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Race Results and random thoughts
Sunday, May 01, 2016      7 comments

10k--> 1:09:14 I came in about 1 minute faster than my goal time. AND I was less than 2 minutes behind my granddaughter. It was a great run! I did a 4:1 run/walk and only a couple of times I had to cut the run time short. I had been p... Read more
Before the race
Saturday, April 30, 2016      3 comments

Race starts in 3 1/2 hours and I am having my coffee. I cannot start my day without coffee. I had a restless night and woke up before the alarm. The good news is that the weather is going to be great for running. Last night we went to pick... Read more
Been awhile
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      4 comments

Wow! It has been quite some time since I logged onto Spark People. We no longer have internet service where we live, so my access is very limited. How have things been for me? Well, I have lost a couple of pounds and hopefully, they will s... Read more
Cannot wait til the spring weather is here to stay.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016      1 comments

I have not been online much lately because our internet is now limited and we have to be careful of how much data is transmitted. But I am still hangin' in there. We bought a treadmill and I have been able to run indoors instead of outside where... Read more
How many calories are in this?
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      1 comments

Yesterday, I made Jill Nussinow's Spicy West African Sweet Potato Tomato and Groundnut Stew from her book, The New Fast Food. I omitted the oil and added carrot and celery. The dish had: onion, carrot, celery, sweet potato, cabbage, tomato, spi... Read more
Wow! Long Time no post!
Sunday, February 14, 2016      5 comments

It thas been over a month since my last blog. I think I lost my Spark again. This page just isn't working for me like it used to. Plus we now have limited internet and so I am logging on with my phone, a 4-inch screen and online typing is not mu... Read more
TV show Fat Families or how I am learning to eat slower
Thursday, January 07, 2016      3 comments

I found a show on youtube called Fat Families; Steve Miller finds obese families and then works with them for about 10 weeks and his motto is eat less and move more. I looked him up (it is a UK show) and he uses hypnotherapy. The families seem t... Read more
Happy Holidays!
Thursday, December 24, 2015      8 comments

Well, it is that time of year again. The end of 2015 is near and I did not reach my goal weight and have to much to go to make it. So. this week will be spent preparing my mind for a successful 2016 in regards to eating healthy and exercise. ... Read more
Ta Da! The Light is turning on!
Friday, December 18, 2015      2 comments

Last night at Share A Meal, a community service where groups and/or individuals will make and serve a meal for the community, I ate what was served: Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole. This morning, my fingers are aching. I am thinkin... Read more
What are you buying?
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      3 comments

It seems with the food choices we have available now, knowing how and what to eat to be healthy is a thing of the past. Today, man-made ingredients, preservatives, and artificial coloring are in most items on the shelves. I watched a docum... Read more
My year in review
Tuesday, December 15, 2015      2 comments

Just a couple of weeks until the new year. I am thinking of the my successes and failures of this past year. One is of the sort of this quote, " I resolved to lose 10 pounds this year; only 15 to go." It has been a struggle. Fortunately, that is... Read more
The brain in the belly
Thursday, December 10, 2015      3 comments

I read an interesting article about our gut having a brain that leads us and guides us. You know, the saying, "I just had a gut feeling" or " I feel it in my gut" whenever we make some decision based upon what we call intuition, that inner voice... Read more
Almost the end of the year...
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      2 comments

Well, it is almost the end of the year and tis the season of sugary junk food. I was tempted to make the family favorite cookies this year because my mom is not able to; but I have decided not to do so because of the ingredients: shortening, whi... Read more
Commit to Commitment
Sunday, December 06, 2015      5 comments

"Commit to Commitment" ~ that is a phrase I heard on an episode of Fraiser, when Fraiser was wondering why he always broke up with that someone who was a good match for him. His brother suggested that it was because he was afraid to commit to co... Read more
Slaying the Sugary Beast
Monday, November 30, 2015      6 comments

Here is a great article to tame that sweet tooth:
answers/answers15/ Start thinking of sugar for what it really is and the damage it can and will do if you eat.... Read more

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