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Grief, Loss, and Farewells
Tuesday, June 08, 2021      9 comments

Yes, I too am reeling over the announcement that SP is passing away. I understand the financial reasons that are driving the change but I don't understand why they couldn't roll the nutrition and fitness trackers from SP directly into the n... Read more
Addition is Easier than Subtraction
Tuesday, June 01, 2021      8 comments

'nuff said, am I right? Actually I was thinking of family in this instance rather than excess weight, though that is just as applicable. When you have a baby your life changes entirely. The alteration of Reality is complete and instant... Read more
Treading Water... Again
Friday, May 28, 2021      5 comments

Trying to keep things positive. Trying to stay in the game. Trying to tread water, keep my nose above the waves, and wait for more energy and enthusiasm to return so I can move forward and onward. Yoda: there is no TRY; Do or Do Not. ... Read more
As Life Changes We Adapt and Evolve
Wednesday, May 19, 2021      7 comments

Even if we weren't dealing with climate change and Covid there would still be life changes and challenges to meet. Just as in a complicated dance, a missed step may result in a break in rhythm, a loss of grace, or even injury but we blunder on, ... Read more
What's on the Skids Today?
Wednesday, April 28, 2021      5 comments

Maybe it's just us? Or maybe there was a longshoreman in the family in bygone years that instilled this phrase in our lexicon? Looking up this idiom leads one to definitions of down and out deterioration and despair. It hints at the derelic... Read more
Stepping Up and Stepping Out
Thursday, April 22, 2021      7 comments

Weeks after our first jab, providing significant protection, DH and I stepped out, taking a camping trip for 3 nights and 4 days of hiking. It is the first outing we have taken since we were evacuated due to wildfire last September. Because it i... Read more
Quick Note, Checking In
Sunday, April 11, 2021      6 comments

Sorry I have been AWOL so much of late. Busy trying to get outdoor work done while we can still burn. Soon it will be too hot and dry for that. Our garden prep is also happening when it is too windy for a fire; the cold weather crops are coming ... Read more
Moving On
Monday, March 29, 2021      9 comments

Mid-April will mark a year since beginning semaglutide for the uncontrolled DM2. I had already begun removing excess weight more than 3 months prior by way of intermittent fasting (almost 2 years then). At that point though, I was very doubtful ... Read more
Thursday, March 11, 2021      9 comments

A year from now, what will you wish you had started or done consistently? What did you wish to accomplish a year ago at the start of lock down? How did that turn out? Did you do what you set out to do? What can you conclude from this r... Read more
Wisdom and Genius
Wednesday, February 10, 2021      10 comments

Like so many Spark People, I actively seek and apply wisdom and genius that I encounter. We don't have time to make all the possible mistakes that would provide helpful object lessons in our lifetimes. Better to learn what we can from each other... Read more
Is this Passive Agression?
Wednesday, February 03, 2021      8 comments

A whole week has slipped away and I have made forward progress - not at all. I have also not slid backwards, so some small thing to celebrate. I can sense my DH is getting more frustrated with me but I don't know what to tell him. It seems like ... Read more
Could Cutting Ties to Outcomes Help?
Tuesday, January 26, 2021      8 comments

I have been sneaking up on goal setting this year but encountering strange resistance. In probing this (unusual for me) hesitation I am learning some unsettling aspects of myself. I often conduct quarterly and year-end reviews of aspirations, ac... Read more
Get Busy and Forget About Food
Wednesday, January 20, 2021      8 comments

If, like me, you have found yourself at times obsessing over thoughts of food and feeding as a result of trying to manage your physique, this concept may be helpful. I also often noticed that when I was engrossed in important or enjoyable tasks,... Read more
How Do You Deal with a Pusher?
Monday, January 04, 2021      12 comments

No, not that kind of pusher. A general pusher. Let me explain. Family dynamics 101: Many either want to be like their folks or the complete opposite. Many discover they become their folks whether they intended to or not. Similarly, many dis... Read more
Thank You!
Sunday, December 27, 2020      10 comments

Thank You for being here and for being so upbeat and positive in the face of life's trials and tribulations. We share common goals of health and well-being even if our reasons are different and varied. Your continuing presence is a gift to me. I... Read more

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