Video of humpback mom and calf
Yesterday, I was lucky enough to see a humpback mother and calf off the coast of Cape Cod. Thought I'd share this short video sequence I was able to catch of the two of them together. It was an awesome sight!... Read more
Third year Sparkaversary: the eek! moment
Yesterday, on the eve of my 3-year Sparkaversary, I had an on-the-scale eek! moment. You know, the kind that has you doing all kinds of crazy things to try to change the number; hopping on and off, just knowing the number will be different the ... Read more
Five things I've learned
Iâ€™ve been on a Spark-break for the past month and half. I stayed away longer than I expected. I think it was a good thing for me to do, even though I believe that this site and my friends here made it possible for me to start living a health... Read more
Who let all those d#$% chickens in?
Ah! It appears they’ve just come home to roost. Twelve pounds of them. Today I stepped on the scale with the determination to begin again. You see, I knew that the weigh in wouldn’t be good news. I just wasn’t sure how bad the news would be... Read more
Birth of a baby alpaca
Last week when I was in Oregon, I had the most fantastic experience. My friend (who has a serious yarn addiction) and I were driving from Hood River to Mt. Hood and just had to detour to follow some signs for an alpaca farm with yarn for sale. ... Read more
Two Year Sparkaversary
Today marks the end of my second year on SparkPeople, and I can't believe the progress I've made! The first year I surpassed my original goal of losing 57 pounds by losing 61 instead. During my second year I lost another 11 pounds by the end o... Read more
Just for laughs - perspectives on aging
These were sent to me by a friend. Just had to pass them on. Enjoy!
Statistics show that at the age of seventy, there are five women to every man. Isn't that an ironic time for a guy to get those odds?
Middle age is when it takes lon... Read more
Poisoned! A precautionary tale
I had a bad night on Friday, and an even worse day on Saturday. I literally felt as though someone had pummeled me in the stomach. Because I felt so bad, I got little sleep on Friday night, and when I got up on Saturday, I had no appetite at a... Read more
A Spark friend commented the other day that she was beginning to lose her muffin top. I came to a realization today as I looked at myself in the mirror. With the natural migration of body parts southward over time (especially the wobbly bits),... Read more
My Best Year
Last year, something drastic changed for me. I wish I could say exactly when that was. No lightning bolts struck, no angels descended from a cloud with prophetic announcements, nothing so easy to point to and declare – that’s it! That’s the m... Read more
Look for the Helpers
I heard this on NPR this morning and was very moved by it. Apparently Mr. Rogers told this story on his children’s TV program. He said that when he was young, his mother told him that when bad things happen, he should always look for the helpe... Read more
Ahoy there, Matey!
I had a very strange and interesting experience this morning, one that I hope not to repeat any time soon. I’ve been suffering from a head cold for over a week now, and when the alarm went off this morning I spent a few minutes imagining severa... Read more
How I Learned to Love St. Patrick's Day
Holidays are always about food. Oh, we say they’re about something else, but mainly they’re an excuse to get together with family and friends and gorge. In the US, St. Patrick’s day is about food, too, and green beer. If you’re not from the U... Read more
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