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A thank you to BOOKWORM27S for question on gall bladder stones

Saturday, December 24, 2011      2 comments

Sometimes the information we learn here is greatly useful in ways or places that are entirely unexpected. A few weeks ago, BOOKWORK27S had asked for fellow Sparkers' comments on gall bladder surgery. I didn't answer, as I didn't know anyth... Read more

Los Gatos Creek Trail - a few pics

Saturday, December 24, 2011      6 comments

I took my camera along this afternoon when going for a 2-mile walk to get some shots of what the Los Gatos Creek Trail looks like (as compared to the Guadalupe Creek Trail I've blogged about before). Read more

Thanks everyone! And a welcome to Winter (or Summer)

Friday, December 23, 2011      5 comments

First off, a very big thank you to everyone who read my blog, all who chose to Like it and those who responded in one way or another. I think the responses were the best part - because I learned some things and had a few new random thought ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Distorted views we often have

Wednesday, December 21, 2011      131 comments

I find this really fascinating; I'm not sure why. Maybe I just have an oddly unique perspective on it from the deliberateness of my weight gain. Normally when a person gaining weight, they don't go into every day thinking "I hope I gain a ... Read more

Well, bummer - not enough bang for the buck

Tuesday, December 20, 2011      9 comments

I have a community center only a few blocks away from me. I had this idea that sometime into the coming year, I could head over there and move from the at-home strength training to some more serious work on some machines. I wouldn't really nee... Read more

An Action is Worth a Thousand Words

Tuesday, December 20, 2011      9 comments

Yes, I'm stealing the cliche that "a picture is worth a thousand words", but I had realized that this is equally true. At the most extreme, consider a war. Two nations, their diplomats meeting, may be close to a truce or agreement. Then o... Read more

The virtual walk to Edmonton continues

Sunday, December 18, 2011      5 comments

I finished off week three of my walk with 16.2 miles traveled. I took a smaller road more directly North, ending this week's travels with a brief layover at the Los Vaqueros Reservoir. I don't eat fish, so I think I'll avoid the marinas a... Read more

Stage 3 Lifestyle Change Strategy #3

Friday, December 16, 2011      6 comments

(( Yes, I'm still going to be pushing my boundaries on Strategy #2. It's very important to me completely outside of fitness, health and weight. However, it isn't a vital step or change for me with respect to continuing this journey, so onward ... Read more

Following the Dalai Lama

Friday, December 16, 2011      1 comments

One of the people I follow on Google+ happens to be the Dalai Lama. I have yet to see a quote from him that didn't make me think about something a little more in-depth than before. The most recent quote: == "The first beneficiary of ... Read more

Adding a little weight (no, not fat weight =P)

Thursday, December 15, 2011      3 comments

So, as per one of my December goals, I went to storage and dug out some weights I have. I mentioned them in another blog. They aren't dumbbells or hand weights. They are a kind that I strap around my wrists and/or ankles. Now, I've read ... Read more

A bit of clarification from last blog

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      2 comments

I realize from some of the comments (and thank you all for them) that I really glossed over the reasons why those particular actions steps are such a challenge for me. Yes, I'm cussedly independent. I will not ask for help unless there is abs... Read more

She's cussedly independent.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      6 comments

Trying to move along in Stage 3 now that I've accepted my "vision" of what I'm doing this for ... and immediately I run into another snag. O_o Honestly, at the rate I'm going, I feel like I'm playing my daughter's game of opposite day and just... Read more

More walking, pics, and odd thought on Christmas

Monday, December 12, 2011      7 comments

I knew I wanted to get out there and try to take some pictures of Christmas lights tonight. I didn't spend a lot of time thinking about how far I'd be walking. Some three miles later (I only recorded 2.9-ish, but there was uncounted street cro... Read more

Weights from storage, pumpkin pie, and lotsa walking

Sunday, December 11, 2011      4 comments

Today started off lazy, with sleeping in and lounging in bed even after I was awake. I was a little bummed, in fact, that I'd slept right through as late as I did. I had initially thought to be up just before dawn for the chance to see a "supe... Read more

Yes, I do have a temper sometimes

Saturday, December 10, 2011      5 comments

Advance warning - this is almost purely rant. I do have a temper. I just don't often express it toward others and it usually blows over quite easily. The thing that got me riled up last night ... EX meets with DDa for lunch yest... Read more


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