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A Little Straight Talk to Self

Thursday, February 04, 2016      17 comments

My weight spiked up this week and my first thought is to buckle down, give myself some tough advice, and feel bad. Because I do. This is not a path I want to walk. I showed up this morning to check in and recommit to my goals. That's a... Read more

What Are We Posting?

Thursday, January 28, 2016      24 comments

I hope it's not too political to say that I think this US election cycle for the presidency is just too darn long. But perhaps that isn't so much the problem as the vitriol and high emotion that is so common in almost all reporting right now. I... Read more

My "Go To" Smoothie Recipe

Thursday, January 14, 2016      18 comments

I've discovered that if I drink a high protein smoothie after strength training I have minimal initial soreness and DOM (delayed onset muscles soreness). Of course pacing my workouts so I don't over exert is also important, but I do like to thi... Read more

For Everyone Who "Sparks" Before Dawn

Saturday, January 09, 2016      17 comments

I think this is why I so need a quiet morning to jump start my day! Happy Friday everyone. ... Read more

We Gotta Laugh

Tuesday, December 29, 2015      15 comments

So here we are with cookies still around, chocolate gifts, and hey, a whole half quart of whipping cream for... Hmmmm Well it's gotta go. All of it. Ho, ho, ho....off it goes... Where do you take your goodies when you need them ... Read more

All I Want For Christmas

Tuesday, December 22, 2015      17 comments

I found this picture on line and for me, it rings so true. To be present on this amazing planet with people I care about is such a gift. To be active and healthy and committed to doing the best I can in life is grand. Those are my most heart ... Read more

I've Been Gifted

Saturday, December 12, 2015      17 comments

I feel so fortunate right now. Last week we traveled to St John with our daughter and 9 year old grandson. He has a busy life, like most young people these days. Lots of activities and lots of homework. Until this past week I felt like I har... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Is Sparking an Ordeal or an Adventure?

Wednesday, December 02, 2015      112 comments

I have to admit that when I started Sparkpeople I wasn't in a good place. I felt defeated and resigned to my fate: I needed to get to work. And work it was--and still is--to stay focused, be consistent and do the healthy thing. But at some poi... Read more

Old Dog, New Tricks

Tuesday, November 24, 2015      19 comments

I'm changing things up. It's Fall and the holiday season is spinning towards me. Because it's harder to get outside, even though I am mostly committed to getting outside, I need variety to keep my spark (and my Spark cred). So here's th... Read more

For the Next Time We Fear Speaking Up, Some Wisdom

Saturday, November 21, 2015      8 comments

This quote from John Lennon is new to me and I love it. ... Read more

Mixing It Up

Thursday, November 12, 2015      13 comments

It's been a good week for me fitness-wise. I've been consistent and active. I'm feeling good. But the biggest thing I did was try something I'd abandoned for a long time: my yoga practice. I popped in a Jillian Michaels yoga DVD yesterda... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Never Too Old? It's Not That Simple.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015      24 comments

Every so often I read a post or a blog on Spark about feeling too old to lose weight, or change lifestyles. Often I pick up that concern when I read the Introduction posts on the Message Board. My first reaction is that we are never too old. Bu... Read more

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 31, 2015      18 comments

Sharing a pic of our youngest grandson to celebrate the fun of Halloween! ... Read more

Fall Herbs & Veggies Garden

Friday, October 23, 2015      17 comments

emoticon Yesterday I cleaned the basil out of my herb garden--just a big pot on my front porch where I keep s... Read more

Prank It Forward

Saturday, October 17, 2015      9 comments

I found this amazing story on video today and want to pass it along. It is about a young woman who suffered from an eating disorder and then turned her life around to help others. And then someone who knew her played an amazing pay-it-forward ... Read more


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