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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Cheating ME

Wednesday, May 05, 2010      106 comments

Terry and I had been talking for close to an hour. He had told me fifteen times how his lack of success in life stemmed from a verbally abusive father. Fifteen times, I know because I was keeping track. I’m not sure whether it was out of frustr... Read more

Gone With The Wind

Tuesday, May 04, 2010      22 comments

I have a full day in the car, with three or four stops over the next ten hours. I'll be back later this evening. I hope everyone has a great day and thank you so much for all your love, friendship and support. You are a great bunch of... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Finding Imperfection and Then Smiling

Monday, May 03, 2010      49 comments

If you have followed the adventures of this over weight middle aged traveler, you will know that for the last two days I had checked into the Anxiety Hotel, penthouse suite, for what apprised to be an extended stay. If you haven’t read Saturday ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Setback and A Lesson Learned

Sunday, May 02, 2010      158 comments

Every morning I receive a small meditation via email. It’s something I have done since the late eighties. A friend gave me the book for a birthday present and in close to twenty years it’s been torn and mutilated to the point it was falling ap... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Day Before My Weigh In and A Plea To Those Who Have Reached Their Goals

Saturday, May 01, 2010      67 comments

Today is the day before my weekly weigh in. Every Sunday morning I get on the scale and I weigh in. The world holds its breath. The night before I write down my previous week’s weight on a sticky note and put it on the bathroom wall. I pl... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Ice Cream Cone

Friday, April 30, 2010      40 comments

Just because I am over weight doesn’t mean I am a victim. Oh, let me tell you, I have played that role enough times in my life to win a major award. But if I am really serious about my own health than I am anything but a victim. I am the sum tot... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Dear Lord............

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      46 comments

Dear Lord; It dawned on me while I was eating my supper that I talk to you a lot but I don’t talk about you much. I don’t let people know that at the root of every good thing I do is the gentle and patient guidance you supply me, the insigh... Read more

Rollin' With The Flow

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      35 comments

I wish I could get Spark points for enduring “one of those day.” I keep looking for the category but I can’t seem to find it. You’ve had them to. They are the night in the hotel where you feel like you didn’t sleep a wink. You wake up in the mor... Read more

Accidental Success

Tuesday, April 27, 2010      36 comments

One of my favorite movies is The Legend of Bagger Vance. There is a line in that movie you have probably heard before. It goes like this: “Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then.” For the longest time, in my life, you could have... Read more

Putting Back

Monday, April 26, 2010      30 comments

I had two Spark friends reach their goal weights over the weekend. They were proud of their accomplishments as they should be. I was happy for them , until I allowed that evil twin brother of mine, AKA, my creative sub conscious, to lead me astr... Read more

Sunday: Lets Be Happy

Sunday, April 25, 2010      24 comments

Having fun along the way is a key to balancing our lives. If we dont..... well I heard a story one time about a second grader who passed a not up to her teacher. When the teacher opened the note it read: "Dear Teacher, if you are happy woul... Read more

Weekend Survival

Saturday, April 24, 2010      28 comments

“You’re bored aren’t you?” That would be Joan watching me stand in front of the refrigerator, peering inside looking for something to eat. “No,” I would reply somewhat defensively and with a know it all sniff. “I am just a bit hungry.”... Read more

My Veggie Pizza

Friday, April 23, 2010      18 comments

Here is my veggie pizza recipe. It has 382 calories the way I make it, but if you substitute low fat mozzarella for the parmesan, and no cal cooking spray for the olive oil you can reduce it a bit. Crust: Spinach wrap ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What We Are Worth

Friday, April 23, 2010      96 comments

The next time you are sitting in line at the local drive thru, see how long it takes before you become impatient. It takes me all of twenty seconds before I start tapping my foot, massaging the steering wheel and muttering “Come on, what’s the ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts One More Time....LOL (video blog)

Thursday, April 22, 2010      37 comments

Lets Try This Again... Read more

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