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Need Your Best Tip On Effective Ways You Fight A Cold

Wednesday, February 08, 2012      6 comments

I rarely get sick, but I am fighting a cold that threatens to become a humdinger. Seeking some advice on effective ways you cut this process short. Thanks in advance!... Read more

Trying to Be Prepared to Not Be Bummed Tomorrow

Tuesday, February 07, 2012      9 comments

I was born on my grandmother's birthday, Feb. 8, and I miss all my dear relatives who've recently died. My cousin used to call me and sing the happy b'day song on my answering machine. Wish I'd kept those recordings. Although most of the dail... Read more

Have Never Cared About the Super Bowl

Sunday, February 05, 2012      6 comments

I go along with society's stuff as much as I can - holidays somewhat, super bowl, etc. And never rain on anyone else's parade. To me, Super Bowl Sunday means driving freeways without traffic and going anywhere without crowds. Wishing a... Read more

Here I Go Again - Day 2 No Caffeine

Saturday, February 04, 2012      7 comments

I really want to get off caffeine and am not going to think of how many times I've tried to do this before. Struggling with the detox headache, I plan to make this the final time culminating in success. I really drink very little coffee, and n... Read more

Night Birds Singing

Friday, February 03, 2012      7 comments

There are a few things that make me smile instantly, making my heart feel happy. (many other things, but not all instantly) For about an hour last night, from 11 p.m., the rare sound of birds singing caught my attention. At first, I tho... Read more

UCSF SAYS SUGAR MAY BE AS HARMFUL AS CIGARETTES & ALCOHOL

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      8 comments

I just heard this on the news. That U of Calfornia San Francisco has released a study saying that sugar is as detrimental to health as cigs and booze. The report went on to say that this may lead to being regulated by the govt. That any produ... Read more

February Already?!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      2 comments

Here's to a good month for us all.... Read more

Free Housecleaning for Women w/Cancer

Tuesday, January 31, 2012      5 comments

The numerous recent sparkblogs about cancer reminded me to post this There is a non-profit - Cleaning for a Reason - that provides free housecleaning for women with cancer. If they have a cleaning company volunteering in your city, you just re... Read more

Two Ways I've Helped My Back Heal

Monday, January 30, 2012      10 comments

Two weeks ago today, my brother called to say my mother is dying. The intense emotions I felt took residence in my lower back to the point where I could barely move (but I walked daily despite this and it has helped greatly). No prior back pai... Read more

Picking An Easier Goal for February

Sunday, January 29, 2012      10 comments

I think I'm going to reassess my goal for Feb. of no night eating. I've tried to do some practice runs with no luck. It's a lifelong habit that I'm wondering if I should just accept and modify, rather than try to eliminate. I'll decide later ... Read more

Valentines Sweets All Over My Grocery Store

Saturday, January 28, 2012      6 comments

This morning I went for an early grocery whirlwind to get a few things. In my travels throughout the store, there were Valentine displays everywhere I looked - from gourmet cookie hearts to exotic candies. I've got a no-sugar streak going that... Read more

My Goal For February & How It Went Down In January

Thursday, January 26, 2012      10 comments

With only five days left in this first month of 2012 (WOW, did that go fast or what?), I'm looking at how I did with my goals. Still kicking butt with my no sugar streak. But I did lapse on my less carbs/no cheese streaks. Not too sorry about... Read more

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


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