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School Field Trip -- Woopee!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      3 comments

I really love our city of Fresno in Central California. I love not having snow or tornadoes or hurricanes. Yes, it's possible to have an earthquake but they're everywhere. The one thing we don't have is a lot of culture. If a child lives in... Read more

Dry Creek Park - Clovis, CA

Tuesday, February 22, 2011      4 comments

What a wonderful park. It has a little of everything. It's located at Clovis Ave. and Alluvial. It even has a botanical gardens but I didn't visit it. To begin with it has a walking path around the entire park. It's quite a distance. It a... Read more

I Reset My Calories!

Friday, February 18, 2011      5 comments

When I started SPeople, they set my calories from 1600 to 1900 calories. Most days I don't get anywhere near that many. However, I try and try. In 1 1/2 years on SPeople, I haven't lost weight. I have gotten healthier, my blood pressure is n... Read more

A Good Wind

Thursday, February 17, 2011      3 comments

I live in the central valley of California. We are known as the ag center of America. However, we are also a pit for smog. We not only have our own smog, but we get San Francisco's when there is a breeze. We also get forest fire smoke whenev... Read more

Rediscovered the Discovery Center

Tuesday, February 15, 2011      3 comments

In central Calif. (Fresno) we have a Discovery Center. It used to be a great place for dicoverying science exhibits and seeing how the Indians lived, played, and worked. It burned down many years ago so I haven't been. However, I decided to ... Read more


Monday, February 14, 2011      3 comments

The following will probably amaze and startle you. One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University study: Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. Prel... Read more

Learned Something Important T She oday

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      5 comments

Had a doctor's appointment today. And I learned a lot! I told the doctor I could never get to the amount of calories SP want me to have, I can't get my exercise energetic enough, and I can't lose weight. 1. SPeople has set my calories too ... Read more


Monday, February 07, 2011      5 comments

Will I Live to see 100? Here's something to think about. I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age. (I just turned 60.) A little concerned abo... Read more

Love Chocolate?

Sunday, February 06, 2011      5 comments

There is a site/book/cookbook/etc. called Hungry Girl. She takes common recipes and makes them healthier and lower in calories. She has lots of major swaps. She has a new cooking program on the Cooking Channel. Yesterday, Sat., she had Choco... Read more

Leslie Sansome--How?

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      8 comments

The first few times I did Leslie Sansome "Walk 30 min" I didn't like it. It's still not my favorite mainly because I don't understand how to do it. I'm not coordinated and I have no rhythm. When she says, "Did you hear the increase in tempo?"... Read more

I'm Learning to Count

Monday, January 31, 2011      0 comments

I've always somewhat hurried through my strength training. I try to have good form but I want to finish. I read something this weekend that made a lot of sense. When you are stength training, count to 2 on the outward action and count to 4 o... Read more


Friday, January 28, 2011      2 comments

Left Fresno about 10. Enough time for some of the fog to lift. Ate a late lunch at Casa de Fruita. Will eat dinner in San Juan Baptista at Jardine's. Yummy. Will be careful because it's homemade Mexican food. I have about 900 calories left... Read more

Cardio Exercise -- Fun!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      4 comments

Cardiovascular exercise IT'S NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS AND TAKES SOME COORDINATION..... Pass this on to all 50 yrs. and older. The older we get the more important it is to incorporate e xercise into our daily routine. This is ne... Read more

How do You Count the Calories?

Saturday, January 22, 2011      6 comments

Okay, I know how to count calories--the Spark site makes it easy. But sometimes, because of the food, I'm not able to do it. Especially if it's something with a lot of different ingredients. I went to a bridal shower today at a tea house. I... Read more

Welcome to California

Friday, January 21, 2011      4 comments

This is for all my friends in the midwest and east and especially my nephew who is a long-haul truck driver and is stuck in St. Louis. I went for a walk today in 60 degree weather and it was beautiful outside. Professional gardeners were out ... Read more

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