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Ten Minutes Expands
Sunday, May 05, 2019      15 comments

When I decided to get a handle on my health I committed to move more. Now I know that's not a SMART goal, but for me that meant I'd walk at least 10 minutes/day and find opportunities to walk more, like parking farther from the office or the gr... Read more
An Advantage of Getting Older
Tuesday, April 16, 2019      26 comments

Just read this month's issue of the AARP magazine and there is a feature about staying healthy and what we can do. Lots of it, of course wasn't new but this factoid was! Turns out that older people are more successful at losing weight AND kee... Read more
I Deserve It
Saturday, April 13, 2019      23 comments

When I had the idea for this blog awhile ago it was about a mind shift. For years when I was either on or off a diet I would decide that I "deserved" to have cake or French fries or whatever that I'd deprived myself of. The reasons were all ov... Read more
It IS Possible
Sunday, March 24, 2019      17 comments

What is possible you ask? It is possible to take a long road trip and find healthy (or healthier) things to eat even at fast food places. On Feb 17 we drove to FL with our dog. The good news with a dog is that you have to stop and walk hi... Read more
Just Start!
Thursday, March 14, 2019      30 comments

This morning I read a great article on titled" I Lost 20 Pounds in 3 Months by Combining These Popular At-Home Programs" I could relate to most of what she wrote, but this line really caught my attention: "you can begin a new f... Read more
Calories on Menus.....Makes you think!
Monday, March 11, 2019      12 comments

We stopped at Bonefish Grill for lunch on Sunday and were stunned (seriously STUNNED) to see the calories on some of the dishes! The Cobb Salad was well over 1000 calories. And the shrimp and grits? Don't ask! As we perused the menu we b... Read more
Go Ahead & Have The Pizza!
Tuesday, March 05, 2019      18 comments

Read something this morning from Alicia Capetillo (Editor in Chief SparkPeople) that really hit home. She was debating having the king cake and ended up having some. At the end of her article she wrote: "Finding ways to build treats into you... Read more
Getting Habits that Stick
Sunday, March 03, 2019      13 comments

Just read a great blog on 7 Steps To Creating A Morning Routine That Sticks. While this blog gives us ideas about how to make a morning routine that works and sets us up for a healthy day, One part really stu... Read more
Back on Track
Wednesday, February 27, 2019      10 comments

Thanks for all who responded to my vacation blog and I have ditched the vacation mentality. It really helped to say it out loud to my partner and then blog here. It really blows me away the support we get at Spark! On Sunday I felt like ... Read more
Time to Ditch the Vacation Mind Set
Monday, February 25, 2019      17 comments

We arrived in Florida last Tuesday and my brother and his family were still here. Dave grilled chicken that night and I made a veggie. Healthy right? Well a little too much wine and tater tots led to a bowl of ice cream and a frozen brownie... Read more
Practice Loving Kindness
Monday, February 11, 2019      14 comments

If you haven't tried Meatless Monday, it is a really good way to either move to a vegetarian diet, or just start to limit your intake of meat, fish and poultry. You can go to In addition to all the great recipes, I get a... Read more
A Retro Lunch
Saturday, February 09, 2019      7 comments

Two weeks prior to my gallbladder surgery I was on a no/low fat diet and trust me that wasn't that interesting. I found that even though I was eating a lot of food (lots of veggies and low fat carbs) I didn't stay full or satisfied. then I had... Read more
It's About Our Health
Wednesday, February 06, 2019      7 comments

Great article on today's start page: "10 Ways to Get Healthier That Have Nothing to Do With Weight Loss" that got me thinking about weight loss and health. Sure, when I started back in 2011 I hoped to lose some weight. I was having trouble ge... Read more
One Week of Post Surgery
Monday, February 04, 2019      11 comments

Hard to believe that this time last week I was in the hospital getting ready for gallbladder surgery. Just waiting and had talked to my surgeon and anesthesiologist. Surgery was at 3:30 and I was home by 7:30. Recovery was amazingly easy... Read more
Recovery Continues
Friday, February 01, 2019      10 comments

Hard to believe that Monday I had my gallbladder out. Was home that same day and have only 4 small incisions. As of today the swelling is gone as is the pain. Really! My stomach feels like I took a really hard ab class. All I'm taking is two... Read more

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