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Day 417 - Tired. Brain.
Thursday, January 21, 2016      14 comments

I didn't get my exercise with Shaun T this morning. I thought I would be fine. I was running late and wanted to get to work on time. It was not a gr... Read more
Day 416 - First Day of Class
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      14 comments

Today was a whirlwind day! There's no way to cover all of it in a blog post, especially not this late, but the highlights: The office was a madhouse all day. Tons of students registering for classes that had already started. Lots of energy,... Read more
Day 415 - Dr. King's Legacy
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      13 comments

We've been watching old TV shows on GetTV, a channel dedicated to nostalgia way more extreme than the Hallmark Channel. We got hooked during the holidays, when they were broadcasting the holiday TV specials of Judy Garland, Danny Kaye, the King ... Read more
Day 414 - January Gratitude
Monday, January 18, 2016      11 comments

The weekend was full of hugs and joy and lots of fun. Even my mother's depression couldn't bring us down. We loved spending time with friends both Saturday night and Sunday morning at church and brunch afterward. It was great seeing friends agai... Read more
Day 413 - Laughter and Lots of it
Sunday, January 17, 2016      12 comments

We had a great day today. My parents had a couples group at church, so we took advantage of them being away from the apartment to clean up the garage and all the boxes in the guest bedroom that were eating up closet space. My parents are quite s... Read more
Day 411 - Breathless
Friday, January 15, 2016      11 comments

I don't have a lot of time for a long blog, but if any of you are finding me for the first time, please read my post from yesterday (Day 410) and read the comments. I didn't mean to hit a nerve, but apparently I did. My post wasn't particularly ... Read more
Day 410 - Don't Stoop
Thursday, January 14, 2016      15 comments

"Don't stoop so low that you can't get up" Tavis Smiley was on the Daily Show tonight, and he said that was an expression that his grandmother taught him. He said it in response to a comment Trevor Noah made on the show. Apparently, Donald ... Read more
Day 409 - The Prodigal
Wednesday, January 13, 2016      13 comments

I am experiencing such great joy at having a friend come back to SP after an extended absence! Knowing that someone felt so strongly about this website and the support that it generates fills me with happiness. The one minor drawback of SP ... Read more
Day 408 - Abominable
Tuesday, January 12, 2016      12 comments

I watched "Sherlock Holmes - The Abominable Bride" on PBS tonight. I'm not sure it was one of the best episodes, but I still enjoyed it. There is way too much good TV out there, and I have no time to watch any of it! But I will tell y... Read more
Day 407 - January Gratitude
Monday, January 11, 2016      13 comments

It was a typical Sunday, with the exception of entertaining our friends Alex and Slava for lunch - homemade salad and sourdough bread. We had a great visit, and were reminded how grateful we are for their friendship - an unexpected blessing! ... Read more
Day 406 - Prepare
Saturday, January 09, 2016      14 comments

I spent most of today preparing for my class in Management that I'm teaching this semester. I uploaded the syllabus, created the rubrics for the tea... Read more
Day 405 - Be a Carrier
Saturday, January 09, 2016      10 comments

I love this quote! It is how I want to live my life. Upbeat, thinking positive thoughts, and infecting others with joy! I got a nice complimen... Read more
Day 404 - Maintenance
Thursday, January 07, 2016      16 comments

I was asked to talk a little about maintenance. This is a tough topic. There is a great SparkTeam that I encourage everyone to join, at whatever point you're ready to start thinking about maintenance - even if you're not at your goal weight yet.... Read more
Day 403 - Goal-setting
Thursday, January 07, 2016      15 comments

When I started this journey, I wasn't sure what I wanted, except to be healthy. Sure, I thought it would be cool to be back down to a 32-inch waistl... Read more
Day 402 - Don't Give Up
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      14 comments

I've read some inspirational blogs from people who have had tremendous success here on SparkPeople. I've had success too, but not like some of my fr... Read more

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