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For The Mom's

Sunday, May 09, 2010      20 comments

My mother quit school when she was sixteen. Her father had died, it was the Depression and she had a younger sister. There were no programs to assist families back then. She did, as she so often told us, what she had to do. She never looked back... Read more

Saturday Musings

Saturday, May 08, 2010      23 comments

First and foremost a sincere thank you to everyone who comments on my blogs. I appreciate your insight and your support and when I use your wisdom with other people, rest assured you get the credit. I am stronger, wiser and much more confident b... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Heroes.......... Like You!!!

Friday, May 07, 2010      46 comments

I am my own hero and you are yours. As we slog and slosh through our days and pin our hopes on saints and other sinners, when all is said and done the real hero in my life is me and you in yours. We never see it that way. We tend to compar... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How We Define Ourselves (video blog)

Thursday, May 06, 2010      34 comments

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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. Iím 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 havenít 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. Itís something I have done since the late eighties. A friend gave me the book for a birthday present and in close to twenty years itís 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 weekís 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 doesnít 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 donít talk about you much. I donít 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 ďone of those day.Ē I keep looking for the category but I canít seem to find it. Youíve had them to. They are the night in the hotel where you feel like you didnít 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: ďEven a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then.Ē 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


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