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I won't ask "what else can happen?!"
Thursday, September 04, 2008      6 comments

I do love to PAINT!!! It's been wonderful to get back into my studio and begin painting again!!! I don't want to stop but when I realize the sun is coming up to begin a new day, I force myself to quit and go get some rest. It's so easy fo... Read more
Specific Observations about Self-Improvement:
Thursday, September 04, 2008      3 comments

I remind myself of these two Specific Observations about Self-Improvement: #1 - It will be difficult. #2 - It will be worth it. Losing weight, for me, is a mental challenge. When I have "bad" choices before me that I must resist... Read more
Giving My Goals My Best Effort!
Monday, September 01, 2008      7 comments

Giving My Goals My Best Effort! • Personally (marriage, weight loss, home) • Spiritually • Professionally My dreams deserve better than a half-hearted effort. If I meet my goals with a weak handshake, they'll soon be waving me good... Read more
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome -- Me!? So THAT's my struggle!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008      6 comments

I was never able to have children-- ME, one who LOVES kids and thought I'd have ten!!! My sweet daughter was my miracle, adopted at the age of 2-1/2 days old... now a beautiful, married 25-yr old. Last week, I went to a nutritionist to find... Read more
Whew! Life -- what a ride!!!
Thursday, August 14, 2008      7 comments

My daughter helping... covered in sheet-rock dust! Just an update -- It’s been a challenging year! I’ve since lost 54 lbs and 31.5 inches... Really concentrating on my health this year to avoid diabetes. PLUS-- Before my daugh... Read more
Persevering through failure
Sunday, August 03, 2008      4 comments

Spark Healthy Reflection- You may have read this but it really spoke to me... Persevering through failure Of course try, try again, but when you don't succeed at something it's best not to beat yourself up or hold yourself to an unre... Read more
Are You Neglecting Your Body?
Sunday, August 03, 2008      3 comments

Are You Neglecting Your Body?-- A Healthy Reflection To have an enriching & healthy life, fitness is a must. Good eating can be part of that fitness springboard that makes bigger things possible. The next months and years are filled with ha... Read more
When Temptation Lurks...
Saturday, August 02, 2008      3 comments

HAPPY SATURDAY!!! Before going to a Church Breakfast or Wedding Shower or someplace I know temptation lurks, I make myself a CHEESECAKE SHAKE to drink in the car on the way (I added two of my recipes on SparkPeople Recipes.) This FIL... Read more
DON'T GIVE UP!--- Watch this video... !
Wednesday, July 30, 2008      10 comments

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?
v=VkCFeNeqyHk&feature=related WOW--- Watch this video... it really, really, really was exactly what I needed to hear! I try not to show it... but life is overwhelming me right now. With th... Read more
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE COLLECTION:
Monday, July 28, 2008      6 comments

I've recently had more emails about my quote collection so I thought I would post a new blog containing most of them. Copy and plaster them anywhere they give you strength along this journey!!! WE CAN DO THIS! WE ARE POWERFUL!!! ========... Read more
TOP FRUITS & VEGETABLES: Antioxidant ORAC* Rating
Thursday, July 24, 2008      4 comments

I was researching Antioxidants and came across an extensive chart. I wanted to be able to access the info so I decided it was worthy of a blog spot. ... Read more
20-Minutes-A-Day Exercise Streak
Monday, July 21, 2008      5 comments

At the age of 53, it takes a lot of determination for me to lose even a little weight. Personally, I am committing to a 20-minutes-a-day exercise streak on two of my teams... and eating as healthily as possible. I try not to eat processed foods ... Read more
I DID IT!!! My FIRST 5.5 mile Mountain Hike!!!
Sunday, July 20, 2008      5 comments

emoticon I signed up with a group of 16 women to hike Mt. LeConte in Gatlinburg, TN -- the second tallest pe... Read more
This difficult journey will be worth it!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008      10 comments

I shared my struggles on one of my threads and decided I should blog it. Most of my blogs are uplifting and motivational, I am a positive person. But I'm blue today, at the brink of exhausted tears... truthfully, I am crying. Last Thursda... Read more
Beefcakes at the Gym greet me with High-Five's!!!
Thursday, July 10, 2008      7 comments

I originally had a hang-up joining a male/female gym full of gorgeous women and hunky men. It was MY hang-up, not theirs. I walked in to exercise with my eyes to the floor, afraid to make eye-contact because I thought myself as less...... Read more

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