"Exercising Body and Mind; The Key to Heart-Healthy Aging"
Monday, February 20, 2017      6 comments

The following is quoted from "..." appears where I have deleted text. New information? Probably not new to you, but it is a nice reminder as we approach the last week of the designated national (u.s) heart month! -- ... Read more
An "Anniversary" Note
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      7 comments

I'll make this short: On December 28, 2006 the surgeon took out my kidney, adrenal gland and a 7-cm malignant tumor that had connected the two. Today, December 28, 2016, I truly celebrate my tenth anniversary of being cancer free. ... Read more
First blog since... oh my!... June!?!
Thursday, December 01, 2016      4 comments

Sorry for the silence! The most important part of this blog is a few paragraphs down; it could be entitled: USE YOUR KEY LIKE IT IS A KEY... Preample: Much has happened in my life this year. And somehow I just haven't been able to bl... Read more
Fortified my track to glide over hurdles
Saturday, June 18, 2016      3 comments

For the months since December I have been immersed in first caretsking and now in helping my mom sort through a house full of memories before putting her home on the market. And in the process of everything I put my own needs on some proverbial ... Read more
So Many Ends, So Many Beginnings: time will heal much
Monday, May 09, 2016      4 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

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