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Following in Dad's Footsteps - Choices, Past and Present
Sunday, June 25, 2017      112 comments

In WWII my Dad served on a "cruiser" the USS Philadelphia 72 years later, I am "cruising" in the same waters. He didn't have a choice as to his destination, but because he and his generation served, I do have a choice This trip will inc... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Spark “Solution” Gave Us a Happy Father’s Day
Sunday, June 18, 2017      167 comments

Spark became my “solution” long before I ever read Spark Guy’s book. I didn’t know he even wrote a book. Years after I came out of my self-imposed spark hermitage and realized the value of logging in every day, even after reaching my goal weig... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Things Change – Attitudes Change – I CHANGED!
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      185 comments

Do you know what these are? An ice cream dish and juice glass from 1960 Each was designed to hold a “portion” (1/2 cup of ice cream and 4 oz of orange juice) ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Many successful journeys began with a rocky start
Friday, June 09, 2017      170 comments

So often we set off on a journey with great hopes and plans only to find the road is bumpy and full of potholes. This is true of the road to a healthy lifestyle/goal weight, as many sparkers can attest, and many other areas of life as well. ... Read more
Not "snakes on a plane" just "steps on a train"
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      31 comments

Thank you Sparkers for your comments and good wishes on my last blog. While our NYC celebration recreating our youth didn't leave much time for SP, the principles are a permanent part of my outlook on life. NYC makes it easy to eat healthy. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 50 Years of "Maintenance"
Saturday, June 03, 2017      165 comments

Patience , persistence & a little bit of luck. That was my answer to the desk clerk who asked us how one stays married for 50 years. We're celebrating the event back in NYC where it all began. We wanted to walk the streets and v... Read more
My HERO - Head Over Heels Over Head (literally)
Monday, May 29, 2017      48 comments

Check out and congratulate this Sparker Age 50+ lost 85 pounds, 3 years in maintenance, recovered from pelvic fracture and now can do CARTWHEELS! "Cartwheel Evidence" (Jeanknee) www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Never forget to remember
Sunday, May 28, 2017      38 comments

What do we REMEMBER on Memorial Day? The last weekend in May is a time to get together with family and friends. This is a good thing. It’s a time to appreciate what we have . Let's also remember why we have those things and those ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It's not a plateau, it's "mini-maintenance"
Friday, May 26, 2017      196 comments

Plateaus are depressing to many people. There are plenty of blogs and articles written about the negative effect they have on our motivation. What if I think about it geographically? Standing on a plateau gives me a chance to see wher... Read more
When Sparkers Meetup in NYC, What do they do?
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      58 comments

Ride the Carrousel in Bryant Park! Left to right, that’s Phebess, Sylphinprogress and me. Here we are with “Patience” one of the lions guarding ... Read more
How to get to Carnegie Hall? How to fit into your gown?
Thursday, May 18, 2017      51 comments

Practice, practice, practice is the jovial answer to the first part. As for losing the weight to fit into your performance gown, that's where Spark People comes in. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Vacuum attracts Junk - What Choices Will I Make?
Friday, May 12, 2017      152 comments

My vacuum cleaner picks up the dirt and junk that gathers daily on my floor. That's the job it was designed for and it does it automatically. Unfortunately, the same thing can happen in our daily lives unless we make a conscious effor... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Salute to All the Younger Sparkers
Saturday, May 06, 2017      191 comments

"No reason to apologize to me" I told the young mother ahead of me at the grocery checkout. She had a child by her side and one in the seat of the cart which I noticed was full of healthy selections (oatmeal not sugar cereal, produce etc.) The... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Going HOME - Where is that exactly?
Saturday, April 29, 2017      86 comments

A building? A town? "Where the heart is?" A state of mind? Does it even have to be a real place anymore when so many of our connections are electronic? I have "HOMEpages" - One is on my website, one is here on Spark. People visit my "h... Read more

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