Broken Arm and Surgery
It is amazing how life can change on a dime.
OK I will come right out and say it and then provide details. I had a wonderful Mother's Day dinner at Legal Seafood where we ran into some of my best friends and they unexpectedly joined us f... Read more
Update on Sugar
It has now been about two weeks since I posted a blog about how I was going to give up sugar. I am beyond happy to say that it is working!!! It has been three weeks since I have had any of the biggie type of sugary snacks I mentioned in the b... Read more
My Latest Attempt at Kicking the Sugar Habit
I have many friends on Sparkpeople. Some have been with me for about six years. Some are very new. To paraphrase the Beatles, in my life, I've loved you all, and I appreciate that you are with me now.
Those who have been around for awhil... Read more
January 1, 2015 - A New Start
Happy New Year, everyone!!
I noted in my status (which is going to disappear at some point) how much I appreciate my Spark friends. I really do!!! I thank you for all your support for the past (I can't believe this) seven years. The cast... Read more
My poochie is gone
We had to put George down today. It is really miserable that this happened the day before Thanksgiving, which is probably my most favorite holiday. His health has been deteriorating for about 2 1/2 years (slowly, of course). He has had diffic... Read more
My Goals for BLC26 (and my other challenges)
I know I have been uncharacteristically quiet for awhile. I feel that I owe an apology to my Spark friends, particularly anyone who has reached out to me, but I have not responded. A lot of stuff has been going on, and I can't share all of it ... Read more
Fitbit Comes Through Again
My Fitbit One died Monday night. I put it in the charger, and since then it will not display. While in the charger it displays "Fitbit 6.60" (I think this is the firmware version) and shows that the battery is fully charged. When I remove it,... Read more
Happy New Year, Everyone
First of all, I truly wish everyone a Happy New Year.
Thank you to all my Spark friends for your love and support during 2013 (and earlier). I feel like I am not always the most attentive friend, but I sincerely appreciate all the goodies ... Read more
What are the odds?
WARNING!!! This blog has nothing to do with diet, weight loss or fitness. In fact, it has nothing to do w... Read more
Please vote for Sparkpeople
A friend shared this link with me, and I think it is such a great cause that I am doing the same.
Right now Intuit is running a contest for small businesses. The prize is a commercial during the Super Bowl. I know that Sparkpeople has ch... Read more
I feel like I've been punched in the stomach
No, nothing bad has happened to me. But has anyone seen the news about the fire in Seaside Heights, NJ? Less than a year after Hurricane Sandy? After listening to commercials all summer about how we (New Jerseyans) are "stronger than the stor... Read more
An Afternoon at the Mall
I am not big into shopping in the mall. In recent years, I have come to dislike it. I've never been a compulsive buyer/spender, and at this point I can't afford to be. When my kids were little we would sometimes go out and walk around a mall ... Read more
BLC 22 Mid-Term - Regroup
Here are the goals I set at the beginning of the challenge:
1. Interact with my team on a pretty much daily basis.
2. Keep the streak
3. Before the challenge is over, I will prepare at least two new healthy recipes.
4. Some sort of ... Read more
BLC22 Goals - Part 2
To get points for the team, I am adding to what has already been said:
1. I want to interact with my team on a pretty much daily basis. I am on a new team for the first time since starting BLC, and this is kind of a new experience for me.... Read more
BLC22 begins today
The start of BLC is a lot like New Year's Day. New beginnings, etc. This round will be very different for me because I am on a new team after five rounds on the same team. I am very much looking forward to this new experience.
My last rou... Read more
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