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An eulogy of sorts for my parents Bob and Pat Grooms
Sunday, March 23, 2014      10 comments

Last week my mother died. My father had died several years ago. My parents and I had been estranged for almo... Read more
Another passing
Thursday, March 20, 2014      10 comments

On Monday I learned that my mother had died. A sad event made sadder that in the end, her actions left her estranged from her children. I believe she had wanted to reconnect but couldn't acknowledge the long term issues that had been created. ... Read more
made level 20 in Sparkpeople!
Monday, March 03, 2014      9 comments

How did I do it despite, depression, frustration, distractions, by keeping moving, no matter how little, asking for help and encouragement ( which I got in abundance from sparkpeople members ) and looking towards the positive. ... Read more
Made my annual fitness minute goal
Saturday, December 07, 2013      4 comments

Now for 40,000 by years end!... Read more
Made my annual fitness minute goal
Saturday, December 07, 2013      8 comments

Now for 40,000 by years end!... Read more
Other motivations
Friday, November 15, 2013      9 comments

Along with Sparkpeople and Fitbit, I have found several sites and apps to keep me moving. everymove is great because my walking helps earn money for charity, linked wit... Read more
Cats:My alternative heat source
Monday, November 04, 2013      14 comments

Like many people, I have worked hard to reduce my use of fossil fuel. Since I've been rescuing cats , I find I can keep my house temperature much lower, especially at night with my crew to keep me warm. Want your bed prewarmed, just preten... Read more
40,000 fitness minutes for the year?? maybe
Tuesday, October 29, 2013      9 comments

between better tracking with my fitbit and motivator tools: sparkpeople, run keeper, every move, nexercise. I have almost earned double my fitness minutes for the year.... Read more
Sunday, September 15, 2013      8 comments

got my "new" bike, just getting adjusted and tried riding not bad so far working on getting up to speed. one of my goals for this year... Read more
another fitbit, another day
Tuesday, September 10, 2013      7 comments

Over the weekend lost yet another fitbit zip, It just seems to find a way to fall off or get caught and lost. So I'm now trying a fitbit flex since I found one on craigslist for 80. At least I can see when it is off my wrist. I have to say ... Read more
Only 9000 minutes to reach this years fitness goals
Monday, September 09, 2013      7 comments

I've already walked or did some activity to earn 26,479 minutes and despite losing another fitbit I'll be tracking and a grooving... Read more
Seasonal Kitten Disorder
Sunday, August 25, 2013      14 comments

I'm suffering from seasonal Kitten Disorder. This occurs in the Spring and Fall when the cats and kittens go crazy and change their routines and and pecking orders. During this time i am regularly trampled at night and followed around all ... Read more
Saturday, August 17, 2013      11 comments

I admit I hate to track but benefit when I do. So I regularly look for tools to help. My iPod and now iPhone have been a big help. Currently I use several apps to track and keep me motivated. Sparkpeople app helps me stay on track with reco... Read more
redoubled my fitness minutes goals
Monday, August 12, 2013      5 comments

I think both the momentum/habits Ive built up have been keeping me moving more. Also the fitbit has made it easier to record and to stay aware of my activity levels. ... Read more
54 one more year to senior discounts!
Saturday, August 03, 2013      12 comments

Happy birthday to me. It's another year and while I haven't achieved all my goals I'm further along and can see and deal with the obstacles I knew and some I discovered along the way. I'm much more active and consistent about it. The f... Read more

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