They Laugh When I Tell Them My Secret
Sunday, July 17, 2011      12 comments

It happened again at a church potluck supper this evening. A friend said, "You are getting slim. How did you do it?" Then, being a very smart woman, she answered her own question, "Eat less and exercise?" When I admitted she had guessed righ... Read more
The Trouble With Fries
Thursday, June 23, 2011      6 comments

Okay, no food is off limits because the idea that I can never have something I like only makes me want it more. So I had fries with my favorite grilled cheese sandwich. Ate the sandwich and half the fries and felt full. But DH was still eatin... Read more
Friday, June 17, 2011      7 comments

It was yesterday, I think. I've been here a year, lost the 12 pounds I set out to lose, and met some wonderful, motivating SparkFriends. What now?... Read more
One Word Answers
Saturday, May 28, 2011      4 comments

Not as easy as you might think. Copy and paste into your own blog. Change the answers to suit you. Not as easy as you might think to answer in one word. Where is your cell phone? nonexistent Spouse? handsome Your hair? Gr... Read more
My less than 50 Question Quiz
Sunday, April 24, 2011      3 comments

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No, my mother knew one little girl named Sharon and thought it was cute. 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? When I worried that my memory loss might mean I was in the early stages of Alzheimer's. I a... Read more
Sunday, April 10, 2011      9 comments

While I was reading blogs where my friends have shared how much better their lives are as they begin to lose weight and live healthier lifestyles, a thought came to me. It is an inspirational phrase - LIVE BIG. It may not be original, in that ... Read more
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      6 comments

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Monday, January 10, 2011      6 comments

I write a monthly article for my church's senior adult newsletter. Ideas elude me. What shall I write about? February - love month - How to love your neighbor Winter doldrums - Florida cold is not like cold in the North, perspective ... Read more
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      6 comments

Good ideas I have seen recently: Be more stubborn than the scale. Don't waist your food. Progress not perfection. This one is taken our of cntext: Watch your tongue. It's in a wet place and can easily slip. Of course the... Read more
Coke Cake
Monday, January 03, 2011      5 comments

For my friends who want to know what a Coca-Cola cake is, here is a link to the recipe. sharonbrooksthomas.tripo
d.com/id34.html Be careful. It's addictive. That's why it's a once a year treat in our family.... Read more
Holding Steady
Monday, January 03, 2011      3 comments

My weight this morning was the same as last weigh-in, December 13th. I am happy with that because the month has not been good. Because of a trip to attend a funeral I did not usually choose my menus and when I got home I overindulged. There a... Read more
What I Don't Want to Look Like Again
Sunday, January 02, 2011      3 comments

This picture is of me at a catfish restaurant, 3 years ago, holding their menu. The menu had absolutely no good choices. You could have a full order of fried catfish and... Read more
Emotional Eating
Saturday, January 01, 2011      4 comments

My SparkPeople assignment is to blog about a life issue that might cause emotional eating. I don't think of myself as an emotional eater. When I eat too much it is because I want to, not because I am lonely, or sad, or even happy. But I have ... Read more
Goals For 2011
Friday, December 31, 2010      4 comments

For last January's edition of "Senior Scene, the View From the High Side of the Pasture", my church's newsletter for senior adults, I wrote that it is better to set goals than to make resolutions. That is because most resolutions are broken and... Read more
Fruits and Vegetables
Friday, December 17, 2010      4 comments

Assignment for today: write about a single trouble goal I am not fond of fruits and vegetables. I like some meats, pasta, bread, and peanut butter and I love grilled cheese sandwiches. The best way for me to get my fruits and vegetables ... Read more

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