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How to Celebrate Small Wins on Way to Big Goals
Thursday, January 30, 2020      7 comments

I found this fun article today and want to share it. It lists some specific ideas about how to celebrate small ‘wins’ on our journeys. All of them are better than a delicious, but defeating, hot fudge sundae! Read more
Blog Love
Wednesday, January 08, 2020      12 comments

I picked up this great inspirational poster from Sparker Cindy247 today on the feed. It spoke to me as I begin the new year wanting to shave off some creep weight gathered over the past year. It’s too easy to beat myself up. This poster sugge... Read more
I Want to Feel Full
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      8 comments

Every new year I pick a word as a way of setting an “intention.” There are so many good ones...kindness, gentleness, tenderness, adventure... I have not decided what my 2020 word is yet, but today I am reflecting on the word FULL. I want ... Read more
Reflections on Christmas Morning
Wednesday, December 25, 2019      11 comments

Good morning, and Merry Christmas! Happy Chanukah! It’s early and quiet this morning before everyone gets up, including a 6 year old. I asked him yesterday if Santa was bringing him presents and he said, “of course!’ Confident little guy.... Read more
My Expired Baking Supply Pantry
Saturday, December 21, 2019      9 comments

Today I made some banana bread to give to a young grandson who loves it. It was the only holiday baking I’m doing this year because we are traveling to our son’s home where his wife will have plenty of baked holiday treats on hand. But w... Read more
Monday, December 09, 2019      12 comments

This is day 4 of a cold virus and I’m not worse and maybe a touch better. Still. I miss heading out the door for some solid exercise. Alas, this too will pass soon enough. And I just remembered that last year at this time I had a broken leg!... Read more
What’s Your Biggest Consistent Motivator?
Saturday, October 05, 2019      5 comments

When it comes down to it the biggest thing that keeps and maintains my attention is regular weigh ins. Lots of other things help...wearing clothes I love, being energetic and fit and able to participate. But what keeps me consistent in mainten... Read more
Activities for the InBetween
Saturday, September 28, 2019      11 comments

My ‘fruit’ plate this morning shows signs of the season with the last of the good tomatoes and the first of the good apples. It’s a weird season i... Read more
Wise Quote for Hard Days
Tuesday, July 23, 2019      9 comments

I love this quote from Marc and Angel Hack Life: “Use disappointment and frustration to motivate you rather than annoy you. Be mindful. You are in control of the way you respond to life.” I’m feeling it today. My weight is up to ‘sc... Read more
Do Not Get Old Before You Are
Wednesday, June 19, 2019      10 comments

I believe that old is a condition. I trust each of us to know when we are wearing out, expended, etc. But perhaps, and this is just a theory on my part, sometimes we believe we are old because we have reached “a certain age.” I think the ... Read more
We Are In This Together
Wednesday, May 08, 2019      23 comments

A few days ago my DH remarked how fortunate I was to have found Spark and kept it in my life so long. (Since 2012!). He is right. It sounds cute to say SparkPeople ‘sparked’ my life, but indeed it did. Among the biggest “wins” from bei... Read more
A Reflection on Healthy Friends
Friday, April 26, 2019      9 comments

Today I am thinking about one of my dearest friends—a woman I knew at 14 and kept in touch with all my years. We grew even closer in the last twenty years, vacationing together with each other and our spouses. It was tricky because we lived on... Read more
First Kayak of the Season!
Friday, March 29, 2019      10 comments

The day was glorious and a friend and I set out on our kayaks in late afternoon. Boy we could feel it in our arms to start, but as we chatted the time passed. We were out on the lake for an hour. Let the season begin! I know there ... Read more
Met My Goal; Time for New Ones
Sunday, March 10, 2019      11 comments

Being human is so interesting. Last week I met a goal of getting back on snow skis after breaking my leg in early December. I did it and skied without injury. I was and am thrilled about that. However... I realized while on the slop... Read more
Cleared for the Slopes & Grateful to My Spark Community!
Wednesday, February 27, 2019      12 comments

I got good news yesterday. My doc says I should be fine to ski next week! I am doing a happy dance. What I feared most about breaking my leg was not being able to ski again. Eager to put THAT fear behind me. That said, I’ll be taking it... Read more

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