Looking for my motivation....
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      6 comments

I lost my motivation today. I’m not sure where it went but I spent most of the day looking for it without much success. First I thought maybe it had something to d... Read more
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      8 comments

WHAT I SAY: I am determined. I will succeed! WHAT I MEAN: I won’t give up this time, I’ll figure out what I need to do to succeed. WHAT I SAY: I am mot... Read more
Determined - My word for the day
Thursday, April 04, 2013      11 comments

Determination • A quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult • The act of officially deciding something Determination is my word for the day. I’ve found a new diet to try and an image of the “... Read more
A New and Better Day
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      6 comments

I feel like I’ve gotten off track lately. I had a few setbacks in the last month, not an excuse, just an explanation. I’ve been trying to continue working hard at everything but my usual enthusiasm and positive attitude have suffered. This is... Read more
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      7 comments

Today I'm dealing with the loss of a friend. We knew it was coming but it always seems too soon, like there isn't enough time to do what you want to do, to be the person you want to be. Loss is never easy, over the years I've lost a husband, p... Read more
Working on Motivation
Sunday, March 31, 2013      6 comments

Today is my “motivational” day, I working on getting back to my usual positive and persevering attitude. I found this on a SparkPeople motivational link this morning: 1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward "Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese... Read more
Something More Lighthearted
Saturday, March 30, 2013      7 comments

OK, I've had enough gloom for awhile. My husband found this picture on an ad for a weight loss product this morning. His comment was, "Wow, it not only moves all the excess weight to your boobs, it gives you a tan at the same time at no extra... Read more
Sometimes the Dragon Wins
Saturday, March 30, 2013      2 comments

I found this online this morning. The original post was referring to wartime but it’s often how I feel while fighting my own personal battles. I thought it was worth sharing. Sometimes the Dragon Wins There are times, my friend, Wh... Read more
A Really Difficult Day
Thursday, March 28, 2013      13 comments

For me today was just plain HARD! I started out really enthusiastic and determined to get in a lot of exercise to make up for what I missed when visiting my husband's sister and her husband. Then I received an email from my sister-in-law telling... Read more
The Joy of Returning Home
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      6 comments

I’m back home today after my 4 day visit with my husband’s sister and husband. We travel quite a bit, especially in the summer and I’m always amazed at how good it feels to finally return home. I’m a real homebody. To me home is much more tha... Read more
Friday, March 22, 2013      5 comments

Today we’re going on a mini-vacation to visit my husband’s sister and her husband. We’ll be gone until Monday with no computer so no Spark time. I’m going to miss everyone but, believe me, you’ll all be in my thoughts. They live on about 30 v... Read more
Moving Forward
Thursday, March 21, 2013      8 comments

Today I move forward with confidence. I am inspired by kind words of encouragement from friends and by the success of others. I will learn from the stumbles I’ve made in the past. I will stay focused, determined and happy. I am motivated. I... Read more
Swimming Through Jello
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      6 comments

I posted a blog yesterday morning and removed it, along with several comments, later in the day. Several of the comments upset me and I’m still upset today so I decided today to write about posting “advice” to someone you don’t really know and ... Read more
Small Victories
Monday, March 18, 2013      6 comments

Today I celebrate small victories. Yesterday was going to be my “rest and regroup” day. My feet hurt, I needed a break. Then I remembered my “20 minute a day” WiiFit Challenge and decided, “OK, I’ll do 20 minutes. My feet can handle 20 minut... Read more
Hard Work, Luck and the Promise of Success
Sunday, March 17, 2013      5 comments

Every St. Patrick’s Day I think of my grandfather. He came from a family of Irish immigrants and was very proud of his Irish heritage – he loved everything Irish! He had a joyful heart and a strong work ethic. He believed hard work could take ... Read more

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