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How are we doing with Portion Control? This was the question from one of our 5% Challenge Leaders.
Saturday, April 30, 2016      8 comments

This is how I responded: I keep a small kitchen scale on my counter, at all times, that shows oz., pounds, kg. and grams. I have a huge inventory of food posted in my 'Favorites' and also use my 'Frequent' postings often. I also have memori... Read more
A Remarkable Young Man
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      12 comments

I have met a young man on SP, today, who has lost a lot of weight, and continues his journey to get to his goal weight. His SP name is ON2VICTORY. What impressed me, and therefore want to share it with others on the 5% Fall Challenge, or any S... Read more
Owls in our backyard
Thursday, July 23, 2015      12 comments

These past weeks, we were able to observe an owl family in our backyard. First, we saw the mother push her two young ones out of the nest and then hurry them on from bush to bush and rock to rock. There, they sat for a long time, before the moth... Read more
My son the chef! Can I afford to visit him?
Saturday, November 01, 2014      5 comments

My son is a very creative cook with a fulltime job, a wife, two kids and a dog. In other words, a very busy young man. His children just changed preschool, which is closer to home (no longer 30 minutes out of his way to drop them off when going ... Read more
A post that made me smile.
Monday, May 05, 2014      6 comments

I thought this was very touching, but also very funny:
/embed/eqEkPjUbmIA?rel=0 A father with a big heart, wanting the best for her daughter and, obviously, approving of the groom.... Read more
This is to my friend Dachelle (MATTEROFHEART).
Saturday, March 22, 2014      5 comments

TODAY IS A NEW DAY. you can start fresh, wipe the slate clean. BEGIN AGAIN. TODAY, YOU CAN EMBRACE kindness. practice COMPASSION. STAND UP FOR JUSTICE. talk to strangers. ASK FOR HELP. LISTEN with your who... Read more
Wished Humans could get along that well.....
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      2 comments

It warms your heart: The love between a dog and orangutan.
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Did you ever order something from Amazon? This is what happens.
Sunday, March 02, 2014      4 comments
ow-the-amazon-warehouse-works Amazing!... Read more
A great Blog from SUNNYBEACHGIRL
Friday, February 21, 2014      2 comments

For those who missed it and are over 60 (or even before), this is a very well-written and honest Blog. I am a firm believer in everything she touched, be it food consumption or exercise. I think we would all feel better by adhering to what she r... Read more
The Future of Medicine
Thursday, January 23, 2014      4 comments

The doctor... THIS ONE YOU GOTTA SEE This is what they call modern technology. This cardiologist is certainly on the 'cutting edge.' Looks like the future of diagnostic medicine and treatment is going to be quite revolutionary. This is ... Read more
Proof that with practice you can get fit.
Sunday, January 19, 2014      7 comments

It appears that whatever size you are, you can still get fit. Look at this fellow, joining a vacation exercise class:
NrFljDnmBws So, keep moving.... Read more
Another (old) diet?
Saturday, November 16, 2013      10 comments

I keep on reading health articles and, today, I came across a diet I had never heard about, before: "The Rice Diet". Did you know that it was developed in 1939 by Duke University (that's before I was born!) and has been successfully used to... Read more
Monday, May 27, 2013      5 comments

So, Spark Coach asked me to write a blog about what my weight goals might be and why. I look at my weight loss over the last three years, and it does not show me what I was hoping for. Sure, I have dropped some weight, only to gain it back... Read more
"Rise & Shine" Day #30
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      2 comments

This is my last Rise & Shine blog. I am happy that I posted every day, although it was not easy at times. I just wanted to see if I could have a 30-day streak, and I did. Breakfast: needed some protein, because we had the official Golf Sea... Read more
"Rise & Shine" Day #29
Monday, April 29, 2013      1 comments

Last night I decided to have Swiss Muesli for breakfast, this morning. This meant that I had to soak oatmeal in milk, or yogurt. I only had almond milk, and decided that would do. This morning, I added a banana, cuties, a t-spoon of maple syr... Read more

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