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Gardening…and Sparking

Monday, May 14, 2012      19 comments

Oh, my word, I've been SO overwhelmed! First a bit of history--I had two miscarriages in a row, one in June 2000 and the other in June 2001. At the time, I really had the desire to honor those babies with gardens. In the back of our house... Read more


Thursday, May 10, 2012      25 comments

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Saturday, May 05, 2012      25 comments

I'm THRILLED to tell you that something is changing in my body--I don't think it's weight loss in terms of the scale, but my size 4's are fitting again [these were the SAME ... Read more


Tuesday, May 01, 2012      12 comments

We've all heard the term "paradigm shift"--well, i think i had one this week! I had been in such a 'hurry' to lose these extra pounds I gained this winter, that I had forgotten the SparkPeople philosophy--SLOW AND STEADY wins the race!!! WHY d... Read more


Saturday, April 28, 2012      17 comments

Well, after 40 days of not eating 'refined sugar' in the way of treats [I still had some hidden sugar in crackers], I indulged last night and had Culver's "Flavor of the Day" turtle custard. Was it worth it? Not really! WAY too salty! The ga... Read more

SAVORING life's sweet moments

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      21 comments

We are driving home from vacation at my parents. My dh dropped me off in KC, and then continued south for many business contacts, and then he came back and we spent the weekend together at my parents--even had fillet mignon on my dad's "Green E... Read more

Menopause--Reset Your Diet

Thursday, April 19, 2012      28 comments

I'm reading a fantastic book right now called, "Menopause Reset" by Mickey Harpaz, PhD. I've mentioned it before in this blog
al.asp?blog_id=4773153 and how much his "fi... Read more

Spark Symphony

Monday, April 16, 2012      24 comments

I had the PLEASURE of attending the Kansas City Symphony yesterday! WOW! It was an experience I will NEVER forget, especially since I had the privilege of sharing it with my mother! We had the SUPREME pleasure of hearing a BRILLIANT young vi... Read more

"Taming the Sweet Tooth" challenge

Friday, April 13, 2012      17 comments

Today is Day 27 without refined sugar, and for the most part, no white flour or pasta. One of my friends lost 5#'s in 5 days, and I read another gal lost 15#'s during the challenge; however, I don't think I've lost 1#! Oh, well! There are oth... Read more

Choose Wisely

Thursday, April 12, 2012      17 comments

Excerpt from One Choice book by Mac Anderson Founder, Simple Truths
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Easter Celebration w/Pictures

Monday, April 09, 2012      31 comments

We had SUCH a beautiful Easter! Decorated eggs-- Read more

ONE year at Maintenance

Saturday, April 07, 2012      23 comments

My emoticon for maintenance is actually tomorrow, but since it's Easter, and I will be very busy, I decided to blog... Read more

This and That--April happenings

Thursday, April 05, 2012      20 comments

This is SO cute: Yesterday my lunch consisted of sauteed peppers, onions, mushrooms w/chicken and 2% reduced fat pepperjack cheese and 1 serving of broccoli. All for ... Read more

Is Sugar Toxic?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012      22 comments
oxic/?tag=contentMain;cbsCarousel Susie, THANK YOU for mentioning 60 Minutes report on "Is Sugar Toxic". I found it quite interesting. For those doing the "Taming ... Read more

The VALUE of playing

Monday, April 02, 2012      12 comments

I just read this article today from SparkPeople entitled: "14 Ways to Encourage Kids to Play Outdoors", and I was ABSOLUTELY amazed with some of these statistics. "Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, p... Read more

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