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“Take with food” – “Something to go with my tea” and other excuses
Monday, March 11, 2013      25 comments

My “parole officer” brought me back to reality this morning. In the last 10 days I gained nearly 3 pounds. That’s not a lot compared to the fluctuations I’ve read about here on SP, but for me it’s significant. Since reaching maintenance... Read more
Sugar levels in drinks - not just a USA concern
Sunday, March 10, 2013      9 comments

This isn’t news to anyone on SP nor is the “Rethink Your Drink” campaign. However, it caught my attention when it was posted on my Facebook feed by my cousin in SLOVAKIA! ... Read more
Isaac Newton was right.
Saturday, March 09, 2013      17 comments

Unless acted on by an outside force, a body at rest tends to stay at rest and a body in motion tends to stay in motion. At least that’s what I remember from my HS/College Physics classes. My body was in motion just about every day until ... Read more
“I thought they would be more attractive” said my cruise-mate.
Friday, March 08, 2013      32 comments

We were on tour of the “Red Light District” in Amsterdam in December. Yes, this is a popular walking tour especially for Americans. I have no pictures to verify or negate that one man’s opinion because it’s illegal to take pictures of the wome... Read more
Imagine me running toward you in this shirt.
Thursday, March 07, 2013      22 comments

Wouldn’t you think I’m one tough Grandma? No, I haven’t suddenly started to run “ultra” races. This is the program I described at the beginning of the year designed... Read more
When “something going around” finally gets around to you
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      15 comments

How ironic to be given SP “consistency awards” on the very day I became INconsistent. All winter as so many around me were dropping from the flu or some respiratory problem, I marched ahead hardly missing a beat as I dodged those with hacki... Read more
There’s a hole in my new tights! Stupid dog owner!
Friday, March 01, 2013      17 comments

It was a little dog, a leashed dog. So far so good. I was running along the sidewalk in town as a woman in her bathrobe came towards me walking her dog. I moved into the street so they could have the whole sidewalk to themselves. The friend... Read more
Does this indicate I’m spending too much time at the computer?
Thursday, February 28, 2013      18 comments

I’ve worn the letters right off the keys. I hope the picture is clear enough. The letters E,R,Y,U,I,O A,S,H,L N Are totally or almost all worn off. My la... Read more
They say that you never forget your first “time”
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      66 comments

Where you were. - Who you were with - How you felt afterwards. My first TIME was on Thanksgiving Day in Northern VA. I was there alone, but surrounded by 1000 people and my TIME was 30:51. Yes, I’m referring to my first 5K 25 year... Read more
My very own “wardrobe malfunction” - SP related
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      29 comments

It wasn’t as dramatic as some celebrities have had and didn’t have as large an audience, but it was a surprise to me and those around me. Also, it was related to the “new me.” Since my weight loss I’ve bought new clothes in smaller sizes a... Read more
A race that anyone can win. Your speed doesn’t matter
Monday, February 25, 2013      25 comments

This is not a deceptive title hiding some deep philosophy. I don’t mean the “race of life” or racing to a “new you.” This is a real road race - a 4 mile race where you “predict your finishing time” on your registration form. Awards are gi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts “Mommy, I’m glad we’re rich” said my 5 year old son
Sunday, February 24, 2013      85 comments

Really Bobby? How do you know we’re rich? “Because we have everything we need and don’t need” Obviously we weren’t really rich, but in my son’s world with limited perspective, everything was going really well. Rich means more th... Read more
When you can ditch the scale and when it can be risky
Saturday, February 23, 2013      23 comments

Since I’m the type of person who tries to see both sides of an issue, this topic fascinates me. As I’ve written before, I weigh daily, every morning. It’s just like brushing my teeth. It’s no big deal. Yet, I understand the frust... Read more
It’s all about the bottom line as we pad our own bottoms (Ferengi Capitalism?)
Friday, February 22, 2013      22 comments

Let me add my voice to those of my fellow sparkers angry about how our health is being disregarded in the search for greater profit. Recent blogs call our attention to the machinations of the food industry as described in a NY Times article... Read more
The Swedish Bikini Team and me – a different approach to body image
Thursday, February 21, 2013      21 comments

A beer commercial in the early 90s featured a visual reference to this fictitious “team.” At about the same time DH & I were planning a cruise and I went shopping for a new bathing suit. Unlike the cartoon character Cathy, this was never a... Read more

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