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Day 365 - November Gratitude, part 29
Monday, November 30, 2015      15 comments

Day 365.... That's 365 days of consecutive Sparking - logging in, tracking my food, and tracking my exercise. This website makes me want to focus on healthy living in a way that no other program has done for me. I am so lucky to have found this ... Read more
Day 364 - November Gratitude, part 28
Sunday, November 29, 2015      12 comments

My parents arrived around 2:30pm, later than I expected, but glad that they have things to do at their home to keep them busy and active! We took them on a tour of the area where the Valley Fire had burned, then stopped at an art exhibit suggest... Read more
Day 363 - November Gratitude, part 27
Friday, November 27, 2015      13 comments

I hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as mine was! I loved celebrating the day with new friends and cherishing new memories that were created last night. It was a very special evening, and it was so much fun cooking a big (but healthy) turke... Read more
Day 362 - November Gratitude, part 26
Thursday, November 26, 2015      15 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! Today is my favorite holiday. I love to cook, and there are so many wonderful dishes that are a part of this day. I love coming up with new variations of the classics that are healthier and even more delicious! Of course... Read more
Day 361 - November Gratitude, part 25
Wednesday, November 25, 2015      8 comments

Today was the day my parents were supposed to drive up here from Sacramento. The decided last week that they would go to my sister's house instead, since she lives just 15 minutes away, not two hours. I wasn't disappointed; I wanted them to do w... Read more
Day 360 - November Gratitude, part 24
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      9 comments

A brief recap of my blog from yesterday - I met with the Associated Students today at noon to talk about the relocation of their student lounge and got to draw the winning tickets for the 5 tremendous Thanksgiving gift baskets (with turkeys, pot... Read more
Day 359 - November Gratitude, part 23
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      12 comments

Today is day one of a very short week, but it is still important as we get closer to finals week and the end of the semester. I've had a number of interactions with some of our students over the past week, and I am continually amazed by the... Read more
Day 358 - November Gratitude, part 22
Monday, November 23, 2015      12 comments

Today's blog was supposed to be about relaxation. I had hoped, unrealistically, that today would be a day to relax and enjoy a Sunday that was beautiful and warm (at least by November's standards). It was not to be. Today was a day of finis... Read more
Day 357 - November Gratitude, part 21
Sunday, November 22, 2015      11 comments

One of the benefits of living in a small community is that you run into people you know just out doing regular activities. Twice this week I've run into our friend Cathlene out shopping, including this afternoon at the grocery store. Our friend ... Read more
Day 356 - November Gratitude, part 20
Friday, November 20, 2015      10 comments

We had our monthly meeting this morning with our full-time faculty. At our college, the faculty are the actual governing body. While our board of trustees puts a stamp of approval on all decisions and actions for the district, it's the faculty t... Read more
Day 355 - November Gratitude, part 19
Friday, November 20, 2015      12 comments

A quick late blog tonight. Emotions. When I was a kid and started to cry, my dad would always yell at me to "gain your composure!" For him, it was not good for a boy to cry. He didn't like tears, but he especially didn't like them from... Read more
Day 354 - November Gratitude, part 18
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      10 comments

I had a great check-in with my boss Annette today. It was basically a b!tchfest about all the things that have been stressing us out lately, and there have been a LOT of things that give us stress lately! What we both gained from our conver... Read more
Day 353 - November Gratitude, part 17
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      15 comments

Today is my one-year anniversary of discovering SparkPeople! When I look back on the past year, I am amazed at how transformed I feel, both inside and out. I reached my goal weight and maintained it for 6 months. I now view exercise as a delight... Read more
Day 352 - November Gratitude, part 16
Monday, November 16, 2015      6 comments

...and the Wisdom to know the difference. Smart people have a lot of knowledge. Wise people know how to use knowledge effectively. I've always ... Read more
Day 351 - November Gratitude, part 15
Sunday, November 15, 2015      14 comments

Today I am grateful for courage. It took courage to believe in myself enough to devote energy to this program and to achieve my health and fitness g... Read more

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