An Odd Way to Measure Spark People's Success
Tuesday, December 22, 2009      5 comments

I'm sure we all have our own criteria to judge how well Spark People is working for us. I'd like to say I can tell because the numbers on my scale are dropping like crazy. Yeah, not so much. But I have been able to buy a pair of pants in a small... Read more
He Just May Make It As a Responsible Adult
Monday, December 21, 2009      4 comments

I can't decide if it makes me sad that my baby's growing up or if it's a wonderful thing that he is becoming more mature. Couldn't figure out why a boy home from college was in the shower at 8:30 in the morning. Turns out he remembered that... Read more
Rediscovery of Hominy
Friday, December 11, 2009      4 comments

Growing up with a mother from Kansas and a grandmother raised in Texas, hominy was a staple at our dinner table. Keep in mind, back in the late 50's, early 60's frozen foods were just beginning to catch on but most households, including ours, ha... Read more
Too Cold to Walk Outside (for me anyway)
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      3 comments

It's going to top out here below freezing today. The bird bath looks like an avian hot tub with steam coming off of it thanks to the heater I finally hooked up last week. And I'd forgotten about the poor little hummingbirds. One of them came and... Read more
Soup for Dinner Tonight
Sunday, December 06, 2009      4 comments

Considering my previous standards I have eaten rather healthily during the past two months. At least until yesterday and today when my diet consisted solely of junk or otherwise calorie laden foods. Too many party appetizers last night had ... Read more
November Spark Trophies
Thursday, December 03, 2009      4 comments

I am honored to have so many Spark Friends that achieved emoticontrophies for 500 Monthly Spark Points. I am ... Read more
Turkey Ala King for Dinner
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      3 comments

Dinner last night was Spark Recipes' Chicken Ala King posted by RKIDD01. A pile of leftover Thanksgiving turkey was crying out to me from my refrigerator. I recalled recently seeing Chicken Ala King as the featured recipe. I gave it a go even th... Read more
Ready to Walk With Leslie
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      5 comments

Finally, at 10o'clock last night, got the PS2 hooked up to the bedroom TV. Even figured out you need the controller to make it work! That actually took longer than the hooking-up one said I was a high tech genius. Now I am ready to Wal... Read more
Lacking that Spark Concentration
Saturday, November 28, 2009      0 comments

The last three days I haven't reverted to my old ways but there has not been as much preplanning. Not being used to having family around gives it a different spin and if this weren't temporary I'd have to address it. As it is, other than a compl... Read more
After 4 Days in Seattle Bring On the Next Challenge
Monday, November 23, 2009      2 comments

After being fairly successful with sticking to my Spark plan for my 4 days in Seattle, now I face the next week with Son home from college for Thanksgiving break. This will the first time I'll be coordinating Spark menus for someone other than m... Read more
4-Day Test of My Spark
Friday, November 20, 2009      2 comments

Yesterday was the beginning of my biggest Spark test. I'm at a four day Scrapbooking retreat where the sole purpose is to sit on my behind creating scrapbook pages while having meals and snacks provided. Who knew I would be so excited to find ou... Read more
10 Simple Ways to Take Control of Your Health
Monday, November 09, 2009      3 comments

The article in the link below was in our local paper today (originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Oct 26). Although similar to encouragement we get everyday through Spark People, it never hurts to be reminded. www.chicagotr... Read more
So Did Not Meet Nutritional Goals Yesterday
Sunday, November 08, 2009      5 comments

Yesterday, my Nutritional tracking was a complete and utter blow-out. That's not true. Tracking was fine. There was just nothing to track. It's my habit to sit down first thing and figure out my daily menu. I know what's in the house and by... Read more
Found Kitty
Friday, November 06, 2009      8 comments

While going out to get the mail yesterday afternoon, the dog chased what I thought was our cat up a tree across the street. When I went over to get Salem down, it was not our black cat. I put the little guy (or girl, but for the sake of clarity ... Read more
Maybe the Holidays Don't Have to Be Scary
Monday, November 02, 2009      2 comments

I made the decision to join the SP Official Holiday Maintenance Challenge team. The first "assignment" was to establish specific goals for the month of November. By nature, I am not a goal setter. I generally have a vague notion with some sort o... Read more

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