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Windshield or Bug...Keep Moving & One ALWAYS Wins!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009      4 comments

You know the expression "some days you're windshield, and some days you're the bug"...? (found another twist "and sometimes you find out the bug is a rock...lol!). Well here's my treadmill analogy: Some days you feel like YOU'RE moving... Read more

After The Rain

Sunday, September 27, 2009      4 comments

Earlier today during the rain I went picking Cortland apples. All throughout this rainy autumn day one of my favorite mellow songs has been playing in my mind: After The Rain by John Coltrane. There is something so soulful, serene and restful ab... Read more

Connected: The Surprising POWER of Social Networks & SparkPeople!

Saturday, September 26, 2009      3 comments

Yesterday's NPR program Science Friday featured an interview with the authors of this FASCINATING new book: CONNECTED: THE SURPRISING POWER OF SOCIAL NETWORKS AND HOW THEY SHAPE OUR LIVES www.sciencenews.org/view
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Aging, Dodging Bullets, Reaching Goals

Friday, September 25, 2009      5 comments

Coach Nancy's latest blog got me thinking...I'll share my post and other thoughts related to aging: www.dailyspark.com/blog.
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Books, Choices and MAGIC!

Thursday, September 24, 2009      9 comments

Recently I had a bit of time free and enjoyed a leisurely walk along our downtown riverwalk and visited our local, home-grown bookstore. I took time to meander through the stacks and shelves, browsing the covers and liners. As an adolescent, you... Read more

Spikier YET!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009      7 comments

Great treadmill session this morning! I've been challenging myself to bump up the amount of distance I can cover in the 35 mins. I typically allow myself every morning on my 'mill. I'm always at a 10% incline and have been varying my speed ... Read more

Getting Spikey

Tuesday, September 22, 2009      7 comments

Been continuing to push myself on the treadmill lately, aiming to vary my speed between 4 - 6 mph and attempting to cover more ground in the same amount of time, i.e. bumping up my overall speed. The graph of my speed on the treadmill is n... Read more

More Kayaking Fun, Green Workouts & Strategy #1

Sunday, September 20, 2009      8 comments

Yesterday was such a special kayaking outing with ORIGAMIFREAK and her local kayaking club, which I'm about to join...! Joined up with everyone on Seneca Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of upstate New York, not too far from Geneva. The weather was... Read more

BIG Challenge: Destination ONEderland...!

Friday, September 18, 2009      11 comments

All right...I've been on the sidelines long enough with this plateau of mine. Lately I've been SO jealous of all you folks REALLY SPARKING out there that I've decided to finally knuckle down and get serious about breaking through to ONEderland b... Read more

To NEVER "Go There" AGAIN!

Thursday, September 17, 2009      13 comments

These pics are from as close as I can find among my highest weight days of yore. Sadly (now!) I don't think I can find any of myself when I was at my highest weight of around 450 and I was SO scale aversive that I don't have a clue how much I we... Read more

Status Update: Powerful Motivational Tool!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009      8 comments

I discovered something today about the "status update" feature here at SparkPeople. I have always thought of it as something fairly trivial...like "I'm feeling ____ " or "Today I did ____" Ho hum... However today when I realized that tomor... Read more

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 today...so 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


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