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We Gotta Laugh
Tuesday, December 29, 2015      15 comments

So here we are with cookies still around, chocolate gifts, and hey, a whole half quart of whipping cream for... Hmmmm Well it's gotta go. All of it. Ho, ho, it goes... Where do you take your goodies when you need them ... Read more
All I Want For Christmas
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      17 comments

I found this picture on line and for me, it rings so true. To be present on this amazing planet with people I care about is such a gift. To be active and healthy and committed to doing the best I can in life is grand. Those are my most heart ... Read more
I've Been Gifted
Saturday, December 12, 2015      17 comments

I feel so fortunate right now. Last week we traveled to St John with our daughter and 9 year old grandson. He has a busy life, like most young people these days. Lots of activities and lots of homework. Until this past week I felt like I har... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Is Sparking an Ordeal or an Adventure?
Wednesday, December 02, 2015      113 comments

I have to admit that when I started Sparkpeople I wasn't in a good place. I felt defeated and resigned to my fate: I needed to get to work. And work it was--and still is--to stay focused, be consistent and do the healthy thing. But at some poi... Read more
Old Dog, New Tricks
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      19 comments

I'm changing things up. It's Fall and the holiday season is spinning towards me. Because it's harder to get outside, even though I am mostly committed to getting outside, I need variety to keep my spark (and my Spark cred). So here's th... Read more
For the Next Time We Fear Speaking Up, Some Wisdom
Saturday, November 21, 2015      8 comments

This quote from John Lennon is new to me and I love it. ... Read more
Mixing It Up
Thursday, November 12, 2015      13 comments

It's been a good week for me fitness-wise. I've been consistent and active. I'm feeling good. But the biggest thing I did was try something I'd abandoned for a long time: my yoga practice. I popped in a Jillian Michaels yoga DVD yesterda... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Never Too Old? It's Not That Simple.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      24 comments

Every so often I read a post or a blog on Spark about feeling too old to lose weight, or change lifestyles. Often I pick up that concern when I read the Introduction posts on the Message Board. My first reaction is that we are never too old. Bu... Read more
Happy Halloween!
Saturday, October 31, 2015      18 comments

Sharing a pic of our youngest grandson to celebrate the fun of Halloween! ... Read more
Fall Herbs & Veggies Garden
Friday, October 23, 2015      17 comments

emoticon Yesterday I cleaned the basil out of my herb garden--just a big pot on my front porch where I keep... Read more
Prank It Forward
Saturday, October 17, 2015      9 comments

I found this amazing story on video today and want to pass it along. It is about a young woman who suffered from an eating disorder and then turned her life around to help others. And then someone who knew her played an amazing pay-it-forward ... Read more
Just for Fun
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      13 comments

I picked this up on social media today and laughed out loud. Any Sparker knows better! But still... ... Read more
How Do Others React to Our Changing?
Sunday, September 27, 2015      13 comments

Ever notice that when we step out of a pattern to pursue our dreams or state a strong opinion it is common that others exert pressure to keep us as we always have been--or as they have always seen us? I think it is "common" because it is just hu... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Consistency Streak
Saturday, September 26, 2015      21 comments

I go along with Woody Allen who is often quoted as saying that showing up is 80% of life. But still, my 518 day streak for checking into Spark surprises me a little. That’s pretty dang consistent. Checking in with Spark has become a dail... Read more
A Little Note to Self about Staying Out of Other People's Business
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      11 comments

I don't know why I sometimes think other people's problems are mine to repair. I don't actually believe that, but sometimes I act like that. So here's my "note to myself for today. ... Read more

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