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(Not) Serious Spirituality
Friday, June 21, 2013      16 comments

This morning a member of the Meditation and Mindfulness team shared her spiritual practice and asked about others. My reply was this: For me, I feel closest to MotherFather God when I am in nature. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets burn memorie... Read more
SparkCoach Challenge: Visualize Weight Loss
Friday, June 14, 2013      17 comments

I've lost about this much: These are 40-pound bags of rock salt. I know how hard it is to haul these from the store to the car and from the car to the basement. Ha... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Yes, We Have Larger Size Yoga Clothes
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      166 comments

A Stephanie Romine daily blog today www.sparkpeople.com/blog
_this_is_your_brain_on_coffee contains a round-up of articles in the news, one of which focuses on yoga for larger bodies. That artic... Read more
Back to Basics Calendar
Friday, June 07, 2013      15 comments

Even after maintaining a year, I have found myself struggling, so ten days ago I made a calendar that focuses on three daily goals: calories within range, alcohol within personal limits (and lower than my previous limit), and getting to bed at ... Read more
Scenic Prince William Forest in Virginia
Sunday, June 02, 2013      18 comments

Lovely volksmarch today in Prince William Forest National Park in Virginia. On this hot, humid day, we chose the more rugged trail for the shade and were delighted by sights of streams and flowers and the sounds of birds and cicadas. Pictures ... Read more
Fitbit - Location is Everything
Friday, May 31, 2013      13 comments

This morning I wore a cool sport dress to work, since it's casual Friday and a hot one at that. I went out for my walk early and clipped my Fitbit to the dress pocket. I had noticed when I got to work that the step count seemed low to that poi... Read more
A Painful Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      23 comments

There I was, feeling smug that I had just barely caught the early bus so I could get to work early and take a longer walk. On the transfer from the bus to the subway, though, things changed. I make that walk four days a week (the other I telew... Read more
Spark Solution Week One
Monday, May 20, 2013      6 comments

Even in maintenance, I find benefit in the new SparkPeople book "The Spark Solution." www.sparkpeople.com/spar
ksolution Coach Steph has asked those of us who signed up for the two-week Spark Solution challenge to che... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Miracle: One Year of Maintaining
Sunday, May 19, 2013      68 comments

One year in maintenance. I wish I could say it has flown by effortlessly, but such is not the case. Along the way, I've read stories from many maintainers, some, like me, new to the idea, some who have kept weight off for one year or many year... Read more
Kayaking advice?
Friday, May 10, 2013      7 comments

Need some advice from you kayak enthusiasts out there. The REI stores in my area have "learn to kayak" classes, and since learning to kayak is on my bucket list, I went to the website to see what it would take. There I ran into a bewilderi... Read more
Dying From Comfort
Thursday, May 09, 2013      10 comments

Yesterday, I read a Generation Y blog entitled "A Life of Comfort Will Kill You Silently." elitedaily.com/life/moti
-killer/ While the blogger wrote about staying in relationships that go... Read more
No, I'm not entitled
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      6 comments

I loved NELLJONES's blog today "Are We Entitled?" www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5349591 The bottom line message is powerful: "We all know that people aren't automatically enti... Read more
Level 20
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      18 comments

It has been a long time coming. I've tried running again, and bought a great elliptical. I've read blogs and articles (repeatedly), taken quizzes till I know them by heart, played Trivia, posted, and sent goodies. I've read The Spark, cooked ... Read more
Reluctantly I approached my mat
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      15 comments

Yesterday felt so loooooong! I didn't sleep well the night before, I got to work to find the servers that should have come back up after a planned power outage hadn't, and when I was finally able to log in, my computer was hosed such that I cou... Read more
Balance is My True Nature
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      19 comments

That was the centering thought of the Day 2 Chopra meditation. I had not intended to sign up for this quarter's 21-day meditation challenge, but I realized that the sleepless periods resulting from severe jet lag created open times just right f... Read more

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