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Learning and Loss
Monday, March 12, 2018      5 comments

Loss, regardless of the cause, is one of the most profound feelings we, as humans, get to process. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was incredibly on point when she she published her key work so many years ago. The steps of grief are walked through by... Read more
It's Time to Come Clean With Myself!
Saturday, February 10, 2018      10 comments

I have happily been a SparkPeople member since August 1st, 2012. It is a wonderful program with such loving support. In many respects, SP saved my life. The people of the program helped me lose 210 pounds between my date of joining and August 1s... Read more
No Harm and No Excuses
Sunday, January 21, 2018      5 comments

So much to share and so much to include, but I will keep it to the most pertinent points. On the negative side, I have felt ill and had a cold since Christmas Day. This has played havoc with my weight and exercise plan. I have either been not ea... Read more
It's Time to Examine My Process
Friday, September 15, 2017      5 comments

When I found out that my high school was having an All Years Reunion this year (a once every 4 years occurrence), I made the decision that, after having missed every other reunion in the 41 years since I graduated, I was going to go. Like the go... Read more
Wednesday, August 09, 2017      6 comments

...you just have to allow yourself to breathe and just be... Today got to be one of those days. I sat near a waterfront park with a stellar view of Mt. Rainier and just let myself relax and take in the beauty of where I live. I don't allow mysel... Read more
The Joys of a Learning Curve
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      5 comments

Every day I get to wake up it's a good thing! It is especially more awesome now that I have a wonderful partner who makes it his job that I know I am well appreciated and told frequently each day that I am loved. I didn't realize how much I miss... Read more
Finding Glimmers in the Soot
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      2 comments

It has been a very problematic and trial filled last several months for me, especially as my sinus infection continues to linger into the end of its fourth month. There have been numerous other issues that have also made things complicated, not ... Read more
Facing Realities
Friday, February 17, 2017      8 comments

There has been a lot that has happened with me the last 6 months and I am having a very difficult time processing it all, accepting limitations I never thought I would have to face again, and dealing with health issues that were both unforeseen ... Read more
Being Sick Can Take A Toll on Progress!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      6 comments

It started as a slightly scratchy throat and a bit of head congestion the Monday before Thanksgiving. I figured it was no big deal and that I, as usual, would skate through it in a day or two. Holy Hannah was I wrong! Here I sit, 7 weeks la... Read more
Finding a New Balance
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      5 comments

It's funny how life can change direction on a dime. I blogged a while back about delving into a new relationship after being a widow for 8 years and how unnerving and exciting the prospects were for someone like me. To say that it has been a vas... Read more
I don't normally do this, but I have to say something...
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      4 comments

The outcome of the election is nothing more than a statement that people are tired of the status quo. Whether or not you feel the results are good, bad, or indifferent, people are tired of being taken advantage of by a system that is extremely ... Read more
And So It Begins...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      4 comments

The new school year is in full bloom and the paperwork faerie has urped on my desk. Don't get me wrong, I am NOT complaining! I love what I do and thoroughly appreciate the students with whom I work. Each is such a unique being with his or her o... Read more
Preparing for the Unknown
Thursday, June 16, 2016      7 comments

Okay, I admit it... I am worried about the surgical procedure I have to have tomorrow. The thought of having things growing inside me, no matter how small, is terrifying in itself. The fact that they are outside of my immediate control certainl... Read more
Where did the time go?
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      13 comments

I was reading a member's blog and congratulating her on her 500th day on SparkPeople and acknowledging the lessons she has learned when the question popped into my mind, "Just how long have you been on SP now?" I did some research and found a du... Read more
Letting Myself Start to Love Again...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      10 comments

I'll be honest. Dating in your 50's is not exactly a bed of roses. As a matter of fact, I think it should require a helmet (for the number of times you'll want to slam your head into the wall over the audacity and sense of entitlement displayed ... Read more

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