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Cardio, Strength Training, Flexibility, Balance – trying to work on all aspects of fitness.

Thursday, January 29, 2015      15 comments

I like physical activity. I always have. However, I don’t like all options equally. Cardio – no problem! I don’t even need music or companions or TV. Outside, nature is enough. Indoors, I’m content with my own thoughts. Strength T... Read more

I love my SPAT - It’s not perfect but neither am I

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      15 comments

I like that it (SPark Activity Tracker) keeps track for me, both the “workouts” and those random steps throughout the day that don’t fit the “10 minute of continuous activity” standard. Yesterday when I saw the results it posted, I was a bi... Read more

Remembering pizza - thanks to Spark Guy’s Sunday blog

Monday, January 26, 2015      30 comments

Today I’m thinking about all the pizza I ate while growing up in Brooklyn, NY. Living in a neighborhood of immigrant families from all over the world, one thing we all had in common was that we ate lots of carbs. My heritage was pierogi an... Read more

Joe’s “Antique” Food - Do not eat!

Friday, January 23, 2015      23 comments

The title of this blog is what’s written on the paper in the top right portion of this photo. In my status today I said that I would be organizing my food pantry an... Read more

There’s a color missing from my rainbow

Thursday, January 22, 2015      22 comments

It’s not easy being green, for me at least. During my spark years I’ve learned a lot about nutrition. I suppose I’ve always known that it’s important to eat fruit and vegetables, but knowing doesn’t always lead to doing the right thing. F... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If I had a pre-set weigh-in day, I might feel really bad this morning.

Monday, January 19, 2015      49 comments

My daily Spark email includes yet another article about avoiding the scale. “4 Signs It’s Time to Step off the Scale.” Oh, there I am in #3 “You can recite your weight to the nearest fraction at all times” Yeah, sure I can. I s... Read more

What a surprise! I’m “elderly”!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      22 comments

When did that happen? I don’t feel elderly. When DH & I travel to Europe, we like to stay in hotels popular with local people rather than the US style chains. When traveling with family and staying in one place 3 days or more, we rent... Read more

Taking my own advice – not always easy

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      23 comments

1) “Rest and come back stronger” That’s something I’ve said to others who are sick or injured. I do believe it, but last week when I was a lump on the couch (see last blog), it was tough advice to accept. There was that voice in my ... Read more

A non-spark day so bad it’s actually funny

Friday, January 02, 2015      30 comments

On Wednesday I posted a status that I was feeling “under the weather.” My attitude was as bad as I felt, especially since I know my situation could have been avoided. What turned me from an energetic, determined sparker into a lump on the... Read more

“Good Luck Getting into Heaven”

Sunday, December 28, 2014      23 comments

At first I only heard the first two words. I had been running and I thought that the man I encountered during my cool down was encouraging me to keep going. “Excuse me,” I asked and he repeated all 5 words. You see, I was wearing a ... Read more

There’s a “stealth sparker” in my house

Friday, December 26, 2014      19 comments

My last 3 blogs were about the trip DH & I took to Europe to visit the Christmas Markets accessible from a cruise on the Danube. I wrote about the sites, the food/drink, what I wore and that I only gained 1.5 pounds. What I didn’t mentio... Read more

How a spark friend influenced my travel wardrobe and helped me pack light.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014      24 comments

I regularly turn to SP for healthy eating and exercise information. A few weeks ago this “non-fashionista” got some advice of a different kind. Sparker Phebess wrote a travel blog specifically geared to fashion. I wanted to run ev... Read more

Sparking my way across Europe before Christmas – the ultimate test of motivation

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      24 comments

Yesterday I posted a summary of the sites we visited during our 11 days on the Danube. There was an additional 2+ days of travel to deal with also. Flying during the holidays is a test of patience in itself. Many articles and blogs addr... Read more

Christmas Markets on the Danube – The short version

Monday, December 22, 2014      22 comments

This is the 3rd year in a row that DH decided we should cruise a European river before Christmas. We began in Prague which isn’t ON the Danube but a great place to start. The market between the Cathedral and the Astronomical Clock draws... Read more

A race, a funeral, a parade and a concert – not a regular Saturday

Saturday, December 06, 2014      25 comments

Sometimes everything just comes together at once. This morning was our town’s annual Christmas Classic 5K. I run it every year along with about 70 members of our church. DH even participates. He’s part of our walking contingent. His ... Read more


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