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Bitter Melon
Monday, September 03, 2012      7 comments

Managed to dodge most of the temptations at the Farmer's Market. The Blues, Brews & BBQ portion of the market featured lots of local micro brewers and one local micro-distiller Onyx Moonshine. (yes the one included in the 54th Grammy's swag bags... Read more
Contemplating Navel.
Sunday, September 02, 2012      8 comments

Comments on my SparkPeople Activity Feed made me smile. emoticon No I was not referring to an orange... it real... Read more
I don't need willpower, I need ...
Saturday, September 01, 2012      13 comments

Skillpower. Yes, I need skills and practices to help me develop and maintain a healthy sustainable lifestyle! The more I put in practice time the easier it will get.... Read more
So Much to be Thankful for...
Thursday, August 30, 2012      9 comments

Even though I've been somewhat withdrawn this summer... my Sparkfriends have sparkled through with kind words of support. As summer draws to a close, I realize that I have not made much progress in moving forward. However progress was made in... Read more
To market, To buy a ...
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      8 comments

...weeks groceries. One thing that has become obvious is that the grocery store sale flyers are loaded with processed foods. There is just a small section of what I call real food. Thankfully there are plenty of farmers markets where I can fi... Read more
Fear Holds Me Back, but not Out.
Monday, August 27, 2012      6 comments

Fear holds me back, but being prepared makes things possible. This summer has been ladened with health issues. While it did keep me from doing more ... it didn't stop me from Working out at the pool.. okay sometimes it did. (But I went when I... Read more
I always have a choice, I choose...
Thursday, August 16, 2012      10 comments

Other than my back being sore I felt great in Syracuse. Lifting 14 pounds does the biceps good. :) When I got back home some symptoms returned. So I have been working on determining the source of my ill ease. I'm hoping it is dietary and I can... Read more
Ripple Effect
Monday, August 06, 2012      7 comments

Thanks to all for the support and concern. We really do not know what went on. Blood tests and ultrasound came back normal. (No,,, there is no way I could be pregnant, unless it was a miracle) Listening to the cues of what my body needed, rest ... Read more
Monday, July 30, 2012      8 comments

Consistency - noun, plural con·sist·en·cies. 1.a degree of density, firmness, viscosity, etc.: The liquid has the consistency of cream. 2.steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.: There is consistency in his pattern... Read more
Whine, moan and complain... I think not.
Monday, July 23, 2012      6 comments

It seems I have been a bit befuddled lately, the heat, my meds... who knows. I have been lamenting my confusion. Which way do I go, what should I do. As I read this last line from BIGLITTLEWOMAN's blog: " Love yourself just as you are today... Read more
I'm melting, not in a good way.
Friday, July 20, 2012      11 comments

Already 5 heat waves and 18 days over 90 degrees. I've been quiet the last couple of weeks because .... The heat- too hot to do my 5K training. Confusion about what to do for menu planning. (too HOT to cook) Even the Olympic size outdo... Read more
Goals are Dreams with a Deadline
Friday, July 06, 2012      9 comments

Settling, accepting what is? Is that where I am? No! I have places I want to go! I have seen the dark side. Not being able to move. Pain. Feeling lousy. Since starting the Aqua Aerobics, I have found that I am sleeping though the night. Gett... Read more
Heat Waves... Argh
Sunday, July 01, 2012      8 comments

Good thing there are pools to work out in otherwise I'd be in summer hibernation. This coming week is going to be HOT,(not in a good way) I have some herbal iced tea brewing, and will be looking for quick healthy cooling recipes. 5K Your ... Read more
Salt Air, Gentle Surf and Sand
Friday, June 29, 2012      7 comments

It was low tide, waves were rolling gently and the sunlight was bouncing off the aquamarine crests. Within the tide line, the smooth wet sand sparkled. I could not resist the pull to walk along the shore. The breeze keep me cool and carried in t... Read more
Walk to the Farmers Market?
Thursday, June 28, 2012      9 comments

Donning my wide brimmed hat I ventured out in the mid day sun to the Farmer's Market. The weather was perfect upper 70's, gentle breezes and bright blue sky. Boy am I out of shape. Not even a quarter mile into it my right hip started aching. The... Read more

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