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Seeing Stars, Not Bars
Saturday, December 07, 2013      21 comments

There are so many great quotes from Nelson Mandela that I can hardly choose. He said that, from his little prison cell window, he could either see stars, or bars. So true for our outlook on life in general. Wishing all of my friends a fun... Read more
Life is Tough
Friday, December 06, 2013      21 comments

Scott Peck, the author, said it best, This you must embrace, If you want an easier life, Challenges you must face. Accepting the premise that life is tough Eases the resistance we may feel To changes that turn us upside-down But... Read more
Perception - And my personal existential question
Thursday, December 05, 2013      19 comments

Years ago, I went to a Performance. An absurdist comedian Did all sorts of the Outrageous. Suddenly, he fell to the floor On stage. Shaking, then - Nothing. Turns out, he'd had a Heart attack. He died in front of hundreds... Read more
The Power of NEGATIVE Emotions
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      23 comments

No one's knocking happiness, Let's get that straight right now. But those not-so-happy little bugs Can really help - here's how. I'm sad, I'm angry or depressed Is a launching point, for sure. The negative motivates toward change ... Read more
I Braved the Scale Today (and survived to tell about it)
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      25 comments

It's true, indeed, I braved the scale And survived today to tell the tale. The number didn't rise at all, So the holiday wasn't my downfall. ... Read more
If You're Ever in the SP Gameroom - Please Help Reach a Million
Monday, December 02, 2013      15 comments

Just for fun, If you visit the gameroom On Sparkpeople, Please help reach a million On the message board That has my name. Just for fun. (I plan to be at goal by a million.)... Read more
Caffeine Detox Flopperoo
Sunday, December 01, 2013      19 comments

I gave it up for four days straight. Had no headaches, felt so great. Sorry to say, it's over now; I drank some coffee and wow-oh-wow! Didn't like the taste at all, So I'm wondering what makes me fall Off this wagon, when I try. I ... Read more
My Black Friday Curiosity
Saturday, November 30, 2013      25 comments

I never shopped this day before So I set foot in a nearby store. Took one look around, then fled; Curiosity sated. Enough said!... Read more
The Pumpkin Pie
Friday, November 29, 2013      17 comments

What can I say, It's once a year. A tradition of sorts, The worst kind, I fear. I'd intended to freeze The pieces, I wrote. You commended the idea, But now I could float. Like a balloon at the parade At Macy's, I'm stuffe... Read more
FOR THIS AND SO MUCH MORE
Thursday, November 28, 2013      11 comments

For a year of constant loss and sorrow, Worries beyond compare, And more lost loved ones. For a very bumpy road with No GPS to show me the way I almost lost mine. Yes, for this year and so much more I am thankful. Because I'm sti... Read more
My First Pumpkin Protein Smoothie
Wednesday, November 27, 2013      15 comments

I finally made it, after having planned to do so days ago. It turned out delish, although more like custard with a spoon than a smoothie through a straw. Nonetheless, I added some whey protein powder and it was really yummy. Oh, how I love pu... Read more
Does Anyone Wear (or has ever worn) TUK shoes? If so, what's your take?
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      11 comments

I'm on the fence about ordering them even though they have many positive reviews on Amazon. Just curious if any of my SP friends like them or how comfortable they are.... Read more
Day 3 No Caffeine & No Headache? Could This be True?
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      13 comments

In the past when I've attempted giving up coffee/caffeine, even though just one small mug daily was imbibed, I went through weeks of awful body and head aches. This time, on day 3, still no headache and it's almost a miracle, if true. Maybe gr... Read more
Day 2 No Caffeine. Day 36 Calorie Correction Course.
Monday, November 25, 2013      17 comments

Last night, after my first day of no caffeine, I was so tired that I laid down at 6 p.m. and was out for the night! Yikes! This is day 2 and I'm awaiting the arrival of the awful headache. Since there is none yet, it could be that either I ha... Read more
Eat It vs. Drink It- Same Calories?
Sunday, November 24, 2013      19 comments

It seems like a dumb question, kinda like that pound of feathers vs. pound of gold they asked as kids. We always thought a lb of feathers was lighter. (smiling) Soooo, if I make a smoothie with 4 cutie tangerines, do I count that as eati... Read more

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