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Books, Choices and MAGIC!
Thursday, September 24, 2009      9 comments

Recently I had a bit of time free and enjoyed a leisurely walk along our downtown riverwalk and visited our local, home-grown bookstore. I took time to meander through the stacks and shelves, browsing the covers and liners. As an adolescent, you... Read more
Spikier YET!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009      7 comments

Great treadmill session this morning! I've been challenging myself to bump up the amount of distance I can cover in the 35 mins. I typically allow myself every morning on my 'mill. I'm always at a 10% incline and have been varying my speed ... Read more
Getting Spikey
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      7 comments

Been continuing to push myself on the treadmill lately, aiming to vary my speed between 4 - 6 mph and attempting to cover more ground in the same amount of time, i.e. bumping up my overall speed. The graph of my speed on the treadmill is n... Read more
More Kayaking Fun, Green Workouts & Strategy #1
Sunday, September 20, 2009      8 comments

Yesterday was such a special kayaking outing with ORIGAMIFREAK and her local kayaking club, which I'm about to join...! Joined up with everyone on Seneca Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of upstate New York, not too far from Geneva. The weather was... Read more
BIG Challenge: Destination ONEderland...!
Friday, September 18, 2009      11 comments

All right...I've been on the sidelines long enough with this plateau of mine. Lately I've been SO jealous of all you folks REALLY SPARKING out there that I've decided to finally knuckle down and get serious about breaking through to ONEderland b... Read more
To NEVER "Go There" AGAIN!
Thursday, September 17, 2009      13 comments

These pics are from as close as I can find among my highest weight days of yore. Sadly (now!) I don't think I can find any of myself when I was at my highest weight of around 450 and I was SO scale aversive that I don't have a clue how much I we... Read more
Status Update: Powerful Motivational Tool!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      8 comments

I discovered something today about the "status update" feature here at SparkPeople. I have always thought of it as something fairly trivial...like "I'm feeling ____ " or "Today I did ____" Ho hum... However today when I realized that tomor... Read more
NOW I Can Sleep...!
Saturday, September 12, 2009      5 comments

Overslept today and have been busy as all get-out all day long...finally get home, unload the car and it's already 11:30 pm without ANY workout! Argh! I had intended to do BOTH treadmill & ST today...so I moped around a bit, thinking about ... Read more
Pleasant Mystery...!
Thursday, September 10, 2009      8 comments

Some of you may recall that I had my gall bladder pulled earlier this year around April...? Well at the time my surgeon said I had a hernia that should get taken care of later this year. It was too risky for him to do both with one surgery... Read more
Interval Training...
Monday, September 07, 2009      10 comments

Jogging down the straightaway with my manual lawn mower, reach the end, pause, turn around jog down the next row with my lawnmower, reach the end, pause, turn around... Worked up a nice sweat with my alternative ... Read more
If At First You Don't Succeed...
Sunday, September 06, 2009      6 comments

Yes, us northerners must re-invent ourselves when the colder weather comes along! Last winter I tried cross country skiing for the first time and was a bumbling, fumbling mess! My balance is SO POOR! This winter...? Sigh...I guess I ... Read more
Walking Down Another Street
Thursday, September 03, 2009      8 comments

This poem has made the rounds among those in recovery from addiction and / or mental illness. It is also SO apropos for myself and my recovery from food addiction also! I thought I would pass this along for those who may not have seen this... Read more
Coming Around the Bend...Inspired 'Millwork!
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      3 comments

Thx to EVERYONE for the well wishes! A good night's sleep has made a big difference...not out of the woods, but coming around...! I HAVE been taking my penicillin faithfully since Sat., just felt a bit discouraged yesterday as it just didn't see... Read more
More Kayaking SparkRally Fun!
Monday, August 31, 2009      5 comments

Mother Nature held out and our local SparkTeam met for a potluck picnic lunch and kayaking fun out on Dorchester Lake...woo hoo! ORIGAMIFREAK, leader of the Ithaca & Fin... Read more
Ever Wonder if You Could Kill What You Eat?
Sunday, August 30, 2009      8 comments

This article caught my eye because I have asked myself this question and I know my answer: "No way!" However that doesn't mean I can't recognize and feel some twinges regarding the hypocracy of eating meat but not being able to kill animals... Read more

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