of all thanks so much to each of you who responded to my blog on humor and its effect on our lives. This may sound like a very poor excuse but I am dead tired from work and while I want to respond to each of you individually, the spirit is... Read more

"I Can't Think With My Pants On."

Wednesday, March 24, 2010      25 comments

My oldest son John told me that one night when he was five. He was wrestling with whatever mystery five year olds wrestle with sitting in the middle of his bedroom he was dressed in a blue polo shirt, black socks and Superman Under-Oo’s. His pan... Read more

More Than Diet and Excercise

Wednesday, March 24, 2010      16 comments

There is an old proverb that goes something like this: “The way you see the world is the way you see yourself. “ When I am on top of the world nothing can bother me. Things that might get under my skin on a bad day roll right off my ba... Read more


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