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Just for Fun

Sunday, February 26, 2012      3 comments

A. Age: 58 B. Bed size: Queen C. Chore that you hate: Vacuuming D. Dogs: 4 year old Lab, Allie E. Essential start to your day: Grapenuts, frozen blueberries, almond milk and maple syrup F. Favorite color: Salmon ... Read more

I used to DIET and now I EAT!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012      5 comments

Itís true. Any time in the past when I tried to lose weight, I went on a diet. You know what I mean. It might have been Atkins or just watching out for the sweet stuff. When I came to Sparkpeople I began to count calories. That made a lot ... Read more

"Share This Post With Others" NOT!!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012      4 comments

Last week there was a polite uproar among Sparkpeople users stating their opposition to the new button that appeared under blogs. Very quickly Sparkpeople responded [Go to Community/Blogs/Announcements (in tiny letters at the bottom of the ... Read more

CALL TO ACTION - Please share

Monday, January 16, 2012      6 comments

If everyone were to make the following their activity for the next few days, maybe Sparkpeople would realize how important our private blogging world is to us..... "Sparkpeople, PLEASE make our blogs private as the DEFAULT setting. We do n... Read more

Plant Based Diet 101

Thursday, January 12, 2012      2 comments

I have had some questions about the plant based diet. Today I saw this video and I thought it might answer some questions. The speaker is Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. He is the author of the first book I suggested reading - Prevent and Reverse Hea... Read more

Slight shift in plans

Sunday, January 08, 2012      3 comments

I had made a promise that by the 10th I would know what I was doing. I'm going to modify that slightly. By the 10th, I will have outlined the possibilities so that I can make an educated decision. I had been so sure that I wanted to fold... Read more

Third of three: Success at Last

Saturday, December 31, 2011      6 comments

Everyone is different. Everyone finds success differently. I have finally found what feels right and what is working for me. I found Sparkpeople by accident a year and a half ago. I thought that this was going to be my magic bullet. I ... Read more

Second of Three: Where I am and where Iím going

Saturday, December 31, 2011      3 comments

"Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all." Brian Tracy Author and Speaker "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." Walt Disney 1901-1... Read more

First of three: Hurricane Irene-Flood of 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011      4 comments

August 28th, Hurricane Irene changed the look of Vermont and the lives of her residents. We were fortunate, but many friends and neighbors were not so lucky. We live at the end of a 2.5 mile dirt road that parallels a year-round brook. For on... Read more

30 days....3 minutes of great advice

Saturday, July 16, 2011      2 comments

www.ted.com/talks/matt_c
utts_try_something_new_for
_30_days.html This isn't rocket science, but it's a nice reminder that showed up in my inbox today. This is something to be used here with Sparkpeople, or in any as... Read more

And, this time with a buddy...

Sunday, June 26, 2011      6 comments

To my friends: I feel as though I have let you down with my slip-ups. I have never forgotten Sparkpeople, even if I was off the wagon. I know what I need to do, but when I fall off the wagon for one lousy little snack, I go down in the ditch ... Read more

Today was the day that I didnít run a marathonÖ

Sunday, May 15, 2011      7 comments

Ö.and thatís okay. There is still tomorrow. I admit I lost my way for a while. I havenít forgotten where Iím headed, and I will get there. It is frustrating to have slid backwards losing fitness stamina and gaining pounds. I will turn it ar... Read more

Good, Bad, and Hopefully Good

Sunday, May 01, 2011      3 comments

Good - When I wrote a week ago, I shared the news about Cathy, the only other sales agent in my office. Cathy had been diagnosed with a Carcinoid Tumor in her small intestine. The surgery went really well, but the first thought was that chemo ... Read more

Making a comebackÖ.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011      10 comments

I canít believe that I let this happen, but I did. When you fall, there is only one thing to do. Get back up and move on. Thereís one more thingÖyou can learn by your mistakes. Thereís a rule of thumb that we often refer to. Three weeks... Read more

Boot Camp blog...just a quickie

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      11 comments

I have completed day 5 of the 28 Day Boot Camp. Boot Camp is a team that you can join at any time. You will commit to cardio 5 days and short 10 min strength type exercises each day. I am loving it. I won't let myself not do it....even if i... Read more


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