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  • Choices

    8/28/2015 10:12:16 AM, by 1960CHICK

    Every minute we are faced with having to make decisions. Decisions that ultimately lead to success or what we deem as failures. We are unique and we are the same. Celebrate the differences, embrace the sameness. I have made very bad choices in my finances, my relationships, and my lifestyle. ... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 40 - Pet Parade

    8/28/2015 12:23:01 AM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! Wanda's busy days during the past week found Wanda looking forward to slowing down as the weekend approached. Wanda came home, changed her clothes, made and ate ... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 39 - Golden Armour

    8/26/2015 11:56:46 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great healh, a lean body and a decluttered home! Wanda woke early and got ready for work. She knew it was going to be an unusually stressful day. Wanda had picked her clothes to wear the night before. She choos... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 38 - Luck?

    8/26/2015 12:10:59 AM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body, and a decluttered home! It was another hurried busy day. Calls to make, calls to answer, emails to answer and emails to make! People coming in and people leaving. Some people we knew ... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 37 - Handling Grief

    8/24/2015 11:27:06 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disgused as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! Monday! Monday! Not so good for Wanda! (Wanda thought it was a song!) One less person at work means double the work! The day went quickly for Wanda and every t... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 36 - Changing Behavior Part 1

    8/23/2015 8:22:32 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! Wanda's day went smoothly, but it wasn't always the case. There was a time when it hurt to move, get up and down. Wanda hated how she looked in clothes and fel... Read more

  • bad drugs!

    8/22/2015 8:31:20 PM, by 1960CHICK

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  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 35 - Lunch With Polly

    8/22/2015 3:52:27 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! Wanda was excited about her upcoming lunch with her friend. She finished up shopping at the store. As she placed the last item to be scanned, she noticed a you... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 34 - Why Worry?

    8/21/2015 10:52:42 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, lean body and a decluttered home! Fridays should be fun and carefree. This Friday was anything but carefree. Wanda was rushed this morning and worried about getting to work on time. She did a... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 33 : Your Choice

    8/20/2015 11:05:29 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distfibutor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! It was Thursday night; bike night in the city. Wanda went to the event. There were a couple of people she knew to speak to, but mostly Wanda used this time to ... Read more

  • Rainy days

    8/20/2015 7:42:08 PM, by 1960CHICK

    We had a big storm come through last night. My cat, Chloe, heard it coming and jumped out of bed and started pacing around the room. She keep going to the balcony door. I was beginning to think we were being attacked by zombies! We had been watching a scary movie. I reminded her we were upstai... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 32 - New World

    8/19/2015 11:30:38 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! Wanda drove home from work and admired the sunset. She could see the magnificent mountains in the distance flowing down to meet the waters. She could see the s... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 31 - Dreams Can Come True

    8/18/2015 11:40:19 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! Wanda worked through her day. It was a VERY busy day. She had to reach out to several organizations regarding the arrangements of a piece of steel the city wa... Read more

  • Employee Events Committee

    8/18/2015 10:00:46 AM, by 1960CHICK

    At our hospital, the senior team has become very active in raising funds for the employee events fund. This committee does various projects for employees like an ice cream social, prizes, etc. These events happen during the day and most participants are dayshift workers. Night shift might occasio... Read more

  • Important people

    8/18/2015 9:05:40 AM, by 1960CHICK

    I had a second hand phone conversation with an important lady this morning. She called our hospital wanting the number of our omnibusman. First of all I live in the south and most southerners don't fancy people using unnecessary $5 words when talking to us. Say what you really want. You have a c... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 30 - Feeling Blue

    8/17/2015 10:02:13 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! A Monday at work, a Monday at the second job. After Wanda's clients left, Wanda decided to close up shop for the night. In a funk, Wanda wasn't quite sure wh... Read more

  • Sense of Humor

    8/17/2015 4:39:49 PM, by THE_LITTLE_LADY

    Today, I weighed myself. I do not do this often. The scale has always been my enemy. Well, God is not my enemy and has helped me see His wonderful sense, of humor... In April, I weighed 171 pounds! Well, to this day, I see no difference since then...Neither has any other person who kn... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 29 - Ambition

    8/16/2015 11:00:13 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! Morning chores lasted a bit longer than usual. Wanda hustled to get ready to go to church and shopping for the week. Although not late, Wanda did feel rushed. ... Read more

  • Material girl

    8/16/2015 5:01:22 AM, by 1960CHICK

    What do I want from life? To be happy, to be satisfied with "enough" but to never settle. I've been thinking a lot lately about my parents. My mother would tell me, you could live in a mansion or in a dirt floor shack but take care of what you have. We were a large family living in a small hou... Read more

  • Slow down!

