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Thankful from A to Z
Monday, July 21, 2014      12 comments

A few days ago, one of my SparkFriends challenged us to come up with a list of things we are thankful for from A to Z. I had a lot of fun doing it and since my theme for my blog this month is thankfulness, I thought I'd share it here: A - ... Read more
The Good Ole Days
Sunday, July 20, 2014      14 comments

Several years ago, my husband and I stumbled upon a reality series on PBS where three families agreed to live the details of the 1800s in the Wild West frontier. They lived that way for eight months. They were each on their own piece of land, ... Read more
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Saturday, July 19, 2014      11 comments

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Northern Indiana. It was 75 degrees and sunny skies. I took a vacation day from work with hopes of getting a lot of things done around the house. But my number one priority was getting my walk in for my 5... Read more
Off to Work I Go
Thursday, July 17, 2014      9 comments

On a beautiful day like today (75F and sunny skies), it is hard wanting to be at work. But I am thankful for my job (although it would be nice if my office had windows, not that I'm complaining or anything). I am an attorney with the Publi... Read more
Variety is the Spice of LIfe
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      11 comments

Can you imagine if we had to eat the exact same thing for every meal every day? True, if we did, I may not have a weight problem, but how boring! I am thankful that there is so much variety from which to choose. It's no surprise that I ... Read more
You Had Me at "Woof"
Tuesday, July 15, 2014      9 comments

What can I say? I love dogs. I grew up with at least one dog in the family most of the time. They add such joy to life (most of the time). And I am convinced that every dog needs a canine companion which is why we have two dogs. And I am so... Read more
It's a Michigan Thing
Monday, July 14, 2014      9 comments

Wow, I haven't blogged since last Wednesday, so I have a bit of making up to do on my month of thankfulness. But it's going to be easy to do. First of all I have a lot to be thankful for. And second, we spent the weekend up in the Traverse Ci... Read more
Back on Track
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      8 comments

Today I am thankful to be back on track after easing up on my activity yesterday. I got nearly 8 hours sleep and feel much better! I did start to hear excuses in my head a little today...things like one more day of going light on activity won'... Read more
Date With My Pillow
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      7 comments

Today I am thankful for a comfortable bed and a cozy pillow. I haven't been doing very well getting 8 hours of sleep each night. Actually I haven't even gotten 7 lately. Today I am really feeling it. My energy is at a low. ... Read more
There's an App for That....
Monday, July 07, 2014      7 comments

It's week two of my month of thankfulness. Today I am thankful for technology. emoticon It's amazing how fast w... Read more
Perfect Summer Days
Sunday, July 06, 2014      7 comments

Today I am thankful for perfect summer days. emoticon For me, that means sunshine with temperatures in the 7... Read more
Aaaahhhhh and Owwwww
Saturday, July 05, 2014      7 comments

This morning I had one of my regular therapeutic massage appointments. So today is a perfect day to say I am so thankful for my massage therapist, Julia with Elkhart Family Massage. She is AMAZING! Don't get me wrong, I haven't had a massage ... Read more
Let Freedom Ring
Friday, July 04, 2014      4 comments

emoticon Today, like so many others here in the United States, I am thankful for my freedom and for the people who ... Read more
My Top Two
Thursday, July 03, 2014      4 comments

After writing my blog yesterday, I've been thinking a lot about how blessed I am and how much I have to be thankful for. So I decided to declare July my thankfulness month. My goal will be to blog daily about something I am thankful for. Yest... Read more
Thank You
Wednesday, July 02, 2014      7 comments

I just have to say that SparkPeople is an answer to prayer for me. I've been there, done that so many times on this weight loss journey. I've been a Weight Watcher member more times than I can count on both hands - the first time was when I wa... Read more

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