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reboot!
Monday, June 12, 2017      7 comments

So it seems that I have unSPARKED for 2 whole months. I actually unplugged from my computer for 2 whole months. I came back to a couple thousand e-mails. Yikes. Mostly subscriptions and ads. Not much important. I was suffering from info... Read more
Working hard on fitness.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017      16 comments

The photo is of gym equipment called the Isophit. To me, it resembles a medieval torture device and after my first class, I would say that it feel... Read more
Phase 2 of the Master Plan!
Sunday, April 02, 2017      7 comments

My Whole30 AIP 30 days was up on Friday. The next phase is the "challenge" phase of the Whole30. Carefully adding foods back into my diet and noticing how my body responds to them. I added eggs on Friday. The process is to add in a "challen... Read more
From FBS 275 to 101: Tackling my type 2 Diabetes my way.
Saturday, March 18, 2017      9 comments

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in January 2016. My fasting blood sugar was 275. My doctor started me on Toujeo instantly. I forget the dosage, but I recall that the speed at which the changes happened was dizzying. First learning to st... Read more
Beware the Ides of March.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      6 comments

Et tu Brute'? I tried to blog yesterday and I'm kinda tired of hearing my own voice. More action - less talk. That's what I feeling these days. My AIP Whole30 is going awesomely well. I can honestly eat like this for the rest of my li... Read more
Tuesday's thoughts
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      8 comments

I was able to fit in a nice walk before the rain clouds open up (they are forecast and threatening, but no rain so far.) At the beginning of my walk, the turtles were out, warming themselves in the hazy sunshine. I noticed one large turtle tha... Read more
Mindful March
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      4 comments

I decided that my Lenten practices would include reading, reflection and stretching first thing every morning. I chose a book titled ENDURING GRACE Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics, by Carol Lee Flinders. It is copyrighted 1993 and judg... Read more
Fat Tuesday
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      6 comments

Somehow, Fat Tuesday has a more positive meaning for me now than in years past. It used to stand for overindulgence and gluttony right before a period of sacrifice and reflection. Now it should be renamed SUGAR Tuesday for me. Although I hav... Read more
Back in the Saddle Again
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      11 comments

. . .that's the song that comes to mind today. I'm home. I'm chronologically challenged (a jet lag of sorts), but today is mine for the taking or making or doing. Over the holidays (which began with Thanksgiving) and my extended vacatio... Read more
Groundhog Day 2017
Thursday, February 02, 2017      6 comments

I did not see my shadow today. It's snowing here in upstate NY. But apparently Punxsutawny Phil saw his. 6 more weeks of winter. In my experience, it makes no difference one way or the other. Winter hangs on about the same duration, regardl... Read more
What's new?
Friday, January 13, 2017      10 comments

Not much! How do you blog when there's not much going on? I'll NIKE it. (just do it) Let's see, where do I start? Well, I have no scale to weigh myself on here at my MIL's. That is new and different. There is a small voice inside th... Read more
Wrong direction!
Saturday, January 07, 2017      6 comments

More than just a geographical situation! I have been trying to get my "word" for 2017. So far no luck. An entire week into the new year and I don... Read more
Heading up north. . .
Sunday, January 01, 2017      5 comments

I volunteered to go to upstate NY in the middle of winter. What was I thinking? Tomorrow I head out. I had a very nice holiday. All my children plus one of their spouses were here to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. 3 left for home tod... Read more
'Tis the season to be jolly. . .
Friday, December 16, 2016      15 comments

When I passed Santa on the weekend, the line was crazy long. I felt sorry for all the parents who were trying to accomplish some Christmas cheer by... Read more
November is gone. On to December MAGIC.
Friday, December 02, 2016      10 comments

November was not my most successful month. It's actually sort of a blur. I need to take a good look back as I move forward into December. I had some solid goals for November - lose 5 pounds. Do a good amount of sorting. Improve my exercise r... Read more

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