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Some seasons are beautiful for their meaning, others for the activities that usually take place, and still others for the symbols connected with it or for the time of year when it happens. Easter includes all of these! How beautiful is the Sprin... Read more
"Holiday Eating Tips" (ready to laugh?)
To my extremely healthy spark friends, I am passing on to you what a fellow-sparker sent to me yesterday. Laughing is healthy so, go ahead...Enjoy (that's enjoy, as in, reading, but not following, these tips)!
HOLIDAY EATING TIPS
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For my own reference, and for those who might be interested, I'm posting here a helpful website to facilitate searches for foods that have a higher/lower content of certain nutrients & minerals:
This is the USDA sit... Read more
The best is still yet to come...
I titled my spark page with that and I'm still waiting around for it to happen! Kidding aside, I'm serious about that. But I realize, too, that it isn't going to happen all by itself, I'm going to have to put in more effort than I have been in r... Read more
Low-cal whole grains...?
I've been doing some extra thinking about whole grains. I love them and try to be creative in what & how I eat them, but I'm finding it a bit difficult to keep them down to a low roar. LOL! Know what I mean? If they're so good for me(and I belie... Read more
My Baby's Baby!
This won't be a long blog, as much as I'd like to make it one(!), but I just wanted to announce the arrival of our 5th grandchild, Jude Thomas, born on June 26. I always get teary when I see the first photo of our babies holding their own first ... Read more
Eat, Drink & Be Healthy
It's such a basic thing, this thing of eating & drinking. From the time we're born til the time we die, we eat & drink tons & gallons of yummy stuff. But "everything in moderation" certainly applies to this. We don't have to eat more than we nee... Read more
Fun in the Sun With My Son
To those of my teammates who don't know, just wanted to let you know where I am and what I'm doing during this month. Last week I left 46 degree weather in south Brazil to arrive in, more or less, 86 degree weather in NE Brazil to spend the mont... Read more
Counting My Blessing
No, that's not a mistake in the title, it's singular, ONE blessing that I am counting and telling you about right now. Of course I have more, but I won't list them here...they're too many! My HUGE blessing this week was to find out that my scan... Read more
A Spark Meal!
It had been building in me over a few days...the desire to COOK! Haven't done much of that these days, for various and sundry reasons, except for the normal, basic, simple stuff, blah-bla-bla-bla-blah. Then 2 of my team mates posted some recipes... Read more
3 Steps Forward...2 Steps Backward
I saw a similar title on SP here somewhere, but several years ago I read a book by the above title and I've often thought about it as I've gone through different experiences in my life. Sometimes it's spiritual, as I've seen my walk with the Lor... Read more
A Fun Start!
I'm having way too much fun, especially filling in my sparkpage. I know I have alot to learn AND to not forget the main reason for doing this: to lose a bit of weight and to make some permanent(hopefully!)eating changes.
There are several tech... Read more