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Exactly Three Years Today...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012      14 comments

... I signed onto Sparkpeople. Woohoo. Hooray for me. Wishing all a wonderful day.... Read more

Walking Saved Me From Back Pain

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      14 comments

Last week, I received bad news about my mom and the emotions instantly hit my lower back. I swear, you don't fully appreciate good health and painlessness until it's gone. The past week's back pain has been excruciating. (no prior trouble, no... Read more

Freggies Don't Taste Good Anymore!

Monday, January 23, 2012      7 comments

I have two big bags of what look like beautiful Fuji apples that taste absolutely awful. Honestly? For the longest time I have noticed how the taste of various fruit and veggies have changed. Yucky. Mega-yucky. GMO? These apples tast... Read more

Does Caffeine Help Make Us Fat? (new book)

Sunday, January 22, 2012      7 comments

I got this free book for Kindle yesterday and have just started reading it. Even though I only drink a very small amt of coffee daily, it has been on my goal list for the longest time to eliminate. This book claims that caffeine reduces ... Read more

The Mind-Body Connection Is Oh-So-Strongly Linked

Saturday, January 21, 2012      4 comments

On Monday afternoon, I received a phone call from my estranged brother telling me my mother is dying. I've been awaiting the other shoe to inevitably drop. Meanwhile, with no prior history of back problems, nor physical activity that caused inj... Read more

Less Time on SP

Thursday, January 19, 2012      9 comments

I think it's time to cut back a bit and reclaim my time. I've been on the leaderboards for a long time, and now have to get other things done. Of course, I'll still be participating, but not as much as I have. Wishing all a good day.... Read more

Monday's Phone Call Indicates Rough Seas Ahead

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      11 comments

On Monday afternoon, my estranged brother (we are a fractured family) called to let me know that my mother is dying. She is far away. The tragic part of this is that she and I have had a lifelong very bumpy road, to the point of no communicatio... Read more

ACheap Way to Add to Your Home Gym

Friday, January 13, 2012      9 comments

In a couple of months, all of the new exercise equipment that folks have bought for Christmas, and then realized they will not use, will be put on various websites for sale. You can pick up some great deals. Keep an eye out for them as you add... Read more

They Don't Even Want Chubby Corpses For Science!

Thursday, January 12, 2012      10 comments

Yesterday I read an article on the MSN website that medical schools are rejecting chubby corpses as they do not provide the type of learning experience that students need. Too much fat to get through before finding the stuff they are studying. ... Read more

75% Have Broken Their New Year's Resolutions

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      6 comments

I've heard this several times on radio. It's only the second week into the new year, can it be true that this many people have broken their resolutions already? Wishing all a good day.... Read more

New Bootcamp DVD-200 Sparkers got It Free, The Rest of Us Get to Pay for It

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      4 comments

Guess that's just the way it goes sometimes. Not a problem, just an observation.... Read more

Where's Yoovie? Missed Her By 4 Minutes When She Posted That She Was Leaving.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      6 comments

I would have told her that it isn't only about losing weight that keeps people here on the SP site. That, just because she hit a plateau, didn't mean she wasn't worthy of her votes as motivator. During my three years here, I've seen people pop... Read more

Montana Teacher Disappears After Leaving For Her Run (headline on MSN website)

Monday, January 09, 2012      9 comments

I sometimes email SPfriends who hike and/or run in isolated places and ask how they manage their safety in a crime-filled world. Almost all of them respond that they are not concerned, and that one can't live in fear, etc. Wow, my city and... Read more

Could This Be True? They Changed Cookie Monster's Name?

Sunday, January 08, 2012      7 comments

I heard the other day that Sesame Street changed Cookie Monster's name to Veggie Monster. Now, if that's true, it's too bad that we can't even enjoy him singing, "C is for cookie, it's good enough for me" anymore. He was lovable. C'mon, Sesam... Read more

Listed Items Only When Grocery Shopping

Saturday, January 07, 2012      6 comments

My Week 2 focus topic - one of three - is to grocery shop only the items I list before going to the store. In fact, I read a book of tips reently that suggested not to go into any type of store w/o a list. And to stick ONLY to what's on that ... Read more


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