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Times are Tough

Saturday, February 05, 2011      22 comments

With the economy the way it is, I had to find ways to save money. But, I just could not bear to go without a personal chef and nanny. So, I found a cheaper cook and babysitter... Read more

The Blizzard of 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      21 comments

Chicagoland got socked with the 3rd largest storm in recorded history last night. Between 18 - 24" of snow fell. However, the 2 bigger storms didn't have the winds that we had last night. Winds were 40 - 70 mph causing a lot of drifting snow. We... Read more

Three Things (Thanks to others for this idea)

Saturday, January 22, 2011      11 comments

I read this on several blogs today and found it interesting. So...here goes. The names I go by: Nancy Nanc Nan Three places I've lived in the past: Chicago, IL Lombard, IL Naperville, IL (Never too far from home!) ... Read more

Lesson learned: Don't let strangers screw with my head!

Thursday, January 20, 2011      16 comments

In case you aren't up to speed on my medical condition -- here's the nutshell version -- 12/17/10 - I had surgery on both feet - left foot for neuroma removal and correction of 2 hammer toes, right foot correction of 1 hammer toe. 12/22/10 ... Read more

What I want for Christmas!

Saturday, December 25, 2010      13 comments

IF A FAT GUY GRABS YOU AND PUTS YOU IN A BAG, DON'T WORRY, I TOLD SANTA I WANTED A GOOD FRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS! Wishing you the most wonderful Christmas season! Pea... Read more

The Christmas Gift

Friday, December 24, 2010      6 comments

I received a Christmas story in the mail today that I want to share with you. The Christmas Gift A man named Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas present. When Paul came out of his office on Christmas Eve, a ra... Read more

How bright is your Spark shining? Quiz from KIMMAS82

Thursday, December 23, 2010      5 comments

How bright is your Spark shining? Take this quiz to find out!! (Thanks, CREATINGAMANDA for sharing this quiz from KIMMAS82) www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=3835980 1) You woke ... Read more

Self-efficacy -- a belief in oneself

Monday, December 06, 2010      19 comments

CREATINGAMANDA asked this question at the end of her blog this morning - "What are some of the things you have learned about leading a healthier life?" www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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REATINGAMANDA ... Read more

"8 Lessons from 'The Biggest Loser'" article explains why Spark Teams work

Wednesday, November 10, 2010      14 comments

Some of my team mates, and me too, are Biggest Loser fans. I found this article this morning in the "motivation" section and thought I'd post it to make sure my team mates saw it. www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/motivation_article... Read more

Are false beliefs and negative self-talk keeping you from losing weight?

Monday, November 08, 2010      8 comments

I know that we arenít supposed to copy and paste entire articles, but the link to this article on the Psychology Today website doesnít work anymore, and you canít access the archives without a library database. Iím posting the entire article bec... Read more

Strength training burns calories longer - True

Saturday, November 06, 2010      11 comments

This was the answer to one of today's trivia questions (makes me happy that I do both aerobic and strength training during my workout) - John Hopkins researchers found that while aerobic exercise burns more calories at the time you are exer... Read more

Stressing about the # on the scale is making me fatter?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010      14 comments

Apparently so. I was reading "Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation - Part 1" this morning (see link below), and was surprised to read that "the stress you experience when you... Read more

How much sleep is enough?

Friday, October 01, 2010      24 comments

Ah, sleep - the healthy habit that somehow still eludes me. But, wait - is there good news? After beating myself up over not being able to schedule 8 hours of sleep, I fina... Read more

Lasting Change Takes Time (Or what I learned about weight loss from wearing braces)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      8 comments

emoticon Iím doing my happy dance today! After 26 months, I got my bottom braces off this morning! The top ones w... Read more

Persevering in Adversity

Friday, August 27, 2010      14 comments

I'm having lunch with my dad tomorrow. Dad finished his radiation treatment for skin cancer on his ear and came through it like a champ! I'm so proud of him. He'll be 87 in October. He has been hit with one health challenge after another since m... Read more


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