SPEDED2
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It's All in Black & White, Mostly
Saturday, September 06, 2014      9 comments

"Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims." Carlos Santana Here it is in black and white, mostly. ... Read more
Quit or Commit
Monday, September 01, 2014      11 comments

It’s easier to quit than to commit. Today, I choose to commit! When you reach the end of your r... Read more
Don’t Think About It!
Sunday, August 31, 2014      7 comments

On Friday, my husband and I had spent a greater portion of the day on our twice monthly grocery shopping excursion. We live in the boonies and it’s 20.4 miles one way to the closest grocery store. We drive on another 20 miles past that, to tak... Read more
A Plan for Failure?
Saturday, August 23, 2014      6 comments

When the school year was finished in May, the number on the scale was the highest it had ever been. Every joint in my body would scream in pain at the end of the day. It was difficult to walk, my knees hurt so badly. To sleep the night throug... Read more
No Time!
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      8 comments

School starts next Monday! Where has the summer gone? How am I ever going to have enough Time?! Time ~ to plan lessons. Time ~ for the mountain of paperwork. Time ~ to grade papers. Time ~ for extra duties. Time ~ for meetings. Time ~ for... Read more
Definitions
Monday, August 04, 2014      6 comments

Vulnerable: exposed to being attacked or harmed. Trust: firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. Those are the dictionary definitions of those words. This pair of words are welded together, or ... Read more
A Small Victory
Thursday, July 24, 2014      9 comments

Over the weekend, I accepted an invitation to join a team challenge. It was exciting to realize that by joining SparkPeople and becoming an active part of a team, I was on a journey to improve so many aspects of my life. Then The Gang showed u... Read more
What Happened?
Saturday, July 19, 2014      7 comments

Since Christmas vacation, the kitchen chair next to mine held a steadily growing stack of magazines. Finally, school has ended, and I spend my mornings reading while I enjoy my leisurely cups of coffee. In June, an article in Prevention really... Read more
Emotional Eating
Sunday, July 13, 2014      4 comments

Isn’t it odd how some of the issues we tend to avoid on our journey to better health and weight loss just keep popping up until we decide we have to deal with them, or once again, give up and quit? It’s very obvious to me that I am an emotiona... Read more
Negativity
Wednesday, July 02, 2014      6 comments

Several days ago, one of the Message Hot Topics was a question about how others deal with negative co-workers. A couple of the responses were to just ignore it. Those responses have caused me to reflect about the Negative Nellies and Neds wit... Read more
Finding my Health
Sunday, June 29, 2014      4 comments

It must have been Divine Intervention that led me to this remarkable site. Keeping a food log has always been a tremendous hurdle for me. It's very difficult to be honest about your food consumption when you have to log every bite. School is ... Read more

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