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Creating Unnecessary Stress
Saturday, March 07, 2015      6 comments

For several weeks I have been putting off the task of pulling together all of the paperwork I will need to prepare my state and federal tax filings this year. It is one of the items on my short list of things I absolutely hate to do. One of the ... Read more
Having Nothing of Significance Can Be a Good Thing!
Friday, March 06, 2015      5 comments

It's Friday night and all is well in my world. In my younger years, I would never have thought that having nothing of significance to talk about would be a good thing. That is exactly where I am tonight, and I couldn't be happier about that! ... Read more
Silver Lining
Thursday, March 05, 2015      4 comments

My daughter has been sick with a stomach flu and has missed work for two days now. She doesn't have sick leave, so missing work is not an ideal situation. However, in spite of this instance of illness, I find myself feeling grateful. You s... Read more
Learning and Growing
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      3 comments

I continue to be amazed at how much I am learning and growing while using the SparkPeople site. Of course, reading articles and watching videos on SparkPeople! adds to my knowledge base and gives me tools with which to plan my nutrition an... Read more
Short and Sweet
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      3 comments

Just watched a story on evening news about Bao Bao the young panda at the National Zoo. She has been separated from her mother a bit earlier than she would have liked, but right on time from nature's perspective as her mother is ready to breed a... Read more
Reminder to Self
Monday, March 02, 2015      8 comments

When I was thinking about what I could include in my gratitude journal for today, I was reminded how fortunate I am to have so many blessings in life and how thankful I am to not have serious health and physical fitness issues. But, I can't say ... Read more
Sunday, March 01, 2015      2 comments

Another member blogged about a transition for her father who has lost his ability to walk. My heart goes out to her and her father because such transitions are difficult. Her blog reminded me of the transition each of my parents and their ... Read more
Saturday, February 28, 2015      2 comments

Isn't it nice when our problems and frustrations are small enough that we can let go of them and move on overnight? Yes, in that I am blessed!... Read more
Stressful Day, But Still Met My Nutrition Goals
Friday, February 27, 2015      4 comments

Today was a stressful day. Nothing too extreme, but stressful nonetheless. Several times when I was feeling more than a little frustration with the situation, I thought how I couldn't wait until it was dinner time and I could refocus on the week... Read more
Better Than Entering Sweepstakes!
Thursday, February 26, 2015      5 comments

Amazed at the number of new SparkPeople members who join each day. It makes me wonder how everyone learned about this amazing resource. When I found the website, I wasn't looking for a tool to help me reach my healthy eating and weight los... Read more
Healthier Ways to Eat When Traveling
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      2 comments

Well, I missed an opportunity to be successful in sticking with my healthier eating goal for two days this week. As I have mentioned in my blogs on Monday and Tuesday, my family was traveling away from home on those days, and I was off track in ... Read more
Better, But Not Quite Where I Need To Be
Tuesday, February 24, 2015      3 comments

Well, we came home a day early because the purpose of our travel was completed a day earlier than we had anticipated. I am grateful that we got everything done and had a safe trip. The only downside to our travels was my eating less healthy... Read more
Way Off the Mark
Tuesday, February 24, 2015      4 comments

I won't share much tonight. The reason for my being short and sweet is that my family and I are traveling out of town today and tomorrow and, as a result, we are having all of our meals away from home. I just entered my nutrition for today and ... Read more
One Luxury of Being Retired
Sunday, February 22, 2015      2 comments

I have a decision to make. It is a simple one, really. One that has few consequences either way. Even with it being such a minor decision, I am going to take my time. That is the most significant advantage of being retired, I can take my time to... Read more
Rethinking My Goal
Saturday, February 21, 2015      3 comments

I have been considering changing one of my goals. It is my goal of doing a blog post every day. I will use the tried and true method of listing the pluses and the minuses of doing a blog every day, and then make my decision. The nice thing about... Read more

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