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Why I don't believe the hype

Monday, July 16, 2012      21 comments

I'm one of those people who will generally walk right past labels that proudly proclaim a food "low fat" or "low sodium" or "organic" or "all natural" - or at least look at the nutrition label and ingredients. In point of fact, I despise market... Read more

About my extra thoughts on "sexy"

Friday, July 13, 2012      23 comments

Sometimes going for a walk down memory lane is like doing an archaeological dig. Originally my blog title for yesterday said it had ... some extra thoughts on "sexy". I had intended to expand on my original reply on that blog as I continu... Read more

Influential blogs and some thoughts on them

Thursday, July 12, 2012      12 comments

As I said in my status, for whatever reason today all three of the Featured Member Blogs produced quite a reaction for me. I'm linking them all here so I can remember them and why they impacted me so much. NOTE: I don't actually receive t... Read more

Random Acts of Kindness and Pay It Forward

Tuesday, July 10, 2012      40 comments

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ra
ndom_act_of_kindness Years ago I had a group in a game that I called "Random Acts of Kindness" or RAoK. We did just that - randomly went up to people and gave them things that were useful, offere... Read more

Don't spend too much time looking back

Sunday, July 08, 2012      31 comments

I've mentioned this before, I think. I was raised a Jehovah's Witness. I'm not now and haven't been since before I had my first child at 20, but there are some things I do still have from that upbringing. One is my lackadaisical approach ... Read more

The inexactitudes (is that a word even?)

Saturday, July 07, 2012      14 comments

I'm a numbers person. I love math. I love algebra. I love (and work with) geometry. I've done blogs on the numbers, the stats, the calorie calculations. BUT Yes, there's a big but to go with my big butt. Read more

How does a non-social person make friends?

Friday, July 06, 2012      19 comments

Online. ... Okay, so that wasn't a joke with a punchline. I hope that's pretty obvious. emoticon I... Read more

Slightly belated July goals ... or NOT!

Thursday, July 05, 2012      24 comments

Seems I got a little sidetracked after doing my State of the Blue and didn't come back to setting my July goals. So here I go ... The first is easy - I always set it to a goal of the next 5 pounds down marker just to make sure I'm moving a... Read more

Desire to change; desire to stay the same

Monday, July 02, 2012      25 comments

I wish I knew an easy way to link one of the SparkPeople Inspirational messages right into my blog. Gonna try something and hope it works. I don't typically go through the motivational quotes page. But I do the SparkPeople Web Search for ... Read more

Six months into 2012 - State of the Blue's Fitness

Sunday, July 01, 2012      58 comments

Another three months of 2012 completed, so another review of where I've gotten to fitness-wise. My 1 April 2012 update is here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=4815690 My origin... Read more

Whoa .... where did June GO?

Saturday, June 30, 2012      25 comments

Seriously, it feels somehow wrong that June raced by so fast. There went mid-month, Summer started and bam, tomorrow will be July. On that note, however, it's time to do my review of June goals and start thinking what my July goals should ... Read more

Finding oneself

Thursday, June 28, 2012      25 comments

This is going to be uber-short for a change, mostly because I'm on break at work and just had to get this little random thought out. There were more than a couple of statuses in my Friend Feed this morning that said something along the line... Read more

SparkPeople desk calendar - journal about motivation

Tuesday, June 26, 2012      35 comments

So along with the shirts and mug, with my SparkPeople order I got a free calendar (the office desk kind where you tear off each day and the weekends are grouped together). My first day (Friday) looking at it was about tracking cholesterol. ... Read more

Tired feet but good 5k Walk (+3.4 miles to and from)

Saturday, June 23, 2012      39 comments

I managed to drag myself out of bed at 5:20 am this morning. (Ugh ... ugh ... and ugh.) Had my granola, dressed, fussed with things to make sure I had everything I could remember I might need. Carried along a yogurt for an early snack while w... Read more

SP Shirts Arrived and I can only laugh

Saturday, June 23, 2012      25 comments

Sooooo, my shirts arrived. XL exercise shirt? Good fit if a little snug, but I kind of expect that. In fact, putting on my normal XL workout shirt afterward, I realized I'm probably due to try some L shirts. It's looser than I though. ... Read more


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