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Making changes that stick, through all life's hurdles...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011      1 comments

Our West Coast 'New life' has been going on for about seven months now. But during the transition, achieving consistency has been a challenge. Since our move, I have done most of my work outs in a system new to me called GTS Gravity. It is gr... Read more

Best Reads of 2010...Tid Bits and Fantastic Finds

Tuesday, December 28, 2010      2 comments

Here are my selections in various categories of the books I read this year. Please let me know some of your favorites...I am always looking for the next 'best' book! Best Fiction: March by Geraldine Brooks (The father of "Little Women" ... Read more

Book #51 "Noah's Compass" by Anne Tyler

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      3 comments

After a divorced, 60'ish fifth-grade teacher is fired, he decides to try out retirement setting out to move into "the final phase of his life". What follows is nothing t... Read more

This 92 yr. old Great-grandmother does the salsa...he is 29!

Sunday, November 07, 2010      2 comments

I could not resist posting this wonderful video. I wish I had her moves now. You out there doing Zumba now have a visual to work toward. Like the title of the video says: Never under estimate the power of an older woman! The picture is a li... Read more

Book #50 "Room" by Emma Donoghue

Saturday, November 06, 2010      0 comments

A young woman is kidnapped and kept in solitary confinement in a revamped storage shed. Here she is fed, repeatedly raped and has a son. She is such a good mother that her son, Jack, now five-years-old, believes that everything in his reality ... Read more

Fitness From the Inside Out

Thursday, September 16, 2010      2 comments

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4VI&h=b08c2 Many of my Spark People friends have asked how things are going with our new fitness club. Right now we are meeting our... Read more

Personal Trainer Envy

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      3 comments

I am not the same age, frame size, or condition as my Personal Trainer. She is younger, smaller-boned and can we be honest(?), much better shape than I may ever be. But her shape or condition have nothing to do with why I enjoy training with h... Read more

Having a Hard Time Getting There

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      3 comments

I know just about everyone has been there...good intentions gone bad. I am in the throws of an up-hill battle with the extra pounds I have put on. Yes, I am tracking my food, increasing my activity and not much is happening. I battle... Read more

Good news from MRI...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010      14 comments

I really miss my days of blogging on spark in the mornings, tracking my foods regularly and sparking whenever. Since our arrival in Ca. and our taking on Shasta Athletic Club we have been up to our eye balls in alligators and not nearly as full... Read more

Enjoying nature...Hiking at Burney Falls

Monday, June 28, 2010      4 comments

It is so good to reach the weekend and get the chance to adventure into the great outdoors. This weekend we ventured an hour to the northeast of Redding to McDonald Burney... Read more

Have patience with all things...especially yourself!

Sunday, June 06, 2010      7 comments

This is the shortened version of a St. Francis of Assisi quote which is the tag line on all my spark postings. The reason it is my tag line is to remind myself, that with patience the goals I set are attainable and the life I live is manageable... Read more

A to Z Me (from everyone else's posts)

Sunday, May 30, 2010      3 comments

A - Age: 58 B - Bed size: for the weekend we are in a cabin, sleeping on a double C - Chore you hate: grocery shopping D - Dog's name: It was Lillie...she died in January E - Essential start your day item: water...really F - Favouri... Read more

The Surprising Oregon Outback

Saturday, May 29, 2010      3 comments

Today we woke to a snow storm in Elko, NV. It was cold, wet and we were totally caught off guard. All the planning and preparation for this past week of weather changes across country... and snow never entered our pea-brains. So we layered up... Read more

From The All-American Pastime To a Roadside Llama Herd

Thursday, May 27, 2010      6 comments

You never know what you're going to see on the Interstate. There is a road trip story waiting to happen...sort of like a Tom Sawyer does cross-country. OK...back to the real trip. We have seen some very unusual sights: a river valley full of... Read more

Rolling Along with the Indiana Hills

Tuesday, May 25, 2010      8 comments

Lush green farmland and rolling wooded hills make up the drive-by scenery this morning. What a country! Such diverse surroundings and diverse people in constant motion...just li... Read more


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