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If you can't beat 'em, work it out!
Living in the greater Philadelphia area, we are used to disappointment and frustration when it comes to our professional sports teams. Each season begins with Super Bowl/World Series/Stanley Cup/NBA Championship hopes, and after the first loss ... Read more
Someone recently said to me, "salads always taste better when someone else makes them". I never thought of it that way, but it's true. A $10 salad at my local restaurant always tastes better than what I make at home for pennies.
That is a ch... Read more
Another snow day!
No work today, due to the weather. Yay! We got about 15 inches of snow here. Since I am too old for sledding and snowman building, my favorite snow activity is shoveling. Keep it fun, and it's not a chore. That's my philosophy.
DH kee... Read more
I took a snow day today and I'm not sorry! My job isn't life or death. I'm grateful for the emergency medical personnel who made it to work today.
Hubby and I took the day off. We shoveled the driveway, then took a drive and enjoyed the b... Read more
Not the kale my mother made me eat
As a kid, I was a finicky eater. I spent hours at the breakfast/lunch/dinner table refusing to eat and resolving that when I grow up I'll never eat beets, or kale, or eggs, and most other healthy foods. The only reason I didn't like zucchini w... Read more
Merry Christmas, Spark Friends
Thank you for your support, encouragement, and inspiration. From your successes, I draw strength. Getting fit is not the impossible dream it once was. Bless you all!
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Happy Pre-Christmas :)
Here it is, almost Christmas and I am not quite prepared.
The tree is up and decorated. Shopping is mostly done, I think.
My diet and exercise have suffered du... Read more
One cookie won't hurt...
it's the dozen or so after the first one that will do me in!
Hello. My name is Becky and I am a cookie addict. My mom taught my sister and I to bake at when we were young. Blame it on Mom! (ha ha. J/K Mom! I love ya! R.I.P) In the be... Read more
Now he has gout!
Now DH has gout! Self diagnosed so far, but his brothers have it, so it's very likely.
[I thought I had gout a few years ago (I just like the way it sounds: gout). It turned out to be plantars faciitis, which sounds pretty cool too...l... Read more
I came back to Spark People after my husband's heart attack in August. I had joined two years ago, but that didn't last for long... Mortality can be a great motivator. My rationale this time is that if I track my own diet and exercise, somehow... Read more
I saw 5 deer on my walk this evening. They were grazing in someone's front yard! I crossed to the other side of the street as I passed. They didn't run, just stood there watching me. It was so cool! I've seen hundreds of deer in my life and... Read more
psych-IC or psych-O?
A funny thing happened on the way to the office. I was sitting at a red light, waiting to turn onto the road I take to work, when I notice the SUV in front of me.
Its rear door is ajar and I can see the reason why: there is a tomato pie st... Read more
Hubby walked the Hill!
DH walked up the hill with me today! He was just going to walk to the base of the hill and meet me later, but at the last minute, he decided to go for it. He did great and I'm so proud of him. Thanks to the cardiologists at Paoli, he feels be... Read more
Beautiful Fall Day
What an awesome day, I just want to blog about it:
My friend came over and we walked the hill. We even went up to the top, which I haven't done in several years. The view is spectacular! The bright blue sky was dotted with fluffy white c... Read more
Up the Hill
They say you're as old as you feel. I'm 52 years old and I feel much older. I used to take aerobics classes in my 20s and 30s and was in relatively good shape. Now I'm slower to get up and my muscles don't stretch as far as they used to. I'm... Read more