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it's saturday
8/9/2014 11:23:20 AM,  10 COMMENTS

a beautiful summer day here today. catching up on some computer work, then i will go out and enjoy the day. there are many different activities happen...  Read more


Common Ground
8/9/2014 8:06:50 AM,  17 COMMENTS

I found the nicest little coffee shop near Bar Harbor Maine called Common Ground. Their specialty is popovers. It is run on donations, and the...  Read more


Start Down The Yellow Brick Road
8/8/2014 2:44:03 PM,  179 COMMENTS

Rode my bike for the third time and fell again, this hurting my knee and shoulder, both of which already need surgery. Also pulled on a hernia, which...  Read more


Fed Up, The Movie, available on DVD in Early September
8/8/2014 12:25:30 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I was reminded, when I read Mark Bittman this morning (NYTimes food editor), of the forthcoming movie, FED UP, to be released on DVD in early Septembe...  Read more


it's friday
8/8/2014 11:33:57 AM,  3 COMMENTS

the weekend is here! hurray! time to relax and have fun! my daughter is enjoying the time off from school. she is looking forward to seeing her frien...  Read more


open book
8/8/2014 9:14:42 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Because of Jesus I am now able to appreciate life especially my own life more then I was able to do before I met Jesus. Life with Jesus living in...  Read more


it's thursday
8/7/2014 12:03:09 PM,  7 COMMENTS

a day filled with errands to run. i was able to meet up with my good friend for supper last night. my daughter is enjoying going to day camp and socce...  Read more


I'm Back!
8/7/2014 7:42:00 AM,  1 COMMENTS

A year since I posted. Why did I quit using Sparkpeople? Because it took up time for a busy person? Because everyone else came first? Bad, bad reasons...  Read more


Low Spark lately
8/6/2014 10:59:32 PM,  21 COMMENTS

I know I haven't been as active lately, and I should apologize for it. I'm just tired, cranky and discouraged. I'm not really feeling the Spark or muc...  Read more


it's wednesday
8/6/2014 10:48:44 AM,  6 COMMENTS

a day where i do not have too much to do. i am almost finished the online course i am taking. i will definitely finish it before the deadline i was g...  Read more


the shaking
8/6/2014 10:01:21 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Our Lord God is shaking all that can be shaken and what is left and standing belongs to Him. He is cleansing and getting ready for the return of...  Read more


it's tuesday
8/5/2014 1:34:03 PM,  8 COMMENTS

i was away for most of the weekend. i really needed it and i feel so much better. i am making progress on my online course and in other areas of my li...  Read more


I planned a plan , but . . .
8/4/2014 8:05:07 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I didn't walk today, as planned. Or work out. Not the best start, but I didn't wish this sore throat and cough on myself. This was Day II and my...  Read more


Moving Week
8/4/2014 9:43:39 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Closed on new condo last Friday. This is moving and cleaning week. It was busy weekend. The good news about that busy -- no time or even notice of...  Read more


Plan for the week (accountability for me)
8/3/2014 3:03:23 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm posting this to be accountable - I have a somewhat complicated week as I am travelling and also have some deadlines: This is my fitness plan,...  Read more


The soup recipe and other stories
8/3/2014 12:15:01 PM,  13 COMMENTS

For the last several months I've had vivid, intense dreams when trying to sleep. A few weeks ago I tried a batch of kale-chorizo soup (my own re...  Read more


Walking --- I'm going to have to do this
8/2/2014 9:11:23 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Today I felt so good when I stopped -- I walked 1.5 miles to Evening Prayer and then walked back - about 30 minutes each way. I was really tired. I hu...  Read more


Sun Dried Sheets!
8/2/2014 5:59:36 AM,  24 COMMENTS

Energy consumption is on everyone’s minds. Clean energy is an important issue for our environment and our country. The cleanest energy comes from t...  Read more


Getting my dweeb on
8/2/2014 12:49:18 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Apparently I'm a certifiable dweeb. I've watched the School Chefs episode of Chopped at least a dozen times and STILL get tears in my eyes. ...  Read more


