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Help, I'm drowning in dog hair!
Thursday, March 07, 2019      14 comments

And other thoughts while waiting for my femur to heal! I think it was the winter weather....Tonto (our 75# dog), can't decide whether to grow more hair or to shed what he has. He is leaving clumps of it everywhere, and with this broken leg I ... Read more
My Wings Have Been Clipped
Tuesday, January 15, 2019      21 comments

Christmas Eve I fell and broke my leg....we were at the zoo, of all places. After nearly three weeks in the hospital I am now home and hopping around on one leg with a walker for support. On the plus side, I am so thankful that, due to Spa... Read more
Sign of Things to Come
Monday, October 16, 2017      22 comments

I had to scrape ice off the car window this morning. "this is what we asked for", I told DH, "when we decided to sell out in Hawaii and move back to Alaska". We have been in limbo since January when we decided to chart this course. At th... Read more
Back in Alaska
Thursday, September 28, 2017      12 comments

Our condo in Hawaii is sold! We are now in Alaska and house hunting. This end of a move is not nearly as stressful as the selling end, but looking at house after house is tiring. One benefit is that there is little time for eating and none fo... Read more
Saturday, September 16, 2017      8 comments

I have always heard that moving is one of life's most stressful activities. We moved a lot in our younger years and it became mostly just a ho-hum chore. Forwarding to our mid and late 80s, it has wreaked havoc on my stability. I am strugglin... Read more
Thursday, July 06, 2017      10 comments

I was shocked this morning when it occurred to me that I no longer think of myself as a "fat" person. I have attached that label to myself for nearly my entire life. I either felt i was invisible or an object of scorn. it has taken me 7 years... Read more
Sunday, July 02, 2017      33 comments

64 years ago today, DH and I were married in a small church in Anchorage, Alaska. DH was a young engineer working for the city of Fairbanks, and after a short honeymoon we settled into a small, one room cabin which boasted no running water and ... Read more
1000 days
Saturday, April 15, 2017      36 comments

Today I hit a milestone of 1000 consecutive days of logging in to Spark People. Just this simple thing has helped keep me motivated to maintain my goal for nearly 5 years. You see, when it comes to food I have very limited brain power, and w... Read more
Beck Diet Solution
Monday, April 10, 2017      7 comments

In my blog yesterday where I listed all mySpark tools, I missed one that is very important to me, The Beck Diet Solution by Judith Beck. While this is not a Spark tool, I have found the book to be a big part of my weight loss efforts. So much ... Read more
Back In The Saddle Again
Sunday, April 09, 2017      8 comments

After nearly four months of almost constant house guests (all family), when the final group left this week I jumped on the scale and was horrified (not surprised) to see that I had reached my "scream weight". For me, I have chosen the wei... Read more
Long Time, No Blog
Thursday, April 06, 2017      8 comments

I read a note from a Spark friend and realized that I have not written a blog in 4 months. Yes, I am still walking...I do at least 2 or 3 miles each day depending on my chosen route. I aim for 5 days a week, and I nearly always do that. My ... Read more
I no longer walk for pleasure, I walk for longevity
Tuesday, December 13, 2016      13 comments

This morning on my walk a friend stopped me to tell me his wife had a stroke yesterday and is in the hospital. She is a good friend, part of my Monday AM foursome. This really made me think about my own health, exercise, and eating habits, whi... Read more
I am still here
Monday, December 12, 2016      14 comments

Spark Coach says I should blog. Oh, that I could be clever with words, like so many of you. I did do the 5k, and I not only finished, I won my age group, even beating the men, as well as a lot of younger people. So....I guess all that practi... Read more
I am bummed.
Thursday, November 03, 2016      16 comments

Here I am, walking my heart out, getting ready for the 5k, and my Spark Tracker is not tracking my steps! Yes, I can walk without it (and I do), but it is such fun to see the steps adding up. Actually, I am totally prepared for this event. I... Read more
O.K, SP, What Have You Done With The Real Tutunan?
Saturday, October 08, 2016      17 comments

I have been hanging around Spark for 6 years now. I have blogged many times about how I hate all exercise (except golf). I get up in the morning and drink 2-3 cups of coffee before I do anything else. Always. Then, one day, I went on a w... Read more

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