I had a difficult time finding a title for this blog, mostly because it has to do more with my life than my health. Although, if you ask some folks they'll tell you that life has a way of disrupting your health, even when you least expect it.
... Read more
Introducing.....The Smallest Sparker
Hello. You don't know me, but I belong to a species of Hummingbirds in the Southeast, known as the Ruby-throated hummingbird. I'm not sure how I landed on this plant hanger. All I know is I was pushed from my nest and here I am. I can't even... Read more
Yesterday's Doctor Appointment
I have received an OK that I can resume all activities, heavy lifting, etc. which is really great. I've waited so long for that surgery to begin, end and just be an occurrence in my past life. My iron is up, my blood pressure down (from 180... Read more
What's at your Farmer's Market?
I took a trip this morning to the Farmer's Market here in Raleigh, NC. And here is what I brought back. Now that's a bumper crop!
Cucumbers, blueberries, blackberries, ... Read more
Tae-Bo Challenges and Then Some
I did my first lengthy Tae-Bo workout since my surgery 3 weeks ago. I even made it through the entire 60 minutes, although I struggled at the end. So to say the session kicked my rear-end is an understatement.
I have some lofty goals for... Read more
My Cheat Day
There was a time when I could do cheat days. Being good all week long meant that I could go off the diet on weekends, but those days have passed long ago and to be honest, I don't think they ever really worked.
Today is my 20th Wedding A... Read more
The best investment You Can’t Afford to Miss
Over the last 3 ½ months with SparkPeople, I’ve begun to see this cycle of calories in versus calories out a little bit differently. With 401Ks, pensions and funds drying up faster than a desert flower in the Arizona sun, perhaps the best inves... Read more
The Weight Game
It’s holding me back, and I want to chuck it out the window. It’s my friend when it validates my hard work, my goals, and my worst enemy when it flaunts its stubbornness and refuses to move. It taunts me with its wicked numbers flying back and... Read more
Confessions of an Ex-teenage Anorexic
When I’m asked to reflect on what is different about me at 40, the usual adjectives come to mind: I’m more wiser, confident, stable and assertive. I can even apply some of those attributes to my healthful approach about my nutritional habits t... Read more