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One Of the Best Ways To Stay Warm...

Sunday, February 15, 2015      18 comments

Despite the brilliantly tempting sunlight beckoning to get out and play, today is just NOT one of those days due to brutally cold temps and winds. We're at a HIGH of ZERO (F) today! So, hunkering down snugly at home, keeping way busy with a... Read more

Downsizing Stuff / Upsizing Life!

Friday, February 13, 2015      18 comments

As I've downsized my body over the years I've come to appreciate also the importance of downsizing the "stuff" around me as well. One important source of this growing awareness arose from my self-supported bicycle tours in which I realized how f... Read more

One All-Important Question To Answer

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      16 comments

This Mary Oliver quote was used in a totally awesome presentation on bicycle touring I attended in Ithaca tonight! Stoked & ready to hit the ROAD!! ​Here is the... Read more

Reaffirming My Path

Saturday, January 24, 2015      17 comments

As many changes as I have wrought for myself over the past several years since joining SparkPeople, I am betting that this year ahead will be one of my most transformative years yet. Today I re-visited this TED talk by Lissa Rankin which excited... Read more

Catching Up with Local Sparkers

Saturday, January 17, 2015      16 comments

We've had some interest among our local SparkTeam members in catching up for a walk so I set up a meet 'n greet for today...however back when I set it up the weather was calling for mid-20's. Instead we only had 11 degrees...brrr! So our r... Read more

New Pleasures, New Joys

Friday, January 09, 2015      23 comments

A lot of smart blogs have been posted related to FatLoser.com and recently the theme has been that "thin people eat to live, fat people eat for pleasure." Certainly if we're going to shift gears from one way of living (eating for pleasure)... Read more

Looking Ahead to 2015

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      20 comments

2014 was off to a hobble with a pacemaker install and blood thinner jitters scaring me off the bike until June...although it certainly picked up steam with an AWESOME self-supported tour through the Catskill Mountains in September. I am loo... Read more

Sisters & Brethren of the Sun

Friday, December 26, 2014      16 comments

The sun and cloudless blue skies called...so 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 waters...able 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

Beware!

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


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