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An eulogy of sorts for my parents Bob and Pat Grooms

Sunday, March 23, 2014      10 comments

Last week my mother died. My father had died several years ago. My parents and I had been estranged for almost... Read more

Another passing

Thursday, March 20, 2014      10 comments

On Monday I learned that my mother had died. A sad event made sadder that in the end, her actions left her estranged from her children. I believe she had wanted to reconnect but couldn't acknowledge the long term issues that had been created. ... Read more

made level 20 in Sparkpeople!

Monday, March 03, 2014      9 comments

How did I do it despite, depression, frustration, distractions, by keeping moving, no matter how little, asking for help and encouragement ( which I got in abundance from sparkpeople members ) and looking towards the positive. Read more

Made my annual fitness minute goal

Saturday, December 07, 2013      4 comments

Now for 40,000 by years end!... Read more

Made my annual fitness minute goal

Saturday, December 07, 2013      8 comments

Now for 40,000 by years end!... Read more

Other motivations

Friday, November 15, 2013      9 comments

Along with Sparkpeople and Fitbit, I have found several sites and apps to keep me moving. everymove is great because my walking helps earn money for charity, linked with... Read more

Cats:My alternative heat source

Monday, November 04, 2013      14 comments

Like many people, I have worked hard to reduce my use of fossil fuel. Since I've been rescuing cats , I find I can keep my house temperature much lower, especially at night with my crew to keep me warm. Want your bed prewarmed, just preten... Read more

40,000 fitness minutes for the year?? maybe

Tuesday, October 29, 2013      9 comments

between better tracking with my fitbit and motivator tools: sparkpeople, run keeper, every move, nexercise. I have almost earned double my fitness minutes for the year.... Read more


Sunday, September 15, 2013      8 comments

got my "new" bike, just getting adjusted and tried riding not bad so far working on getting up to speed. one of my goals for this year... Read more

another fitbit, another day

Tuesday, September 10, 2013      7 comments

Over the weekend lost yet another fitbit zip, It just seems to find a way to fall off or get caught and lost. So I'm now trying a fitbit flex since I found one on craigslist for 80. At least I can see when it is off my wrist. I have to say ... Read more

Only 9000 minutes to reach this years fitness goals

Monday, September 09, 2013      7 comments

I've already walked or did some activity to earn 26,479 minutes and despite losing another fitbit I'll be tracking and a grooving... Read more

Seasonal Kitten Disorder

Sunday, August 25, 2013      14 comments

I'm suffering from seasonal Kitten Disorder. This occurs in the Spring and Fall when the cats and kittens go crazy and change their routines and and pecking orders. During this time i am regularly trampled at night and followed around all ... Read more


Saturday, August 17, 2013      11 comments

I admit I hate to track but benefit when I do. So I regularly look for tools to help. My iPod and now iPhone have been a big help. Currently I use several apps to track and keep me motivated. Sparkpeople app helps me stay on track with reco... Read more

redoubled my fitness minutes goals

Monday, August 12, 2013      5 comments

I think both the momentum/habits Ive built up have been keeping me moving more. Also the fitbit has made it easier to record and to stay aware of my activity levels. ... Read more

54 one more year to senior discounts!

Saturday, August 03, 2013      12 comments

Happy birthday to me. It's another year and while I haven't achieved all my goals I'm further along and can see and deal with the obstacles I knew and some I discovered along the way. I'm much more active and consistent about it. The f... Read more

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