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"Julie and Julia"...
In speaking with my DD one evening, I mentioned that I wanted to see the new movie with Meryl Streep about Julia Childs and Julie Powell. I also mentioned to her that I had seen on Oprah's newsletter that Julie Powell had a book with the same n... Read more
Dinner with friends...
Just when I think I am past all the parties and dinners relating to birthdays, etc., I have friends who have come to NC to their summer place and have invited me to dinner tomorrow - the day before weigh in!!! But they are such nice friends, a... Read more
Healthy Lifestyle vs. "Diet Mentality"
For lo these past 15 months, I have had what I consider to be a healthy lifestyle. I ate the things I did because I felt they were healthy for me and would help me have a better quality life. This was, of course, all very true, and I did well ... Read more
What Else In Life Is There?
Today my family honored me with a wonderful dinner that I did not have to cook! Because they all work all week, and my birthday fell on a Thursday, we decided that we would have a Family Day dinner today instead of trying to get together on Thu... Read more
What The ...?
I was so excited to see Sparkpeople featured on Entertainment Tonight...
What a disappointment! It was nothing more than a blip before a commercial! Had it not been for the large banner in the background, I would have never known that Spa... Read more
"There" being my goal!
Today when I weighed in and realized I only have 4.5 pounds to go to goal, it was like a light went on. It has been a really long journey, and I am ready for it to be over. It has been like a long trip that you take... Read more
The /$#@$#@ Candy Dish!
I work in an office where each room has a candy dish filled to overflowing with all kinds of candy - most of it a variety of CHOCOLATE! There is no rule in our office that we must partake of this candy - we don't need a rule - we just eat it!
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My friends are so generous with their garden yield each year, and I always look forward to their gifts of vegetables with such excitement.
They bring me squash, zucchini, okra, eggplant, onions, potatoes, corn, green beans, tomatoes, bell ... Read more
Forced...into a good thing!
For a long time, I have heard from my friends here at SP how much they like Firefox as a browser. And I have long been unhappy with Internet Explorer as my browser. So you would think that I would have changed over long ago.
But... being ... Read more
Can There Be Any Thing To It?
Each day, I religiously track my food and exercise. It is most frustrating to me that when I tally it all up, the nutrition tracker tells me I am not meeting the proper fat content! Now that's a switch if I ever heard it.
I have been unde... Read more
I'm Just Saying...
I am a true supporter of Sparkpeople - and I have no complaints, so I hope no one takes the following as such. I have been so pleased with all the new updates that SP has made recently, and have nothing but praise for those who are responsible.... Read more
QuickFiring My Way to Good Health
In late April, as I anticipated my one year anniversary with Sparkpeople on May 2, Coach Nicole started a Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Challenge to begin on May 3rd. Being frustrated that I had ceased to lose weight, no matter how hard I tried, I sign... Read more
All In The Name of Love....
My passion has always been good food - cooking and eating same! I have collected recipes since I was a young girl, and have not ceased to do so as an older woman. The difference is that now, I am searching SP recipe site, Hungry Girl site, and... Read more
An Update On DD
Just a quick note on how great my DD is doing 2 weeks after her brain surgery. She has had no pain and is healing beautifully. She had the staples taken out last week, and her hair is growing back faster than we thought it would. She has real... Read more
New Memories Made
Today was what my family calls, "Family Day" which was instituted by DGD several month ago. It is always so much fun to be together, and we enjoy fellowship and of course, good food. We gather once a month for these times together.
Today ... Read more