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Picture story of the white dove
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      5 comments

This unbanded, domesticated white dove appeared in our yard in April 2009. She was too weak to fly. And she was thirsty. And hungry. ... Read more
Getting unstuck...Just do it!
Monday, September 28, 2009      4 comments

I'm writing this because I'm stuck and I want to get unstuck. I have written drafts...but this time I'm just going to write without a draft. The problem with writing a draft is when I read it again, it doesn't say what I want to say. What am ... Read more
A Life-Changing Experience
Saturday, September 19, 2009      8 comments

First, I’d like to thank all my Spark friends who gave me support, encouragement, good advice and friendship before my much anticipated “travel day.” The flights went smoothly because I remained calm. That’s all there is to it. I remained ... Read more
Looking at the positive
Monday, August 24, 2009      7 comments

I’ve reached a plateau. Why? This summer, our first full summer in the desert, has been BRUTAL. I have to do all of my outdoor activities EARLY in the morning. I don’t feel like going to the gym. My “mature” vehicle overheated and my husban... Read more
Emergency chocolate
Monday, August 24, 2009      5 comments

I have a Dove dark chocolate bar that I keep in my cupboard for “emergencies.” I know that if and when I break down and eat it, it can only mean one thing: I am having trouble. It's been in there for two weeks. ... Read more
No more coffee for me
Thursday, August 20, 2009      6 comments

Thank you everyone who responded with all your great advice. It’s funny because when I lived in the Pacific Northwest – the coffee capital of the world – I rarely drank coffee. Then I moved to the desert and I started drinking it – almost ever... Read more
I know why I ate the popcorn: Anxiety
Thursday, August 20, 2009      4 comments

For the last couple of weeks, I haven’t been sleeping well at all. I wake up at 3:00 a.m. and whether I go back to sleep or not, I get up at 5:30 and go for my walk. This morning, laying in bed, I realized that I have anxiety -- about my upcom... Read more
Movies and Popcorn
Wednesday, August 19, 2009      4 comments

Can you go to a movie and not eat popcorn? I’ve always thought of popcorn (without butter) as a healthy snack. This has been our routine for years: We walk into the theater together. I go get the seats, he gets the popcorn (no butter.) W... Read more
Quinoa: Have your pasta and eat it too!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009      3 comments

Thank you, Suzanne, for reminding that I have quinoa in my cupboard! I even had the pasta veggie curls. I boiled about a third of the package in chicken broth (Swanson’s certified organic free range chicken broth) that I had in the fridge, and... Read more
Goal setting
Saturday, August 15, 2009      4 comments

I started today the way I start every day, with a walk/jog. Actually, I just started the jog part this week. Something sparked me to try jogging; maybe even prepare for a 5k race. I guess I just don’t have enough on my plate right now so I nee... Read more
For Suzanne - oops double post
Thursday, August 13, 2009      2 comments

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For Suzanne
Thursday, August 13, 2009      1 comments

This is a great story. I love this kind of phenomenon. For me? Thank you. You are expected to be ambitious and good at everything you do because YOU ARE. Suzanne, you know what? I feel like I’m in grade school again and I have just mad... Read more
Candy night
Thursday, August 13, 2009      1 comments

There were five of us kids; the oldest couldn’t have been more than 10 or 12. I was in the middle. My parents set a BIG bowl of candy out one night and they left for the movies. We thought it was Halloween in July. We were told not to... Read more
Mistakes are not failures...they are learning experiences
Tuesday, August 11, 2009      4 comments

So now I’m back to slow and steady. I got it in my head that I wanted to lose 10 pounds by the time I left for Orlando, September 2nd. I thought I could lose two pounds a week if I hit it really hard. Helllloooooooo….menopause!! How many wom... Read more
Be careful
Tuesday, August 11, 2009      1 comments

This is something that’s been bothering me for a few weeks now. I see so much personal information on our SparkPages, and I think it’s so great that we can share that. But be careful how much personal information you give on your page and in yo... Read more

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