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Took a Spark break
Saturday, October 06, 2012      1 comments

But I'm back with good things: New exercise, added to existing exercise, and my favorite team is in the WNBA Eastern conference finals. Those are the plusses. Are there Minuses? Yes, I’m on a weight plateau and my muscles ached from new e... Read more
A very nice gift
Thursday, August 23, 2012      2 comments

My daughter gave me something priceless yesterday morning. A pair of jeans she'd "slimmed out of." Tuesday when we went to a basketball game I was complaining about my baggy pants and griping that it was time to (ugh) go clothes shoppin... Read more
Motivate me to shop
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      3 comments

I hate shopping... almost all kinds of shopping... but most particularly clothes shopping. UGH! Being overweight is not the reason. I hated clothes shopping when I was twenty years old and weighed 125 lbs. I just don't like anythi... Read more
Olympic temptations--one day down
Sunday, July 29, 2012      2 comments

Whew--got through 4 basketball games and snippets of other sports yesterday without overdoing the snacks. Hands too busy with remote and mouse. The live computer access kept freezing and I had to keep restarting it. It was especially bad dur... Read more
Olympic temptations
Saturday, July 28, 2012      0 comments

Am watching women's basketball on laptop and women's volleyball on tv. Double snacking temptation. Nothing like eating while watching other people exercise. We cleared the house of unhealthy snack options. But still...there is a tempta... Read more
What a lovely day!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      2 comments

Tucked in between hot days, thunderstorms, humidity, was today. Beautiful, warm, dry, a slight breeze. Water workout was perfect this morning. Fifteen minutes of laps, then an hour of aquatic exercises. Best of all the class met af... Read more
1/2 water exercise today
Monday, July 23, 2012      0 comments

Bad thunder and lightening this morning. So bad that the Y decided that for members' safety they should close the pools. Right in the middle of our Aquatics program. The storm has lessened but there are kids classes scheduled, so I won't... Read more
Antonym for "outgrow"?
Sunday, July 22, 2012      1 comments

Six weeks ago I was very happy to fit back into a pair of pants that I had "outgrown." The fit was comfortably snug but I could zip them without too much effort. This morning I put them on as usual and they seemed a bit loose. So I trie... Read more
Feeling good about this
Saturday, July 21, 2012      0 comments

This afternoon I filled out my annual follow-up questionnaire from the Women's Health Initiative. One of the questions was "Have you lost ten or more pounds in the last year?" It sure felt good to say "Yes." It also feels good to have... Read more
My morning walk (with pix)
Thursday, July 19, 2012      2 comments

Lots of people have blogged about their walks and included photos they took along the way. Nice. I haven't been able to walk outdoors because of the heat. So the other day I started doing a walk inside. The floor plan downstairs is one ... Read more
6 weeks--Have I achieved anything?
Monday, July 16, 2012      0 comments

I've been posting a lot about food and travel since I started SP at the beginning of June. But what about my goals? Maybe it's time to review and assess my progress. My weight loss goal was a cautious "lose 10 lbs by November." I'm doing... Read more
Memories of France
Sunday, July 15, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday was Bastille Day. I did not celebrate by trying to replicate the French flag on my platter. It doesn't work as well as the Mexican flag. Blue, white, and red doesn't make it as there are few blue foods and none that I especially lik... Read more
verde, blanco y rojo
Friday, July 13, 2012      0 comments

Why these colors in Spanish? Because they are the colors of the Mexican flag and they often appear on plates of Mexican food in the same order as they appear on the flag. Green on the left (usually salsa verde or guacamole), white in the cente... Read more
Olympians go for the.... cake!
Thursday, July 12, 2012      0 comments

Last night was the Connecticut Sun's final home game before the league (WNBA) takes a break for the Olympic Games. After the game, there was a small celebration for the two Olympians on the team (Tina Charles and Asjha Jones). There was a very... Read more
Once around the Spark Logo
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      1 comments

My last four posts have been on the colors in the SP logo - orange, green, red, and blue. Now it's time for the white star in the center. Hum...Dietary white. Oh boy, yogurt, one of my favorites. Umm, goat cheese. I close my eyes an... Read more

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