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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Vintage Reality Check
Wednesday, May 27, 2020      64 comments

One benefit of my new normal – my house is becoming super organized. Yesterday, I tackled my “vintage closet” where I have saved clothes that hold special memories for me. One surprise way in the back was a box of patterns. I used to se... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts “God Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise”
Saturday, May 23, 2020      64 comments

That’s a saying I remember from my childhood. In addition to current problems, our “creek,” that is our lake and river have been rising to levels not seen in decades. Our dock is underwater. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Staying Motivated & Staying Home
Tuesday, May 19, 2020      62 comments

What a surprise this morning to discover that I am today’s Sparkpeople “Featured Motivator” especially since our world travels and family activities had greatly reduced my time on the site in recent years. Returning to the USA on Feb 29th a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Meeting Up with a Spark Friend in Puerto Chacabuco, Chile!
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      62 comments

What are the chances? Phebess and I live on opposite coasts of the USA. She travels ALL the time as her blogs describe. Joe and I travel a LOT We were on different cruise ships sailing in opposite directions but docked in this lit... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What I’ve learned from 10 Years of Maintenance
Tuesday, November 26, 2019      83 comments

You can maintain even if you travel a LOT! (Photos below of our 5 trips so far in 2019, #6 coming up in December) I always gain weight when traveling (3-4 pounds on each 2-3 week trip) Why? Because eating the local food is part of the... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My 49 Year Old Tree
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      46 comments

This is Christmas 1969. Can you see the baby under the tree? Baby Jeannie (Hayburner1969) was 3 months old and I sent this photo to DH who left for Vietnam right after she was born. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Thanksgiving Day – 9 years of Maintenance
Wednesday, November 21, 2018      52 comments

How ironic that the day Americans stuff themselves with food was the day in 2009 when I reached my goal weight! Although I am not active on Spark anymore, I want to assure anyone who remembers me that I am still successfully following Spark prin... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Checking in from My World Outside of Spark
Thursday, June 14, 2018      80 comments

Thank you to those who still send me notes and goodies. I want to assure everyone that I am fine. I still follow the Spark principles and in a few months will mark 9 years of maintenance. Joe and I have been traveling a LOT both alon... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Sound of Silence
Friday, October 06, 2017      94 comments

I began my 8 years at Spark in silence and although I am still here, I have fallen silent again. Thank you to all who have inquired about my situation. I apologize for my lack of response. You do deserve an explanation. Since the t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Images from the Past for a 90 Year Old Audience
Sunday, August 13, 2017      72 comments

What are these sailors doing? It’s 1945 and they are watching the USS Augusta where King George VI of England is visiting President Truman in... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Impact of a 72 Year Old Discovery
Monday, August 07, 2017      74 comments

15 days ago my status and blog asked “Can I do it again?” as I described my chorale’s upcoming 7 day singing tour of Canada. The answer – YES! Even though our schedule didn’t allow time for SP beyond logging in to keep my streak alive, the res... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Can I do it again?
Sunday, July 23, 2017      73 comments

I may only blog about once a week, but staying connected with Spark for the inspiration and motivation I get from others is very important to me. I credit it with staying in maintenance range all these 7 years. Last month during our cruise... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It’s Not Where You Start, It’s Where You Finish
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      87 comments

That’s the title of a song from the musical “Seesaw.” I’ve learned from Spark People that even if things are going badly, just keep your eye on the goal and keep going. That’s just what happened on Saturday. Even though I just celebrated ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Verdict – Did I Out-Run, Out-Walk, Out-Tour My Fork?
Monday, July 10, 2017      211 comments

Thanks to Spark People I know how to maintain my weight at home (over 7 years now). I login every morning for my daily dose of motivation and follow the plan. On a 16 day cruise through 5 countries on the rivers of Europe it’s more diffic... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Food for the Body, Mind and Spirit
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      81 comments

OK, I am on a cruise after all, so you know there will be food. We're also visiting 5 countries along the river and the food is part of the culture. So how to keep my MAINtenance goal in mind while still thoroughly enjoying the experience? ... Read more

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