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Novena of prayer for the upcoming election
Sunday, October 25, 2020      4 comments

If you are not familiar with the term, a novena is an ancient devotion that consists of nine days of prayer. Novenas are often prayed in preparation for a feast day or for a specific intention. So please join me in praying for the upcoming elect... Read more
How light affects sleep
Thursday, October 08, 2020      12 comments

I just took part in a Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation webinar on how light affects our circadian rhythm. The presenter was Dr. Mariana Figueiro, D... Read more
Try this for piriformis pain
Wednesday, October 07, 2020      8 comments

This is going to be a very quick post. I found a YouTube video on piriformis pain that is quite different from all the other piriformis videos. The ones I had seen previously all recommended stretching and doing threading-the-needle-type stretch... Read more
Feeling better with one infusion to go
Monday, October 05, 2020      14 comments

I had my first iron infusion last Tuesday and will have my second (and last for the year) tomorrow. These are to raise my ferritin level because it has been found that people who suffer from RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) need a much higher ferrit... Read more
This could be why I'm not losing weight!
Monday, September 28, 2020      12 comments

Yesterday's Premium SparkCoaching video was about how poor sleep can sabotage your weight loss goals. I was almost going to skip it because I figured I know all there is to know about not getting enough sleep. My main goal for the last many mont... Read more
And just like that, I became a team leader
Saturday, September 26, 2020      8 comments

As a newbie to SP, I'm probably not qualified to be a team leader on ANY team, but I would love to help increase activity on several of my teams, li... Read more
What would I do if I were fit and healthy?
Monday, September 21, 2020      3 comments

In today's Premium Coaching challenge, SparkGuy said we should write about what we would do if we achieved our weight-loss and/or fitness goals. I know I wrote about my main goal as wanting to be more healthy, but this suggestion is to be much m... Read more
Supercharge 10 minutes on your stationary bike
Friday, September 11, 2020      8 comments

This is probably old news to exercise enthusiasts, but I just found a way to really get the most out of 10 minutes on my stationary bike. Of course this could be used on a regular bike or with jogging/running. The claim is that 1 minute of this ... Read more
Operating on fumes again
Thursday, September 10, 2020      3 comments

Got ZERO sleep last night and have spent the day dealing with the fact that while my doctor is willing to order iron infusions for me, BCBS won't pay for them as they don't believe they can help RLS (restless legs)--even though there is copious ... Read more
Stretching with Cats
Wednesday, September 09, 2020      7 comments

Very sore from moving furniture for 2 days in a row (carpet/floor cleaning), so I got down on the floor to do some stretches. Didn't get very far before the cats joined me. Tony on my chest and Cisco watching over my slippers. ... Read more
Hooray! A step towards a solution.
Tuesday, September 08, 2020      2 comments

EDIT: Don't feel you have to read this post. This was just one for me to celebrate. :-) I have been calling the UAB Medicine Neurology Department every business day for the past month, trying to see if someone in their Movement Disorders Cl... Read more
Argh! Scale won't go down!
Monday, September 07, 2020      4 comments

Already posted this on the Community Feed, but thought I'd make it a blog post so I can keep track. I've been with SP for over a month now and I have been exercising every single day and tracking my food every single day, and my weight today wen... Read more
Sweet Pink Cockatoos
Sunday, September 06, 2020      3 comments

This is one of the sweetest bird photos I've ever seen. I love creatures that look like they're always smiling. Pink Cockatoo a.k.a. Major Mitchel... Read more
National Hummingbird Day!
Saturday, September 05, 2020      4 comments

Per the National Audubon Society, today is National Hummingbird Day! And guess what? They say a flock of hummingbirds is called a "charm." Isn't that delightful? Below is a photo of one Calliope and two Rufous hummingbirds. I saw both of th... Read more
Oops! The perils of sleep deprivation.
Friday, September 04, 2020      5 comments

Up at 2am, feeling ravenous. Decided I'd have a small bowl of cereal and try out the new carton of oat milk. New as in never having tried it before and wondering why people seem to like it so much. (I really miss Lactaid milk, but it doesn't see... Read more

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