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Day 978 - Vacation Winding Down
Thursday, August 03, 2017      30 comments

We have had a great vacation, exploring new places and new cultures, making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. We've taken countless photos and will add more when we return home to better Internet connections. For now, you can see the p... Read more
Day 944 - The Birthday Month
Friday, June 30, 2017      27 comments

Tomorrow begins the month of July, which is chock full of birthdays in my family from my grandniece's 3rd birthday on the 2nd to my dad's 86th on the 28th. In all, there are 6 birthdays to celebrate, including mine on the 23rd. This one is ... Read more
Day 905 - Finals Week
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      23 comments

This is finals week at our college campus. Our students are panicking about their exams, and those who are graduating are excited and nervous because they want to make sure they have met all the requirements for their graduation. It is an exciti... Read more
Day 885 - Three years ago
Wednesday, May 03, 2017      39 comments

This post showed up on Facebook this morning: It was a sad day for him at the time. I know he was scared. But I knew that I was alive and that I w... Read more
Day 880 - Nobody's Perfect
Friday, April 28, 2017      41 comments

I am just 3 days away from my 2-year maintenance anniversary. April 30, 2015, was the day I hit my first goal weight, the one that Spark had assigned to me when I joined the previous November. I went on to lose another few pounds after that, rea... Read more
Day 853 - Weekend visitors
Friday, March 31, 2017      20 comments

A friend commented that I hadn't posted for a while. I tried a couple times but just couldn't make the words hang together. I guess that's what happens when I have to write so much for my schoolwork. I've just used up all the words and phrases f... Read more
Day 834 - Daylight Saving Time in the United States
Sunday, March 12, 2017      15 comments

I read an interesting article about Daylight Saving Time (DST) yesterday as I was getting ready to change all of our clocks (and we have a bunch of them). I particularly liked the graphics about "reasonable" sunrise and sunset times with the cur... Read more
Day 823 - Values
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      15 comments

One of my reading assignments in my Organizational Communication class was this List of Values. I thought it was a great thing to share. www.stevepavlina.com/blo
g/2004/11/list-of-values/ What characteristics will yo... Read more
Day 817 - Something Completely Different
Thursday, February 23, 2017      13 comments

I've been posting a lot of downer messages lately, and looking back over them, and the responses I'm still receiving, lifts me up while at the same time making me sad that it seems there is a lot of negative in my life when in reality life is re... Read more
Day 813 - Putting the fun back in funeral
Sunday, February 19, 2017      16 comments

We went to the funeral yesterday for the son of my friend Lale. The chapel was packed - they had to open up to adjacent side rooms for the overflow. Five guys who were all best friends with the deceased shared stories that had the crowd laughing... Read more
Day 811 - Another Reason Why I Love SparkPeople
Friday, February 17, 2017      12 comments

One of the many things I appreciate about SparkPeople is the generousness and kindness that I've found in my fellow Sparkers. Everyone is here to be helpful and supportive, and that made it so easy for me to find some kindred spirits and get the... Read more
Day 793 - Update on Mom
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      18 comments

Thanks for all your kind words yesterday about my mom's illness. They lifted my spirits and helped me form a plan of action. I started with a chat with my sisters on Facebook. New information came out: my dad had a CT scan on his bladder an... Read more
Day 792 - Depression Hurts
Monday, January 30, 2017      24 comments

Let me preface this post by saying that I am not a doctor or clinical psychologist. But I've read enough articles that I think I can recognize some of the symptoms of depression. I may not be able to diagnose the disease, but I can point out the... Read more
Day 788 - Science is Real
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      9 comments

With all the talk lately about "alternative facts," I thought I'd share this little ditty which I'll be singing for the rest of the day. andykennedy.net/They-Mig
ht-Be-Giants Here's another version of the video with ... Read more
Day 787 - I'm Still Here
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      20 comments

Just a quick update to let everyone know that everything is going great, and I'm still rocking this whole maintenance thing. If you're getting close to your goal weight, I hope you'll consider checking out the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition ... Read more

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