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so long tropical paradise...
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      8 comments

yep. last morning in paradise. for now... we are returning in a month, but it is time for the journey home to the holidays and the visits from my 101 year old dad and brother next week (!) and my adult kids on christmas. not to mention.... CLAIR... Read more
"we appreciate your patience..."
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      16 comments

erm... no, i don't think you do... my patience was truly tried yesterday. as an expert procrastinator, i had delayed making all the arrangements for my medicare supplement insurance and drug coverage policies, but helpful people and not too long... Read more
a good day...
Monday, December 05, 2016      12 comments

thank you everyone for the birthday wishes yesterday! after the celebrations of friday and saturday, sunday was a peaceful day doing the things we enjoy doing - the morning walk, taking the time for photos, a birthday lunch bowl of beans, brocco... Read more
getting better, not older
Sunday, December 04, 2016      13 comments

we continued the birthday celebration weekend (which usually slides into week, then month) with most of the same friends from the sunset celebration the evening before coming to our house for DH's homemade pizza. while most of the day was spent ... Read more
friday off
Saturday, December 03, 2016      16 comments

many years ago a colleague recommended taking fridays off - we never (well, rarely) have deadlines due the next day, and the rest of the world is still working, so there aren't many people around - usually:-) so after sending off the night... Read more
good snacking - or dinner redefined...
Friday, December 02, 2016      16 comments

so i have been having these salt fits. i can walk past any cookie or cake or muffin any time of day and not think twice. but there is something about post 4 or 5 pm and salt - chips, crackers, whatever, that is my downfall. so yesterday i ... Read more
welcoming december!
Thursday, December 01, 2016      15 comments

oy what a month ahead! one more week here on molokai, then back to seattle next week. pick up claire!!!!! yay! and back to winthrop and winter and preparing for the invasion of family. my 101 year old father, bless his heart, decided he wanted t... Read more
and that was november...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      13 comments

i'm not real proud of it. i just realized (too late of course) that i forgot to complete the maintenance weight challenge before the end of the day yesterday. which is probably an indication that i am not too happy about the trend for my weight.... Read more
and that was monday...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      12 comments

i'm afraid that without the beck reboot, or other focus for the blog like the challenge in september, i'm having a bit of trouble coming up with ideas to write. my internet reading is mainly politics (which a) i don't feel belongs here on sparkp... Read more
a full day
Monday, November 28, 2016      11 comments

if saturday was a break day, somehow we managed to fit in everything yesterday - a video during the night, a four-mile walk in the morning, work in the afternoon, a bit of gardening before sunset - and by the end of the day the stats looked like... Read more
break day
Sunday, November 27, 2016      13 comments

yesterday was a break from exercise but catch up on work. and sleep! after a short morning walk, we got straight to work. meals were easy - it seems like i've had leftovers - aka preplanned meals - all week, with a fresh twist here and a new twe... Read more
black friday...
Saturday, November 26, 2016      18 comments

a little history. shortly after we married, DH and i moved to sweden. when the first valentine's day came along, it wasn't celebrated in sweden, which meant no cards, nor deluge of advertising. and DH drew a card for me that is tucked away somew... Read more
holiday survival
Friday, November 25, 2016      17 comments

yup. i survived. not saying the scale was so happy, we've had three social events in the past six days, but i made the best choices a la beck that i could. most proud of yesterday - we were invited to a "displaced persons" thanksgiving dinner t... Read more
Thursday, November 24, 2016      11 comments

i skipped a day. i still spun the wheel, answered the quiz questions. but no blog. nothing to say really. it's easy during the beck reboot - there is something to think about, write about each day. it's easy when there is a challenge - or a stre... Read more
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      15 comments

each and every day - decisions. should i do a video? ST or cardio? or both? walk or run? take it easy walk or power walk? on the beach, in the hills, or through the condos... and then there is the menu. breakfast - no decision, the same da... Read more

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