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Wanna try a treat that tastes like it's sinful?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011      3 comments

Oh man! I made a treat for myself that TASTES "sinful" but it's not!!! I took a half cup of frozen raspberries from my garden and added a half cup of Dannon lite and fit vanilla yogurt to it last night. Now it's thawed and ready to go. This is S... Read more

Dealing with Holiday stress

Monday, December 05, 2011      1 comments

There is just no doubt about it. The holidays are much less stressful once the kids are grown and gone. It's also a little bit boring.... No excited faces, no eager questions, no reading holiday kid books.... When my kids were small I was i... Read more

Empty Nester's Holidays

Tuesday, November 29, 2011      1 comments

Referring to myself as an "empty nester" is really kind of a misnomer since one of our sons is again living with us temporarily. But still, this is not the same as being in the full time business of raising kids 24/7. I find I am enjoying gettin... Read more

To Italy and back

Tuesday, October 25, 2011      1 comments

Someone here on Spark People reminded me I should blog about our recent trip to Italy goes. My husband and I joined 26 other fairly "fit" travels for a 17-day tour of northern Italy. I chose this tour b/c of the relatively small... Read more

Plenty of positive influences

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      1 comments

It is so easy to find something to blame for bad health habits. The manufacturers pack transfats into enticing foods. Parking is close to work so you don't have to walk far. Jobs are often sedentary so we don't burn up calories there. No wonder... Read more


Wednesday, August 10, 2011      2 comments

Just when I think I cannot stand any more oppressive heat and humidity, Mother Nature gives us a break. A low below 70, humidity also plunged, and I am met with a breath of literally fresh air as I enter the morning to give my pooch's bladder a ... Read more

Is being selfish a BAD thing?

Thursday, June 02, 2011      5 comments

I have been "sparked" to add this blog entry because of one of the Spark threads about feeling guilty taking time to exercise. The thread got many great comments about the benefits of exercise and how to work it into a busy day. As a rec... Read more

Things that make you feel old.

Friday, May 27, 2011      6 comments

I have to admit it. I feel younger now than I have for a long time. I am more fit, have more energy, and weight less than I have for over 2 decades. I can keep up in exercise class with women much younger than I am and they think I am their p... Read more

Guilty Admission

Friday, May 13, 2011      3 comments

I have a confession to make….. I got up this morning fully intending to start my day right. Woke to my alarm at 5 AM and went to yoga class. The gentle sounds of rain and the twittering birds – along with the challenges of the yoga - created an... Read more


Friday, May 06, 2011      2 comments

Now that spring has finally hit the Midwest I just love to be outside! I feel like a kid who doesn't want to come in from the backyard for dinner. I believe that the special smells of spring have something to do with this. In my opinion there... Read more


Monday, April 11, 2011      6 comments

What would we all do without this important part of life? Isn't this part of what keeps us going at work? Think about the last time you were having a bad day and then heard a simple encouraging word from a boss or co-worker... I'll bet it made ... Read more