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Wednesday, January 04, 2012      2 comments

Is it really a New Year already? My title here is meant to say, "There aint nothin' new here." Just the same old stuff about a new year, new goals, new motivation, new diet, new plan, etc. Or, more accurately, I should say, REnewed goals, mo... Read more
Not gonna sit here on my arse any longer
Monday, November 14, 2011      5 comments

From now SP and FB and other computer time will be a privilege earned after a good workout or at least a good walk or other activity. Too often i come to SP for motivation and end up spending my day on the dang computer "feeling motivat... Read more
Finding the HEART of Texas, or
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      3 comments

My Texas Bike Tour that nearly wasn't....... Late in November I was bemoaning the end of cycling season in Montana and wondering if this would be another winter when I let all the summer training slip away, leaving me to rebuild strength... Read more
Satiety Unattainable
Sunday, January 09, 2011      5 comments

I was telling DH how my Spark Friend and I had talked before the Holidays about allowing ourselves the food we wanted to eat for a month or so, but that we feared the "cravings" that we would have to overcome afterward. I was trying to describe ... Read more
Coming soon!!! A smart woman tells all
Thursday, January 06, 2011      8 comments

Stay tuned.....I turn 60 years old on Saturday the 8th of January 2011. I fully expect all the wisdom of the ages to be given to me at that time. I AM indeed holding my breath. What is it that so many older women know that gives them such gra... Read more
Chronic BabyBoomer-itis! aka You can't cure Stupid!
Thursday, December 30, 2010      5 comments

Time and again I find myself in recovery mode, healing from pushing this old body too far, too fast, too long, too hard..... DH wonders at my ability to totally forget that I am nearly 60 years longer 25. Anyone else know what I... Read more
Shout Out to San Antonio and Austin Cyclists!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      3 comments

Good Morning San Antonio and Austin! I'm coming to ride in your beautiful Texas Hill Country. I've only been to Texas once, back in 1976. I didn't know it at the time, but I guess i was in the Hill Country at that time. Now I'd like t... Read more
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      2 comments

Cars are NO PHONE ZONES! period!!! Two years ago I put together a virtual cycling tour across the United States--a Virtual TransAm--on the SparkPeople website. The first person to sign on was a great woman who's nickname was RCKWHITNEY. I wi... Read more
Acidic blood?
Sunday, October 24, 2010      2 comments

I was reading in my new "Nutrition Action Newsletter" from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) about some new studies demonstrating the very real possibility that eating grains and protein--without also eating enough fruits and ... Read more
Thursday, March 04, 2010      3 comments

(Patty looks over her shoulder to be sure no one else can hear as she whispers her blog to her SparkFriends......afraid that any announcement would be a jinx.) When I first started on SP I had a weight/ticker tape on my SparkPage and my dis... Read more
Playing in my head
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      1 comments

It's interesting to watch the dynamics playing out in my head. I've been eating very, very well for nearly three weeks now, as I try to get my blood glucose under control. Eating so well in fact, that yesterday I allowed myself to have some fr... Read more
Celebrating Elvis' Birthday
Saturday, January 09, 2010      1 comments

emoticonI had a perfect 59th Birthday—after a bumpy start from some stress at work. 11AM great massage—the bum... Read more
Boot Camp Assignment 1
Saturday, January 02, 2010      3 comments

I updated my stats on my "weigh in/measurements" tab, but that's not how I'll determine my success. I will feel successful at the end of January 2010 if I accomplish the following: 1) eat healthy and maintain my food journal daily--witho... Read more
December 21st.......
Monday, December 21, 2009      2 comments

Winter Solstice celebration!!
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Step away from the cookie sheet.....
Monday, December 21, 2009      4 comments

aaaaaaaaaaaaa.......I think it's after me. "NO!" I say. Well, heck! 650 calories and a whole lotta fat calories later, here I sit.......when I should, at the very least, be trying to work it off. It wasn't even a craving as much... Read more

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