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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
Packing for Colorado
Friday, February 15, 2019      10 comments

I’m packing for ski country today. Our four children, their spouses/partners and children will be there to play in the snow. They are a compatible crew and I’m pretty sure we will have lots of fun. Since I broke my leg on an earlier ... Read more
Healing is a Marvel
Wednesday, February 06, 2019      9 comments

It’s been 8 weeks since I broke my leg skiing. I find it amazing that I no longer walk with crutches, that I can climb and descend stairs and I am beginning to put miles on my legs again. I went into my ski accident pretty healthy and fi... Read more
Winding Up Week 5 of a Broken Leg: Moving Back Into my Rehabbed Life
Wednesday, January 16, 2019      9 comments

Well it’s been one terrific week. I gave up my ‘sticks,’ aka crutches, for flat foot full weight walking. I have learned that I can do almost everything except do anything quickly—lol. Stairs, both feet, no problem. Bath tub, in and o... Read more
Week Three and a Half after My Ski ‘Incident’
Monday, December 31, 2018      10 comments

I broke my leg three and a half weeks ago. It is an ‘in place’ break and I’ve had good care. Crutches have made changes in my fitness routine. My home is now my ‘gym.’ I push up the stairs in our house backwards using my good leg and my ... Read more
Broken Leg = New Reality
Friday, December 14, 2018      13 comments

Last Friday morning I started my day by skiing on some wonderful powdery snow in Colorado—a little too fast. Down I went, and after, I could not put weight on my left foot in my ski to finish the run. An hour later—after being bundled up in a ... Read more
The Good, Bad & Ugly Truth about Self Care
Friday, October 05, 2018      10 comments

I’ve been taking care of myself these past few weeks. It’s not been easy. I’ve checked in with my physician, had a mammogram and a flu shot. My blood was drawn. I went to the dentist. At home I’ve taken a hard look at my eating habits ... Read more

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