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NOW I Can Sleep...!
Saturday, September 12, 2009      5 comments

Overslept today and have been busy as all get-out all day long...finally get home, unload the car and it's already 11:30 pm without ANY workout! Argh! I had intended to do BOTH treadmill & ST I moped around a bit, thinking about ... Read more
Pleasant Mystery...!
Thursday, September 10, 2009      8 comments

Some of you may recall that I had my gall bladder pulled earlier this year around April...? Well at the time my surgeon said I had a hernia that should get taken care of later this year. It was too risky for him to do both with one surgery... Read more
Interval Training...
Monday, September 07, 2009      10 comments

Jogging down the straightaway with my manual lawn mower, reach the end, pause, turn around jog down the next row with my lawnmower, reach the end, pause, turn around... Worked up a nice sweat with my alternative ... Read more
If At First You Don't Succeed...
Sunday, September 06, 2009      6 comments

Yes, us northerners must re-invent ourselves when the colder weather comes along! Last winter I tried cross country skiing for the first time and was a bumbling, fumbling mess! My balance is SO POOR! This winter...? Sigh...I guess I ... Read more
Walking Down Another Street
Thursday, September 03, 2009      8 comments

This poem has made the rounds among those in recovery from addiction and / or mental illness. It is also SO apropos for myself and my recovery from food addiction also! I thought I would pass this along for those who may not have seen this... Read more
Coming Around the Bend...Inspired 'Millwork!
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      3 comments

Thx to EVERYONE for the well wishes! A good night's sleep has made a big difference...not out of the woods, but coming around...! I HAVE been taking my penicillin faithfully since Sat., just felt a bit discouraged yesterday as it just didn't see... Read more
More Kayaking SparkRally Fun!
Monday, August 31, 2009      5 comments

Mother Nature held out and our local SparkTeam met for a potluck picnic lunch and kayaking fun out on Dorchester Lake...woo hoo! ORIGAMIFREAK, leader of the Ithaca & Fing... Read more
Ever Wonder if You Could Kill What You Eat?
Sunday, August 30, 2009      8 comments

This article caught my eye because I have asked myself this question and I know my answer: "No way!" However that doesn't mean I can't recognize and feel some twinges regarding the hypocracy of eating meat but not being able to kill animals... Read more
Picking Up the Pace!
Thursday, August 27, 2009      8 comments

I'm feeling inspired by my (at LAST) pound loss this past week and am making a more concerted effort to vary my speed while on the treadmill between 4 - 6 mph. Also have bumped up my baseline incline from 9 to 10. Have to admit that I've sl... Read more's Top 50 Websites: Egregious Oversight!
Monday, August 24, 2009      3 comments did NOT make's list of the Top 50 Websites of 2009!
,29569,1918031,00.html I couldn't find any link where folks could post their votes, h... Read more
Protecting Our SparkFamily Haven!
Friday, August 21, 2009      4 comments

Apologies to anyone who might have already seen this posted elsewhere by me, but I feel so strongly about this I feel I can't repeat it enough! Always, ALWAYS whenever you come across something on the SparkPeople website that you think is i... Read more
The Power of The SPARK!
Thursday, August 20, 2009      4 comments

Change Your Thinking: It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking.. Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to hel... Read more
Imperfectly PERFECT!
Thursday, August 13, 2009      7 comments

Mother Jones recently flagged another instance of what we are up against when it comes to attempting to accept ourselves as we are: Jezebel Takes On Self's Self-Hating Photoshop Policies
/2009/08/jez... Read more
Pleasant Evening
Wednesday, August 12, 2009      7 comments

Since the cloudy, potentially stormy day broke up and the sun came out and we have some MUCH hotter weather on the horizon, I thought my DW and I could take advantage of this beautiful evening and head out to our local state park for a cook out.... Read more
It Ain't Always Easy...!
Monday, August 10, 2009      6 comments

Whew...! Don't know what it was this morning, but my treadmill session was the same as most mornings, only 35 mins. 4 mph, "9" incline...but today it seemed SO much more difficult than usual...! Felt like I was sweating twice as much and no matt... Read more

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