SparkPeople Carries Me Through!
Friday, June 11, 2010      5 comments

One of the best things about SparkPeople, second in line to all the great support and friendships that have developed for me through this program is the idea of learning good, healthy exercise and eating strategies which have now developed into ... Read more
What's new about you?
Monday, April 26, 2010      9 comments

I thought it would be fun for each of us this week to write a few things that have definitely changed about ourselves, either from the beginning of the year, or even the past year. Pretend you are a very supportive, interested friend and do a li... Read more
What We Can Learn from Goldilocks!
Thursday, April 22, 2010      9 comments

I bet you think this is a lecture about not going into other people’s houses when they are off picking berries in the forest. Nope! Although that’s not a nice thing to do, I’m figuring that most of you already have that one down. So what e... Read more
A Kink in my Learning Curve
Sunday, April 18, 2010      8 comments

You can call it what you like--a bump in the road, a stubborn moment or a speed race down the downward slope, but I like to think of my little eating and exercise blunders as kinks in my learning curve. It at least gives me credit for being inte... Read more
The Cupboard Challenge!
Monday, April 12, 2010      7 comments

Boy, I sure didn't realize what I was getting into when I issued a challenge to eat meals three times this week that start with foods you already have in your cupboards, freezers, and pantries. While trying to live up to my own challenge I tack... Read more
The "Weighting" Game
Thursday, April 08, 2010      2 comments

The “Weighting” Game What game have you ever played where losers turn out to be the winners? It kind of sounds like fun, doesn’t it! Games can last for weeks to months and sometimes a year or more. “Weighting” is the newest craze...it’s ... Read more
Taking the healthy path - a trail or a trial!
Saturday, March 27, 2010      5 comments

Isn't it amazing how the transposition of just a few letters in a word can change the whole meaning? I got to thinking about that when I accidentally did just that as I was typing away. Caught it on the rebound but it made me think. How DO I rea... Read more
Bad Hair Day!!!
Monday, March 22, 2010      3 comments

Oh, Mercy. I have been coloring my hair for years and years to remain blonde. Well, at the end of January, when I was coloring my hair I noticed that my scalp was getting warm. It became a red-orange color and it stayed that way for about 3 days... Read more
FOOD is not an Activity!!
Monday, March 15, 2010      5 comments

This weekend I was talking to a friend who actually said those words: FOOD IS NOT AN ACTIVITY. She was talking about how she was raised. When her family would get together, the gathering was not centered around food. Food, she said, was for meal... Read more
So long, Sweets!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      4 comments

Goodbye, Sugar. So long, Sweets! We are breaking up for good this time. Oh, I know, you have tried to lure me back with tempting cookies, cakes, ice cream and candies of all sorts in my favorite combinations and flavors but I have been able to i... Read more
I've picked up a Hitch Hiker!!!
Thursday, March 04, 2010      5 comments

NO, it's not what you think! This hitch hiker is someone I know and it doesn't involve a car! It involves my travels on the road to some pretty significant life style changes! I didn't realize this handsome gentleman was tagging along until he s... Read more
Pleasure reading...The Spark
Thursday, February 25, 2010      2 comments

I mostly always have 3 books going at once because I learned a long time ago that it is nice to be involved with a few casts of characters at a time so that when one book ends, and those characters fade out of your life, there is already someth... Read more
Up, Down, Turn it Around!
Thursday, February 18, 2010      4 comments

That sounds like the steps to the newest dance craze, doesn't it? Well, think again. It's what happened to me today in regards to exercise. I was up this morning, tracking and eating sensibly, but then after playing a concert, I took a nap inste... Read more
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      4 comments

Can you imagine my indignation when I got the following letter from the “Clean Plate Club?” I had been a member in good standing for well over 65 years. I have been carrying the “trophies” around my middle for at least 40 of those years. You’d t... Read more
Turning a bad choice around!
Sunday, February 07, 2010      4 comments

I knew I had done it the minute the order was placed. We were at a fancy burger place for lunch today and not only did I order one, but I added an order of sweet potato fries to go along with our meal. As I sat at the table disgusted with myself... Read more

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