20,000-24,999 SparkPoints 21,713


Eliminate Sugar Week? Huh, We'll See About That
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      2 comments

I may have to give this one a week to fulfill, since I'm behind a few days and have already had some servings of chai tea with a bit of added sugar. I'm not going crazy with it, though. I'll finish out the week with my regular habit of unsweeten... Read more
Avoiding a Minefield
Monday, September 11, 2017      2 comments

A few nights ago I was hungry at the end of the day. My husband often takes cookies to work with him and they were sitting there in their container in the pantry, tempting me. However, I also had a peach, the last one, sitting in a pretty blue b... Read more
Sugar, Sugar Everywhere
Monday, September 04, 2017      2 comments

As I mentioned, the hubby and I eat "low on the food chain." He prefers processed grains - white rice especially. For him it's a taste and convenience thing. I always try to substitute whole grains - brown rice and quinoa especially.... Read more
A Drug's Hidden Costs
Monday, September 04, 2017      0 comments

I take medication for a number of things. After a hospitalization last summer I was put onto a drug that, it turns out, is notorious for promoting weight gain. I noticed what was going on a few weeks ago and have been trying to cut back to get t... Read more
To Sleep, To Dream
Monday, May 02, 2016      2 comments

I'm a chronic insomniac. It's hard-wired into my brain. I've had trouble with sleep since I was a little kid. I remember hating nap time because I had to lay there, bored, for what felt like hours. Other kids slept, I could see that. But, not me... Read more
Spark.TV Eh?
Friday, April 22, 2016      2 comments

What a great idea! A whole workout series right in the same SparkPeople package! I love it. Thanks, SparkPeople.... Read more
Crunchy Cookies
Monday, February 29, 2016      0 comments

I'm recovering from a root canal procedure last Friday. Crunchy, hard stuff is still a challenge but it's definitely easier to eat overall. I laid in some fiber rich foods and will try to fit them in as I can. I can certainly eat beans and cooke... Read more
Happy New Year and All That!
Friday, January 01, 2016      1 comments

Happy January 1 to all of you sparkers! I haven't been able to come up with a set of new year's resolutions, so I've chosen the 30-days to declutter article as my inspiration. You can visit the page here: ... Read more
Holiday Times and a Wellness Check
Friday, December 11, 2015      0 comments

I'm getting into Christmas, for the first time since my mother passed away in late 2013. I've got a tree I love looking at and decorations I've enjoyed p... Read more
Sunday, September 27, 2015      1 comments

... Read more
Doing Some Mental House Cleaning
Friday, April 17, 2015      2 comments

It's been a long few weeks, culminating in an unexpected injury to my rib cage. It feels like a pulled muscle, and it's painful enough to put a serious crimp in my daily activities. I finally broke down and called a doctor to request physical th... Read more
Prep Time
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      2 comments

This will be a challenging week. I have to readjust my diet to prepare for a medical procedure early next week. Strictly low fiber foods, no corn, no fresh fruits or vegetable... Read more
Half Full
Sunday, September 28, 2014      2 comments

My glass is ( almost) always half full. On occasion I'll lose the forest for the trees, but I tend to wander back to the right track. I've learned not to beat myself up too badly. That helps.... Read more
Five words for today
Saturday, September 27, 2014      4 comments

I feel tired and headachey... Read more
Pain in the Neck
Thursday, August 07, 2014      1 comments

At my age, I get aches and pains. This is made worse by computer work, which requires long periods of sitting and extensive use of my hands. I often end up going to bed and not being able to sleep on my back because I'm so sore. I'm trying ... Read more

1 2 3 Last Page »