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Not tomorrow - today!

Friday, April 29, 2016      4 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'... emoticonRead 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 emoticonRead 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

Excuses, excuses, excuses

Friday, February 26, 2016      9 comments

It's amazing how many excuses I can come up with for straying from my healthy plan. The latest has been the second phase of dental surgery. Well, I had myself a little pity party while I was eating soft foods and let those simple carbs take ov... Read more

How to change the world

Monday, February 22, 2016      6 comments

Topics for blogs came and went through my head over the past month but obviously none were written (it's been over a month?? yikes!) I have been hibernating. It's a luxury of being retired and living where the weather can be frightful. I enj... Read more

What is the #1 thing preventing us from losing weight?

Thursday, January 14, 2016      12 comments

If you answered - me, then you're right. It's not our busy life, not processed foods or sugar, the weather, the moon, etc. etc. Look in the mirror. YOU are in control. YOU are responsible. YOU can make it happen. Not gonna deny it's ha... Read more

Hi ho, hi ho, it's back to work I go...

Monday, January 04, 2016      8 comments

Some of you might be thinking... "Wait just a minute, I thought you said you're retired. So what do you mean back to work you go???" Well, the retired part is accurate. But I clearly remember what it was like to have to set the alarm clock an... Read more


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