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Sisters & Brethren of the Sun

Friday, December 26, 2014      11 comments

The sun and cloudless blue skies out I rode! First ride since Veterans Day, mid-November! Best Christmas present of all! Temps in the low 40's...chilly but "do-able" with my bike tights and day-glo-orange sweatshirt. My Dr... Read more

"Disciplined"...? Moi?

Thursday, December 18, 2014      11 comments

So far, so good navigating those treacherous holiday party to weather it pretty well! Helps to make sure to bring a healthy dish to pass. Mine was an apple / raisin / walnut salad with yogurt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Somebody ma... Read more

Just HAD to Pass This Story Along...!

Thursday, December 11, 2014      15 comments

Recently at work, probably a carry over from Thanksgivoween candy mark-downs, some anonymous *questionably* well-meaning person at work brought in two GIGUNDO bags of candy corn and plopped 'em on the kitchen table for all to snarf. I studi... Read more

Holiday Fun With Bikes!

Thursday, December 04, 2014      17 comments

One of the cool things our local bike club does is to join in with our local Christmas Parade. Our club members do some pretty clever things to trick their bikes out for the occasion, so I thought I'd pass along a couple pics they've shared in a... Read more

Unique Greeting of the 1st Snowfall!

Thursday, November 27, 2014      17 comments

Today was our 1st significant snowfall of the year and we got off work early...woo hoo, off to the fitness center! BUT: at the same time I am ready to leave work I get a surprise phone call from a bike club member who just got a free membe... Read more

Gratitude for a Much Needed Thanksgiving Ride!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      18 comments

This past Saturday I had delivered Thanksgiving food baskets to several of my clients so I had a 1/2 day of comp time banked when we rolled into a sunny, 60+ degree day on Monday...and AGAIN, a blessed "hooky" day comes along! :-) First sto... Read more


Monday, November 24, 2014      22 comments

While SparkPeople has in general been a relatively "safe" haven within the wild, wild frontier of the internet, I have occasionally come across unscrupulous attempts to prey on members of our SparkFamily. So I send this out to alert people to ex... Read more

Hooky Day Woo Hoo!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      14 comments

Actually it wasn't precisely "hooky" but...I and only one other person in our non-profit human service agency are shared by the state office of mental health. State employees are being downsized in numbers tremendously as cost cutting measures r... Read more

Another Year Younger!

Thursday, October 16, 2014      25 comments

It's been a WAY crazy busy week with not much room for celebrations but I already have SO many ways to celebrate the passing of another year. So as busy as it's been I slowed down tonight to take stock of my "presents": ---of course ev... Read more

Zen Treadmill

Monday, October 13, 2014      11 comments

It's been a while since I've used my home gym which I've dubbed my "SparkHaven" :-) The fitness center with it's elliptical, rower, spin bikes and weight machines run a stiff competition and because it's so close to work I can fall right into my... Read more

DOH! Lesson Learned...

Wednesday, October 08, 2014      11 comments

Well phooey...the scale is UP! Unfortunately I out-ate the miles I climbed this weekend. The extra pounds are TOAST and lesson learned re: gauging food that's necessary for the burn vs. indulging the carbie tiger, which has been dutifully ... Read more

Mountain Pics!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014      12 comments

Here are some pics from our Sunday Ride in the Walton - Downsville area: Group Pic Curious approach to a home: caboose it! :-) Read more

Twin Peaks Climb!

Sunday, October 05, 2014      12 comments

Today's ride was a triple challenge: 2 REALLY TOUGH CLIMBS each of which brought me a whisker away from having to get off the bike a walk and one WAY chilly day that caught me under-dressed with shorts when I really should've had pants...course ... Read more

Ain't No Mickey Mantle...But Who Cares? :-)

Monday, September 29, 2014      11 comments

The good news is that my first time up to bat for our bike club's softball game I was able to hit the ball and get to base! The predictable news? It was the last time ... Read more

Return To Oz!

Friday, September 26, 2014      10 comments

Today I am BACK! Into the same "skinny" size 38 jeans I wore in 2010 when I was one of several members of SparkPeople on Dr. Oz's 100th episode featuring 100 people who had lost 100+ pounds and kept it off...woo hoo! Here was my blog from b... Read more

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