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  • Grateful

    11/26/2015 10:56:26 AM, by GOLFGMA

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    11/25/2015 10:59:44 AM, by GOLFGMA

    Our family had our annual meal with my mom at our house on Sunday, November 22. We do this each year so the grandchildren who are married can sh... Read more

  • My First One

    11/24/2015 7:23:04 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Today I received the first of three Synvis injections in my right knee. The PA who administered the shot said to think of it as an oil change fo... Read more

  • No One But Us!

    11/18/2015 9:28:21 PM, by GOLFGMA

    We choose our goals and it up to us to make it h... Read more

  • Day 37: Thankful

    11/16/2015 7:10:47 PM, by ANNERIE133

    My daughter's ultrasound came back and showed that everything is normal. The doctor said she'll do a retest on her liver enzymes in a couple of ... Read more

  • What We Really Need

    11/16/2015 8:17:37 AM, by GOLFGMA

    Americans spend over ten billion dollars a year on vitamins. Sadly, the amount of supplements analyzed by consumer groups that contained doses ... Read more

  • Day 33: An Experiment in Pancakes

    11/12/2015 9:44:19 AM, by ANNERIE133

    I love pancakes. Love them. I don't have memories of my family eating them around the table on weekends but rather the neighbor that used to ta... Read more

  • It's My Life

    11/11/2015 10:01:20 AM, by GOLFGMA

    Seems I will have to adjust my exercise routine to get past the overstretched hamstring I find myself with. Dr Lang gave me a list of therapy st... Read more

  • Day 32

    11/11/2015 7:39:02 AM, by ANNERIE133

    Today is the day of my daughter's ultrasound to see what's going on with her liver. Both she and I are glad it is finally here. We're both plan... Read more

  • Relief!

    11/10/2015 5:39:58 PM, by GOLFGMA

    The horrible pain I experienced on Sunday evening h... Read more

  • How Could I Do This?

    11/9/2015 7:04:54 PM, by GOLFGMA

    I am so bummed today! Last evening while exercising I managed to injure my right knee again. This is the knee already needing surgery. Today I... Read more

  • Celebrating

    11/7/2015 7:24:26 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Got my 70,000 steps in early today and I am celebrating. Just hanging out watching a Hallmark movie. Hope all... Read more

  • Day 27: TGIF

    11/6/2015 10:55:32 PM, by ANNERIE133

    This has been a long week which is kind of funny to say since I'm on sabbatical. It was a really long, arduous week -- one where nothing went as... Read more

  • Philosophy

    11/6/2015 8:01:36 AM, by GOLFGMA

    I need to remember this when making daily choices. ... Read more

  • Day 26: Worried

    11/5/2015 4:30:45 PM, by ANNERIE133

    My beautiful daughter recently had her yearly physical check-up and her lab tests came back showing that her liver enzymes are at 150 (normal is ... Read more

  • Day 24: Community Makes a Difference

    11/3/2015 8:36:35 PM, by ANNERIE133

    Eight months ago I moved from the West Coast of the U.S. to the Southeast. I've heard all about southern hospitality but to experience it has be... Read more

  • Just Woke Up

    11/3/2015 9:55:57 AM, by GOLFGMA

    We have all read blogs on this sight regarding the ... Read more

  • Day 23: Perspective

    11/2/2015 7:48:58 PM, by ANNERIE133

    This has been my favorite poem for as long as I can remember. Edmund Vance Cooke isn't a very well known poet but he is the author of the follow... Read more


    11/1/2015 10:34:42 AM, by GOLFGMA

    Be so happy That when others Look at ... Read more

  • Day 22: Priority # 1

    11/1/2015 9:11:05 AM, by ANNERIE133

    Priority # 1 -- why does that sound so self-absorbed when we think of this in terms of ourselves and so noble when we think in terms of others th... Read more

  • Almost!

