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Still learning after all these Spark years

Wednesday, February 10, 2016      8 comments

Spark and Sparkers have been responsible for my continued motivation and success. However, I had become complacent. I know what I have to do and logging in here has kept me doing it. So what a surprise to realize that since 2013 I could... Read more

You know you're weird when the doc calls the intern in to observe

Monday, February 01, 2016      18 comments

Nothing serious, fortunately. I was at an appointment to get new orthotics. The ones I got last year are fine for walking but I CANNOT run in them. I've been using a pair that is now 4 years old. Maybe a new pair will solve my shoe problem? ... Read more

Shoe Woes Continue - I feel like Goldilocks

Monday, February 01, 2016      17 comments

I've always identified with the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea." Her problem was the mattresses. Mine are the shoes. Now I have a new alter ego. This is my living room floor right now. Read more

Targeted Advertising

Saturday, January 30, 2016      22 comments

I wasn't going to blog today. I got up late (7:00) and I have a lot to do. This is NOT a complaint about advertising in general, neither on Spark or anywhere else. It's more about how I see myself and how advertisers view me. Because I'm... Read more

Carnegie Hall! Here I Come!

Thursday, January 28, 2016      32 comments

No, I haven't suddenly been "discovered" and I didn't just buy a ticket. I'm actually going to be on the stage singing - in a chorus in a concert in June. It's not the NY Philharmonic and it is not one of their premier events, but I'll be ... Read more

My split sports personality - watching 2 channels at once

Monday, January 25, 2016      15 comments

I know why the networks schedule figure skating against football. Surely each will appeal to only one segment of the population. Except for me, again the oddball. Yesterday, Denver vs New England began at 3pm, so I had one hour to watch... Read more

Snowbound - fitness info for the data driven mind of a "confused squirrel"

Sunday, January 24, 2016      20 comments

After one blizzard day of fitness walking around the house, strength training and yoga, I had to keep up my motivation for day 2. I would much rather be outside running or walking, but my neighborhood looked like this. Read more

Relatively Speaking - Continuing Yesterday's Deep Thoughts

Saturday, January 23, 2016      22 comments

Yesterday I pondered what was considered a "significant" amount of weight loss and the attitudes of and toward those who have lost (or want to lose) different amounts of weight. Of course magazines want to make sales and spotlight the extre... Read more

Relatively Insignificant - The Power of Words

Friday, January 22, 2016      22 comments

I'm blaming this blog on the blizzard. I have time to ponder and think deep thoughts. Yesterday I was included on a group sparkmail regarding a request to interview women with a unique story and aha moment who fit certain other criteria. ... Read more

Eat what I want? Yep, I'm doing that!

Thursday, January 21, 2016      28 comments

Last night DH & I were having dinner - spaghetti, which I carefully weighed on my food scale before cooking it. He also threw 2 thick slices of garlic bread in the oven and asked me if I wanted some. No thanks - and that was that. It remi... Read more

Today is DH's 71st Birthday - Look what he bought last night!

Monday, January 18, 2016      32 comments

It weighs 2lbs 8oz and has 12 assorted varieties of slices. So each slice is 3.3 oz We are NOT having a party. He bought this for the TWO of ... Read more

Tech Savvy or Dinosaur?

Sunday, January 10, 2016      22 comments

Two things prompted this introspective blog this morning. 1) Yesterday I was describing my virtual treks around the world to my friends at the gym. We're all retired. I will be 69 in June. A few people said they couldn't do that. They don... Read more

A Tradition Unfamiliar to Me and a 12 Course Meal

Friday, January 08, 2016      16 comments

This is about food, not religion, but yesterday Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Christmas. This is not my tradition, but it could have been if earlier generations had made different decisions. DH & I were invited to parti... Read more

The Spark Effect - My Multitasking Blog

Wednesday, January 06, 2016      17 comments

DH & I are getting on the road soon for a 6 hour drive to North Carolina. We have an event there at 5:30 (a special dinner). My computer is very slow right now. DH is downloading something and satellite access out here in the country isn'... Read more

A confession: Competitive Yoga - My Goal: Be a MAINSTAY!

Monday, January 04, 2016      21 comments

I must explain that cryptic title. I hate it when I do stupid things. I can be really hard on myself, especially if my stupidity affects someone else. I'm not that hard on others. We're all human and make mistakes. Fortunately, my l... Read more

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