    8/16/2015 4:31:23 AM, by 1960CHICK

    Have you noticed? People are always in a hurry. They rush everywhere but yet they're perpetually late. They work 2 jobs but they're always broke. A candle wasn't meant to be burnt on both ends. Let's make today a day that we become conscious of how we always keep ourselves amped up. Let's take... Read more

  • Early morning thoughts

    8/16/2015 4:20:30 AM, by 1960CHICK

    I had a very restless night in spite of the fact that I've been trying to decrease the stimulation I'm exposed to. Over the last 2 days, my tv has been on for about 5 minutes. When I went out for a drive Friday night, I turned off the radio and took a detour down a dirt road. Windows rolled down ... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 28 - Follow the Leader

    8/16/2015 12:39:26 AM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! Today was a relaxing day of cleaning and decluttering. Wanda took her time cleaning, giving the dogs a bath, letting the dogs out, letting the dogs back into th... Read more

  • All Along!

    8/15/2015 11:00:03 PM, by THE_LITTLE_LADY

    1. God has always provided. Since a kid, I followed the Mediterranean diet. We were poor and ate homemade pasta and salads, from out, of the garden. 2. Well, today I stopped, at a yard sale and bought The Sonoma Diet, which is based, on the Mediterranean diet! I was thinking, "Wow"! I h... Read more

  • Goals

    8/15/2015 12:41:47 PM, by 1960CHICK

    I just realized that I am 1 pound from my first weight loss goal. It feels pretty darn good. So now on to setting new goals! I'm really seeing positive changes in myself overall, not just weight related. It gives me a little motivational recharge! Keep Sparking!... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 27 - Friday Evening

    8/15/2015 12:30:38 AM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! It was a Friday night. The week was over. The weekend was here. Wanda relaxed after eating dinner by playing the piano, working out, and just relaxing. Wand... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 26 - Let Them Go

    8/13/2015 10:22:12 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home. Wanda worked with a variety of ZANY different personalities. One personality was left when Wanda started at the distributorship. Wanda and another lady repla... Read more

  • August 13, 2015

    8/13/2015 9:49:20 PM, by 1960CHICK

    Where has the summer gone? It has went by so fast. It's a very nice night here in spite of the fact I'm working and dealing with staffing problems for tomorrow! I hope everyone has a wonderful night! Keep Sparking!... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 25 - Don't Settle

    8/13/2015 12:09:51 AM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! Wanda had plans for the design of a piece of aritfact that the city was to receive from The World Trade Center. She met with the president of the company to disc... Read more

  • Day 73 - Blessings!

    8/12/2015 4:34:30 PM, by CINDYSUNFLOWER

    Hello Friends! Counting my blessings today! 1. Exercise….did 20 minutes…..yay!!! 2. Old Friends….having dinner with some tonight! 3. SP Friends…..thank you Morticia, Beth, and Karen….always there for me! 4. Hope….I never give up…..always have hope! 5. My faith…..pr... Read more

  • August 12, 2015

    8/12/2015 10:09:22 AM, by 1960CHICK

    I've been on a path of least resistance since July. A familiar path that I've retreated to often. A path of apathy and self-loathing. It's a path that is well worn with boring scenery. Why do I go there? Many reasons - valid reasons sometimes but oftentimes for no reason. I got up this m... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 24 - WTC Steel

    8/12/2015 12:24:41 AM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! A couple of weeks ago Wanda received a call of promise and hope that as a result of a lot of research, a lot of calls, a lot of talking, a lot of letters of sup... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 23 - The Message

    8/11/2015 12:11:26 AM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! As Wanda made her way to start the work week, she thought of the message she heard at church yesterday. It was another rainy day. Not as many people were in ... Read more

  • Day 72 - Blessings!

    8/10/2015 8:51:01 AM, by CINDYSUNFLOWER

    Marvelous Monday is here! Time to stop and count my blessings!! 1. Had a wonderful weekend….able to spend time with all our children and grandchildren! 2. Exercised this morning! 3. Going to daughter's house for a pool party today! 4. Feeling happy and motivated to have a great wee... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 22 - More Dragonflies

    8/9/2015 10:46:25 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! It was a muggy hot day. Wanda went towards the barn to let the horses out. It had been raining outside and the weather promised to be dry for at least a couple... Read more

  • The Fast Diet (5:2) Why it Works

    8/9/2015 5:44:27 PM, by HARROGATEWEB

    Before I start I must apologise if I sound arrogant, if I sound preachy I am sorry, I have had the usual struggle with my weight, I have been overweight at one level or another for pretty much all my adult life so pretty much the last 35 years really. I am sure that everyone who is a certain ag... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 21 - The Sage