    10/30/2015 5:12:32 PM, by GOLFGMA

    When my DH came in for lunch and said he was going to clean up our lawn this afternoon I had just finished a 3 mile workout with a Leslie Lansone... Read more

  • Day 20: Lovely Little Things

    10/30/2015 5:05:21 PM, by ANNERIE133

    There's something so wonderful about not placing so much energy and focus on food. I've noticed over the last three weeks that I'm turning less ... Read more

  • Day 19: Life Is Beautiful

    10/28/2015 9:57:34 PM, by ANNERIE133

    It truly is. Weight loss is a means to an end. I want to lose the weight so that I can not only love myself more but my family too. Thinking a... Read more

  • Silence

    10/28/2015 10:29:42 AM, by GOLFGMA

    I find this to be true and I totally enjoy silence... Read more

  • Day 18: The Spark

    10/27/2015 12:11:37 PM, by ANNERIE133

    Found the book The Spark at my local library and started reading it this weekend. It's been on my list to read for quite awhile but the frugal p... Read more

  • Day 17: Mayday Monday

    10/27/2015 12:01:09 PM, by ANNERIE133

    Yesterday was one of those crazy busy days where nothing went right. Every activity seemed to be as effective as trying to nail jello to a tree.... Read more

  • Courage

    10/26/2015 4:30:05 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Never quit because you messed up one day. Start o... Read more

  • Day 16: Drama Stinks

    10/25/2015 8:40:18 PM, by ANNERIE133

    I hate drama. Hate. It. So, today when a family member decided to throw a wrench in plans we had had for awhile, I confess I had a mini-binge, ... Read more

  • Day 15: Worry vs. Gratitude

    10/24/2015 10:42:09 PM, by ANNERIE133

    I realized something about myself today. I worry way too much. I have a hard time living in the moment because I feel like I'm waiting for the ... Read more

  • Life Is Brighter

    10/24/2015 8:34:56 AM, by GOLFGMA

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  • Like Jam

    10/23/2015 9:13:30 PM, by GOLFGMA

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  • Day 14: Choose Your Hard

    10/23/2015 7:41:54 PM, by ANNERIE133

    I read this somewhere and I don't know the author so I can't give credit (if you know, please leave a comment below and I'll be sure to add) ... Read more

  • Day 13: Making Peace With My Body (Long Post)

    10/22/2015 7:28:49 PM, by ANNERIE133

    The other day, a good friend of mine that I've known for a very long time, asked me when I thought my issues with weight first started. I though... Read more

  • Day 12: Focus

    10/21/2015 4:21:25 PM, by ANNERIE133

    My grandkids love to watch Sesame Street. One of our favorite vignettes is about the word "Focus". Emmy Rossum is trying to focus despite chick... Read more

  • About Friendship

    10/21/2015 8:14:09 AM, by GOLFGMA

    Having a friend who listens to the good and bad that happens in your life is a blessing. Having a friend to share wonderful experiences is a ble... Read more

  • Day 11: Progress Over Perfection

    10/20/2015 10:47:53 AM, by ANNERIE133

    I'm a morning person. I love to see the sunrise and to enjoy an hour or two of quiet to read, journal, pray, exercise and do some household chor... Read more

  • Reducing Stress

    10/19/2015 10:43:34 PM, by GOLFGMA

    What to eat to reduce stress.....eggs, poultry and beef. Read more

  • Day 10: Short and Sweet

    10/19/2015 10:16:13 PM, by ANNERIE133

    Super busy day today but really productive. Hopefully tomorrow will be just as good. I wish everyone a very good evening and a fantastic day to... Read more

  • Day 9: Sundaes

    10/18/2015 8:22:41 AM, by ANNERIE133

    It used to be that I loved sundaes. Big, sloppy ones, dripping with chocolate and caramel sauce, marshmallow creme, lots of nuts and whipped cre... Read more

  • Day 8: A Few Random Facts

    10/17/2015 9:15:28 PM, by ANNERIE133

    I'm one of those people that loves it when fellow Sparkers post some random facts about themselves. So, I thought it would be fun to post 10 ran... Read more

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