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A Milestone Trivia Day and my Compromise Approach
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      29 comments

I start every day with a cup of coffee and Spark. It's been over 7 years now. I like trivia. It's kind of a cliff notes version of reading the articles plus a way to test if I've retained the information I once knew. However, I was disa... Read more
I am the Phantom Racer
Sunday, March 13, 2016      29 comments

My first race of the season was interesting. I never race in winter or in the heat of the summer. I'm a weather wimp. My goal during those months is simply to maintain a fitness base. So yesterday DH & I drove 75 miles to a city where DD... Read more
Why pass a bill to deny my right to know what I'm eating?
Thursday, February 25, 2016      39 comments

I'm trying hard to eat natural, to eat REAL food. I'm reading labels. I'm trying to decipher the different ways ingredients can be disguised. I know I'm responsible for what I put in my mouth. Why make it harder for me to know what... Read more
The Long and Winding Road
Sunday, February 21, 2016      42 comments

I'm always amazed at Spark connections. Today it was Spark-Guy's Ultimate Challenge blog that blended perfectly with my deep thoughts this week. Thank you, sparkers, for the kind words on my blogs about DH & me. Here we are in the b... Read more
The Evolution of a Stealth Sparker
Friday, February 19, 2016      41 comments

My last blog hinted at DH's alternatives when faced with being housebound by bad weather. A bit of history: This was my table in 2010 when I blogged that I lived with the "Junk Food King of the World." I had reached my goal weight by the... Read more
"There are always alternatives" - Mr Spock
Thursday, February 18, 2016      39 comments

That's Spock of Star Trek, not the author of the baby books. The original 60s TV show was a favorite of DH and me. He was an aerospace engineer working on the Lunar Module and I was a HS math teacher. Years later I had a poster in my clas... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Different View of Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14, 2016      218 comments

I appreciate the Valentine Goodies from Spark Friends just as I like receiving comments and notes of encouragement all year. It's nice to feel connected to people and something bigger than ourselves. Now as I log in to SP this morning fo... Read more
Still learning after all these Spark years
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      28 comments

Spark and Sparkers have been responsible for my continued motivation and success. However, I had become complacent. I know what I have to do and logging in here has kept me doing it. So what a surprise to realize that since 2013 I could... Read more
You know you're weird when the doc calls the intern in to observe
Monday, February 01, 2016      19 comments

Nothing serious, fortunately. I was at an appointment to get new orthotics. The ones I got last year are fine for walking but I CANNOT run in them. I've been using a pair that is now 4 years old. Maybe a new pair will solve my shoe problem? ... Read more
Shoe Woes Continue - I feel like Goldilocks
Monday, February 01, 2016      21 comments

I've always identified with the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea." Her problem was the mattresses. Mine are the shoes. Now I have a new alter ego. This is my living room floor right now. ... Read more
Targeted Advertising
Saturday, January 30, 2016      22 comments

I wasn't going to blog today. I got up late (7:00) and I have a lot to do. This is NOT a complaint about advertising in general, neither on Spark or anywhere else. It's more about how I see myself and how advertisers view me. Because I'm... Read more
Carnegie Hall! Here I Come!
Thursday, January 28, 2016      32 comments

No, I haven't suddenly been "discovered" and I didn't just buy a ticket. I'm actually going to be on the stage singing - in a chorus in a concert in June. It's not the NY Philharmonic and it is not one of their premier events, but I'll be ... Read more
My split sports personality - watching 2 channels at once
Monday, January 25, 2016      15 comments

I know why the networks schedule figure skating against football. Surely each will appeal to only one segment of the population. Except for me, again the oddball. Yesterday, Denver vs New England began at 3pm, so I had one hour to watch... Read more
Snowbound - fitness info for the data driven mind of a "confused squirrel"
Sunday, January 24, 2016      20 comments

After one blizzard day of fitness walking around the house, strength training and yoga, I had to keep up my motivation for day 2. I would much rather be outside running or walking, but my neighborhood looked like this. ... Read more
Relatively Speaking - Continuing Yesterday's Deep Thoughts
Saturday, January 23, 2016      22 comments

Yesterday I pondered what was considered a "significant" amount of weight loss and the attitudes of and toward those who have lost (or want to lose) different amounts of weight. Of course magazines want to make sales and spotlight the extre... Read more

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