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Laugh a little - Bronx Zoo cobra tweets
An Egyptian cobra was recently missing in the Bronx Zoo, and some interesting tweets started appearing... listen to the coverage by NPR and have a good laugh for the day!
P.S. The cobra has been located and apparently was never out of the s... Read more
end of March, ready for April
Another month down, time to reassess.
I've exceeded my calorie range too many days this month, and will be adjusting my menus and spacing of meals so I won't feel so hungry. Need to continue cooking for myself rather than eating out, where ... Read more
Jean Auel's Earth's Children series concludes with The Land of Painted Caves
Jean Auel has published the sixth novel in her series featuring the heroine Ayla!
Before Harry Potter,... Read more
short blog for Sparkpoints
I'm excited March is nearly over and April is a new beginning (each month is a chance to reassess). Short term goals - get the scale to move SOUTH!
March was remarkable for doing challenging events 3 weekends straight - something new for me... Read more
Tobacco Road Half Marathon Race Report
First, some background on my journey so farÖ
January 1, 2010 I got up and walked to Major, the bull stat... Read more
SparkPoints and Fitness Minutes
When I first joined SP, in typical "overachiever" mode I decided to go for 100 SparkPoints a day - just like in the old days in school when 100 was a perfect score.
... Read more
Sampson County Super Sprint Triathlon Report
First, a disclaimer. If you want to do a triathlon or any distance event,
PLEASE TRAIN for it.
You... Read more
Sampson Super Sprint Triathlon tomorrow
Well, it's been a decade since I did a triathlon.
Rather than try to drive a couple of hours in the very early morning, then shake my legs awake, I've opted to drive down today, review the course, and get a good night's sleep at the hotel. ... Read more
Snacking vs Grazing
I read with interest the recent Daily Spark blog about how "dieters" who used apps had better success than those who wrote their food log on paper, possibly because there was more feedback. I love feedback. It helps me make course corrections ... Read more
Be a blood donor
I am a VIP blood donor, and recently was informed with my next donation, I will cross the 4 gallon mark. That's 8 pints per gallon and each pint can help 3 people... (drum roll) 96 people helped!
So here's a link to 56 reasons to donate blo... Read more
Exerpts from "The Thin Commandments"
I am reading and listening to the book on CD by Stephen Gullo, PhD called "The Thin Commandments Diet." I like that he emphasizes having a system in place - it's not willpower, but a plan that some of us need. There were gaps in my plan that a... Read more
just a few random thoughts
March is here! Let the Madness begin! I'm a big college basketball fan, and the classic UNC-Duke rivalry game is Saturday. Then the tournaments (conference and NCAA)...I may even watch some of the NBA games this year.
I haven't been as con... Read more
Day 3 of 56 - Butterflies 5% challenge
Reminder: It's important to fuel your body.
Got up this morning and walked about 2 miles.
Hadn't eaten breakfast, so needed to eat before trying to do more. So eat breakfast!
Later, did kettlebell workout with personal trainer. Flexibi... Read more
5% challenge goals and expectations blog
There could be a long list of reasons for wanting to lose my excess weight, but Iím trying not to focus on the scale, but on what I am able to do. The scale is not my friend, but a fit toned body can be. I know I can run faster if I am not car... Read more
Run for the Roses 5K race report
Sorry, no photos
Today was the 31st annual Run for the Roses 5K in Raleigh, NC. It is the oldest 5K in t... Read more