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Oops! Yes, Virginia, There IS Some Magic!
Friday, January 07, 2011      9 comments

Pardon the post-holidays reference to Miracle on 34th Street...but I had some afterthoughts to my last blog and realized that there really IS magic! Miracles really DO happen! Here's the catch: It is all within us! I will still maintain tha... Read more
No Magic!
Thursday, January 06, 2011      17 comments

(Most of you who are familiar with me have heard me wax on about these things before, but I thought I'd share for the benefit of the many newbies who've come on board and also for my OWN benefit as I mention at the end.) There is no magic o... Read more
Sending Holiday Wishes to ALL!
Friday, December 24, 2010      11 comments

Heartfelt appreciation and gratitude going out to ALL of our SparkFamily and sincerest wishes for Peace On Earth as sung so well on one of my very favorite songs of the season! I just LOVE this father / daughter dual effort! Someone present... Read more
De-Stress From the Holidays with a Few Chuckles...!
Thursday, December 23, 2010      10 comments

From one of my favorite techie e-mails: Windows Secrets ( ) "We're not sure what to make of this, but the Wacky column is a Windows Secrets subscriber favorite measured by the number of hits it receives ... Read more
Neither Snow, Rain nor Dark of Night...
Friday, December 10, 2010      11 comments

My private practice appts. lately have been spreading between Weds., Thurs. and Fri. so I've been working in an hour of Nordic Walking on each of those days by leaving my car parked at my day job and pulling out the poles to walk to my office an... Read more
Striving for Balance
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      5 comments

I've come across a very thought-provoking article written by a formerly obese person who dubs herself as "The Thinnest Fat Woman in the World." She was once a proponent of the Fat Acceptance movement and although she has made radical shifts away... Read more
Junking Junk Food
Friday, November 26, 2010      15 comments

Here is a great article which touches on a topic I feel SO STRONGLY about! Junking Junk Food:
28/magazine/28FOB-wwln-t.html On Black Friday, one of the most commercial days of the year... Read more
Beware the numbers game!
Monday, November 15, 2010      26 comments

Beware the numbers game! YES, the numbers can be our best ally as we watch calories and bump up our workouts and watch the scale... BUT: these ARE only numbers and we have to not lose sight of the forest for the trees. We're all h... Read more
Dorky Shorts Rides Again! :-)
Saturday, November 13, 2010      16 comments

Put on the ol' dorky shorts (yep, those padded spandex things are under my regular ) and headed out with a few bike club members for WONDERFUL 42 mile ride from Bin... Read more
Squeezing in a Workout On the Road
Thursday, November 04, 2010      12 comments

Checked in and headed down to use the pc in the lobby. Ugh, somone's on it. Guess "someone" is trying to nudge me about my day on the road without any, I start walking / jogging round the perimeter of the hotel for a few rounds ... Read more
Tybee: Take Two!
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      8 comments

Well I suppose most of you could have predicted that tethering myself to stop-n-go downtown traffic was something I wouldn't tolerate without SOME time out on the open road! So I set out this morning for Tybee Island! It was great to s... Read more
Life is Simple...
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      6 comments

Had fun riding around Savannah today on one of the trolley tours. Rented a bike from one of the shops today and realized how SPOILED I've been with my own bicycle: they would only rent single-speed clunkers with HUGE tires and handlebars spreadi... Read more
Midnight Workout...?!?
Thursday, October 28, 2010      11 comments

Today was a soggy day to visit Atlanta. As I'd been to the Aquarium earlier this year and I wasn't about to PAY good money to tour the Coca Cola building, I had hoped to get some serious Nordic Walking in around the Olympic Square in Atlanta...s... Read more
Where Eagles Soar...
Sunday, October 17, 2010      17 comments

...fingers FUMBLE! Argh! Saw a SPECTACULAR eagle spreading those wings SO FAR as it was gliding about in a circle...stopped, reached for the camera, fumbled, fumbled some more...POOF, the eagle was gone...! Ah well, it was a mighty fine day... Read more
Sparkin' The Clouds Away!
Saturday, October 16, 2010      9 comments

Wow! I am OVERWHELMED by all the birthday wishes, SparkMails and SparkGoodies all of you have sent my way today! It was an early and gloomy start this morning with a pleasant birthday breakfast out with my DW. But I think you all chased the... Read more

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