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Spreading The Spark Even MORE!
Thursday, July 02, 2009      3 comments

Recently I've been coming and going at one of our local hospitals and was struck by the numbers of folks around...staff and non-staff both!...who could use a little SPARK! So I xeroxed bunches of the Spread the Spark flyers, along with putt... Read more
Father's Day Motivation...!
Sunday, June 21, 2009      8 comments

Recently a Daily Spark article referred to research which claimed children aren't influenced by their parent's food choices. I strongly disagree with this research! One of my GREATEST motivations has been to be the SPARK for my son that I s... Read more
Spark Rally with the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life...woo hoo!
Saturday, June 20, 2009      7 comments

We finished our SparkRally at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life today...for 24 hours our SparkTeam (6 members participated, and what a SIX! :-) One SparkPeople member even joined in from outside our Binghamton area!) had someone on th... Read more
My Lawn Mower Died...Woo Hoo!
Sunday, June 14, 2009      4 comments

I killed my lawn mower...ran over a rock and *didn't know it* (oh all right, I aimed right for it...lol!)...tried to start it up and what a horrible sound! At first I worried about how was I going to keep the lawn mowed while it was in the ... Read more
Jogging: Catching On...!
Saturday, June 13, 2009      3 comments

Had a nice chat with a fellow local Sparkie (LADYWEZ) at one of our local parks today. We were planning a bit more for our SparkRally at the Relay For Life next Fri. / Sat. June 19-20. REALLY looking forward to this! Although our SparkTeam will... Read more
I DID IT! :-)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009      10 comments

I have been treading water for the past year maintaining my weight. Yes, I *know* once one has lost a significant amount of weight like I have it is a REAL accomplishment to be able to maintain. And I DO give myself credit for that. After a... Read more
Grand Fundraising Strategy...!
Sunday, June 07, 2009      4 comments

I have a neighbor who now and then calls on me to solve her pc woes. Whenever I do she tries to give me something which I wave off. Now that I'm getting a "taste" of the fundraising SPARK fever, I think I have an answer for her: Just put it... Read more
Neither Snow nor Rain nor Stomach Bug will Delay our local SparkTeam's Relay for LIFE!
Saturday, June 06, 2009      9 comments

Well at least I got the worst of the day out of the way early on...! A nasty stomach bug kept me up through much of the night. Good part is when this happens I stop eating and only do water. Things settled down by the afternoon when I had ... Read more
Compulsive Overeating and How to Stop It
Tuesday, June 02, 2009      6 comments

Compulsive Overeating and How to Stop It www.webmd.com/diet/featu
and-how-to-stop-it I zapped right into the addiction model in which the author likened sugary, salty, high fat foods t... Read more
Another Great Day!
Sunday, May 31, 2009      3 comments

Slept in...YES! A rare treat! Then got out biking to a nearby town and back...18 miles or so. Then working on our garden for a couple of hours. Nice being out in the sun on this cooler, yet still sunny and clear day! Don... Read more
A GORGE-ous Day!
Saturday, May 30, 2009      8 comments

Today my DW & I ventured back up through Ithaca to return to Taughannock Falls State Park. I brought my bike along in case there was good riding opportunities, but that was a bust SO...I went hiking from Cayuga Lake in search of the BEST picture... Read more
Memorial Day: Garden In, Enjoying Re-Done Park & Cookout!
Monday, May 25, 2009      6 comments

Well, the majority of our garden is in...tomatoes, red peppers, onions, broccoli, summer squash, zuchinni, cauliflower, carrots...crossing fingers on how it will turn out! Had enough time left over to cook out at Dorchester Park...glorious... Read more
Spread the SPARK: Join the National Weight Control Registry!
Sunday, May 24, 2009      3 comments

I joined the National Weight Control Registry last year and they've sent me their annual questionnaire packet to complete to update their records. I LOVE being part of this study because I sing the praises of SPARKPEOPLE every time I correspond ... Read more
Michael Pollan: We Are Responsible for Wise Food Choices!
Friday, May 22, 2009      3 comments

The more I hear from Pollan the more I just LOVE THIS MAN! Here is another great article that just does my "Fighting-Corporate-Control-of
-Our-Bodies" heart wonders! :-) blog.buzzflash.com/analy
sis/774 The arti... Read more
Revisiting Graceland
Thursday, May 21, 2009      3 comments

I had such a great time on my treadmill this morning boogie-ing along to songs from Paul Simon's old "Graceland" album that I just wanted to pass it along to others... If you're looking for some great upbeat music with a south African groove tha... Read more

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