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So Many Ends, So Many Beginnings: time will heal much
Monday, May 09, 2016      3 comments

Only those who know me will be interested in the first, so feel free to skip to the area/s marked by emoticons! ------- December 4th marked the beginning of a very difficult time for me; it was obvious that my dad, age 93, might this time... Read more
Getting ready to ditch some time-wasting connections
Saturday, December 19, 2015      5 comments

We're all connected to so many devices in this busy, modern world. And while some of the devices are useful, the fact is that they easily go from convenient to being wasters of time and energy. I want to use my time more productively this wint... Read more
My ultimate reason for healthy lifestyle
Sunday, December 06, 2015      4 comments

We talk about goals a lot here on SP. "I want to look better", "...feel better", "...weigh less", "...train for this", " that", " into my whatchamacallit for my so-and-so's whatever", etc. Goals like these are relatively immediate ... Read more
Comparing my Thanksgivings of yesteryear and now...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015      6 comments

The way I spend Thanksgiving is so different from those holidays of the 1950's and -60's as I grew up! Different in numbers of people, location of dining, and so much more too. I remember the old holidays with great affection and cherish today... Read more
"Official Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge Blog"
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      5 comments

Am working on activity and sleep issues. I've gotten out my exercise/activity journal and recorded yesterday's and today's (so far) steps/mileage, minutes/type/repetitions of exercise. COMMENT: writing it out this way made me want to d... Read more
Home as Environment: part of my journey
Saturday, September 26, 2015      4 comments

My current focus on mindfulness and meditation is in fact what made me look around myself and realize that environment is so important to how we FEEL in general that this project is an important stage of my journey toward a healthy lifestyle. ... Read more
Diabetes Weight-Loss Challenge - good idea 'even' if not a diabetic
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      7 comments

Although I'm not diabetic or pre-diabetic, I joined The Diabetes Weight-Loss Challenge. Why? First of all, my RD (dietician) told me years ago that a nutrition plan for people with diabetes is well-rounded and healthy. Secondly? I do... Read more
My 8-year take on Points and the site
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      12 comments

This site has changed tremendously in the time I've used it for my journey. Most of the changes have been absolutely fantastic; the once difficult-to-navigate site with hidden articles is now so easy to use! Perhaps one of the best changes was... Read more
Enjoying ourselves, our time: an important ingredient in lifestyle
Wednesday, March 18, 2015      5 comments

Ah, the work for a St. Patrick's Day party is over; I'm still exhausted but so glad I put forth the effort. In addition to the decorating I did for the night, I'd gathered and printed up over a few hundred Irish blessings and Irish proverbs and... Read more
Fitbit !
Saturday, February 21, 2015      8 comments

Wow, what a delightful surprise it was that last Wednesday night everyone in our Wednesday evening group was given a fitbit flex!!! My schedule was frantic this week, so I waited until this tonight to get the fitbit started. Technophobe th... Read more
Leading horses to water is the easy part
Tuesday, January 27, 2015      8 comments

Tuesday is meeting night for the Healthy Lifestyle RoundTable group I lead. I'd decided it was time to have people talk in a general way about their goals and methods of reaching goal. I started things by sharing ideas from a seminar on goal-a... Read more
Jan 15, Part 2 of "Observations..."
Thursday, January 15, 2015      6 comments

Food aversion: This has many causes. For me: Disinterest in food, forgetting to eat, etc. evolved into delaying meals and other habits that all fall under the sum umbrella of "food aversion" for me. It all started when I had cancer (even be... Read more
Current observations: my food intake and walking
Thursday, January 15, 2015      5 comments

Since November 12th I've been tracking not just every blasted food item or beverage but also my steps, minutes of exercise, my morning weight, and my step count... every day. This is for the group I'm in that is for people who are either pre-di... Read more
Reverse the domino effect
Saturday, January 10, 2015      7 comments

How often have you heard - or been the one saying - that one slip off a streak is the beginning of falling off a plan and not knowing quite what 'went wrong' or how to get back on track? Tonight I watched a video on good ole YouTube. Domin... Read more
The functions of insulin - more complex than I'd known!
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      6 comments

Last night and today I've been going through information on insulin. Not just (just?!?) from the diabetic-fear viewpoint that is prevalent, but for connections to other systems. The need to eat in the morning is important...and I know that in... Read more

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