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Noel's Potato Patch
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      10 comments

Over the past several weeks on the Over 60++ Team we've had some discussions about potatoes (among other things)! Several teammates (including me) love potatoes! So much so they've threatened to steal mine from the garden. But, I did promise to ... Read more
Last Weekend's Project
Thursday, April 19, 2012      12 comments

Some of my team mates know that I live in an old farm house. It was built in 1900 and ever since we bought it (almost 5 years ago), we've worked on one project after another. We do most of the work ourselves, but we know when to call someone els... Read more
My NO EXCUSE PLEDGE
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      8 comments

Coming a little late to the party, but I believe it with all my heart! I've printed it and hung several copies around. Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue o... Read more
Bittersweet...Special Memories
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      15 comments

I love Spring! Living in Iowa means we have bigger changes of the seasons than in lots of other places, although this year the winter was so mild that Spring arrived much earl... Read more
Slip, Slidin' Away
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      16 comments

Remember that song? The chorus goes something like this: Slip, slidin' away. Slip, slidin' away. You know the nearer your destination, the more you're slip, slidin' away. This last month or so I've felt like I was slip, sliding... Read more
Lessons Learned on a Car Trip
Sunday, January 15, 2012      12 comments

Yes, you can stay on track and eat healthy and even get some exercise when on the road! I remember reading SP blogs about this, but figured it didn't apply to me. Since we just finished a 5 day road trip, here's a few things I learned, and a lo... Read more
Why Did I Become a Spirited Underdog?
Saturday, January 14, 2012      10 comments

This week our 5% Winter Challenge team has asked us to write a daily blog for team points. Here are some of the suggested questions to respond to for today. Why did you become a Spirited Underdog? This one is easy to answer: I was invited... Read more
These Shoes Are Made for Walkin'
Monday, December 26, 2011      12 comments

How many of you remember that old song by Nancy Sinatra? It was pretty popular some time around the winter of '65, but I think it really was "These Boots are Made for Walkin." I've been thinking a lot about shoes lately. My Mom has a lot of t... Read more
Shopping When You're in Between...the Good and the Not-So-Good
Thursday, December 01, 2011      8 comments

Having shed 48# since last May, I'm at a point where my clothes are mostly all too big. I've taken some slacks in, but now they only have a pocket opening big enough for my thumb to fit. I've discarded and sent clothes to Goodwill and the shel... Read more
Oh, My...How the Times have Changed (A Funny--to me--Birthday Story)
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      11 comments

Yesterday I celebrated my 68th birthday (for you doing the math, that means I was born in 1943)! For some reason, each year my Mom calls me to tell me my birthday story, which typically has amounted to a weather report for the day I was born. S... Read more
Tooth Brushing, Snowbird Migration, and Other Random Thoughts
Sunday, November 06, 2011      4 comments

Last week I wrote a blog about brushing my teeth with my left (non-dominant) hand and how difficult it was. I wanted to report that I am making progress. I think I've done it for 5 days now, and while I'm getting marginally better at it, I stil... Read more
A New Method for Aiding Weight Loss
Monday, October 31, 2011      9 comments

Got your attention, didn't I?? Have you read one of today's daily blog post about developing or improving your will power? If you haven't, check it out. I heard the author who was quoted on an NPR program a while back and thought his idea... Read more
So much better day!!!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      3 comments

What is it that is often said...into evey life a little rain must fall? Yesterday must have been my day for rain, as it certainly wasn't the best I've had recently! In fact, the other evening I was at a meeting where someone did meditations us... Read more
French Fried Onions and The Monster Within
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      8 comments

I've mentioned before about coming and going on SP for over 4 years. I never totally left, but I often didn't do anything for many months at a time. For some reason, last May a Spark was lit within me and I have been sailing along pretty well s... Read more
The Potato Bar
Sunday, October 23, 2011      11 comments

Earlier today I mentioned that we were planning to go to the potato bar for lunch today. The youth group at church sponsored it as a fundraiser. Several of you have asked what it is and I thought I'd just tell you!! No...you don't go to... Read more

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