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I LOVE YOU...and you know who you are
Thursday, November 04, 2010      11 comments

This is an I love you letter. I say "I love you" easily and often, but this time it is different. It is said with an overflowing heart and with TRUE feeling and with REAL gratitude. At the end of this blog you will realize how much I mean every... Read more
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      7 comments

If I could turn back time If I could find a way...... Okay, the rest of Cher's song doesn't apply to this blog, but wouldn't it be great if we could erase the damage that the years and our own neglect have done to our bodies and faces? Th... Read more
My Knees Need Kneading...or Ode to the Pain of C25K
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      13 comments

I've been hearing about C25K for weeks now. "So and so is on Day 3". "Just completed Week 3", blogs WhatsHerName. I asked one of my walking friends what it was recently. I have always hated being left out of the loop and feeling uninformed. She... Read more
I am a Peppermint Pixie
Sunday, October 31, 2010      7 comments

The San Antonio Spark Team is amazing, inspirational, and motivating. Our newest challenge which runs from today until New Year's Day is called the SPICE challenge. We are divided into teams and it breaks down like this: S - Spark points P ... Read more
Friday, October 29, 2010      6 comments

A lot of people have a bucket list. You know, a list of things you want to do or have before you "kick the bucket". You write them down and make every effort to accomplish them so that you won't die with regrets about the things you wanted to d... Read more
The Importance of Supportive Team Members
Wednesday, October 27, 2010      3 comments

I posted this as a topic on the San Antonio Spark Team page, but figured I would add it as my blog because the topic of support is so important, not just people being supportive about the healthier lifestyle we are all trying to achieve, but bei... Read more
What a Difference I Feel...and See!
Monday, October 25, 2010      8 comments

Yesterday was my grandson's 1st birthday party. It was a day of stress on Saturday of course, getting everything organized with my daughter, preparing lots of side dishes to go with the meat she and her fiancé were supplying, picking up th... Read more
I'm ashamed of myself for nearly not posting this
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      31 comments

Lillie (VEGLILS) posted a fantastic blog about why she is wearing purple today. I read it and felt very ashamed of myself. I started to blog about the same topic, then deleted it. I've made friends here and I don't want to alienate or turn anyon... Read more
My Last Year of Resolutions
Tuesday, October 19, 2010      6 comments

Our wonderful and motivational San Antonio Spark Team leader Lillie (VEGLILS) has asked us to get a head start on our resolutions this year. I've been meditating on this for a little while, and here is what I have come up with. This will ... Read more
What I Learned from the SA Spark Team Meet Up
Saturday, October 16, 2010      8 comments

I expected to have fun. I love meeting people and making new friends. What I didn't expect was for it to be such a learning experience. I learned at least four things today: 1) I need to push myself a little harder when I am on the tr... Read more
Before" Pictures and Root Canals
Thursday, October 14, 2010      2 comments

I've procrastinated for too long. Despite being honest on my nutrition tracker about my food intake, being honest in my weight tracking, blogs, and updates, I still was hesitant about getting my pictures taken as a tool to measure my progress. ... Read more
Already Motivated But Was Just Given a Great New Reason to Stay That Way!
Friday, October 08, 2010      6 comments

My youngest daughter has always been my quick-silver, mercurial, pixie-like fairy princess. She's tiny, elfin, and gloriously beautiful. Sometimes when she was little I would look at her and glory in the fact that something so tiny and precious... Read more
10% down! A Beautiful Work in Progress
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      11 comments

I don't know what it is about knowing that I have hit my first 10% goal that makes me feel lighter, healthier, and more on track and determined than ever, but I am. I guess I'm just so ready to get to where I have promised myself I would g... Read more
Self-Love, Self-Acceptance, Self-Esteem...Got Yours?
Saturday, October 02, 2010      3 comments

Let me start off by saying totally and without reservation that I love myself. I love my green eyes and I love my button nose and I love my adorably full bottom lip. I love my body. It carries me everywhere I need to go and as I begin to treat ... Read more
It is NOT cheating!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      5 comments

This morning was incredibly hectic. My grandson had diarrhea, which meant cleaning his little 11 month-old behind every couple of minutes, pouring pedialyte down him, all the while trying to find time to have a breathing treatment for my COPD, g... Read more

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