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When you meet a woman for the first time, what do you look at?
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      8 comments

Let me guess: the fat pads behind her knees? Oh, maybe it's her saddlebags? No? What do you mean, you look at her eyes? And her mouth? You watch her talking, her laughing, her hands as she gestures? You're not trying to figure out ... Read more
Optimism about garden
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      4 comments

Today I joined a raw foods team. That's sort of jumping the gun for me. I usually try to live off my garden as much as possible over the summer. Neither the weather nor my schedule have been very cooperative, so I haven't finished planting i... Read more
A Boston Terrier's vs. a Standard Poodle's dining philosophy
Sunday, May 05, 2013      8 comments

A conversation with another Sparker got me thinking about how much I would like to resemble one of my dogs more than the other. I'm not trying to be disrespectful towards one dog, but on the subject of diets and activity level, one is NOT a go... Read more
Gourmand on a Diet... with pictures
Thursday, May 02, 2013      6 comments

I love to cook. And I am a great cook. When my kids were at home, I used to let them open up a picture atlas and pick out a country. Then we'd have fun creating a whole weekend's worth of meals, politics and stories around that country. (Whe... Read more
Liquid Minerals, stress test and my first jog since sixth grade
Wednesday, May 01, 2013      2 comments

I got some ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops. They come in a blue bottle. I usually get them from VitaCost because they are not cheap. However, when I get charlie horses AND crazy cravings, I am in a hurry to make them go away so I'll get them ... Read more
Met 2 people AFTER Shvitzin' at the gym. OMG.
Monday, April 22, 2013      5 comments

I admit I started bitchin' about the shvitzin' to my husband. Then, on reflection, I realized, it wasn't so bad. We live pretty far out of town, in a skinny little valley between two mountains. So when we go to town for anything, we do ... Read more
I was so thin once it helped me spy on people...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      4 comments

I was reading a friend's blog about sleeping in a tent on top of the roof of a Corolla (eh? is that possible?) and I just remembered that there was a time when I was indeed thin enough to do ridiculous things. At my lowest, I was 109 pounds (an... Read more
Solly and I learn Zumba
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      5 comments

Other than doing "the bump" at the 6th grade dance with my friend Michele, and participating in the obligitory chair and circle "dances" at my wedding 2 years ago, have never danced in public. I won't even wiggle my hips if my husband is watchi... Read more
Jokes About Dieting
Monday, April 15, 2013      4 comments

“No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.” — George Bernard Shaw (Shaw was exaggerating. But our brains are 75% s... Read more
Curious measurement change... but I'll take it!
Friday, April 12, 2013      3 comments

I have been avoiding measuring myself. I've lost only 7 lbs. and my reflection looks the same in the bathroom mirror. Two or three pairs of my pants fit the same, but I am also able to wear several pair I could not a couple months ago without em... Read more
Cracked takes on Miracle Weight Loss
Friday, April 12, 2013      3 comments

Against miracle products because they're all bunk:
180-diet-products/ Well, except maybe for these products:
ce... Read more
Arses and Old Lace: Exercise for Elderly Elite
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      6 comments

Before I decided I wanted to be a nurse, I studied pysical therapy for the elderly. Maybe it was a good thing that I didn't decide to pursue it. I have a twisted sense of humor. Another Sparker and I were bantering about how BORING her aerobi... Read more
Square Girl tries on a Round Hoop
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      3 comments

I have never used a hula hoop. Not even once as a child in the 60s. Yep, I'm that square. I'm so square I've also never been drunk, never lit up a joint and never tried any of those other wild parties that were still common on campus before p... Read more
Spring term and spring plans!
Monday, April 08, 2013      0 comments

Spring term starts today. Worrying about getting into nursing school ended officially when I got up this morning, theoretically. I only applied for two schools, which is as it should be, since there were only two within a reasonable drive.... Read more
Challenging day - with a hospice patient who is not yet officially hospice
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      1 comments

I have a favorite client. We are not supposed to have them, I know. But who can help having one? He was in multiple wars, has multiple wounds and is generally in reasonably good spirits about how poorly he gets around. Now he has other issue... Read more

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