I HATE reading! Does that shock you?
Friday, January 30, 2015 24 comments
Of course it’s not true. I’m here every day both reading and writing. I read mostly for information and to stay connected to the world. My taste in fiction leans toward historical novels. What if your child came home from school and said... Read more
Cardio, Strength Training, Flexibility, Balance – trying to work on all aspects of fitness.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 19 comments
I like physical activity. I always have. However, I don’t like all options equally. Cardio – no problem! I don’t even need music or companions or TV. Outside, nature is enough. Indoors, I’m content with my own thoughts. Strength T... Read more
I love my SPAT - It’s not perfect but neither am I
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 15 comments
I like that it (SPark Activity Tracker) keeps track for me, both the “workouts” and those random steps throughout the day that don’t fit the “10 minute of continuous activity” standard. Yesterday when I saw the results it posted, I was a bi... Read more
Remembering pizza - thanks to Spark Guy’s Sunday blog
Monday, January 26, 2015 30 comments
Today I’m thinking about all the pizza I ate while growing up in Brooklyn, NY. Living in a neighborhood of immigrant families from all over the world, one thing we all had in common was that we ate lots of carbs. My heritage was pierogi an... Read more
There’s a color missing from my rainbow
Thursday, January 22, 2015 22 comments
It’s not easy being green, for me at least. During my spark years I’ve learned a lot about nutrition. I suppose I’ve always known that it’s important to eat fruit and vegetables, but knowing doesn’t always lead to doing the right thing. F... Read more
If I had a pre-set weigh-in day, I might feel really bad this morning.
Monday, January 19, 2015 62 comments
My daily Spark email includes yet another article about avoiding the scale. “4 Signs It’s Time to Step off the Scale.” Oh, there I am in #3 “You can recite your weight to the nearest fraction at all times” Yeah, sure I can. I s... Read more
What a surprise! I’m “elderly”!
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 22 comments
When did that happen? I don’t feel elderly. When DH & I travel to Europe, we like to stay in hotels popular with local people rather than the US style chains. When traveling with family and staying in one place 3 days or more, we rent... Read more
Taking my own advice – not always easy
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 23 comments
1) “Rest and come back stronger” That’s something I’ve said to others who are sick or injured. I do believe it, but last week when I was a lump on the couch (see last blog), it was tough advice to accept. There was that voice in my ... Read more
A non-spark day so bad it’s actually funny
Friday, January 02, 2015 30 comments
On Wednesday I posted a status that I was feeling “under the weather.” My attitude was as bad as I felt, especially since I know my situation could have been avoided. What turned me from an energetic, determined sparker into a lump on the... Read more
“Good Luck Getting into Heaven”
Sunday, December 28, 2014 23 comments
At first I only heard the first two words. I had been running and I thought that the man I encountered during my cool down was encouraging me to keep going. “Excuse me,” I asked and he repeated all 5 words. You see, I was wearing a ... Read more
There is a "Stealth Sparker" in my house!
Friday, December 26, 2014 20 comments
My last 3 blogs were about the trip DH & I took to Europe to visit the Christmas Markets accessible from a cruise on the Danube. I wrote about the sites, the food/drink, what I wore and that I only gained 1.5 pounds. What I didn't mentio... Read more
How a spark friend influenced my travel wardrobe and helped me pack light.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 24 comments
Sparking my way across Europe before Christmas – the ultimate test of motivation
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 24 comments
Christmas Markets on the Danube – The short version
Monday, December 22, 2014 22 comments
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