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Peculiar People Day! Yay!!
Friday, January 10, 2020      3 comments

I just found out that January 10 is officially Peculiar People Day!! This is something definitely worth celebrating! In the theme of the day, I found this delightful quote from Dr. Seuss: ... Read more
Thankful to walk upon the Earth
Thursday, November 28, 2019      5 comments

Just to give some background, I have been an active runner for much of my life, regularly participating in events from 5k to marathons. I lived near Lake Superior, with very snowy winters, and would switch to cross-country skiing in the winters.... Read more
Snow Goose Fest
Saturday, January 26, 2019      6 comments

This weekend, I have been enjoying a wonderful and rare opportunity to observe wild birds during the annual Snow Goose Festival, which highlights migrating waterfowl in northern California. Weather was perfect for a field trip to a wildlife refu... Read more
Inspiration from the mouths of babes - or puppies, in this instance
Thursday, January 24, 2019      2 comments

Yesterday morning was bright and pleasant, and the Border Collies & I went out for a walk. We were all in high spirits and trotting along enthusiastically when – boom! – I stepped in a ground squirrel hole and fell flat on the ground. That sure ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Important Things Take Time
Sunday, January 06, 2019      3 comments

I have a craftsy friend who gave handmade gifts to all her friends. Each gift was a small wall hanging that featured a phrase that kind of captured the personality of the recipient. It was great fun to compare our gifts and tease each other abou... Read more
Losing Pounds, Imagining Dogs
Friday, February 02, 2018      8 comments

When reading articles about weight loss, I sometimes run across the following visualization: “Imagine you are holding the amount of weight that you want to lose in your hands.” Thus, if you have a goal of losing five pounds by a certain date... Read more
Eating Well Beats Taco Bell
Monday, January 22, 2018      10 comments

Awhile back, someone posted on the SP community feed questioning what benefits there were to eating whole foods rather than giving in to her craving for Taco Bell food. This question piqued my interest, since I had recently found a recipe for ro... Read more
Staying Healthy During the Holidays
Thursday, December 14, 2017      3 comments

The year-end holiday season is a time when a lot of people travel, and attend large social gatherings and public events. This is also the time when the cold and flu season is in high gear, and predictions are that the 2017-2018 flu season is goi... Read more
December ain't over yet
Sunday, December 18, 2016      3 comments

The first day of December saw me in the ER due to a severe adverse reaction to a medication that my doctor had prescribed for me. Today, the 18th, I am just getting back on SparkPeople. Hopefully, I will still be able to accomplish a few of the ... Read more
Difficult days
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      3 comments

It has been a few really hard days. I am sustained by the ML King quote, "If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." Be strong. Persevere. You ca... Read more
Two weeks and off to a good start.
Sunday, November 13, 2016      2 comments

I joined SP 15 days ago. In the past two weeks, I have had a few very bad days. However, I have also had some good days on which I was able to make small improvements in my activity level. Progress, a few more steps each time. I'm going to have ... Read more
Still first week
Friday, November 04, 2016      0 comments

Day 6. The past several days have very difficult healthwise. There's a lot of family in town for the funeral of a close relative, but I haven't been able to spend time with dear family members because of my medical problems. Needless to say, the... Read more