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My Little Rant on Doctors and Nutrition
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      11 comments

Ever wonder if your doctor is listening to you; or if they understand nutrition? I went in for my annual physical and my cholesterol was elevated a bit. The office did not require an overnight fast so I am pretty sure the elevation (which... Read more
Organizing from the Ground Up
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      2 comments

When my desk is a mess, I can be a mess too. Spark has taught me to get organized and make plans if I want to get to my daily goals. So this morning, looking at the piles of “stuff” on my desk, I decided to simply take it all off. I just ... Read more
Here Comes Fall: Time to Buckle Down
Monday, September 03, 2012      7 comments

September will always be the first month of the new year for me. I’m long past my school days, but the day after Labor Day just feels like the time to get serious and buckle down. Dieting can get tricky for me when the days get colder thou... Read more
Four Weddings and Fortunately, No Funerals
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      6 comments

It started last winter with announcements by two of our three sons that they would be getting married in 2012, one in May and one in August. Then came an announcement that one of my closest friends from high school was also getting married in A... Read more
A Different Kind of Food Diary
Sunday, August 19, 2012      8 comments

I've started a new diary. Every time I try a new recipe and like it, I make an 8 1/2 by 11 copy, punch the paper with 3 holes, and file it in a new notebook under the month. Since I like to cook with fresh seasonal ingredients, I'll have my fav... Read more
Finding Myself in Fall Fashion
Friday, August 17, 2012      3 comments

This week I reverted to my school years and began to think about fall fashion. Apparently, Seventeen Magazine hooked me early! I remember reading the Fall Fashion edition as a young woman and trying to decide just what kind of woman I wanted to... Read more
Every day, even an ordinary day, matters.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      4 comments

I held to the Spark line today. There is a lot in that. Just an ordinary day, doing what I set out to do.... Read more
Six Months on Spark
Sunday, August 05, 2012      4 comments

In another week I wind up six months working with the Spark community to lose weight and gain fitness.  It's been a good journey. I've learned to accept that taking time to exercise is making good use of an hour. The value of exercise dou... Read more
Stretching Our Limits
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      2 comments

My personal trainer and massage therapist, Penny, recently challenged me and other members of a fitness class to see how many workouts we could do. I took her challenge and squeezed 5 or 6 workouts a week into my month. Penny’s invitation i... Read more
Sometimes Doing Nothing Is the Best Thing
Friday, July 27, 2012      4 comments

Part of the time, we live on a lake. A few weeks ago we noticed a tree had some severe "hacking" on one side...the work of a local beaver. Now we love wild life, but I had some unkind thoughts about the critter that was hacking away at a young... Read more

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