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I'm a Gelatophobe. Are you?

Wednesday, January 20, 2016      6 comments

I am re-posting this blog that I first wrote on Thursday, October 23, 2014 In light of the number of people I have added as friends since that date I thought it might be of some interest - and a way for these newer friends to get to know me ... Read more

Thoughts While Dancing in the Kitchen

Wednesday, January 13, 2016      12 comments

I have an open kitchen, meaning only a set of floor cabinets with a counter top separates the kitchen from the dining room. It's long and narrow - and the only hard surface floor in the house big enough to double as a workout area. The only time... Read more

To Our Australian Sparkers

Sunday, December 20, 2015      6 comments

Sometimes we all get so wrapped up in ourselves that we forget there is a bigger world beyond the borders of our own worlds. Recently our American media managed to get their minds stretched and reported that Australia is in the midst of summer a... Read more

I haven't really been MIA . . . .

Tuesday, December 01, 2015      12 comments

It's been awhile since I blogged. I've still been hanging around on Spark, commenting on other people's blogs, posting on team threads. But I haven't been here. Since that surgery 5 weeks ago my head and heart just haven't been into the program.... Read more

Results of My Experiment

Saturday, October 10, 2015      21 comments

Awhile back I posted a blog - can't find it now - about starting to drink more water. Around the same time I read that granny smith apples help stabilize intestinal (gut) flora. I have had reflux issues for several years, ever since I had my gal... Read more

Are Weight Issues a Symptom of PTSD?

Monday, August 17, 2015      24 comments

First, I need to lay a little groundwork for this. My first husband had weight issues when I met him. He had a difficult childhood and his outstanding memory was watching his dad throw his mother against a wall and being too young to defend... Read more

Truth Depends on Who Writes the Story

Friday, August 14, 2015      2 comments

Several years ago my then-teenage son and I were driving on an errand with the radio on and heard an ad for a college with several new majors available, including one in Women’s History. My son said, “How can you have a major in women... Read more

A Year Ago at This Time

Monday, July 27, 2015      8 comments

It's hard to believe, but a year ago at this time we were just moving into our new home in Oregon. We have noted the days: July 4 a year ago we rolled into town. July 6 a year ago our furniture arrived July 9 a year ago the furniture final got u... Read more

Working Out in the Kitchen

Friday, July 17, 2015      12 comments

A year ago we downsized and moved into a house less than half the size of our previous residence. It has a big dining room so we can entertain the family during the holidays and small extra bedrooms so we can each have an office. But there was t... Read more

Red Raspberries

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      11 comments

Growing up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio the only red raspberries I knew about were the ones that came from the store. I knew they grew on bushes but I had no clue about the bushes themselves. Fast forward to living in the suburbs of Denver,... Read more

I Left the Diet in the Car

Friday, June 12, 2015      6 comments

Last year we moved from Colorado to Oregon. Since then my husband has been trying to find places where he can fish and ski, his two passions in life. He has read books and studied maps; he finally got to the point where he needed to take a drive... Read more

Great News From the Doctor - mostly

Wednesday, June 03, 2015      12 comments

Since we moved to Oregon from Colorado my husband and i have both had to find new doctors. I started with getting a new cardiologist as that seemed to be a priority. This new doctor also told me I better get a primary care physician too, so I fo... Read more

What a Difference A Year Can Make

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      9 comments

Sometimes as we look back at our lives the years all run together - taking kids to school activities and scouts and church events and sports games - and then watching our kids form families and have children of their own. It's easy to lose track... Read more

I have to get honest

Sunday, May 17, 2015      9 comments

I haven't been lying, really I haven't. I just forgot to change my tracker. Sort of a bad news, out of sight, out of mind matter. But I have been weighing myself every day, and I knew when the scale started inching - really racing - up again. Ho... Read more

More about the Body Fat Monitor

Friday, May 08, 2015      1 comments

Awhile back I wrote that the Body Fat Monitor is a great tool for tracking fitness progress. The Spark materials state (correctly) that the most accurate way to determine body fat percentage is in the water, and I also understand that using the ... Read more


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