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What are 2 daily simple strategies to lose weight?
Wednesday, September 21, 2011      8 comments

Ummm.... Starve myself on bread and water? Or run 10 miles a day? Or do 200 sit ups? Or climb Mt. Everest? No, none of the above (thank goodness). According to an article I read today, it is so easy! 1. Walk an extra 50... Read more
What can you drink to stop hunger?
Saturday, September 17, 2011      6 comments

Wine and beer? No is a glass of ..... Skim milk for breakfast! I just read it on a website The article described a study where the group who drank 8 ounces a skim milk with their breakfast ate less calories during the ... Read more
Why am I so hungry today?
Thursday, September 15, 2011      1 comments

That is the question. To eat or not to eat...that is the problem! Yesterday I did my 30 minute Walk/Run and that makes me hungry! I am doing the 8 week Spark Trick or Treat Trot Challenge from walking to running a 5K! I am not a runner and ... Read more
Rain, Run, Rain!
Sunday, September 04, 2011      0 comments

Rainy days won't bring me down. I finally got outside for my Walk/Run at 5:30pm today in between rain storms. I owe my new energy to the Spark Rookie Running Team that I just joined! I have never been a runner and was always the slowest in ... Read more
What did I do today that was healthy???
Thursday, August 25, 2011      3 comments

Let me count the ways... 1. Started the day with oatmeal with dried cherries and blueberries on top! 2. Tracked my Nutrition and Fitness on Spark 3. I am so excited that I did my first day of the 5K Running SparkTeam. It was mostly walk... Read more
Birthday Musings!
Sunday, August 21, 2011      4 comments

Today is my Birthday...another year younger and wiser. I am full of gratitude for: -free time to do what I like in life -a loving family and friends -children who are finding long lasting relationships and jobs that follow their passion... Read more
Moving is disruptive, but...
Friday, August 19, 2011      3 comments

is motivating! I want to get back in my healthy eating and exercise routine. Instead, I am unpacking, stressing, starting a new job, eating, and trying to find my way around a new country. However, in the process, I am reading food labels ... Read more
Gym Conversations Overheard...
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      7 comments

in the locker room! -"You don't need to lose anymore weight." "Yes, I do...I am off the anxiety pills now." -"It's not fair. My friend had diabetes and smokes and never exercises. She is so thin! Her dad is 90 years old and he smokes a... Read more
Afternoon Gym Reflections
Thursday, July 07, 2011      4 comments

The gym was pretty active this summer afternoon at 1pm. I was surprised by the number of people of all ages there. It was interesting to watch the different types of exercisers ranging from: -the elderly man who could hardly sit on the tric... Read more
Fourth of July BBQ!
Monday, July 04, 2011      3 comments

I am too full....and am sure everyone else is also tonight. We had a family BBQ at our in-laws cottage on a beautiful, blue lake. The sun was shining, the boats were out, and the food was everywhere. I ate a little of everything and feel like it... Read more
Let Go, Be!
Saturday, July 02, 2011      2 comments

At a local restaurant, they had a pile of free bookmarks. I took one and it had the following poem on it which I like! You can find out more about the organization by going to: Let Go, Be! We spend so much of our time ... Read more
The Truth About Happiness
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      1 comments

'When thinking about happiness, it's not how much you can take, or pack in; it's how much you can let go.' I read this today in an email. It stuck in my mind. I think we spend too much time looking for what makes us happy with food, shoppin... Read more
Computers vs. Walking
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      5 comments

As I sat around this afternoon, I noticed that all four of my family members were on a laptop, tablet, or compact video game. I sighed and announced I was going out to take a walk. Did anyone want to come? No! My son muttered that it must have s... Read more
Summer Breeze...
Monday, June 20, 2011      1 comments

makes me feel fine! Remember that song? It is in my head now that school ended on Friday. Today is the first Monday that I could sleep in. School's out for summer! We are visiting two of our sons and their wives this week. It is nice to see them... Read more
The Simple Things in Life!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      4 comments

Today could just be any day in my life. This day I am going to stop and be thankful for: -a job that satisfies me -a loving husband and children -a healthy tuna and cottage cheese salad lunch -supportive friends who listen to me even ... Read more

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