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Back in the Nest
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      3 comments

I'm back from the South Pacific vacation and to my utter astonishment I have not gained (or lost) an ounce! This was a vacation that included a week on a fancy-schmancy cruise ... Read more
Ptarmigan goes ptropical
Friday, July 02, 2010      2 comments

So long for a couple of weeks, Sparkfriends. I am going on vacation to an exotic undisclosed South Seas location. ... Read more
Personal Trivia Survey
Sunday, June 20, 2010      1 comments

Found this survey on FAIR*ISLE's blog and liked it: 1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? open. 2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? no 3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?... Read more
Ice Whacking: The Alaska Breakup Workout
Monday, April 05, 2010      3 comments

I have really added to my exercise minutes in the past couple of weeks with an activity I do every year at this time. In Alaska, late March through April are a special season known as Breakup. The snow and ice melt, the ground begins to thaw, ... Read more
Healthy Living Survey
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      0 comments

I saw this on FAIRE*ISLE's blog and swiped it for me, too: 1. What did you eat for breakfast? I make a special blend of whole grains--including but not limited to wheat, kamut, barley, oats, wild rice, spelt. I cook up a huge pot (takes... Read more
Thursday, February 04, 2010      2 comments

This is approximately where I came in 1 year ago. At first, I was a bit overwhelmed at the possibilities and opportunities of the huge site. Exercise plans, exercise tracking, food journals, nutritional analysis, recipes, blogs, teams and more... Read more
Remembering Jackie
Thursday, November 26, 2009      2 comments

Today I attended the memorial service for a member of one of my water aerobics classes who passed away recently. Jackie's absence will leave a hole in the water and in the little community that has formed among the members who have been coming ... Read more
Blogging elsewhere for a week
Saturday, May 09, 2009      0 comments

Tonight I leave Alaska for the other corner of the continent--Orlando, Florida, to be exact. I'm going to attend the annual international conference of the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) and I'll be blogging it here: ptarmiganptrac... Read more
Does the biggest loser really win?
Tuesday, March 31, 2009      4 comments

My local paper this past weekend had a really interesting article on Kai Hibbard, a local woman who was a Biggest Loser finalist in 2006. She's married now and battling the weight she gained having a baby. Here's a link: www.adn.com/li... Read more
Am I Competitive? A Nerd? A Competitive Nerd?
Sunday, March 01, 2009      1 comments

Having completed my first month on the site, just for grins I looked up my position on the fitness minute charts for my teams. On 50+ with 50-99 lbs to lose, I am #327 of 125,729 members. On SP class of Feb 8-14 I'm #46 of 17,116. On the Anch... Read more
Water Instructor Workshop
Saturday, February 28, 2009      2 comments

Whew! The whole day has been spent in an instructor workshop learning new stuff for Continuing Education Credits to maintain my certification. The major part--4 hours all together-- was practical application in the pool, which was exhausting, b... Read more
The Day After the Zumba Before
Sunday, February 15, 2009      0 comments

I am surprised at the effects of the first big Zumba class yesterday. I had thought that muscle soreness would be my biggest problem--my quads were screaming during class and the usual effect of a new activity on my body is sore muscles that I ... Read more
First Zumba Class
Saturday, February 14, 2009      1 comments

I went to my first Zumba class today. Whew! What a workout! It's been a long time since I did anything with fast fancy footwork and on land to boot! By the second half of the class I was at the back adapting the dance for lower impact and le... Read more
Hi there!
Monday, February 09, 2009      2 comments

I'm just getting started on SparkPeople, and there's a lot to look over and learn. I hope I can soon identify the parts I need the most so I don't have to spend all day at the computer! I really like what I've discovered so far. To introduce ... Read more

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