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Re-Imagining Magic
Thursday, January 25, 2018      14 comments

I don't believe in magic. That is what I have told myself and have told many people over the years. However, an article I came across from NPR today has me revising my beliefs. Perhaps I DO believe in magic after all! I often tell othe... Read more
Ch-ch-changes! Yet Steady with Maintenance!
Tuesday, October 03, 2017      17 comments

Okay, first I wrote a bit in response to a message board post in which the person was wondering about choosing calorie-counts that work for her, so I thought I would share that. Then, on to Big News (HUGE thanks to everyone popping in now ... Read more
Still Sparkin' & Maintaining!!
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      21 comments

Still Sparkin' & Maintaining!! Maintaining weight...a little higher than I want but it's been sustainable...between 215-220. All time low was 207. Was hoping for 210 as a maintaining weight, but I'm okay with this. Been so darned BUSY ... Read more
Weight & How We Wrap Our Head Around It
Monday, December 05, 2016      15 comments

More about my astonishing feat of having gone this past year with only a 2# weight gain: I was flabbergasted as I have been very scale-averse this past year. At first I just didn't want to have "one more thing" to keep track of. I felt conf... Read more
Still Sparking!
Sunday, December 04, 2016      18 comments

Where to begin? How about a quick overview of this past year: last year around this time I weighed 212. This year? 214! Woo hoo! What a success!! My all-time low is 207, so this is really not bad at all...SO HAPPY! Why is that? This has bee... Read more
Quick Update...! MOTD? Moi?
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      19 comments

Hey everyone, still Sparkin' away as best I can. Work challenges have cut into my workouts, but after these training webinars (I'd rather go get my teeth drilled...lol!) are over there should be some light at the end of the tunnel! I'v... Read more
The Universe is Smiling Down On Me...!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      20 comments

Two weekends ago I had already planned to sort of double date with close friends (a couple) in the bike club who are riding out to a B&B near Ithaca ( tenwoodlodge.com/ ) to stay overnight and test out a special hot tub that is ava... Read more
Into The Great Wide Open: Celebrating 3 Years of Maintenance
Thursday, April 14, 2016      21 comments

Thank you to everyone for all your SparkGoodies and SparkPage comments praising my third year of maintaining my weight loss! My apologies for delaying my heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing support! I continue to move forward in so many wa... Read more
Intermittent Fasting: Works For Me!
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      21 comments

It was cool to see a nod of the head from SP's dietitian Becky recently: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
p?id=2083 This is a good read if one is interested in incorporating Intermittent Fasti... Read more
Building The Healthiest Life Possible!
Monday, December 28, 2015      18 comments

JEANKNEE recently asked my thoughts on the 80% - 20% split on the importance of food choices versus exercise for weight loss. My answer turned into a blog! :-) We are all an experiment of ONE, right...? So everyone's mileage may vary.... Read more
Sparking Through The Holidays
Wednesday, December 23, 2015      17 comments

Hello everyone...just a quickie note to let you know I'm still kickin' and Keeping the Spark through the holidays. I've been more rock-solid than ever in my commitment to living free from sugar and processed carbs which has counter-intuitively (... Read more
New / Old: It's All Good!
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      15 comments

Enough slacking! A "hills" ride with the bike club over the past weekend had me *GASP* WALKING up a hill on a climb for the first time since like forever! It was a new hill for me, so I don't know if it was one I would've climbed successfully in... Read more
Another Year Younger!
Friday, October 23, 2015      21 comments

Just checking in to let folks know I'm still Sparkin' in whatever ways I can. Although my workouts have taken a hit, I've really, really locked in on healthy foods and loving the Beck "no-choice" strategies with food: I'm loving my "no-proc... Read more
The Way Wings Should (Thx to VALERIEMAHA!)
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      10 comments

VALERIEMAHA recently shared this sublime verse from Rumi: THE WAY WINGS SHOULD – RUMI What will our children do in the morning? Will they wake with their hearts wanting to play, the way wings should? Will they have drea... Read more
A New Life!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015      22 comments

Just a quickie today, life just doesn't know how to slow down...whew! After a long, long weekend of struggles and waiting, my son & daughter-in-law are proud parents of a healthy baby boy! It's an amazing thing holding a new life in on... Read more

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