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I hate winter
12/6/2013 1:05:57 PM,
It is cold and we received a lot of snow yesterday and last night. I am ready for spring. This is no way to get out and walk. Also, I have found I a...
November Goal Update - And Moving Forward!
12/6/2013 10:12:15 AM,
When I read John Bingham's blog post on an upcoming 100 Days Challenge, I thought why wait until January 1 and why limit it to exercise? And since I...
12/6/2013 8:37:46 AM,
Today I've decided to change my profile picture.
Then I found a bit older picture, so here's the difference.
I'm almost out of shirts to che...
Life is Tough
12/6/2013 7:07:57 AM,
Scott Peck, the author, said it best,
This you must embrace,
If you want an easier life,
Challenges you must face.
Accepting the premise th...
12/6/2013 6:37:39 AM,
Wednesday my son, who does not have health insurance for financial reasons had pain from a hernia and went to emergency, he needs surgery soon. Then t...
Nelson Mandela, my Dad, and forgiveness
12/6/2013 5:47:57 AM,
In my life, two great men exemplified forgiveness: my father, Bill Gray, and Nelson Mandela. With my father, I saw the attitude of peace and kindnes...
12/6/2013 12:41:14 AM,
" Peace is not merely a distant
goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive
at that goal."
- Martin Luther King, Jr....
Screwtape said it best!
12/6/2013 12:34:00 AM,
I've been thinking of the annual hysteria about the so-called "war on Christmas," and something came to me. One of my favorite writers is C.S. L...
Sound of Music
12/5/2013 10:29:18 PM,
What a wonderful performance by Carrie Underwood and everyone else in the production....
Spa night was fun
12/5/2013 10:12:15 PM,
hand massage, nail polishing, back massages and foot massage... it felt great!...
12/5/2013 6:12:42 PM,
It was 54 degrees this afternoon! Wowza! That is warm for December in this part of the US. It is already chillier though, so I think that we will g...
had to share, very inetersting
12/5/2013 5:36:49 PM,
Bullying Won't Help
12/5/2013 12:05:18 PM,
I'm not in high school and haven't been in years. I don't have school-aged kids. I don't even patrol those parts of the internet that tend to attrac...
But It's The Holidays
12/5/2013 8:56:17 AM,
That is my excuse for not moving forward right now on my journey toward a healthier lifestyle. Yesterday I received a dreaded scheduled phone call fro...
It does matter and I do care..."changing the scripts in my head" Day 4
12/5/2013 8:28:52 AM,
How many times do we fall into the "one little bite" won't matter or "I don't care" if I overeat or can't wear that new skirt I bought because it does...
The wildest walk/run of my life
12/5/2013 5:45:57 AM,
Last night I went for my daily walk/run, but it did not turn out to be at all regular. I left at about 4:30, and it was starting to get dark out. Th...
12/5/2013 12:39:16 AM,
" There is nothing in a
caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a
- R. Buckminster Fuller...
Perception - And my personal existential question
12/5/2013 12:38:19 AM,
Years ago, I went to a
An absurdist comedian
Did all sorts of the
Suddenly, he fell to the floor
Got my Spark today
12/4/2013 9:29:29 PM,
I have been lacking motivation for fitness lately. Oh, I have kept my fitness streak alive by still doing at least 120 minutes of intentional fitness...
12/4/2013 9:12:20 PM,
Not just "Good Night" as I am going to bed soon, but I had a good night. OK, I was 1 carb less than my range...I may go lick an apple before I turn in...
Embrace your weakness
12/4/2013 9:06:46 PM,
Everyone should determine their own strengths, weaknesses and use them to follow their passions to the best of their ability. In fact the most succes...
Mini Blog ('Cause This Was Too Long for a Status)
12/4/2013 7:16:06 PM,
Feeling worn out and distracted. Haven't had since May any regular time in the house to myself to just think and do stuff uninterrupted. I SO have n...
Excuses, excuses. . .
12/4/2013 1:04:16 PM,
The most common excuses that gets in the way of my workouts are unexpected changes in my schedule, i.e. unexpected visitors, having to pick up my gran...
12/4/2013 11:24:28 AM,
I think I joined this challenge! I'm not sure where to check in, but I'm on track for my goal.
My goal: To enjoy the holidays more by stressing...
Time Management and Organization team
12/4/2013 10:53:50 AM,
I myself enjoy writing these blogs (although it is not yet easy for me) as I am writing to influence members of SparkPeople to better set and meet the...
VIRTUAL BLOG: BLOG #5: Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA
12/4/2013 9:08:57 AM,
Hi everyone! I am overdue for a Virtual Walk Blog so here it is! I am now in Mechanicsville, Virginia, Hanover County. So far, since I started in Octo...
Challenging myself...."changing the scripts in my head" Day 3
12/4/2013 8:40:51 AM,
One of the goals that I created for my Start page is "I want to challenge myself in ways that I have never been brave enough to do before". But...
The Power of NEGATIVE Emotions
12/4/2013 8:10:20 AM,
No one's knocking happiness,
Let's get that straight right now.
But those not-so-happy little bugs
Can really help - here's how.
I'm sad, I...
Still At Goal
12/4/2013 7:55:48 AM,
First a moment of braggadocio - I have weighed in at goal or within 2 lbs of it for 9 months. I am absolutely thrilled about this - proud - excited -...
No longer on the outside looking in
12/4/2013 5:40:23 AM,
For many years, I felt like this squirrel-sitting on the outside, trying very hard to get in. Everything looked so good inside. No matter what I did...
free spa night
12/4/2013 1:11:37 AM,
A reminder in case anyone missed it:
Pavana salon and spa Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 5-9pm
We will be offering 20% Ave...
3 week blog a day challenge - day 10
12/3/2013 10:15:11 PM,
In what ways do I cheat myself in efforts to reach short or medium term goals? How about you?
I don't exercise hard enough and I tend to eat too...
wed is spa night
12/3/2013 9:36:20 PM,
pavana salon and spa Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 5-9pm
We will be offering 20% Aveda products and 10% off pavana gift cards
A struggle today...
12/3/2013 8:40:54 PM,
It was too warm and there wasn't enough snow left today for snow shoeing, so I went for a run instead. Oh my... I struggled. I decided to do 4 minut...
Let your passion be your guide
12/3/2013 7:51:51 PM,
Writing is now a passion for me. Writing has always been hard for me, I got D's and worse on my writing in grade school and avoided it in college as...
Close, but no cigar
12/3/2013 6:48:56 PM,
Where did that expression come from, anyway? Ok, this has nothing to do with cigars.
I checked my totals, and I went 5 grams over on my fat allo...
Mother, This Mug's For You!
12/3/2013 6:34:56 PM,
During the holiday season, I often find myself visiting, in my memory, with loved ones lost.
I had a remarkable childhood, as I came to understa...
Food Thoughts and wonderings!
12/3/2013 4:41:54 PM,
On a side note just accidentally pressed F5 and erased the blog post I was halfway done with! So typing it over again on word first!
Due to sligh...
12/3/2013 2:26:16 PM,
I have been off of this site for quite a while. I have always had problems with consistency but have barely been here for a whole year. I did someho...
The Wonderful Benefits of Me-Time
12/3/2013 12:40:45 PM,
These past few months have been rather hectic. I don't particularly know why - I mean, yes, my social calendar has filled out quite a bit from a year...
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