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Back again!

Sunday, May 22, 2011      0 comments

My nephew (more like a little brother) and I are both struggling and are challenging each other to lose 15 pounds by September 1, 2011. I have been going in the wrong direction since my arthro knee surgery. Finding the exercise that is knee an... Read more

Amazing Soup Diet

Sunday, October 18, 2009      4 comments

My husband and I went on the ASD for a week. I lost 5 pounds and he lost 8 pounds. I was happy with the results, the breakfasts and the lunches, but NOT the soup. Outside of the Mexican and the red beans & rice soup it was NASTY!!! But I now... Read more


Sunday, September 27, 2009      0 comments

It has been ages since I posted a food diary or added anything to my Sparkpage! I have had some situations: Mother with cancer, torn meniscus, and the never-ending spondy. The knee problems crashed my modified exercise program, that was... Read more


Saturday, June 21, 2008      1 comments

I just had my Q lipid and A1C panels. My total cholesterol is 132, HDL is 52, LDL is 49, Trig. 164. The A1C is still not amazing at all. BUT it fell from 9.6 to 8.7. My diabetic educator/case manager will let me know if that is fair, good... Read more

Helping myself

Sunday, April 20, 2008      0 comments

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm. - Swedish proverb I am doing that and my help IS helping me. I haven't lost much weight, but having joined Curves and committing to 3 workouts per week for 2.5 mont... Read more

Curves Experience Thus Far

Tuesday, March 11, 2008      0 comments

I started my trial month @ Curves on January 23, 2008. I really like it. I feel totally revitalized after the 30 min + stretches. It is surprising how much I tolerate exercising with others around. No, that is is surprising t... Read more


Saturday, January 26, 2008      1 comments

I just interviewed the Curves manager on Thursday and had her show me how the equipment worked. It appears that my back can handle the machines! With disc problems I was concerned. On Friday I had my first workout, and today I am feeling fine... Read more

Healthy competition

Friday, August 10, 2007      0 comments

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box. - Italian proverb I was raised in a family that took game competition seriously. Rules were to be followed explicitly, no cheating EVER, and the game was played to... Read more

Stewards of the earth....starting with me

Wednesday, August 08, 2007      0 comments

Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children. - Kenyan proverb I just awakened to the news that four factors are contributing to a health problem I have. Four simply, one more c... Read more

Pleasing whom?

Friday, July 27, 2007      1 comments

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. - Bill Cosby, comedian I just had my, well, most recent birthday. In my loooong time on earth, I have been the consumate pleaser. As I have knott... Read more

Body as a garment....

Saturday, July 21, 2007      0 comments

'Like Martha Graham, who said that "The body is a sacred garment. It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor," ' I really like this quote. So...what kin... Read more

Would I work for free?

Sunday, July 15, 2007      0 comments

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, and to be given a chance to create, are the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy - Bette Davis, actress The truth of the matter is that few of us could perform ... Read more

Relishing the path or just pounding the pavement?

Thursday, July 12, 2007      1 comments

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. - Shira Tehrani I need to slow down and see the beauty and humor in life more! Take the beachcombing walk I had with my granddaug... Read more

Spreading kindness

Sunday, June 24, 2007      0 comments

Blessed is he who speaks a kindness; thrice blessed is he who repeats it. - Arabian proverb "Pay it forward" comes again. Wasn't that a great movie? What an illustration that small acts of kindness do make a difference in lives. I T... Read more

Making the most of every day and every hour

Saturday, June 23, 2007      0 comments

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. - John Burroughs, essayist and naturalist I was so glad to see READ o... Read more

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