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BARBARAJ73
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Looking at the "buts"
Sunday, June 12, 2016      9 comments

If you follow my tales, then you'll know I'm about to head west (but only about 3 hrs down the highway) to spend quality time with my almost 5 month old great niece. This will be my last stint, for a while at least, as great Nanny. This time I... Read more
Recently read: Dietland
Friday, June 10, 2016      5 comments

Finished reading Dietland by Sarai Walker a couple of days ago and I'm still thinking about it. It begins as the story of a young, obese woman who has lived a life of various diets and enduring the ridicule of the world around her. She takes ... Read more
To plan or not to plan ?... is NOT the question!!
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      7 comments

I am sitting here enjoying a beautiful summer morning in my sunroom. I hope you can close your eyes for just a minute and enjoy it with me! Ahhhhh... Now, moving on to the question ( or not) of planning. Every now and then (ok - regularl... Read more
Better results
Sunday, May 22, 2016      4 comments

Back from another two week stint of out-of-town nanny duty for my great-niece. Love, love, love spending time with her and nurturing her at home so she doesn't have to go to daycare quite yet. Also love having the opportunity to help out my ni... Read more
Not tomorrow - today!
Friday, April 29, 2016      12 comments

Do you struggle with an inner voice who encourages you to give in to poor eating habits? The one who insists we finish up all the treats before turning over that new leaf? That surely tomorrow would be a better day to start over? etc. etc. I ... Read more
I'm baaaaaack!
Saturday, April 23, 2016      13 comments

Just spent two weeks as "nanny" for my now 3 month old great-niece. Her mother returned to her teaching position and her daddy works out-of-town the entire week throughout the road construction season. Fortunately, one of my DS and I are retir... Read more
So what is this "self love" stuff?
Thursday, April 07, 2016      10 comments

The term "self love" appears in articles and comments here on SP and elsewhere. I have to admit, I was never quite clear on exactly what it meant and its impact on our health. This morning I read a blog titled "Does loving yourself lead to w... Read more
Spring into winter and it's not even an April 1 joke!
Sunday, April 03, 2016      9 comments

Oh, the robins are bob, bob, bobbin the leaves are leaf, leaf, leafin' the flowers are bloom, bloom, bloomin'... ... Read more
Roller costers and pity parties
Thursday, March 31, 2016      9 comments

You may have noticed that my recent blogs don't really relate directly to a healthy eating and exercise lifestyle. That's because I seem to be drifting or perhaps, more accurately, going in and out with the tide. I know what is healthy for me ... Read more
My great niece
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      13 comments

For those of you who read my last blog and wondered... here's my great-niece, Aubrey, born on 1/22. Isn't she just the sweetest ... Read more
Highlights of a beautiful day
Sunday, March 27, 2016      10 comments

Sound asleep when clock radio came on... fortunately, I had also set the alarm on my phone! emoticon The sun... Read more
Piglet's size didn't get in his way
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      10 comments

Ah yes - the wisdom of A.A. Milne and all his characters. Right up there with Dr. Seuss. In my "hey day," I considered myself to be quite knowl... Read more
Too small?
Wednesday, March 02, 2016      12 comments

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Will I be able to walk tomorrow?
Monday, February 29, 2016      14 comments

Last fall I joined our brand new "Y" in anticipation of needing to stretch my exercise horizons especially once winter arrived. I've spent most of the past few years getting my steps by walking with only a 1X/week yoga class for a bit of stretc... Read more
How SP changes my world
Saturday, February 27, 2016      10 comments

I made a couple of new friends today and joined a new team - all thanks to SP! And, on top of that, I "found" them through the blog of another of my SP friends. And that's how our community works. We share. We support. We brighten each oth... Read more

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