in Paris in 2008
terrace, La Petit Pontoise
Montmartre - Sidney Bechet Trio - the new one
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Musician, bookworm, dancer, photographer.
I originally lost 15 lbs. tracking my food on Spark and using Leslie Sansone Walk At Home DVDs, as well as walk/running outdoors.
I've started running more and walking for longer periods, as well as using some Coach Nicole videos for ST and cardio. But this summer, I have slipped...enjoying a little too much food...still pretty healthy but I need to cut quantities and do more veggies consistently.
Don't know when I will reach my ultimate goal. Right now, it is two steps forward, one step back...or vice versa. However, I am hopeful! I do feel consistently fit and at age 67, that's a good thing.
"Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." Samuel Beckett
“Don’t trade what you want most for what you want at this moment.”
"Mind like parachute - only function when open!" Charlie Chan
"The only worse thing than having made a mistake is failing to understand your mistake." Oswald Sobrino, Catholic blogger
"This self is not a cage to be escaped, in pursuit of elusive joy: it is in me." CAROLINAMUSED
“The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.” - Unknown
KARVY09 - "Food's always going to be there. What works for me is tackling it head on instead of avoiding it."
Madeleine L'Engle - "The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."
Marcel Proust - “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
"Live by the 80/20 rule. Eating nutritious foods 80% of the time and "fun" foods 20% of the time is a healthy goal." - Sparkpeople article
I've reached a major weight loss goal of 139, but I'm now working on maintaining that & losing 5-7 more pounds by the end of August 2012. I've gotten much more comfortable running, and I have more energy for my day! I'm also enjoying fitting into smaller clothes. Thanks, SparkPeople and SparkFriends! Hugs!
I've gotten more structured as a result of sparking!
Goal - 3-5 miles a day, either outdoors or with Leslie Sansone DVDs.
I need to do more ST...but a daily structure just does not work for me.
I'm trying a simpler approach to ST, seeing if I can fit in sets of it while waiting for things to cook, etc.
I had worked up to 8 lb. weights for arms but am now back to 5 lbs. for all but the easiest moves.
I'm from Pennsylvania & turned 67 this summer. I'd like to continue to look & feel younger than that! I'd like to be able to dance and sing forever, and haul my suitcase around Europe with no pain.
I love my Kindle & my local library! I also enjoy contradancing & ballroom dancing, when I can find a partner. I am enjoying learning to speak and read French and I love to take photos.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 148.0
Hi Sara! Hope is all well with you and that you had a fantastic trip to these Europarts! Looking out for blogs!
It has been wildly hectic here with a new office move, just settled in. It has a gym next door. One of those heroic pec-fueled shin-up-ropes Crossfit ones! Is inspiring in a subliminal sort of way to see lots of fit people around. Have space to store my bike now, and am getting cycling legs back on the paths near the river.
Have migrated from SP after finding the new interface too confusing - couldn't even find my spark page! And I couldn't run for a while after a foot injury. But weight has crept on and now I'm back to cal and step counting with fitbit :) A sit-stand desk is making a difference too.
Hope you are super well and still enjoying lots of music now buck stops elsewhere!
757 days ago
Now I'll be tripping over things French every day. Was just flipping TV channels and came across a repeat of an old (1997) show, "Bouillon de Culture," on the CUNY channel. Three people, nary a familiar face, were happily discussing bouillon or culture (that's a joke). You may want to try to ferret it out in your never-ending quest for perfection. I'll guess that it's a quality program and may not be outdated.
P.S. Uncle Google uncovers several items under "bouillon de culture," so I won't link here.
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Comment edited on: 6/22/2014 9:42:37 PM
I hope you have a great week and reach all your goals. And you may as well have a little inspiration for the start of your week....have a wonderful week and a Sparktacular Sunday!!
S -- Say something nice to someone!
U -- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone!
N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday!
D -- Don't give up when things go badly!
A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!
(And Special thanks to BARBIEE52 for the basis of this lovely comment today!! She's my comment mentor and I appreciate all her help and being able to steal her great ideas and craft them into my own!)
765 days ago
I confess that I didn't have Thurber/Longfellow in mind and that I have no recollection of being aware of the illustrations. I believe I have a copy of "The Thurber Carnival" hidden away, but no recollection.
Have you ever come across this in googling? The selections flow along not unlike stream of consciousness. Quite entertaining.
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Comment edited on: 6/21/2014 11:15:53 PM
I don't know how to say it in French; in Latin it is "Tempus Fugit." It is so good to know that your time in France and visiting relatives was triumphant. It's understandable that after months away, you're dealing with the let-down of being back, but you'll adjust nicely.
Without even knowing about the book you're thinking of, the prospect is exciting. I look forward to being a number on your royalty statement.
As to keeping up and further advancing your facility in French, might there be a conversation group or some such in town? There may be something, as you're in a major college town. Perhaps something attached to the university?
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