Most Days are a Mixed Bag
8/1/2014 4:29:57 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today my plans were to take a 1/2 day off work today, so I could use 2 two tickets to see the Shadowbox lunch show. I had the idea that this would not...  Read more


it's friday
8/1/2014 2:48:36 PM,  8 COMMENTS

the weekend is here! hurray! a new month has begun. let's see what the new month brings. i will more than likely be seeing my good friend later on tod...  Read more


My Personal August Challenge
8/1/2014 10:24:07 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Eat more salads. That's it. Panera. Wendy's. Chik-Fil-A. They all have great ones available. My goal is to have 4 per week. Now, I'll go find th...  Read more


8/1/2014 6:38:28 AM,  14 COMMENTS

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Eggcellent Breakfast
7/31/2014 11:41:53 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been doing this Florentine kind of thing for breakfast lately, and it's seriously good: 2 eggs in medium high skillet that has been prepped...  Read more


Still Eating Like a Bird, and I MISS My Tastebuds
7/31/2014 11:35:51 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I am not vomiting non-stop anymore, which is awesome, but my body is still adjusting because I am never hungry. In fact, very few things taste good a...  Read more


feeling good
7/31/2014 8:54:06 AM,  6 COMMENTS

had a good night's sleep last night and i feel so much better today. enjoyed the time i spent with my daughter yesterday. today, i will be working on...  Read more


Be a Dreamer- My first Bike Ride in 30 years
7/31/2014 8:25:22 AM,  179 COMMENTS

Went for a bike ride for the first time since I was in my 20's. WOW! I actually didn't plaster my pace into the ground this time. It was evening and...  Read more


Tummy Trouble
7/31/2014 5:56:33 AM,  16 COMMENTS

One of my good friends gave me some home made dandelion wine to try. It went down easily, but was too rough on my stomach. It will take some time to...  Read more


One week down
7/30/2014 1:58:00 PM,  2 COMMENTS

How many times have I been in this spot? Too many to count at this point in my life. However, this time around, I am so much more aware and conscious....  Read more


it's wednesday
7/30/2014 9:41:55 AM,  6 COMMENTS

had a somewhat restless night last night. so today i am more tired than usual. i will have a power nap this afternoon and that will help. i am running...  Read more


Baby Smiles
7/30/2014 6:16:43 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Baby smiles are the most honest smiles Either a child likes you, or not. When you open your heart up to a child, you are often rewarded with...  Read more


7/29/2014 2:53:21 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm still a bit off track, especially in the mornings. I have to pull out more "recovery" tools, like staying on the phone to someone while I'm on my...  Read more


woo hoo!
7/29/2014 9:52:51 AM,  6 COMMENTS

it's tuesday! a day where i can enjoy some much needed time doing whatever i feel like. school is done and i did really well. my daughter says hi! all...  Read more


7/29/2014 6:11:15 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Today is a day to take action! Reach for your dreams with action today!...  Read more


A Cardio start and strength training!
7/28/2014 10:14:16 PM,  7 COMMENTS

This is my second week of working out at a local gym. I've decided not to hire a trainer and I am not fit enough yet to join the classes (I've watched...  Read more


Thanks for the Help Sparkles!
7/28/2014 10:46:19 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I call the people who post anything I see on here as Sparkles. What a joy to have help from so many; inspiration from all and the courage just to be...  Read more


Take your TIME!!
7/28/2014 6:04:41 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Don't rush through the mountains~ Life is a journey, not a race! Notice the flowers and the fields, Trees and shrubs. Feel the soft bree...  Read more


What was I thinking?
7/27/2014 7:06:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I tried a frozen prepared turkey burger tonight. Even dressed it up. Not something I am eager to have again. I have five more frozen of these. An...  Read more


Hiking boots
7/27/2014 4:56:59 PM,  16 COMMENTS

I just got home from a 4 day vacation with lots of hiking in the White Mountains. I volunteered as the Information Volunteer at Mizpah Hut on the...  Read more


Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables --- I approve this idea!
7/27/2014 12:53:43 PM,  25 COMMENTS

550 265 291 372 369 474 373 367267 371 In the United States of America -- three hundred million tons of fresh produce is thrown away...  Read more


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