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Reaching out for a helping hand

Friday, May 11, 2012      19 comments

Ok sparkers...I have to admit I'm struggling. Being older, the memories of the 5Ks I used to run, the days when I was pain free, the stage of my life when I had a fulfilling career that kept me active through the day - those are my past. ... Read more

Plan for SparkStreak - Day 1

Thursday, April 26, 2012      13 comments

I'm now officially a member of the gym again. Today starts a new SparkStreak. TODAY. NOT TOMORROW. Here is the plan. Monday - Weigh in, FITN assessment on elliptical weekly Cardio. Lower body weight training (LB wts), stretch ... Read more

Changing From Within - Week 6 of 8

Thursday, February 16, 2012      10 comments

emoticon No, you're eyes are not deceiving you! Read more

short blog for points

Friday, February 03, 2012      9 comments

I'll get to the Changing from within update hopefully tomorrow... Feb 3 was GO RED FOR HEART HEALTH. I tilled my garden, although the effort was much more than the small plot I have warranted. Next year I'll just hire someone to do it for... Read more

Changing from Within - Week 3 of 8 Mindful eating

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      8 comments

(This entry is for last week's class, tomorrow will be a summary of this week's class.) The third class centered on a mindful eating experience. I must admit I was late to the class - I didn't want to eat cold food, so I got a half salad from... Read more

Changing From Within - Week 2 of 8

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      11 comments

Well, we had our second meeting Tuesday evening. The first session was introductory. We were given information on mindfulness and meditation, in addition to a CD with 5 tracks to use for guided meditation. When you can "stay present" by be... Read more

Roasted vegetables...

Thursday, January 12, 2012      20 comments

2012 IS a new year! Today I tried something new. I made Cheg Meg's roasted root vegetable recipe (with some minor additions) and believe me, it smells GREAT and tastes even better! I also made my very first spaghetti squash. So simple,... Read more

Changing From Within begins today

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      20 comments

g I wasn't able to copy the entire link for this program description for some reason, but I will be sharing tips from what I learn over the next two months with you all. Changing From Within is a Mindfu... Read more

Walking within a one mile radius...

Friday, January 06, 2012      13 comments

Another benefit of SP - habits change, new opportunities become healthy habits. The weekend is here! Saturday mornings our local Farmer's Market is held downtown. Durham is a VERY "foodie" town - lots of local farms have relationships w... Read more

Our Deepest Fear...motivational video

Thursday, January 05, 2012      11 comments
=fQBR_NJxW1M Our Deepest Fear "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. ... Read more

Confessions of 2011 and my 5 goals for 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012      20 comments

In 2010 when I joined SP, I was training for my first half marathon. In the process, my BMI went from obese to overweight (yeah!) and despite having caught a cold at my college reunion, I finished the event and earned my bling. As is common... Read more

My vision collage

Saturday, December 24, 2011      20 comments

I started with a picture of a scale that says "I am not a number, I am a beautiful human being..." and featured the cover model in the latest issue of Muscle & Fitness Hers... Read more

Christmas Time is Here...take a listen

Saturday, December 24, 2011      1 comments
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try the Daily Challenge at

Thursday, December 22, 2011      4 comments

I was doing some guided meditations with Davidji at (The Chopra Center website)
edmeditations when I discovered their Daily Challenge. I signed up. Similarly to SparkPeople, you can earn ... Read more

take a cooking class

Wednesday, December 21, 2011      3 comments

it's been a while since I've blogged (you all know you earn blog points by entering a journal entry in your planner, right?). At Duke Integrative Medicine we have a wonderful executive chef, Cate Smith. She teaches cooking classes at least ... Read more

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