    8/8/2015 4:18:25 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a declutteted home! Wanda thought through the past couple of weeks. It was exciting to be on adventures that reminded her of the trials of her journey called life. Wanda recalled ... Read more

  • Sugar Addictions

    8/8/2015 11:59:06 AM, by IDNYCAGIRL

    475 469 I have with in the past year decided to quit sugar to get on a healthier path with my nutrition. Things changed and with a medical issue that developed early spring I lost so much weight that I needed to do anything to bring it up. So what happened is that now my sugar intake has become ... Read more

  • food balance

    8/8/2015 1:30:32 AM, by FITVENTI

    I'm focusing hard on eating as many vegetables as I can everyday. Centering meals around them, making the salad the main course. But I'm still eating too much. Maybe more water? On the other hand I'm much busier than usual so hopefully I'm burning more calories. On that note, I'm going to go... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 20 - The Key

    8/7/2015 11:39:12 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disgused as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, l lean body and a decluttered home. After a long day at work, Wanda arrived home. She looked into the mailbox and found a couple of envelopes sitting in there. Wanda reached for the envelopes and n... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 19 - The Buffet

    8/6/2015 10:56:41 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home. Wanda left work at lunch time to meet a friend for lunch. As she pulled into the parking lot she spotted her friend walking towards the restaurant. It was a ... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 18 - Thrift Store Visit

    8/5/2015 11:12:29 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body, and a decluttered home. Weekly Wanda made her way to the Senior Center where she used to work, to enjoy her lunch with the other seniors, check out what was new in the thrift store,... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 17 - Doctor Appointment

    8/5/2015 12:03:42 AM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! Wanda went to her annual checkup at the doctor. Blood pressure great! Cholesterol great! Weight great! The doctor was pleased with Wanda's numbers. No medicin... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 16 - The Crop Duster

    8/3/2015 11:52:05 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who diguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home! On Wanda's trip home from work, her car windows were down and she could heard the roar of an airplane. Wanda looked around and couldn't see anything in the sky... Read more

  • Is my family and friends making me fat?

    8/3/2015 10:22:40 AM, by ALSGIRL4

    I read this article this week. I would have to say yes to some degree. My husband is over weight. He says he wants to loose weight but hasn't really put any effort into the process. My husband eats two candy bars on the way home from work. The king size candy bars. I actually have stopped going to t... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 15 - The Movie

    8/2/2015 10:33:54 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home. Wanda was excited to go to the movies with family as part of a birthday celebration for several family members. Everyone had been enjoying the summer and now lo... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 14 - Caring Dragon Fly

    8/1/2015 11:30:32 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern disrtibutor seeks to maintain great heath, a lean body and a decluttered home. After returning home from running some errands, Wanda headed towards the house with her hands full . She manovered the door and entered the house. As Wanda turn... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty - Chapter 13 - Learning Priorities

    7/31/2015 11:27:17 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home. Due to Wanda's horseback riding teacher having a show on Saturday, Wanda agreed to take her lesson this evening. The lesson went well, the horse Wanda rode alth... Read more

  • July 31, 2015

    7/31/2015 9:00:28 AM, by 1960CHICK

    I found out last night that my friend who had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer this spring died yesterday. It's just a reminder that life is precious without the promise of tomorrow. Make the most of every second.... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty - Chapter 12 - Dinner Out

    7/30/2015 10:26:50 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home. Today is Thursday... and her boss was a main sponsor for the motorcycle bike nite. Several motorcycles arrive for the event. Also in attendance was a co- worke... Read more

  • July 31, 2015

    7/30/2015 12:07:33 PM, by 1960CHICK

    The funk continues. Taking steps to try to get rid of it but when it sets in it's like a out of town guest that just won't leave. Logical? No. Hormonal? Maybe. Relationship related? It's a contributing factor. Either way, I'm wanting it gone. It's having a negative imp... Read more

  • love lost

    7/30/2015 7:01:14 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    remembering loss. Me and both Joe's got married on feb 14.1977 and 1996,and also again on june 3 2013. Today, as opposed to the past when I pathetically drank away my blues...I can face them. Be sad if I need to be, without falling apart. Be grateful for the time I had with them. Keep the good m... Read more

  • The Adventures of Wanda Smitty: Chapter 11 - WTC Artifact

    7/29/2015 10:48:42 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Who disguised as an accountant for a great Midwestern distributor seeks to maintain great health, a lean body and a decluttered home. Work kept Wanda busy, but then life got a little more interesting. Wanda received a call from the New Jersey Port Authority. Over a year ago, Wanda's boss ha... Read more