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courage and encouragement
Saturday, March 17, 2018      11 comments

Everyone can nurture the courage and find the encouragement to overcome any obstacle. But how do you grow your courage and find the encouragement? It comes by cherishing each day for the lessons learned, to gain strength by consistent effort eve... Read more
Wake-up Call and my Thank You
Wednesday, March 14, 2018      8 comments

You had your wake-up call and are now on an important journey. It is time to reflect about where you currently stand and the path you want to take. Do not look back on your past with any regrets or self-bashing. You are a work of wonder and well... Read more
We are blessed!
Sunday, March 11, 2018      12 comments

We are blessed. We only need to have the faith and determination, to strive to improve each day. To renew our minds when the spirit is weak; and to push on even when the path ahead is blocked, knowing that there is another path. When in doubt, m... Read more
More on my dream of recognition of the good in our country/world
Tuesday, March 06, 2018      2 comments

Please visit my previous blog re the 3rd Sunday (March 18th this Month) be a day of focus and prayer for a media focus on the goodness in America, which I changed to "our country/world" in response to a few non Americans who felt left out. See ... Read more
On living a balanced life
Tuesday, March 06, 2018      6 comments

Thoughts of OLDEROWL for Spark members who had a difficulty living a balanced life, due to stress of an heavy work load or to emotional and physical abuse and/or abandonment in an early life, but are now on a path to discovery and growth. 1... Read more
On making your weight loss dream a reality
Monday, February 19, 2018      8 comments

Those who join SparkPeople usually do so because they dream of obtaining a healthy weight. Often it has been years of unhealthy living that caused their problems and just like my case, the problems crept up so slowly. I didn’t recognize I was ... Read more
Make 3rd Sundays special days of prayer for spreading GOOD
Sunday, February 18, 2018      5 comments

There is too much evil in the news, but that is not the real America or in all peace loving countries. We need to change the focus on bad news to a focus on good news and I have a plan for that. PS there will always be evil all over the world on... Read more
Help me make 3rd Sundays A Special Day of Prayer for America
Sunday, February 18, 2018      9 comments

There is too much evil in the news, but that is not the real America. We Americans need to change the focus on bad news to a focus on good news and I have a plan for that. PS there will always be evil on any given day but on the third Sunday of... Read more
Slow but steady progress
Monday, January 15, 2018      10 comments

After completing week 2 of my fitness program I checked my progress to see if I could move to week 3. I manage only 13 pushups in the exhaustion test, I needed to do 16 to move on to week 3, but hey, 13 is more than doubled what I could do when... Read more
more progress
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      7 comments

I lost 2 of the 6 pounds that I gained over the holidays. I will be back at my optimum weight by March 3, since I have only 4 pounds to lose. My exercise goal is to perform a set of 100 pushups on February 28, 2018, and also 100 unassisted c... Read more
An inspirational blog
Thursday, December 28, 2017      7 comments

I open my Spark mail today and discovered Song-of-Grace wrote and shared an inspirational blog. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=6443436# She weighed 357 lbs about five years ago, lost 240 ... Read more
More Progress
Tuesday, December 26, 2017      12 comments

I didn't get back from my Christmas trip until 4 pm, then ate dinner. Even so I weighed myself - 164.4, up only 2.2 lbs from 12/23, which is remarkable since I always previously weigh myself early in the morning, not after I've eaten the third ... Read more
Made progress!
Saturday, December 23, 2017      8 comments

Got up at 6:30 am. Listened 30 minutes to The Power of Practice audio book. Knowing how to do something is worthless if you don't put it into practice. Weighed myself - now at 162.2 (lost 0.8 pounds). My goal is to be 158, my optimum weight, by ... Read more
Time to refocus
Wednesday, December 20, 2017      6 comments

Weight: 163.2 lbs. I haven't exercised the last two weeks. Things just got in the way. No that's a silly excuse, I am retired and 15 minutes of my time is just a drop in the bucket. I just need to recheck my priorities. Also, my weight has ... Read more
Invitation to the winter 5% challenge
Saturday, December 16, 2017      2 comments

Since May 2013, when I joined Sparkpeople, I have steadily improved my health through better eating, drinking and exercise. I lost 35 lbs and gone from being a crouch potato to participation in seasonal 5K races. Last year at this point I w... Read more

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