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JILLBYBEAN25 on the disconnect in SparkLand
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      15 comments

SparkPeople is such a vast virtual land, it's easy to get overwhelmed with trying to connect to people. JILLYBEAN25 wrote a blog entry talking about feeling disconnected on Spark. Her blog got me thinking about ways that I could be a better frie... Read more
The Week (and Month) in Review: 75% Me
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      20 comments

"If you feel you are down on your luck, check the level of your effort." -Robert Brault September was a very "Eh" month all around. It wasn't awful, but definitely not a month that I look back on and harbor super fond memories... Read more
Awesome blog from MUSICALLYMINDED about facing our fears
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      8 comments

My good SparkPal MUSICALLYMINDED wrote a great blog about facing our fears. Tracy has really stood in the face of challenges and plunged in head on. I really admire how she can acknowledge a challenge or fear, yet is able to forge ahead. I have ... Read more
The Last Marathon
Sunday, October 02, 2011      13 comments

"The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work." -Harry Golden My brother John running Twin Cities Marathon, October 2nd, 2011--he is in the green t... Read more
Weight Loss is a Sport
Friday, September 30, 2011      11 comments

"For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement." -Pierre de Coubertin Most sports have a pre-season during which athletes prepare their bodies for the tough task of their sport. Then there is "peak" training... Read more
Reality Check: Oh, the absurdity of dumb excuses...
Thursday, September 29, 2011      22 comments

***WARNING: A couple o' swear words used in satirical fashion in this blog.*** "The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer." -John Madden ... Read more
Must-Read Blog from CANNIE50: Willpower vs. Willingness
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      7 comments

CANNIE50 wrote a must-read blog about the difference between willpower and willingness. Her wisdom has been invaluable throughout my journey, and this blog shows one of the many reasons why she is an awesome SparkPeep. A couple of snippets:... Read more
The Week in Review: Rambling Randomness
Sunday, September 25, 2011      19 comments

I had all sorts of ideas for blogs this week, but I didn't finish them. I had all sorts of ideas for my weekly review, but I didn't feel like expanding on them. So, I bring you a generic blog post reminiscent of my week: aimless and apathetic. T... Read more
New evidence that the old "3,500 calorie rule" may not always work
Thursday, September 22, 2011      17 comments

In studying exercise physiology, I have suspected that the old formula of 3,500 calorie deficit=1 pound weight loss formula may not always work. A study done recently shows evidence that there are so many factors, including current body weight, ... Read more
The Week In Review: Me Me Me Me Me!
Saturday, September 17, 2011      19 comments

"It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit." -NoŽl Coward There are very few friends who we know we can truly depend on during the best and worst of times. I have a friend who I met at a... Read more
Bittersweet Birthday: A life celebrated, a hero remembered
Sunday, September 11, 2011      35 comments

My second cousin Bobby, in his younger years. My mother, brother, and I used to take frequent trips to New York City to visit our family there. Robert Mattson was m... Read more
The Week in Review: Taco Hell
Saturday, September 10, 2011      13 comments

I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty embarrassed about what I'm about to tell you about my binging. It isn't so much that I DID binge, but rather what foods I chose that are embarrassing. I looked back at my emotional eating pattern from late last w... Read more
Quality vs Quantity of Life: Professional judgement is easier said than done...
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      29 comments

Kaia striking a sexy cat pose. I was working at an emergency clinic 7 years ago, and one night a couple brought in their ornery 12-year-old cat that had large abscess o... Read more
The Week in Review: Reckless Abandon
Sunday, September 04, 2011      11 comments

Reckless Abandon: 1. It's idiomatic English, means roughly "without care or regard for consequences". 2. Title of a Blink 182 song. -from I went to my saxophone lesson on Tuesday feeling mildly confide... Read more
SparkPeep opinions--baby shower etiquette?
Thursday, September 01, 2011      22 comments

So the other day I had blogged about a woman who I was deciding whether or not I really want to be friends with anymore ("Emptying the Hollowness" blog post). The woman who had called me a "baby squirrel killer" is pregnant. She is not a super-c... Read more

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