Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Don’t Lose Sight of What’s Important

I just read a friend’s blog and stole this:  It’s so true!  So often, we see what’s right in front of us, and we want it.  We aren’t thinking about what it will do to our long-term goals.  We aren’t worried about whether it is good for us in the end or not.  We just …

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Enough

I’ve seen my mother eat a banana and say, “I’m so full!”  I remember thinking she was nuts!  I mean, it took a sandwich, chips, a drink, a banana and some dessert for me to not be hungry.  Full wasn’t even in the equation. When going to a fast food restaurant, she would order a …

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My Cheerleader

I kinda ashamed.  I’m ashamed of myself because I was embarrassed about my son’s choice of sports.  My son is a cheerleader. I don’t know why I was embarrassed.  Looking at it now, it was really silly.  I never let him know I was embarrassed, but when I spoke about my son’s extra-curricular activity, I …

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Grenade

There is a song in which the singer professes all of the things he’d do to protect the love of his life – things like taking a bullet for her, stepping in front of a train for her, and yes – catching a grenade for her. Aw!  How romantic!  I’d love to have a man who …

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Holding the Door

Last night, as I was walking toward a building, I was startled by a man.  Why was I startled?  Because he rushed up to me.  When I realized that he had done the rushing so he would make it to the door before me in order to be able to open it for me, I …

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Unexpected Sadness

Warning:  For those of you who are tree huggers and/or extremely sympathetic, you might not want to read this.  I am just stretching my creative muscles, but some of you might not like what you read. I am surprised by a sadness which has crept over me.  I feel a great sorrow for the trees …

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Random Weight Loss Thoughts

Yesterday, I was wearing a shirt that I bought during my trip to Hawaii about a decade ago.  For the first time ever, I liked what I saw when I looked at my reflection. When I bought it, it was tight and quite unflattering.  Yesterday, when I looked at myself in the mirror, I was …

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My Stalker

I created this blog because I have a stalker on my old one.  It’s not out of fear that I made the old one defunct, but out of a desire to help. At first, I blogged things specifically to get him to stop reading my blog – encouraging him to move on, trying to write …

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My Mommy

Today is my mother’s birthday.  I use the word “Mother” because that’s what I call her.  Now, that sounds proper and disconnected, but that’s not at all how it’s meant.  She’s actually one of my best friends and one of my heroes. My mother was the best mother for whom I could have asked, growing …

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Weight Training

So, I lied.  I was going to wait until my plateau hit before I started weight training.  Yesterday, for some unknown reason, I decided to start. Well, actually, I do know the reasons.  Due to some odd circumstances, I hadn’t lost as much weight in the past couple of weeks as I would have liked.  …

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