I cut up my mother’s pajamas this morning
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 23 comments
Like several sparkers lately, I have to deal with my mother’s possessions. Unlike some others, this is a slow process for me. Partly it’s because my mother saved everything and there isn’t any particular organization to the stuff she save... Read more
“You have nice legs” said the nursing home resident.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 20 comments
Several times a month my status reads “Brooklyn_Born is singing at a nursing home this morning.” A Spark Friend blogged today that she was beginning to volunteer at an old folks home. So I thought I would share this story. A few membe... Read more
Focus on what you CAN do, not what you CAN’T – great blog from a Sparker living this advice
Sunday, September 14, 2014 20 comments
I’d like to direct your attention to a great blog by LindaKay228 whose experience and motivation put this common slogan into action. “Why I Do What I Do” www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Why, other than weight gain, would I go back to tracking my food?
Saturday, September 13, 2014 30 comments
I must admit that I don’t track my food anymore UNLESS there is an upward trend in my weight. Weighing myself every day is especially important for me personally since avoiding the scale is how I gained the weight in the first place. Now I... Read more
Age Quod Agis – not exactly Carpe Diem – but complementary advice
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 19 comments
What most people don’t know about me is that I studied Latin for 5 years. I’ve got big medals to prove it. I would have been a Classics major in college if I thought I could make a living at it, but I’m very practical too. As a math/comp... Read more
Sparkpeople advertising – not a complaint
Friday, September 05, 2014 24 comments
It’s not a plateau, it’s “mini-maintenance”
Thursday, September 04, 2014 66 comments
I know that plateaus are depressing to many people. There are plenty of blogs and articles written about the negative effect they have on our motivation. Since plateaus never bothered me very much, I thought I would share my perspective.... Read more
Run cut short by a SNAKE - EEK!
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 23 comments
It takes something really unusual for me to blog in the middle of the day. A copperhead will do it. It very hot and humid here in VA so my plan was to get up early, drive to a city with a shaded trail and run there. On the outskirts... Read more
I BLOG therefore I AM…NOT eating the ice cream (apologies to Descartes for the paraphrase)
Sunday, August 24, 2014 18 comments
I never blog in the middle of the day. That’s an early morning thing for me. This is a special case. Today is supposed to be a rest day. I’m working on a big project. I want to finish updating my website to include the recent concer... Read more
Sugar alcohol and me – got to read those labels carefully.
Friday, August 22, 2014 21 comments
My status today says that I’m sorting through photos. That’s true and needs to be done, but the decision wasn’t totally my choice. Like many people, some food “agrees with me” and some doesn’t. In my case I’ve learned to totally avoid fis... Read more
Oops! That wasn’t deodorant.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 23 comments
Training with real people
Sunday, August 17, 2014 17 comments
I love SparkPeople and especially the friends I’ve met here. DH calls them my “imaginary” friends. Regardless of their title, these online friends have helped me immensely. I follow their journey and they follow mine. The special inter... Read more
Expanding my horizons with a Spark Recipe – Moroccan Chicken & Lentils
Thursday, August 14, 2014 15 comments
I’m an impatient cook. I want it to be healthy and taste good, but I don’t want to take a lot of time doing it and I don’t want to baby-sit it. It should cook by itself without any more help from me. I also prefer a reasonable length of i... Read more
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