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  • Christmastime Eats

    12/9/2017 1:05:00 PM, by KARENJOJO

    Christmastime, or any holiday, is always the hardest time for me when it comes to eating healthy. All the fabulous foods created by myself and ot... Read more

  • Happy Feelings 😁

    12/7/2017 1:54:00 PM, by KARENJOJO

    Got up this morning to lite snow ❄️ flurries. Then the sun 🌞finally appeared. Outside looks so warm for 31 degrees. Hubby brought in our green a... Read more

  • Snow

    12/2/2017 3:43:33 PM, by KARENJOJO

    Twenty three days before Christmas and it’s 56 degrees outside. Of course next weekend the snow is supposed to arrive; heard that one before. Any... Read more


    11/30/2017 2:53:15 PM, by KARENJOJO

    Scheduled for lunch was ham & beans, fried potatoes & cornbread. Before lunch I received a call to take Mom to ER. Still waiting at ER so lunch w... Read more

  • DAY OFF- Maybe...

    11/28/2017 9:54:15 PM, by KARENJOJO

    When I take a day off from exercising I am still getting in my daily goal steps but not active (10) minutes. At least not intentional active minu... Read more

  • Black Friday

    11/24/2017 7:56:57 PM, by KARENJOJO

    In the days leading up to the holidays I am slow getting into ‘that holiday’ mood. Thanksgiving Dinner is at our house because we have plenty of... Read more

  • One of those Days!

    11/20/2017 1:46:46 PM, by KARENJOJO

    Well it’s one of those days! You know the kind where you run around like crazy doing the #1 errand all the way down the list to #10 only to reali... Read more

  • Baby Steps

    11/17/2017 7:46:58 PM, by KARENJOJO

    Walking is my favorite exercise. Got a real good deal on a treadmill from a local store going out-of-business. Ten minutes a day at 1.5 mph is ... Read more

  • Week 46 of 2017

    11/15/2017 7:02:36 AM, by OZARKMARY

    I just want to make it official, I will join the Get Tiny Challenge today. Trying to be even more focused. This will definitely help going thro... Read more

  • Going, going, not quite gone!

    8/25/2017 4:23:38 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    My flock of hummingbirds is slowly dwindling. There have been no males around all week and now there are fewer females as well. The season is c... Read more

  • Interesting Exercises

    8/23/2017 12:01:05 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    Read Dean Anderson's article this morning and took away one important point about strength training. Do each lift SLOWLY, slow count of 4 up and... Read more

  • Good company makes for a good hike

    8/20/2017 2:45:43 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    Off to Halifax this morning to share breakfast wit... Read more

  • I did it!

    8/18/2017 12:40:18 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    Friends that I haven't seen for many years just left after a wonderful visit. I had looked forward to their visit but was a bit anxious about co... Read more

  • Do you believe in folklore?

    8/13/2017 11:49:46 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    My Sunday hike took me on the urban section of the... Read more

  • Exciting challenges ahead

    8/12/2017 3:35:32 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    In exactly three weeks I will be on a plane on my way to the UK to visit with my daughter. While there we will travel to the Scottish Highlands;... Read more

  • Need Motivation?

    8/8/2017 10:56:25 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    I am an avid reader of all forms of literature but as a "Sparker" I search out as much information as I can about diet, exercise and achieving go... Read more

  • Sunday Hike

    8/7/2017 3:15:07 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    Started the day with an awesome drive in my son's restored 1960 Fiat Spider, top down, wind in our hair, glorious sun on our faces. Stopped for ... Read more

  • What is their secret?

    8/6/2017 11:08:07 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    . If one looks carefully the "topknot" on the metal rav... Read more

  • Learning

    8/5/2017 10:19:14 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    217 days have passed since January 1, the day that I adopted a plant based diet. The day before, New Years Eve 2016, I finished the last meat th... Read more

  • Be Gentle

    8/4/2017 10:12:58 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    Sometimes one's best laid plans just don't come to fruition. This was the week when I would achieve 11 reps for 2 sets of hammer curls with the ... Read more

  • Week 4- Done!

    7/30/2017 11:17:18 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    My Sunday trek took me through the remains of an old ... Read more

  • Mindful Exercise

    7/28/2017 10:24:53 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    My mind tends to be on a roller coaster most days; working as a nurse for over thirty years required me to be a multitasker. It is difficult to ... Read more

  • Bummed

    7/27/2017 1:39:51 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    Call it what you want( numb bum, buttitis, sititis, pain in the butt) but sitting for extended periods of time causes pain and shortened muscles ... Read more

  • Habits

    7/25/2017 11:36:12 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    "Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day and at last we cannot break it". (Horace Mann). What a great feeling it is to suddenly realiz... Read more

  • KISS but just do it!

    7/24/2017 10:09:25 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    An article in our local paper caught my eye this morning. A couple in a nearby town started walking every day about three years ago; rain or shi... Read more

  • Momentum #6 - Time to reassess

    7/23/2017 3:18:43 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    My Sunday adventure; not a hike (I will do one during... Read more

  • Momentum #5+ -More Clutter

    7/22/2017 10:30:51 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    One type of clutter I forgot to mention in my previous blog is negative thoughts of oneself and others. These thoughts can impede... Read more

  • Momentum #5 - Get rid of the clutter

    7/21/2017 11:09:40 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    We all experience clutter at some time in our lives, both physical and mental. To accumulate is a human trait and for some of us the more stuff ... Read more

  • Momentum #4- Fuel

    7/20/2017 11:59:07 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    We are rather careful to put the right fuels into our vehicles and other machines, a mistake can mean costly repairs. So why then are we so will... Read more

  • Momentum #3- Hello

    7/19/2017 11:26:14 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    It's been a very long time, over 30 years! Where have you been? Hiding? AWOL? MIA? Hey, are you listening to me? Umbilicus, navel, belly b... Read more

  • Momentum #2- a plan

    7/18/2017 10:46:32 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    I am a "lists person", not reminders entered into my phone ( which I neglect to carry much of the time) but old fashioned written on paper lists.... Read more

  • Momentum #1

    7/17/2017 2:58:32 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    I am not an "athlete" but I do make sure I have the gear I need to effectively exercise. If we have it in us to succeed we need the tools to get... Read more

  • Commitment

    7/16/2017 12:00:20 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    Today is #16 of my month with no commitments pencilled in on my calendar. That doesn't mean that I don't have other commitments however; walking... Read more

  • Harvest

    7/15/2017 12:40:22 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    It's always a joy when you get to reap the harvest of s... Read more

  • Time to get real

    7/14/2017 9:33:15 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    Early news from Health Canada regarding Canada's upgrading of its badly outdated food plan; for the first time input from scientists and regular... Read more

  • I thought it was still summer!

    7/13/2017 11:46:10 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    Summer comes late to Nova Scotia; being surrounded by... Read more

  • Interesting thought

    7/12/2017 10:18:49 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    The BBC ran a short video earlier this week featuring a behavioural psychologist who suggests that lack of exercise is more likely to shorten one... Read more

  • Anticipation

    7/11/2017 9:28:45 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    Meet Maggie, 70 pounds of innocence, hah! We are ... Read more

  • Just wondering

    7/10/2017 10:03:48 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    It seems totally counterproductive to achieving good health but I wish I knew why 2 litres of milk costs $3.49 and 2 litres of Pepsi only costs 9... Read more

  • The healing joys of nature

    7/9/2017 12:54:40 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    For my entire life Sunday has been a day to treasu... Read more

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