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Above the Knees

Thursday, June 25, 2015      8 comments

As I accompanied Mom to her appointments and education classes regarding her upcoming knee replacement surgery, I thought to myself, I am at a point in my life where I need to do something to protect my own knees. Maybe they already are damaged... Read more

Food Frustration... Is It Just Me? What I Want in 2015

Friday, January 02, 2015      5 comments

I find myself starting off the New Year in an unfamiliar and uncomfortable place with food. Actually, I'm frustrated and well, more than a bit angry that my life long part... Read more

“Try to Remember the Kind of September... and If You Remember Then Follow.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014      8 comments

“Try to Remember the Kind of September... and If You Remember Then Follow." I love this time of year! As a child, September represented a new beginning as I eagerly ret... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts April: Fools? Nah! Potential, Passion, and Progress!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014      102 comments

Happy April 1st! April Fools? Not!!! Potential, passion, and progress? Absolutely!!! No fools hanging out at SparkPeople! We are here because we are intellige... Read more

An Experiment in Miracles

Monday, October 21, 2013      9 comments

"You have to be willing to accept the information, you have to be willing to work hard. You have to be motivated to go to practice with an open mind." -Brandi Chastain This morning I found my way to one of my dear SparkFriend's blogs. ... Read more

A Lifestyle Change I Can Live With (Part 2)... Butternuts, Magic, and Kelly

Friday, October 18, 2013      3 comments

A couple days back I shared one of the permanent lifestyle changes I want to make. I want to improve the quality of the food I eat (while reducing the quantity) by eating seasonally and locally. As I wrote, I believe this is a nutritious, cos... Read more

A Lifestyle Change I Can Live With... Maybe I'll Just Have to Share with a Couple Worms!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013      8 comments

One of the permanent lifestyle changes I want to make is to improve the quality of the food I eat while reducing the quantity. I buy into the idea that eating seasonally and locally is a more nutritious, cost conscious, and delicious choice. ... Read more

What Does It Take?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013      5 comments

What does it take? What does it take to convince myself that healthy eating in portions to support my goal weight is just as easy and desirable as consuming “junk food” with abandon? That is the question I am pondering this morning as I fi... Read more

BLC22 TnT, SP Workout Generator, What a Ball!

Thursday, July 18, 2013      4 comments

Today is TnT Thursday. No, I’m not talking explosives! I’m talking about fitness BLC22 style. TnT is a “Tone 'N' Tighten” fitness challenge. So what was my e... Read more

BLC22: Me, Five Years From Now…

Monday, July 01, 2013      4 comments

I can’t believe it’s already July. July 2018! Is the year half gone or do I have a half year to look forward too? Ha! Both I laugh; it’s the glass half empty or half full... Read more

BLC22: Reaching and Maintaining My Goal Weight: Imagine As If…

Friday, June 21, 2013      7 comments

Imagine as if... “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ― Gloria Steinem I have reached and am maintaining my chosen goal weight. I feel... Read more

BLC22: To Reach My Goal Weight… A SMART Goal!

Monday, June 10, 2013      6 comments

"I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." -Henry David Thorea... Read more


Sunday, June 09, 2013      8 comments

One of my den mates posted a comment on our Fabulous Feisty Foxes BLC22 team chat thread that got me sparked. She was sharing how she sometimes eats out of boredom. She led me to further thoughts and these questions: Have you ever explore... Read more

BLC22: Twelve and Goal!

Friday, June 07, 2013      6 comments

BLC22: Twelve and Goal! Twelve weeks, that is, to achieve my goal! I joined BLC22 because I had a vision and goal in mind: to finally reach and then begin maintaining my goal weight. My motivation stems from my “no limit” vision/d... Read more

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