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SparkPeople Page-A-Day Calendar Thoughts - March 16, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      2 comments

Today, the calendar recommends that we sign up for a charity race. Check!!! I will be doing Walk MS on April 17 and am almost half-way to my fundraising goal. It IS a most excellent way to get some great exercise, have fun AND raise money... Read more
Persistence and Perseverance
Monday, March 15, 2010      2 comments

Today's quote on the calendar was, "If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average." Unknown If this does not speak directly to perseverance and persistence, I do not know what does. It is these two qualities that have served... Read more
Daylight Savings Time
Sunday, March 14, 2010      3 comments

According to the SparkPeople calendar, and many other sources, losing an hour of our sleep this weekend can impact some people for even up to a few weeks. The suggestion is to stick with your sleep routine, and by doing so, you will adapt more ... Read more
SparkPeople Page-A-Day Calendar - March 12, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010      1 comments

"Consider unconventional activities. Tai chi, belly dancing, rock climbing and other physical pursuits might be just the thing to get you excited about exercise. When you're having fun, it doesn't feel like work." This is great advice. I... Read more
SparkPeople Recipe Review - Crustless Spinach, Onion & Feta Quiche
Thursday, March 11, 2010      2 comments

I made this recipe last week and both my partner and I ABSOLUTELY loved it. The onions in the dish (I used yellow onions) actually tasted almost like potatoes. It is also versatile enough that you could swap out, or add, other veggies. It was... Read more
SparkPeople Page-A-Day Calendar - March 10, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      0 comments

"Experience aromatherapy. Certain scents can calm your mind. Known relaxants include lavender, chamomile, patchouli, and rosemary. Try candles, incense, or air fresheners." I wonder why different scents are more attractive to some than o... Read more
SparkPeople Page-A-Day Calendar, March 9, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      2 comments

"Eat 4-6 servings of vegetables daily. High in nutrients and low in calories, veggies can help diabetes, stroke and heart disease, and help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. One serving is 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw." This falls r... Read more
SparkPeople Page-A-Day Calendar, March 8, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010      3 comments

"Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use." - Ruth Gordon I think I will let this one speak for itself.... Read more
Handling Grief and the Grieving Process
Sunday, March 07, 2010      5 comments

My very own blog instead of the SP calendar ... It dawned on me today that for some reason, despite being 100% comfortable with my partner around (and sharing my grief with her), it is when I am alone that the bulk of my grieving over the l... Read more
SparkPeople Page-A-Day Calendar, March 6/7, 2010
Saturday, March 06, 2010      1 comments

"Energize with exercise. A recent study found that 20 minutes of low-intensity activity can increase energy levels by 20 percent! Who needs coffee? Try an a.m. workout instead." People, it speaks the truth. I love my endorphin highs!! ... Read more
SparkPeople Page-A-Day Calendar - March 5, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010      2 comments

"Develop an action plan. Think about the steps you need to take to make your goal a reality, and them put them into motion. Learn more about nutrition, visit a dietician, or plan extra time for cooking, for example." Action plans are almo... Read more
SparkPeople Page-A-Day Calendar - March 4, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010      2 comments

Hold hands. A recent study published in 'Psychological Science' found that hand-holding calms the body's reaction to stress. So grab the hand of a friend or loved one when sitting on the couch or taking a walk." I KNEW there was a reason ... Read more
SparkPeople Page-A-Day Calendar - March 3, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      5 comments

"Get the nutrition facts. The front of a package won't tell you the whole story. Read labels and compare nutrients like calories, serving size, fat, fiber, calcium and ingredients to make the best choice." This one speaks 150% of the trut... Read more
SparkPeople Page-A-Day Calendar - March 2, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      4 comments

"March is National Nutrition Month! Look for fun and interesting recipes for fruits, vegetables and whole grains so that eating is never bland or boring. Pick up a magazine or cookbook for healthy ideas." Or better yet, look no further an... Read more
SparkPeople Motivational Page-A-Day Calendar - February 27/28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010      2 comments

"Tune in to fitness. When watching TV, get active. March in place or ride your exercise bike. Try a few pushups, crunches and squats during the commercial breaks, too. Who says you don't have time to work out?" I love it. In fact, I ha... Read more

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