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  • Is It the Death of Ethics or the End of President 45?

    6/22/2017 2:35:17 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I saw a report today of a Wall St Journal reporter, who was just fired for ethical violations. I thought, "How strange in this age of ethical overlooks, would it be that someone is being fired over ethics." It seems we have greatly made ethical allowances for the president who will not be named in... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 6/14/17 - Day 30

    6/14/2017 12:57:06 PM, by MAUITN

    6/14/17 – Day 30 30. What are you most proud of about your journey towards healthy living during the last month? I was not on a diet during this 30-day challenge. I was eating whatever I wanted. I also didn’t lose any weight. I did a lot of thinking. I did pay attention to what I’m doin... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 6/13/17 - Day 29

    6/13/2017 9:28:10 AM, by MAUITN

    6/13/17 – Day 29 (sorry for the gap. I was out of town) 29. There is so much MORE to you than your wellness journey. Please share 10 facts about yourself that aren't related to your weight loss journey, how you eat, or how you exercise. I struggle with how to introduce myself or describe m... Read more

  • Hello Fellow Sparkers

    6/11/2017 11:56:37 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I have been down from Spark for about three weeks. I had an unexpected triple heart bypass operation a little over two weeks ago. It takes a long time for recovery. Next Friday, I can drive again. I will be on a six pound lifting restriction for another four weeks. Three weeks before the procedure,... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 6/9/17 - Day 26, 27, 28

    6/9/2017 9:45:18 AM, by MAUITN

    6/9/17 – Day 26, 27, 28 (going to be out of town for a couple of days) Day 26 26. Do you like to exercise alone, with a partner, in a small group, or in a large group? Why? I find it even harder to make myself exercise alone than with people.....something about not disappointing friends ... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 6/7/17 - Day 25

    6/7/2017 9:00:45 AM, by MAUITN

    6/7/17 – Day 25 25. Is there any form of fitness/exercise that you tried and gave up? Is there any form of fitness/exercise that you would like to try? I tried yoga and Tai Chi and gave up because the person leading the classes billed it as beginners, while in actuality it had other teachers... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 6/6/17 - Day 24

    6/6/2017 8:33:22 AM, by MAUITN

    6/6/17 – Day 24 24. When did you incorporate fitness goals into your healthy lifestyle? (Before starting to lose weight, during weight loss, after goal weight, etc.) Definitely after. I put off exercising as long as possible. Even now, the only exercise I do is walking the dog. I haven'... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 6/5/17 - Day 23

    6/5/2017 7:47:33 AM, by MAUITN

    6/5/17 – Day 23 23. What are your current fitness goals? I want to keep the symptoms of old age at bay for as long as possible. That will include having to begin work on being limber and having good balance.. I also need to begin upper arm exercise for strength. ... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 6/4/17 - Day 22

    6/4/2017 7:52:18 AM, by MAUITN

    6/4/17 – Day 22 22. What is your current workout/fitness routine? I’m walking my dog 3 to 5 miles every day. I will begin some strength work today. I’m starting to journal more and track some habits I want to enforce so that will be one of them to check off each day at the end of the day... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 6/3/17 - Day 21

    6/3/2017 8:10:12 AM, by MAUITN

    6/3/17 – Day 21 21. Did you or do you have any disordered eating habits - binging, purging, excessive calorie restriction or excessive exercise? How did develop (or how are you developing) a healthier relationship with food? No, no, nothing like that. Quite the opposite. I usually eat/wa... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 6/2/17 - Day 20

    6/2/2017 7:46:10 AM, by MAUITN

    20. What are your favorite healthy foods? What healthy foods have you 'discovered' along the way to better eating habits? I love the cruciferous vegetables (Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, etc.) I love my veggies. I have always been a "foodie" and interested in the cutting edge of food and ... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 6/1/17 - Day 19

    6/2/2017 7:44:35 AM, by MAUITN

    19. What 'unhealthy' food(s)/drink(s) do you refuse to give up? Any that you have given up completely? Obviously I haven’t given up many or I wouldn’t still be battling these last ten pounds. I already eat what I consider a healthy diet. I don’t do soft drinks, fast food, fried food, etc. ... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 5/31/17 - Day 18

    5/31/2017 9:02:02 AM, by MAUITN

    5/31/17 – Day 18 18. Do you have a go-to meal for days when you have to be on the go, no time to stop to eat and no refrigeration/cooler available? No, and that may be a problem. If I planned my meals and snacks, I would be les likely to grab something not so good like salty nuts or some... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 5/30/17 - Day 17

    5/30/2017 8:14:12 AM, by MAUITN

    5/30/17 – Day 17 17. Do you have any meals/snacks that you repeat over and over? What are they? With this new diet (Mediterranean), I’m going to concentrating veggies, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, fruit, fish and a bit of hardy wheat bread and cheese. Last night I sautéed fresh beet greens... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 5/29/17 - Day 16

    5/29/2017 1:26:44 PM, by MAUITN

    5/29/17 Day 16 16. Do you follow an eating 'plan'? (Vegetarian, paleo, South Beach, Atkins, yada yada yada) How has this helped you live a healthier life? Obviously some of these questions are not fitting with where I am in my search for a healthy, happy way of life. In the past, I have b... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 5/28/17 - Day 15

    5/29/2017 1:19:24 PM, by MAUITN

    5/28/17 – Day 15 15. What is your favorite weight loss, fitness, or wellness blog (or website or magazine) outside of sparkpeople? I don’t think I read another “fitness” blog. I do have lots of food (what else?) and general health blogs. Right now, I’m reading Read more