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Hooky Day Woo Hoo!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      14 comments

Actually it wasn't precisely "hooky" but...I and only one other person in our non-profit human service agency are shared by the state office of mental health. State employees are being downsized in numbers tremendously as cost cutting measures r... Read more

Another Year Younger!

Thursday, October 16, 2014      25 comments

It's been a WAY crazy busy week with not much room for celebrations but I already have SO many ways to celebrate the passing of another year. So as busy as it's been I slowed down tonight to take stock of my "presents": ---of course ev... Read more

Zen Treadmill

Monday, October 13, 2014      11 comments

It's been a while since I've used my home gym which I've dubbed my "SparkHaven" :-) The fitness center with it's elliptical, rower, spin bikes and weight machines run a stiff competition and because it's so close to work I can fall right into my... Read more

DOH! Lesson Learned...

Wednesday, October 08, 2014      11 comments

Well phooey...the scale is UP! Unfortunately I out-ate the miles I climbed this weekend. The extra pounds are TOAST and lesson learned re: gauging food that's necessary for the burn vs. indulging the carbie tiger, which has been dutifully ... Read more

Mountain Pics!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014      12 comments

Here are some pics from our Sunday Ride in the Walton - Downsville area: Group Pic Curious approach to a home: caboose it! :-) Read more

Twin Peaks Climb!

Sunday, October 05, 2014      12 comments

Today's ride was a triple challenge: 2 REALLY TOUGH CLIMBS each of which brought me a whisker away from having to get off the bike a walk and one WAY chilly day that caught me under-dressed with shorts when I really should've had pants...course ... Read more

Ain't No Mickey Mantle...But Who Cares? :-)

Monday, September 29, 2014      11 comments

The good news is that my first time up to bat for our bike club's softball game I was able to hit the ball and get to base! The predictable news? It was the last time ... Read more

Return To Oz!

Friday, September 26, 2014      10 comments

Today I am BACK! Into the same "skinny" size 38 jeans I wore in 2010 when I was one of several members of SparkPeople on Dr. Oz's 100th episode featuring 100 people who had lost 100+ pounds and kept it off...woo hoo! Here was my blog from b... Read more

Tough Muscles AND Mind!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014      8 comments

Not only did I prove the muscles in my body to be tough enough to climb the mountains of the Catskills, but I gave myself another challenge which I pulled off: How do I properly fuel my body with the carbohydrates I need to climb those mou... Read more

Stewards Of The Earth and Of Our Bodies & Souls

Tuesday, September 23, 2014      15 comments

Six of us joined forces with our tour leader, let's name him "Pete" to light out for the Catskill Mountains and steep ourselves in the ups and downs of all the challenging climbs and breathtaking descents with nature's palette providing a feast ... Read more

The Will To Make It Happen!

Sunday, September 14, 2014      17 comments

For all those Sparkers out there sill looking for something that sets you on fire, lights you up like a neon sign and makes you realize that THIS is what you were born to do: KEEP LOOKING! Keep pushing, exploring, trying out new activities, new ... Read more


Monday, September 08, 2014      12 comments

Yesterday was such a roller-coaster of experiences both out in the world and the internal dialogue and decision-making almost constantly roiling and percolating. I have another opportunity for a self-supported tour coming up which is going... Read more

When Numbers Don't Matter

Thursday, September 04, 2014      10 comments

I have gotten SO far away from caring about the numbers when it comes to working out and cycling. Over the weekend our cycling up Canada way wasn't the kind of distance that we've cycled in the past...much to the chagrin of one of our new member... Read more

The Rest of the Story...

Wednesday, September 03, 2014      16 comments

Here's the thing: to be immersed in nature and to soak up such wonderful sights while reveling in the movement of one's body on a bicycle in a way that has become as much a part of yourself as walking...such a beautiful experience! But...t... Read more

Still Basking...

Monday, September 01, 2014      16 comments

Too late to tweak & share my pics, but some of the others who shared our absolutely AWESOME Labor Day weekend @ Tibbett's Point, Cape Vincent, NY on the shores of Lake Ontario near the beginning of the 1,000 Islands have already posted some of t... Read more

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