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Some people call these coincidences . . . I think they are affirmations from above
Monday, July 03, 2017      3 comments

I wish I had a nickel for each time something on my mind one day serves as the topic of my blog or a conversation with someone or just a niggling that won't go away, is the subject of a sermon at church, an article I read, or something someone a... Read more
Finding peace and a place of hope
Sunday, July 02, 2017      9 comments

When I find myself struggling, I've found that finding a quiet place where I can find peace within my own heart does wonders to ground me and reconnect me with hope and love. I used to think I needed to set aside a block of time that I was just... Read more
Join me in jumping for joy - not only a new day but a whole new month - July
Saturday, July 01, 2017      7 comments

Just trying to get into an upbeat mood to start another new month. My trip to spend time with family will get me off to a good start. My family eats pretty healthy meals and not a lot of junk foods. My aunt used to be horrible with having so muc... Read more
Just a quick note tonight
Friday, June 30, 2017      10 comments

I am pretty tired tonight and getting ready for bed. Walking the walk and sharing the journey helps me and maybe even a few others along the way. I think the MOST important part of the journey is learning to love ourselves and give ourselv... Read more
Planning is starting to make my trip more real
Thursday, June 29, 2017      11 comments

I made hotel reservations for our trip today. We got a pretty good deal. Normally we stay with my aunt but there are too many of us coming this time. We are also starting to pack. I have to check with the drugstore tomorrow because I have med... Read more
Date set for my trip changed
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      8 comments

My sister called today and asked if maybe Ed and I could change the dates of our trip. I didn't even have to take a second to know I would agree to the change, but then she gave me her reason for asking. Her son is bringing a very special woman... Read more
Tried and true or tired and blue
Tuesday, June 27, 2017      8 comments

Sometimes it's just the little things that trip me up. It isn't that I don't know what I need to do, but more often than I care to admit, it is that I just don't do them. I go to bed with great plans but while I sleep my motivation seems to ev... Read more
Thinking about going on a long fast . . .
Friday, June 23, 2017      14 comments

NO, not stopping eating but rather a MEDIA fast. The news, television, and even comedians are a constant barrage of input. If the input was uplifting, positive, and productive, it wouldn't be so bad, but the constant images of brutality, savag... Read more
Just about me today
Thursday, June 22, 2017      8 comments

I have been in emotional limbo this week. I have been anxious to plan some travel but at the same time, waiting for my friend to make her plans because I know she needs me to be here for her until she goes to visit her son and his family. She ... Read more
What to do when the scale gets stubborn
Wednesday, June 21, 2017      7 comments

Everyone is familiar with the dreaded plateau. Why does our weight loss suddenly slow down or stop completely even though we are doing everything right? There are dozens of reasons for a plateau and most of them are just a normal part of the p... Read more
What do I do when the best laid plans go astray?
Sunday, June 18, 2017      7 comments

Let me count the ways to get derailed even when we have a great plan. There is that unexpected schedule change. For me it will often be not having the chance to eat the lovely meal I planned. The alarm didn't go off, a parent comes in and... Read more
How do you start when the amount of weight to lose seems impossibly large?
Saturday, June 17, 2017      11 comments

First of all, there is nothing that will work for everyone or that works all the time. Having said that, some things are tried and true, tested and reliably more likely to result in long term weight loss that stays off for the long run. ... Read more
Magnificent, motivational, magically moving Monday
Monday, June 12, 2017      8 comments

Making my day mean more involves taking a closer look at myself and how I can make myself more actively involved in the world around me. Yesterday at church we had a visit from our bishop and his message was focused on outreach and taking ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lifestyle changes don't mean deprivation
Saturday, June 10, 2017      67 comments

Lifestyle changes mean finding ways to fit healthier bits and pieces together to create a LIFE filled with joy, pleasures and a rich tapestry of strength and love. It doesn't mean pigging out or starving yourself, but rather making choices and ... Read more
Making a difference, one moment at a time
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      3 comments

I saw something the other day that really resonated with me. It suggested that instead of teaching children to be extraordinary, we should teach them to make the ordinary amazing. It is a concept I have seen and heard before but for some reason... Read more

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