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Blog Hop - Hanukkah traditions
Sunday, December 11, 2016      8 comments

One thing that all holidays have in common is family traditions that we associate with the holidays. It just doesn't seem like the holiday is here until that special "something" is done or the invite is out in the email box. Our family tr... Read more
Blog Hop - Hanukkah traditions
Sunday, December 11, 2016      1 comments

One thing that all holidays have in common is family traditions that we associate with the holidays. It just doesn't seem like the holiday is here until that special "something" is done or the invite is out in the email box. Our family tr... Read more
What's been up?
Saturday, December 10, 2016      9 comments

Last week when I went to my meeting I knew I didn't want to see the number on the scale. I asked the weigher to turn the digital read out away from my line of sight and asked her to affix the "readout" in my book and not say anything. I've been ... Read more
Mel's Perspective - The New "New York Schmear"
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      6 comments

First off, thanks for the comments on my last post - always appreciated. My meeting went well on Saturday, lost .8 which in my world is good - any loss is good! My latest project, (photo's pending) was steam at the local yarn store and got rav... Read more
Mel's Perspective
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      7 comments

Thanks for all the comments on my last post - which I realize now, was very focused on knitting - which to be honest does take up a lot of my free time - due to the fact that its distracting, productive, relaxing and already paid for. I don't g... Read more
Endorphins are cheaper than wine
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      10 comments

As I had noted earlier, the easiest method for me to relieve feelings of despair, depression or sadness is running, whether it's outside or on the treadmill. No matter how lousy I might feel when I get on the t-mill, I know that I'll feel bette... Read more
Mel's Perspective - Quitting is not an option
Saturday, November 12, 2016      16 comments

This week I've taken the time to regroup, both in my food choices, exercise workout and I've taken some time away from most social media as I've found it that got more toxic after the election than before it. I've had to "unfollow" and defriend... Read more
Weekend Recap
Sunday, October 23, 2016      2 comments

The weekend is winding down... I went to my first meeting in 3 weeks and registered a 7 lb gain, which though it sounds terrible, also reflects an 8 lb loss from my scale check last Sunday morning. I also was able to wear my most favorite crea... Read more
Mel's Perspective Mid-week update
Wednesday, October 19, 2016      7 comments

So since I've regrouped I feel a lot better. My food choices have been uber-healthy and I feel both physically and mentally satisfied. I went over to BJ's today to restock on cat food and litter and found some great bargains for the fridge also... Read more
It's been a very busy two weeks!
Monday, October 17, 2016      8 comments

A while back I had noted that I had a very busy six week period coming up and boy was I right! Between the holidays and trips an family gatherings, I've been on the move. The family had a great time in Orlando, even though we had to cut back a... Read more
Mel's Perspective - New Year, New Goals
Tuesday, October 04, 2016      10 comments

A belated "L'shana Tova to all of my friends here at Sparkpeople. Today is the second day of the New Year Holiday and I spent most of the holiday at my sister's house. The holiday started on Sunday at sundown, where he celebrated with apples &... Read more
Mel's Perspective-Back in the Big Apple
Saturday, October 01, 2016      8 comments

Thanks for your comments on my last post. After a very long day yesterday, I'm back in NYC until this coming Friday. Due to horrible weather in both Florida (in the afternoon) and NY (all day) my flight was delayed for 2.5 hours and then a lig... Read more
Mel's Perspective - overcoming our fears
Wednesday, September 28, 2016      8 comments

Thanks to all who commented on my Hop, very much appreciated. Hopefully it will have the same success here as it did before. I'm thinking that some of our other buddies will come over once they hear the news. Today's subject is fear, somet... Read more
Blog Hop - An intro to Mel's World
Sunday, September 25, 2016      11 comments

First off, let me say I was stoked to see that the Blog Hop has been revived in this community! This was something I always looked forward to writing and reading each weekend at "the other place". My name is Mel and I've fought the battle... Read more
Mel's Perspective it's freaking humid in Florida!
Saturday, September 24, 2016      1 comments

Thanks for all the kind words and prayers! My cousin came thru the surgery really well, now she's gathering her strength for rehab on her broken hip. She's got some tough times ahead, but considering she's had 4 open heart surgeries, I told her... Read more

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