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Peace on earth
Tuesday, December 19, 2017      8 comments

I was reading MOTHERNATURE's blog this am and it reminded me of ta devotional I read yesterday. This one comes form Billy Graham's flip calendar, and I love it, paraphrased: During he first World War, soldiers were in the trenches on both s... Read more
The Great Ascending
Thursday, December 14, 2017      3 comments

That's the title of today's mystery in the "Book of Mysteries" by Jonathon Chan. I can't wait to read it every morning and today's secret spoke to me as a Christian and as a Sparker! The author is at a school for adults, learning mysteries.... Read more
2 runners
Friday, December 08, 2017      3 comments

In my morning quite time, I read a book entitled, "The Book of Mysteries," by NY best selling author Jonathon Cahn. He tells of mysteries in the Bible that aren't as easily seen or understood because of the differences in our culture today. It's... Read more
5 important Things #5 DON'T QUIT!!
Monday, December 04, 2017      4 comments

This almost goes without saying...what we know is we are always ahead of anyone who quits! Most of us (I think) have started a weight loss program and quit. Maybe the loss was achieved and we thought we had it all under control. What happens? 90... Read more
5 Important Things #4 Set Goals
Sunday, December 03, 2017      5 comments

Well this is part and parcel to the mindset here at SP.This really should be no surprise that this is one very important component of being successful at anything. So how does one write a goal? A SMART goal looks at 5 aspects of goal settin... Read more
5 important Things #3 Attitude
Saturday, December 02, 2017      4 comments

I've heard it said that attitude is everything. I can tell you from almost 40 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist, that it is almost everything in my field! I have worked in nearly every possible environment: schools, long term ... Read more
5 Important Things #2: Appreciate People
Friday, December 01, 2017      4 comments

My daughter was teasing me yesterday. Our local Christian radio station gives away lots of prizes during the Christmas season. They use a Christmas train analogy and you pick a boxcar number for your prize when you are the winning caller. This y... Read more
Continue to Learn
Wednesday, November 29, 2017      4 comments

SparkPeople has so many wonderful resources, if we just tap into them! When I fist joined, I enjoyed getting a kick out of watching my points multiply when I read articles. I still do, but now I pick and choose the articles more precisely for th... Read more
5 important things
Tuesday, November 28, 2017      3 comments

I'm in the process of reading an older book (copywrite 1996) entitled "5 important things," by Jim Paluch. I've had this book for a long time, I think it was my husband's. We've been re-organizing several rooms since I have retired and I've gone... Read more
3 Beck Days
Saturday, November 18, 2017      2 comments

Day 38 talks about dealing with a plateau. While I don't need to or want to lose more weight than where I am right now in this 5 pound range, I have certainly ad plateaus many times along my journeys. What I learned pretty early is that it's tim... Read more
More from Beck
Thursday, November 16, 2017      8 comments

Day 35 is a weigh in day. I weigh myself nearly every day and am content with where I am. Typically I have about a 4-5 pound range now where I am happy. I have learned that I don't have to eat all day long and have plenty of activities that keep... Read more
Solving Problems
Wednesday, November 15, 2017      4 comments

Day 34 of the Beck book is all bout solving problems. I think the idea of problems is relative. What is a problem for me may not be a problem for me, and vice versa. In addition our response to the same problem may be entirely different and both... Read more
Emotional Eating
Tuesday, November 14, 2017      8 comments

So this is the one thing I think nearly everyone does at some time. How many times d we sit down and watch a movie or TV she and the characters choose to eat ice cream because they are depressed... or go out for a night of drinking (more than 1 ... Read more
Days 31 and 31 of Beck
Monday, November 13, 2017      4 comments

31 is easy...I don't drink. I grew up in a double header...both parents drank to excess. My dad was an abusive falling down drunk. MY mother drank to cope. I was sneaking alcohol by the time I was 12 and polishing off a 6-pack of Colt 45 at 16. ... Read more
Things to think about
Sunday, November 12, 2017      2 comments

Beck Day 29 speaks of resisting food pushers. Honestly, I don't recall having difficulty with this problem. It would not be uncommon for me to attend a social event and choose not to eat anything at all, even when something wonderful is being ha... Read more

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