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Mixing Health & Politics to Spread the SPARK!
Thursday, July 09, 2009      3 comments

I joined in a MoveOn.org rally today in which we spoke out for the Public Option in healthcare. My thoughts in advance of the rally was: We're all meeting to support optimal healthcare, right? Well isn't Living The SPARK one of the BEST pr... Read more
A Sparking Fourth!
Sunday, July 05, 2009      2 comments

We caught the fireworks @ Highland Park this year. We hadn't done so for a number of years so we thought we would head back there again. Normally we'd find a spot and sort of camp out for a few hours waiting for the fireworks. I remember y... Read more
SparkPeople: The Antidote to "The Fattening Of America!"
Saturday, July 04, 2009      3 comments

SparkResident Stepfanie Romine's blog the other day about the fattening of America got me going on a roll, which I posted at her blog, but thought I would share it with others here as you all KNOW how this topic gets me GOING...! www... Read more
Such a Little Thing...
Friday, July 03, 2009      6 comments

...but yet NOT! Snacking on baby spinach for lunch today...dropped one into my "lap"...except: It fell to the FLOOR! How did it do THAT? My legs happened to be together at the knees, both feet on the floor. I looked down and... Read more
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

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