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The functions of insulin - more complex than I'd known!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014      5 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

Be Your Own Version of Yo-Yo Ma!

Thursday, September 04, 2014      6 comments

"I learn something not because I have to, but because I really want to. That's the same view I have for performing. I'm performing because I really want to, not because I have to bring bread back home." ............................
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Busy last week, ready to slow my pace!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014      8 comments

The past week has been rough for me. Nothing dramatic in the long-term, but stress-filled and stressful. Constant obligations, taking my son down to the VA Hosp for a procedure, hauling grandkids to appointments, appointments with restaurant m... Read more

First lifestyle support group meeting went well!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      8 comments

First: Please note that my keyboard has for weeks been refusing to type every letter I hit, so you'll see words that are missing 'something'. Consider it a game, and read on, ok? Thanks for unerstanding?! ----------------------------
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support that helped me and keeps on giving though gone

Sunday, August 03, 2014      11 comments

We can be motivated to reach a goal and then dissuaded or recommitted or continuingly find reasons to stay on track. The very same situations can at different times trigger unlike responses or emotions. Sometimes a negative thought or experien... Read more

July progress and upping some plans

Sunday, July 20, 2014      4 comments

This blog is just a statement of my July progresss...and... my plan for reaching a solid but diverse plan of exercise... Now past the middle of July and about 1.5 weeks to its end, I've been assessing my July progress. For me that's alw... Read more

This could be the theme song for all SP teams!

Saturday, July 05, 2014      7 comments

Many of us feel alone at times when some aspect of our journeys is difficul. My own obstacles definitely leave me feeling alone, so I'm sure glad that I have kind SparkFriends who do stand by me. Hope you'll find this song - in this ... Read more

CHALLENGES WORK! Go for the Gold and do them!

Thursday, July 03, 2014      5 comments

Team leaders know that challenges are incredible tools to each of us, often in different ways. When team leaders create challenges, they do so after thinking about the needs and interests of the team members. When we team members enter those ch... Read more

Pushing to stay on my exercise path for all of July

Wednesday, July 02, 2014      4 comments

My exercise for July is taking a break from an important routine. In addition to walking and at-home exercises, I usually exercise for 90 minutes 3 times a week in a physical therapy pool. I call it my lifeline to normalcy because this e... Read more

Set your S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Monday, June 30, 2014      5 comments

Setting goals is not a one-time newbie project. Not just any goal will do. Goals should be: S - Sensible M - Measurable A - Attainable (!!!) R - Realistic (the below article calls it 'relevant') T - Timely (time-s... Read more

Do you have a mantra? (or maybe even more than one?)

Saturday, June 28, 2014      5 comments

If you've not seen it yet, or you just need to grasp a little motivational mantra to help you with this or that of the hurdles you encounter, dig in right here: In many articles, mantras are mostly associated with peaceful stress reduction,... Read more

A good goal: make use of the sunshine!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014      3 comments

We've just passed the longest days of sunlight here in my corner of the world. For those of us who love being outdoors in summer months, the message is clear: Living in the moment is full of joy. Get out there and absorb all the... Read more

Healthy nutrition...on a budget? YES! Absoutely!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014      5 comments

Habits take time to change. The way we eat and WHAT we eat are some of the trickiest bundles of ingrained habits to tackle, because ... they are just such a part of every day! Unless, of course, you never eat? ;) Solid, healthy nutrition i... Read more

challenge assignment

Friday, June 13, 2014      6 comments

An assignment... Go back over your life and remember some of the painful incidents that made you want to lose weight. Why did you start eating and stop moving. What is in your mind now? I didn' really have any desire to lose weight, n... Read more

Fire Up to Reach Your Goals!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014      5 comments

My focus has from Day One been on internal change. For me, the weight has been an annoyance, but not the concern. I came here to increase levels, to eat MORE, to eat BETTER. I still struggle to eat enough (to remember to eat!) but when I eat:... Read more


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