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I Don't Exercise for the Calories
Thursday, January 15, 2015      4 comments

Two weeks down in the new year. Last week I had a setback because I got sick. I was most disappointed that I couldn't get to the gym and continue my workouts. It's not because I was stressing about the calories. Since I've resumed regula... Read more
The New Year - An Update
Thursday, January 08, 2015      3 comments

Hi, Sparkfriends! Long time no see! Hope you are all have been well, and having a great start to your New Year. It's always funny to me that the turn of a New Year can have such a profound psychological effect on starting over fresh. You ... Read more
Lessons in Natural (Organic) Gardening
Tuesday, July 30, 2013      4 comments

Home gardening is very challenging for me. I love the idea of supplementing my diet with fresh garden veggies, but it has presented obstacles that I didn't anticipate. When I lived in an apartment, I experimented with container vegetables. ... Read more
Finding What Fits
Tuesday, July 02, 2013      3 comments

So far so good with my plan to eat and exercise without too much stress or guidance with numbers. It is certainly harder to know if it's "working," but I'm not bogged down with anxiety about it, either. As I mentioned in my last blog, I know w... Read more
No Numbers Required
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      2 comments

Eating a lot of the wrong foods, and not exercising enough was a recipe for weight gain. No news flash there! Now that I eat how my body likes and get enough exercise, I seem to eat constantly without gaining weight. I can't eat just anything... Read more
Calorie Composition Matters
Monday, June 24, 2013      8 comments

Calorie in minus calorie out is intuitive and simple: just move more, eat less. Except body composition it is not simple mathematics, but complex biochemistry. Note: this is ALL a lot more complicated, but some simplification is necessary. Th... Read more
Man of Steel - The Good and Bad
Sunday, June 23, 2013      4 comments

Hubs and I went to see "Man of Steel" yesterday. I'll start off with the non-spoiler bottom line first: it was good, but not great. I give it a B- overall because it introduced thought provoking elements to a very old American tale. However, ... Read more
Thank You, Everyone
Saturday, June 22, 2013      5 comments

Thank you, everyone, for your support as I grieve the loss of my sweet cat, Sweetie. I am doing much better today, and am slowing coming to inner peace. The main thing that I've resolved was my turmoil whether there was any chance of savin... Read more
Searching For Forgiveness
Friday, June 21, 2013      10 comments

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~Anatole France My husband jokingly calls me the cat whisperer. It is true; it seems I have an affinity and unique bond with cats. I say it is because I was born in... Read more
Goodbye, My Dear Sweetie
Thursday, June 20, 2013      21 comments

Warning: This blog will be quite emotional. It is about having to put my beloved cat Sweetie to sleep. As my husband and I were moving into a new apartment back when we lived in Seattle, we had a surprise visitor. An adorable, fluffy cat ... Read more
Here We Go Again
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      2 comments

There's so much wrong with this study, where do I even begin? www.npr.org/blogs/thesal
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What We Can Learn From Superman
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      8 comments

Some time ago I wrote about celebrity diets. With exercise and specialized diets from professional trainers, actors and actress can change their shape from super slim to super buff. The newest actor to undergo this transformation is Henry ... Read more
What We Want and What We Need
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      9 comments

I mentioned in my previous blogs that I attempted veganism once in my past. Some may argue that I wasn't doing it correctly. They would be right. I abandoned it because it is not a lifestyle within my core beliefs. I would never be able to a... Read more
To The Victor Goes the Spoils (Gardening)
Monday, June 10, 2013      9 comments

I am a city girl. Not necessarily metropolitan cities, but I have never lived in a rural community or a farm. I grew up thinking of food as something you buy in a grocery store. My family never did much backyard gardening because the soil and... Read more
Would You Eat This?
Saturday, June 08, 2013      23 comments

Most people are familiar with the concept of "Soylent Green" even if they haven't seen the movie. In a fictional dystopian world plagued with overpopulation, pollution, and food scarcity, Soylent Green is the main nutritional food stuff of the ... Read more

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