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Sunday, February 12, 2017      49 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      16 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      9 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
Adventure Calls
Sunday, January 08, 2017      43 comments

My 'word of the year' going into 2017 is ADVENTURE. In December, as many of my Spark friends know, I challenged myself to get back into snow skiing. With the help of my very adept skiing son and his lessons (ski instruction is actually h... Read more
Here Comes 2017
Sunday, January 01, 2017      14 comments

So let's get started to make this an awesome year! Happy New Year to each of you, my Spark friends! ... Read more
Scaling the Holiday to Suit Ourselves
Friday, December 16, 2016      15 comments

On my maintenance team thread yesterday there were lots of comments about 'scaling back' holiday plans. It got me thinking about how 'scaling' the holiday to suit ourselves is really important. I've had years when Christmas seemed to exp... Read more
Goal Met on the Slopes!
Monday, December 12, 2016      14 comments

My son teaches skiing in Colorado. He's happy in the mountains and is thrilled to be working at a job he loves after college. Months ago I decided I wanted to get good enough at skiing to be on the slopes not only with him, but the rest of our... Read more
First Morning Fire
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      17 comments

Ah winter's blessing - this morning I lit my first morning fire of the season. It's such a treat. Now it's time to use my journal and check in... Read more
What I Learned in Cooking Class
Saturday, November 19, 2016      10 comments

I've been cooking for a long time and still really enjoy it. But last week I took a cooking class with a friend. We really just wanted to hang out together and thought it might be fun to take a class. It was. And I learned some thi... Read more
Sunday Morning - Namaste
Sunday, November 13, 2016      16 comments

This is the peaceful view down my driveway that greeted me yesterday and calmed my frayed nerves a bit during these turbulent days for our country. ... Read more
Slowing Down
Monday, November 07, 2016      14 comments

In September my DH and I traveled to Italy with our son and his girl friend. We all enjoy interesting food and most of us like to cook. One of our adventures together was to take a cooking class with a chef in Tuscany. The day started at ... Read more
Up Early in the City
Sunday, October 30, 2016      17 comments

I so enjoy the early morning hours, and this week I had the special treat of sitting in a window seat, 14 stories above the Chicago River. This was the sight below as the city came to life: ... Read more
Spirit Time
Thursday, October 27, 2016      13 comments

Just a thought this morning as my day starts and I think about the season ahead. Halloween is approaching and it might be fun to take a 'night walk' in the spirit of the season: vampires and trick-or-treating both happen then! I won't be h... Read more
Three Things That Are Keeping Me on a Healthy Track
Saturday, October 15, 2016      20 comments

This morning I am thinking about things that are keeping me motivated right now. emoticon One is that the sc... Read more

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