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Four and more!
Saturday, February 22, 2014      4 comments

Four days following the SP menu plan. I really like this. By shopping only once a week, I am not being tempted to buy foods I shouldn't eat. I have everything I need to make good food. I am learning how I will modify the menu next week, too.... Read more
Back to the basics
Thursday, February 20, 2014      7 comments

Before I regain ALL the weight I had lost, I know I have to change. Madness, as they say, is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Waking up every morning and saying "this is the day!" and then continuing to make poor food choi... Read more
A lot has happened
Sunday, January 12, 2014      7 comments

Major life changes in the last six months: Retired. Empty Nest. Decided to divorce. Moved house from Quito, Ecuador to Guerneville, California (Includes purchase of a house, packing, unpacking, etc.) I knew these were all comin... Read more
I sparked a colleague!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      5 comments

I have been walking to work every day. As my workplace is two miles from my home, that's four miles a day. One of my colleagues just told me that inspired him to go for a bike ride after work. What a nice thing to tell me! The bad news i... Read more
Anticipating body aches and soreness. :)
Saturday, August 03, 2013      6 comments

I went to my do jiang today. For an hour and a half I trained with the advanced class. I expect I will be sore tomorrow, but I feel great today. I love tae kwan do. I'm glad I'll be able to take it up again now that I'm retiring. I've... Read more
Back and blogging
Wednesday, July 31, 2013      6 comments

Since I was last here, I've packed up all my belongings and sent them off with the shippers. I don't know when I'll see them again as I can't take possession until I have a house to put them in. That won't happen until after I have been here i... Read more
What do I fear?
Sunday, July 14, 2013      8 comments

My Spark Coach challenge today is to do something I'm afraid of doing. SparkGuy, as we all know, has worked hard to overcome his fear of public speaking, which is one of the most common fears out there. I don't happen to share it, which is a g... Read more
Out, Damned Clot!
Monday, July 01, 2013      9 comments

About three or four months ago, I posted that I had a blood clot in my left leg. Serious stuff -- my mother has clots, her father had clots, and her brother died of an embolism caused by a clot when he was 29, before I was born. ... Read more
SiXTY down -- again!
Thursday, June 13, 2013      9 comments

At the end of August, I posted my SIXTY down! blog. Here it is:
al.asp?blog_id=5038410 I lost another two pounds after that and made it to 185. I have a photo... Read more
That . . . urgh . . . feeling in my stomach
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      8 comments

I have a zillion things to do. I'm steadily working through them, but I still have more to do. My son's graduation is a week from Thursday and the fiesta dinner (they don't have a 'prom', exactly. The families participate) is the Friday after... Read more
I like to play with my food.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      14 comments

My Quito Sparkies and I have a healthful foods potluck where we share ideas for tasty, nutritious, and low calorie dishes every Wednesday. Today I made my penguins. Th... Read more
It's about to hit the fan. DUCK!
Friday, May 31, 2013      7 comments

In the next few months: My son graduates Seven people in the house for the graduation Sell the car and some of my furniture Pack everything and ship it Fly to the USA Find a house and buy it Unpack everything Find a new job ... Read more
Drawbacks to the life of a nomad
Friday, May 24, 2013      1 comments

I have lived in many countries around the world. I currently live in Ecuador and before that it was Uzbekistan. Before that, the USA, before that Germany, before that Korea, before that Sri Lanka, before that Ukraine. . . You get the idea. ... Read more
Pep Talk
Friday, May 17, 2013      2 comments

My Spark Coach challenge yesterday was to focus on the positive and to give myself a pep talk. I did and it feels good. I strongly recommend it. One. I have taken off and, more importantly kept off 50 pounds. I started this proc... Read more
Nothing. . . and everything
Sunday, May 12, 2013      3 comments

My daughter called me for Mother's Day. It was a great call. I called my mom, too, and we also had a great call. We're three amazing women, we are, and it's good to chat. My son lives with me. He never even said, "Happy Mother's Day, M... Read more

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