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Time...Striving for Passion!
Monday, May 11, 2009      4 comments

I woke up to the shocking news of the death of a dear neighbor last night. He was 61 and playing with his beagle when a heart attack struck and took him from the world. He will be deeply missed by myself and many, many others. It is such a ... Read more
Notes on my 1st SparkPeople Conference in San Diego
Sunday, May 10, 2009      9 comments

Thank you, thank you and THANK YOU to Chris "Spark Guy" Downie and all the wonderful & positive staff of SparkPeople for assembling such an inspiring day of speakers, activiti... Read more
Back to my GRAND...!
Saturday, May 09, 2009      3 comments

Felt good to clock in 1,000 calories on my treadmill tonight! Did my strength training and mowed the lawn earlier. Noticed something which I *think* is progress of sorts: After I finished my treadmill session I checked my heartrat... Read more
Catching Up w/ MORE CA Fun!
Friday, May 01, 2009      6 comments

Today went on a nature hike in Del Mar, caught up with the seals sunning themselves on the rocky shores of La Jolla and walked the beaches of Torrey Pines. Getting ready to set sail and catch up with some pre-conference socializing with oth... Read more
Climbed A Mountain Today...TWICE! :-)
Friday, May 01, 2009      6 comments

Twice...? Yep, forgot the camera the 1st! And that's not the LEAST of what I've been cramming into my WONDERFUL stay in San Diego...! My sister has been QUITE the gracious host and has shown me all around Balboa park. Earli... Read more
35th Class Reunion
Sunday, April 26, 2009      7 comments

Recently I've been invited to my 35th class reunion. I have never been to even ONE of my reunions! Finally, thx to my accomplishments and the support of SparkPeople, I think I might just go! Well this inspired me to try a new way of Sp... Read more
Care For a Spin on a SAIL-Trike?!?!
Sunday, April 19, 2009      5 comments

Check out this AWESOME gadget!
th-whike.php Of course we ALL would rather PEDDLE, but what fun it might be to *coast* along @ 30 mph...! :-) Don... Read more
Retail Anarchy...I LOVE IT!
Thursday, April 09, 2009      3 comments

Don't know if any of you caught the same segment on NPR radio this morning that I did, but Sam Pocker was on. He writes a blog titled Retail Anarchy and has just compiled his writings into a book by the same name. He voices the same kind of... Read more
Return of the Grand...!
Tuesday, April 07, 2009      5 comments

Yesterday was my first day back on the treadmill along with first strength training session...weathered it nicely, felt good to be getting back in the swing of things. So today I nailed a little over 1,000 cals. in 60 mins. on the 'mill...woo ho... Read more
On The Road Again...! :-)
Sunday, April 05, 2009      4 comments

Stupendous day to hit the road again with my bike! Just a tad on the cool side, but that only helped to keep my sweating I looked a bit kaleidoscopic riding my maroon Wildwood Diamondback wearing my navy workout shorts, tangerin... Read more
Counting Down the Days To San Diego!
Thursday, April 02, 2009      9 comments

I would like to really ramp up my efforts this month, not only to celebrate two years with SparkPeople, but I am going to the Spark Your Life Convention in San Diego at the end of the month and am SO PSYCHED and wanting to put my best foot forwa... Read more
The Gift of Loving Ourselves
Sunday, March 29, 2009      6 comments

During my walk today an old favorite song of mine pumped me up in a whole new way. Ages ago many of us have heard what sounds like common sense spoken by Erich Fromm in his tiny book "The Art of Loving" that in order for anyone to love another p... Read more
Miracle of Modern Medicine
Saturday, March 28, 2009      2 comments

Today I walked up through town and back...nice bit of walking...not "quite" what I'd call a power walk, but a thought occurred to me as I did this: Back in the day, I used to BICYCLE up to town and back thinking I had accomplished something... Read more
Reclaiming My Walking Mojo!
Friday, March 27, 2009      1 comments

I've been taking things pretty slow and easy thus far...but today...whew WEE! Got out to a local park and started walking...wanted to get my quota of sunshine before the rains kicked in for the I recently had a chance to... Read more
Heading WEST To The Spark Convention in San Diego!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009      6 comments

Well I'm IN! Booked my reservations and am going to take the plunge...! Staying with my sister and her family who live in San Diego and FINALLY breaking through my lifelong dream of heading west beyond the Mississippi River...! I can't... Read more

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