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Stress and its impact on me

Wednesday, July 08, 2015      5 comments

emoticon I just read one of today's SparkPeople articles posted on our Start Pages. Good reading. Stress and ... Read more

Switching it up a little

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      4 comments

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Feeling better now that I'm retired

Sunday, June 07, 2015      6 comments

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Weird Science

Sunday, January 11, 2015      4 comments

To help keep myself motivated, I'm reading at least an article a day on nutrition, stress, and/or exercise. Lately I've been reading about the importance of sleep and the effects of stress on cortisol production. Cortisol excess seems to lead to... Read more

Inconsistency

Saturday, November 08, 2014      3 comments

emoticon I keep telling myself I'm gonna get a good STREAK going, but when I discovered my streak page, I realized ... Read more

Practice, practice, practice

Wednesday, October 22, 2014      4 comments

I'm home this week, taking advantage of one of the 6 weeks of PTO I had coming. I plan to retire next Spring, and I'm trying to see how I do with no structure, except the one I impose on myself. One of the issues that's concerned me is eat... Read more

I have a confession to make

Sunday, June 15, 2014      7 comments

I lately discovered that I'm a "weightist". No, that's not a real word, but it'll do for this confession. I am guilty of judging people by their appearance. Here's the story: I work with an attractive young professional woman who is probabl... Read more

A successful mini-vacation

Monday, May 26, 2014      1 comments

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Hey, my little marker moved (in the right direction)!

Thursday, May 15, 2014      4 comments

emoticon I've only lost .4 lbs, but that's better than nothing. I'm actually down about 4 pounds from my worst, but... Read more

For me, scary helps

Saturday, May 10, 2014      3 comments

A few months ago, I asked my physician for referrals to a diabetes educator and a nutritionist, hoping they'd give me some information that was so mind-blowing that I'd immediately wish to take better care of myself. Actually, they were kind and... Read more

For me, scary helps

Saturday, May 10, 2014      1 comments

A few months ago, I asked my physician for referrals to a diabetes educator and a nutritionist, hoping they'd give me some information that was so mind-blowing that I'd immediately wish to take better care of myself. Actually, they were kind and... Read more

Challenges

Thursday, May 01, 2014      3 comments

emoticon I've been "studying" in SparkPeople this morning. I go through all the updates, news letters, articles, tea... Read more

Rain, rain, rain

Sunday, April 27, 2014      2 comments

emoticon Well, there go the outdoor plans for clean-up, fix-up week! It's been raining for hours, not so conducive t... Read more

Back at it, Again...

Thursday, April 17, 2014      3 comments

Raise your hands, who's tired of all this two steps forward and one step back stuff? I bet there's not one Sparker who hasn't been here. With some major stress at work, I've been absent from the program for about a month. Now that some of that i... Read more

Is Spring Really Here?

Thursday, April 10, 2014      5 comments

emoticon Finally, I can leave my bedroom window open, just a crack, to let fresh air and Nature sounds in to sooth... Read more


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