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What a Healthy Meal Looks Like
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      15 comments

My DH made this lunch for me for Mother's Day. Such a treat and so healthy! ... Read more
Fighting Cancer with Family Meals
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      43 comments

My step daughter and two of my grandchildren live close to us. After our step daughter was disagnosed and treated for breast cancer she's been trying to create a healthier lifestyle for her and her children. I love to cook so suggested I... Read more
A Good Workout is a Platform for the Rest of My Day
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      34 comments

There are a couple of things that start my day off to a good start. This time I'm not talking about coffee-- ... Read more
My Basics
Friday, April 21, 2017      34 comments

I've been an active Spark member since 2012 and in maintenance since the end of that year. Lately I'm at the high end of my happy range. I want to change that. Often on the maintenance team we say..."we know what to do." And we do. We k... Read more
Surprise Treat on a Sunday Walk in Spring
Friday, April 14, 2017      21 comments

Last Sunday I walked a stretch of blacktop in our neighborhood. It's surrounded by forest and on this trek I didn't see another person or a single car. We're inching into Spring here, and last week, except for the warm air, it still looked... Read more
Wardrobe Shift: Dressing the Part
Friday, April 07, 2017      37 comments

What's your style? Do you have one? For years I dressed the part of a professional. Blazers and suits, dresses, pumps. What fun. I always l... Read more
Spring Maintenance
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      37 comments

emoticon At our house Spring is the season for maintenance. Seems like we're always opening the door to AC/Heat... Read more
Just for Fun
Monday, March 13, 2017      19 comments

Ran across this on Facebook and knew it had a Sparkpeople audience who would love it! ... Read more
The Power of Off and Mindful Living
Sunday, March 12, 2017      13 comments

I'm reading a book that has me thinking a lot about my social media use. It is, The Power of Off, The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World, by Nancy Colier. I recommend it. As I make my way through the chapters I am thinking a lot ... Read more
Spring is coming - What's New with You?
Friday, March 10, 2017      15 comments

What's new with you? That little phrase is one of my favorite conversation starters. As Spring begins to show itself, I'm asking that of myself too. What will I do that is new? I've already picked up a few new spring clothes. I not... Read more
Happy On the Slopes
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      38 comments

Last week I was on the slopes with many of my family members. Unlike many older skiers, I am not a person who has skied often. I have however always loved it. I learned first at 25 and was able to ski for a week then. Over the years, eve... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts In It For the Fun
Sunday, February 12, 2017      121 comments

There are so many reasons to join SparkPeople, and more importantly to persist in using the site. There is the accountability, the great information, and the spirited and informed advice from other people working on similar issues. And t... Read more
The Sugarless Life
Monday, January 30, 2017      17 comments

I have been propelled into low sugar eating this month because my DH, also known as my personal Cookie Monster, has given up eating too much sugar. At the advice of an acupuncturist he started a "detox" process that involves eating cooked... Read more
A Marching Adventure
Sunday, January 22, 2017      14 comments

My theme for the year is Adventure. This week one presented itself to me in the form of the Women's March on Washington. No worries, this is not a political blog. Friends and family worried that I was in danger. They were concerned... Read more
Coffee Experiment
Friday, January 20, 2017      10 comments

I just whipped up a cup of coffee with some vanilla protein powder in a blender and the results aren't bad on this chilly day. And meanwhile I've jumped my protein up 16 grams. It's nice to shake my snacking up a little bit around my fav... Read more

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