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Putting Resentments to Rest
Wednesday, May 02, 2018      9 comments

So I've had an axe to grind with Spark for some time now. They used to have a trophy that was the at highest Spark point level. I can't even remember what the thing looked like- Gold? Silver? Chartreuse? I have no idea. I just knew that th... Read more
Give A Little, Get A Lot
Saturday, February 24, 2018      13 comments

Every morning when I get up at o-dark-thirty I put the kettle on for tea for me, and make coffee for my husband. This is a new thing for me. I used to just make my tea and get on with things. Pausing to prepare coffee for him when I don't d... Read more
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      8 comments

I posted a picture of these delicious muffins I made last week. Since then, several people have asked me to post the recipe. These are fabulous enough that I feel like they deserve their own blog. And here we are! The trick to this recip... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts So HOW did I give up sugar?
Sunday, February 04, 2018      119 comments

Someone asked me, after reading my last blog about giving up sugar, how I did it. Did I ease out of it? Sub something else in for sugar? Go into a medically-induced coma until the time period for cravings passed? The truth is that I just... Read more
Giving up sugar.....
Friday, January 26, 2018      21 comments

I was told by a sweet Spark Friend that they wished I would start blogging again. The truth is that: 1. Now that I'm working 40+ hours outside the home a week, my time to blog is all but gone and B. I can't think of another darned fitness r... Read more
Middle Age is No Excuse
Saturday, August 26, 2017      18 comments

This is going to be a controversial blog. I already know this, and am prepared for the backlash. :-) I have arrived at the conclusion that losing weight after 40 isn't really that much harder than losing weight when we are younger. I be... Read more
Sitting With Intention
Thursday, December 08, 2016      11 comments

When I was in California taking care of my mom for her knee replacement surgery I noticed something- She would just "drop out" when she sat down. About halfway down, she'd release all of her muscles and simply fall back into her seat. I knew it ... Read more
Home gym complete! With photo!
Saturday, August 27, 2016      13 comments

This is an update to a blog I posted back in January titled "Bargain Basement Workouts". (
al.asp?blog_id=6080486 ) In that blog, I gave a "wish list" of things I'd like t... Read more
Bargain Basement Workouts
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      13 comments

So I haven't really lost any weight since I've started my journey to re-lose 30-ish pounds, but this week I HAVE started back to regularly working out in the mornings. I've made the decision that my workout time, which is limited, is best... Read more
Developing My Method
Sunday, January 17, 2016      8 comments

Thought I'd give a quick update on my progress and journey thus far: When my daughter and grandson were here I didn't do so hot with my eating. But I DID manage to start exercising again. I came to the reality that if my eating wasn... Read more
Killing the Beast
Sunday, January 10, 2016      5 comments

I made it through yesterday, a work day, both getting enough water AND managing to not get overly hungry in the afternoons, thanks in large part to the responses to my last blog. So a sincere thank you to those who took time to reply- You saved... Read more
Afternoon Munchies
Friday, January 08, 2016      9 comments

Have I mentioned that we bought a new house and moved to it last week? Yeah...... I'm surrounded by boxes right now, and I work tomorrow, and I have a daughter and grandson coming in next week. But I felt like, with all of the supportive comme... Read more
From Fat to Fit at Forty-Nine
Sunday, January 03, 2016      14 comments

I'm a little upset with myself. I've gained back about 35 of the 50 pounds I worked so hard to lose. And when I say a little upset, I really do mean just a little. If you care to read, I'll explain: I got to super-lean and super-fit back... Read more
Banishing Post-Exercise Fuel Paranoia
Monday, August 24, 2015      4 comments

A lot of lifting types are concerned about eating the perfect thing pre and post workout to enhance muscle building. The common thought process is complex carbs, protein, and fat before a workout and fast-digesting both carbs and protein after ... Read more
Baby Got Back (Muscles!)
Saturday, May 09, 2015      4 comments

I had a request from one of my faithful blog followers, after seeing my last entry with a weighted ab routine, to do a blog with a back routine. I'd like to apologize in advance for this being so long- I simply like to educate as much as possib... Read more

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