OPAL50's Blogs

Saturday, March 06, 2010      5 comments

“If Nobody's Perfect, Then Why Do You Have To Be?” Opal50 would LOVE to be able to write the great, thoughtful and inspiring blogs that so many of you post. I don't have that talent. Instead, I will share from my daily reading of The Thin... Read more
"The Prayer Diet" seems to be working for me. Thank you, Lord
Saturday, February 20, 2010      11 comments

Selections from the book: The Prayer Diet: The Unique Physical Mental And Spiritual Approach To Healthy Weight Loss by Matthew Anderson copyright 2001 What if one prayer could change your mind, two could change your heart and three could ch... Read more
01-22-10 Two Grandbabies: Joy and Heartache
Saturday, January 30, 2010      13 comments

Our newest GS was born the morning of January 22nd at 6:45 am.  Our DS called at 5 am to say our DIL was contracting for a couple of hours every 10 min.  She has a history of short labors. I told them they should probably be checked.  Then he ... Read more
Friday, January 15, 2010      6 comments

THE STAMP (this was emailed to me...very important) Like most elementary schools, it was typical to have a parade of students in and out of the health clinic throughout the day. We dispensed ice for bumps and bruises, Band-Aids for cuts, a... Read more
Booty Camp
Sunday, January 03, 2010      5 comments

OK...so around 8 pm I realized while surfing the responses to the Boot Camp that I did the "wrong" first video earlier today. I did a kick-boxing video. I just finished the "right" (jump over a line) video. Not at the intensity that Coach Nic... Read more
The Real Meaning of Christmas Experience
Tuesday, December 15, 2009      11 comments

Today was our Christmas party at work. It was very different from our parties in the past. We had an array of desserts (only) instead of a fancy catered meal of appreciation along with all the gourmet desserts. In the past years we had gotten... Read more
Be Thankful
Wednesday, November 25, 2009      3 comments

BE THANKFUL By Author Unknown Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to... Read more
I can be successful!
Saturday, November 21, 2009      2 comments

Successful people believe they can accomplish their dreams...dreams of a healthy lifestyle. They consider nothing is impossible, and have a reservoir of faith in themselves. They intuitively understand that they can't stand still, that l... Read more
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      6 comments

PERSISTENCE is my new word. Continuity... steady perseverance, a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. Steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a pur... Read more
A Celebration of Life.
Saturday, October 31, 2009      6 comments

I must pay homage to my uncle that just died at age 94. As their five children were growing up and leaving the home, my aunt and uncle decided to become foster parents. The opportunity came up to take in a "wayward" 17 year old teenage g... Read more
Spark friends! I need your help!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      11 comments

OK! Yesterday was my birthday and today I have to get serious about returning to the "get healthy mode"! I need help! I must get back to working on my future health. While we were on vacation I wrote down everything I ate and that helped kee... Read more
Chill -Out Challenge for Wellness
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      7 comments

Life is stressful and stress comes at you in different forms. We all experience stress. emoticon It is estima... Read more
You can't keep doing the same thing over and over then expect different results.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009      2 comments

I have a couple of total "good" days and then I mess up by eating late at night!! That has always been my MO...eating a lot late at night. I need help with ideas on stopping m... Read more
This is it!
Sunday, July 19, 2009      0 comments

This is it! I have been delinquent in taking responsibility for the weight I have gained. As I get older, my body is telling me if I want to stay as healthy as I have been, then ... Read more

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