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'Greek' Soy Yogurt
Friday, June 11, 2010      8 comments

I’ve decided to finally use my 10 year old Donvier Yogurt Maker, so bought 0% FAGE (fabulously smooth Greek yogurt) and HyVee Organic Unsweetened Soy Milk Looks like I’ll need: 2 quarts of the milk 1/2 cup of skim milk powder 1/4 c... Read more
Thursday, June 10, 2010      8 comments

"One-Moment Meditation® Day 23 - Multitasking: Let's Get a Grip" gives 6 steps to focus (on anything actually...) www.oprah.com/spirit/One
Multitasking-Lets-Get-a-Grip 1. Stop 2. Clea... Read more
Self Acceptance & Spark
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      9 comments

“Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confr... Read more
Home Shape
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      6 comments

I played golf with the Goddesses (yes – we call ourselves the Golf Goddesses) last night and everyone wanted to hear about my weight loss journey. (Too bad you can’t see strength gain…) Their comments and reactions were varied – everything... Read more
Accepting Feelings
Monday, June 07, 2010      11 comments

It’s one of those rainy spring/summer days; days that make me a little drowsy, a little sad and a lot introspective. As part of my journey, I’m learning how to meditate in a moment (emphasis on learning). Today (day 20 in my journey), the focus ... Read more
Everybody Else - Expectations
Sunday, June 06, 2010      9 comments

I logged into Spark this evening to find comments to my blog about meeting WALKINGANNIE. BAGGYPANTS5 suggested meeting an e-friend might not meet expectations. I want to thank her (and tell her I love her username) for making me contempl... Read more
Too Excited!!!
Saturday, June 05, 2010      9 comments

We completed all our errands/ 'to dos' today and although late, I feel great! We still have not finalized trains (stressor) and thus overlapping hotel accommodations for our upcoming trip to Britain, but with any luck I am going to share t... Read more
Voting with My Fork: Day 6 - Protein Supplements
Friday, June 04, 2010      9 comments

Great DailySpark article this morning about protein supplements and since I just started adding Dream Protein to my regimen, sent the Consumer Report article to my doc. www.dailyspark.com/blog.
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Voting With My Fork: Day 5 (Recipe)
Thursday, June 03, 2010      4 comments

Happy to report that I was within range on potassium yesterday; no spuds, but tasty whole wheat pasta… emoticon ... Read more
Voting With My Fork: Day 4
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      6 comments

Although my father joked that everyone dies of a heart attack (our heart stops beating…), heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the US; and the latest statistics show 32% of non-institutionalized adults ages 20 and over have hypert... Read more
Voting with My Fork - Day 3
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      4 comments

Sorry for the downtime over the holiday - it was wonderfully refreshing and full of fresh fruits and veggies. ... Read more
Memorial Day
Sunday, May 30, 2010      4 comments

Tomorrow is Memorial Day in the US, a day to remember our dead. We pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom as well as those we have lost in our immediate and extended families. In the Midwest, we visit cemeterie... Read more
Voting With My Fork: Day 2
Thursday, May 27, 2010      7 comments

While Spark lists an acceptable range as 500-2,300 mg, the US. Department of Agriculture states sodium consumption for most Americans should be kept to 1,500 milligrams a day. For me and my DH, that means no more Bertolli meals, Bear Cree... Read more
Voting With My Fork: Day 1
Wednesday, May 26, 2010      8 comments

I assumed I was eating correctly and never gave sodium a second thought. Mom needed to watch her blood pressure so I stopped salting foods or cooking with salt. I’ve used a substitute (love Mrs. Dash) for years. As I progressed on my Spark... Read more
Toxic Food Environment?
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      9 comments

The Nutrition Action Health Letter for May has a great article entitled, "How the Food Industry Drives Us to Eat." The food environment in the US is toxic because people are getting sick because we're getting fat. Everywhere we turn we're t... Read more

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