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Jolt for 1/21/19
Thursday, January 24, 2019      6 comments

Just one little thing for today? A little bit less on my plate (food, that is). I can eat just a little less at every meal without missing anything. The "big grin for every one" day was so much fun, I repeated it for several days. Wish I c... Read more
Jolt for 1/6/19
Sunday, January 06, 2019      10 comments

Just one little thing for today? A smile for everyone I see! I keep seeing a dour face in the mirror so I'm going to put on a big grin and go about my day. There is much joy in my heart and my life is wonderfully blessed so it's time to share so... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts JOLT for the new year
Sunday, December 30, 2018      94 comments

Wishing all SparkFolks a Happy New Year! I'm a bit early but since I haven't blogged in a very long time I wanted to start the new year right. And what is this "JOLT", you might be wondering, well, it stands for Just One Little Thing. I'm ... Read more
Our Community Garden
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      6 comments

Gardening is a great way to add exercise, fresh air and fresh vegetables to your life. Our backyard is very shady (thank you lovely trees) so we opted for a plot at the local community garden. The garden is very pretty. ... Read more
A Hike in the Park
Friday, April 22, 2016      8 comments

At the invitation of a fellow Sparker, I walked on a wooded trail and photographed the hike. The park is less than 3 miles from our house and is a favorite for many reasons. ... Read more
I Am Nourished. I Am Full.
Saturday, March 05, 2016      4 comments

From now on, at least for a while, this will be my mantra. Since joining SP my eating habits have improved and I know I'm eating nutritious food. That doesn't necessarily translate into a feeling of fullness so I'm going to be more mindful of wh... Read more
Silly Spark Tracker
Sunday, January 24, 2016      7 comments

Silly Spark Tracker doesn't think 1.5 hours of shoveling snow counts as exercise. According to my sweaty self, aching muscles and increased heart rate, I'm pretty sure it is!... Read more
Hello, my name is...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      7 comments

Hello, my name is Becky and I am a sugar addict. There, now that I've admitted it, perhaps it will be easier to overcome. It has been a lifelong addiction - remember the sugar cubes that used be for dissolving in coffee or tea? As a youngs... Read more
Our good-by to 2015
Sunday, January 03, 2016      4 comments

We started a new family tradition in January of 2015 - a memory jar. We decorated an empty oatmeal cylinder with glitter glue, then as we lived the days of the year we would write down a record of the times we wanted to remember on scraps of pap... Read more
Follow up to yesterday's blog
Thursday, October 01, 2015      1 comments

Out of despair of losing dairy products in the daily meal plan, I spent some time yesterday researching casein and its connection with cancer. It seems it is not so cut and dried as Dr. Campbell claimed in the documentary. Mouse studies don't al... Read more
Interesting Documentary
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      2 comments

If any one has a Netflix account, you might find some "food for thought" in the documentary called "Forks Over Knives". It contains some compelling data against consuming dairy products and animal protein sources. I'm in a real quandary now. I ... Read more
Saturday, September 26, 2015      4 comments

You've heard of an NSV, right? A non-scale victory? Well I'm in the opposite camp - a non-scale FAIL. The scale hasn't changed much over the past several years. A pound up and then a pound down, steady as she goes. At my annual physicals the Dr.... Read more
30 Acres
Friday, September 18, 2015      3 comments

Yup, we bought some land, back home in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. It's going to take a lot of time and work to transform it into our vision of a small farm with an orchard, raised bed gardens, berry patch (raspberries and bluebe... Read more
Spark Tracker
Monday, June 08, 2015      2 comments

The Spark Activity Tracker has been an excellent motivational tool to keep me moving. When I lost the tracker last week, I was disappointed, but I knew I would be ordering a new one. Imagine my delight when I found that the SpAT is only 29.99 no... Read more
Monday, February 16, 2015      4 comments

I enjoy the sunshine in winter more than ever this year. The shafts of golden rays send light into the house that forms puddles of warmth onto the carpet in front of the window. If we had a kitty, he would be curled up on that spot soaking up th... Read more

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