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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Dont Just Do Something, Sit There!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      57 comments

Let me let you in on a little secret you most likely were not aware of: You are perfect just the way you are. Yup you read right. As you sit in front of your computer drinking in every word you read, YOU, the person who believes t... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Changing From The Inside Out

Monday, April 19, 2010      193 comments

I have been dieting most of my adult life. I used to say I had a moderate degree of success until it dawned on me this morning I was looking at things the wrong way. Most of my inspiration comes in the shower. There’s just something nice about ... Read more

Many Thanks

Sunday, April 18, 2010      13 comments

A very quick but hopefully sincere note to thank all of you who posted your feelings, reactions and comments on my Friday blog "After Much Thought: My Four Months As A Spark Person." I usually try to respond to each person individually, bec... Read more

Odds and Ends and Catching Up

Friday, April 16, 2010      18 comments

I thought I’d write a quick blog on the boring stuff, lol. Some of you asked about Christa, the fitness instructor at my gym, how “our relationship is proceeding,” so to speak. Let me just say: Not as well as I had hoped it would. She speak... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts After Much Thought: My Four Months As A Spark Person

Friday, April 16, 2010      321 comments

I am not quite sure how you speak from your heart on paper, and have the desired effect. I have started this blog five times, got up in frustration, only to begin again. I decided it was time to just put it out there and let you spend the rest o... Read more

Waiting For Change

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      32 comments

Change usually doesn’t happen overnight. I should know. I stare down at my belly every morning and there is actually a part of me that still expects it to have magically disappeared over night. I have to grin because it reminds me of that old pa... Read more

I Should Get This Scared More Often

Monday, April 12, 2010      27 comments

Thanks to all of you who posted your support for me and in the same breath I am glad that my experience could make some of you look at your own fears and doubts. I think that’s one of the reasons we are here - - to support each other. I can sta... Read more

You May Not Know It But I Am Scared

Monday, April 12, 2010      23 comments

“You can only lead others where you, yourself are prepared to go.” I am scared. No, let me rephrase that. I am very scared. A few hours from now I’ll walk onto a gym floor, grab a stability ball and begin one half hour of an Ab-Crunch ... Read more

Thank You and Good Night

Friday, April 09, 2010      13 comments

I want to thank everyone who responded to my blog posting earlier today for all your detailed and well thought out advice on how I can get out of my rut. Believe it or not I have already put some of it into practice. I am taking a Ab-Blast... Read more

An Emotional Plateau

Friday, April 09, 2010      27 comments

I have not felt right for over a week. Oh, I have been going through the motions. I have kept my caloric and exercise commitments. I have blogged and participated in challenges amongst the teams I belong to. I just feel kind of, well, blah. I ha... Read more

The Me I Be

Thursday, April 08, 2010      30 comments

When I was in college Mike lived across the hall from me. I always wanted to be like him. He was smart, athletic and was one of those guys who always said and did the right thing. While he was a year older than me, we shared a few classes and I ... Read more

WARNING: If You Are Looking For Warm and Fuzzy Ya Might Wanna Skip This One

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      43 comments

I learn a lot from my granddaughter every time I am with her. Kids are amazingly honest and they don’t have a lot of inhibitions. They have to grow up and become and wise, sorta like me and you, before they learn the art of being secretive and ... Read more

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

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