MELANIE387's Blogs

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Sunday, February 21, 2010      2 comments

"Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because yo... Read more
Another Piece of the Puzzle
Sunday, June 07, 2009      1 comments

In an attempt to understand and identify myself, and having a lot of time on my hands, I've been doing a lot of searching and reading. Today, I came across an article titled, Description of the 4 Primary Temperaments by John T. Cocoris, Th.M., P... Read more
Not Just Procrastination
Saturday, April 18, 2009      2 comments

I've been thinking about a lot of things lately. Namely, where I'm at in my life right now. It's so easy to get caught up in the busy and not take a moment to reflect on what is happening moment to moment, day by day. It is also easy to get caug... Read more
Interpersonal Equilibrium
Monday, April 06, 2009      1 comments

April 5, 2009 Interpersonal Equilibrium Taurus Daily Horoscope You may struggle with issues of independence today. Your craving for companionship and closeness can be at odds with a burgeoning desire to experience life as an autonomous in... Read more
Making Progress, Moving Forward
Saturday, April 04, 2009      2 comments

I look at the calendar and have a hard time believing April is here. The last three months have progressed so quickly. During those months, I have made life altering decisions, prepared a manuscript for publishing, and lost just about 35 pounds.... Read more
SparkPeople Healthy Reflection - Navigating Your Ship
Thursday, March 26, 2009      2 comments

A ship in the harbor is safe. But that's not what ships are built for. - Anonymous Navigating your ship (from SparkPeople email-Healthy Reflections) Taking the easy way out is, well, easy. Human beings naturally stick with their... Read more
Count to 10!
Thursday, March 19, 2009      2 comments

It has been a life changing couple of months for me. And although change is necessary and good for me, it hasn't been easy. There is so much going on right now, it is hard to stay focused, positive, and not feel overwhelmed. I'm attempting to lo... Read more
Biggest Healthy Eating Accomplishment
Tuesday, March 10, 2009      2 comments

In July 2008 when I restarted my weight loss journey, I knew I would have to make drastic changes to my eating habits. One of the first changes I made was to try to eat smaller portions. Continuously, I made small changes, such as eating in inst... Read more
Keeping Up to Date
Sunday, March 08, 2009      1 comments

It has been a hectic week. Starting with last Sunday, I have gone out to eat almost every day this week. I have spent a lot of time with family and friends, which has been a blessing, but most of the time was spent at restaurants. And I find tha... Read more
Listening to the Rain
Thursday, February 26, 2009      1 comments

I'm sitting in my living room, listening to the rain. The patio door is wide open and the breeze filtering in, is filtering out the stale air. Angry words, cried tears, hurtful thoughts... floating out with the wind. It is though there is a zipp... Read more
Quizzical Annotations
Tuesday, February 17, 2009      1 comments

Lately, I've been completing a lot of quizzes and surveys. To some, they are considered a waste of time. To me, they are so much more. Each quiz or survey is an opportunity to see how well I know myself, to determine likes and dislikes, or to ju... Read more
Macbeth Act 5, Scene 3, 40-47
Saturday, February 14, 2009      0 comments

Macbeth: Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff Which wei... Read more
My Father's Eyes
Monday, January 26, 2009      0 comments

Today is the six-month mark since I began my weight-loss journey. Just before I started, I didn't want to look in a mirror and I didn't want to look at pictures of me. And I hardly ... Read more
With a Little Help from My Friend
Friday, January 23, 2009      1 comments

For years, I took care of everyone. Except for me. Home and my marriage were stressful places to be. I also worked full-time and was a full-time mom. Life was complicated to say the least. With mom gone, sisters states away, and no best friend, ... Read more

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