Monday, May 25, 2009
Well, the majority of our garden is in...tomatoes, red peppers, onions, broccoli, summer squash, zuchinni, cauliflower, carrots...crossing fingers on how it will turn out!
Had enough time left over to cook out at Dorchester Park...glorious 70's cloudless sunshiney day here!
The park had been re-vamped with newly paved walking trails...woo hoo! :-)
Here's a couple of links about the park:
Someone else's pics of the area:
And the article about recent rehabbing of the park:
All in all, nice combination of being a productive, but enjoyable day!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I joined the National Weight Control Registry last year and they've sent me their annual questionnaire packet to complete to update their records. I LOVE being part of this study because I sing the praises of SPARKPEOPLE every time I correspond with them!
From the article below, here are the instructions on how to join:
Join the Registry: If you've lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least a year, you can join the National Weight Control Registry (which is especially looking for members of ethnic minorities and teenagers). Visit www.nwcr.ws or call 1-800-606-6927
Here is an article which summarizes what the NWCR is all about:
I think it's a terrific project to study successful "big losers" and to get the word out at to what has worked so others can join our ranks!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I had such a great time on my treadmill this morning boogie-ing along to songs from Paul Simon's old "Graceland" album that I just wanted to pass it along to others... If you're looking for some great upbeat music with a south African groove that is guaranteed to move your feet, DO check it out!
Although ALL the musicians are top-notch, the bass player stands out to me with his fluid, fretless, funky, punchy lines just moving the whole band along...WOW! The newer remastered version includes a version of "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes" in which the bass player is the ONLY musician accompanying the vocalists and it's just AMAZING!
Here's a link to the CD...also individual tracks can be downloaded as mp3 files for only 99 cents apiece:
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
SparkPeople is all about LIVING OUR LIFE, so how fitting is it that our local SparkPeople members rally for the American Cancer Society's RELAY FOR LIFE?!?!
I've started up our own SparkPeople Team for the Relay For Life and have our Team page with the American Cancer Society.
Here is the message I sent out to all of my contacts:
"This year, hundreds of thousands of people will hear the words "You have cancer", and there's a good chance that some of them will be people we know and love. That's why I have chosen to fight back against cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society Relay For LifeŽ. I want to invite you to join me in the fight against cancer by making a donation in support of my efforts.
Further down in this message is a link to my personal Relay For LifeŽ web page where you can make an online contribution. Every amount, no matter how small, makes a difference and provides hope. You can also sign up to join my team and learn more about Relay and how it's changing lives.
Our local SparkPeople.com team celebrates the preciousness of life and we are pleased to join the Relay For Life effort! SparkPeople.com offers a wide breadth of knowledge, tools and boundless support to assist people in living healthy and well lifestyles...all for free!
Relay For LifeŽ brings more than 3.5 million people from across the country together each year to Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, Remember loved ones lost, and Fight Back against a disease that takes too much. This fun-filled, overnight event empowers everyone to help fight cancer by raising money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society's lifesaving mission.
Thank you in advance for your support!"
It would be thrilling if all of us folks here at SparkPeople could show a HUGE WOO HOO of SUPPORT for this wonderful cause! You can vote with your dollars at this link:
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