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What do you think happened here? What backstory comes with these jeans?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      26 comments

I watch Elementary and CSI so I wonder how this might have come about. When out running or walking, I often come across discarded or lost stuff. Usually it’s just ciga... Read more
Taking charge of our fitness class
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      16 comments

When the aerobics instructor and the backup are both sick, you improvise Last week we “regulars” arrived at the gym for the 9:15 aerobics/weights class to discover that we did not have an instructor. We had options. We could have just put... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Walking vs Running and reading beyond the headline
Monday, April 08, 2013      78 comments

First, I must make it clear that I enjoy BOTH walking and running. I believe both are beneficial to your health and would never call either one BETTER. Which I choose to do depends on the circumstances. Lately, however, I’ve come across a... Read more
It’s officially springtime in VA
Sunday, April 07, 2013      13 comments

So when I take a photo from my deck at this time of year, the white stuff floating around is usually pollen. Since the fruit trees are in bloom, the pollen count has been rising, but that’s not what this is. ... Read more
On April 6, 1917 TWO baby boys were born.
Saturday, April 06, 2013      18 comments

One was the 7th of 9 children born to recent Lithuanian immigrants in the coal region of northeastern PA. The other was the 13th of 15 children born to a family whose ancestors had lived in rural VA for over 150 years. That was also the da... Read more
Just the 2 of us and a 20 pound turkey
Friday, April 05, 2013      18 comments

DH can’t resist a sale. He likes to get his “money’s worth.’ Usually the big sales are on highly processed or junk food, but at holidays I can always count on a BIG turkey. Sometimes we have company to help us eat it, but it doesn’t matte... Read more
Goodbye heart rate monitors
Thursday, April 04, 2013      18 comments

I just gave away TWO Polar Heart Rate Monitors. I dropped them off at my local running store. It wasn’t the kind of thing you just take to Goodwill. Most people wouldn’t even know what they were. The running store sponsors activities like co... Read more
One chocolate chip cookie per mile.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      22 comments

I know that many of you wear a fitbit or other devices for calculating calories burned. That’s something I want to know too so I use the SP fitness tracker to get an estimate of how I’m doing. I understand that it’s just an estimate. The ... Read more
Dairy industry petition to FDA regarding artificial sweeteners in milk
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      14 comments

It’s important to be specific. The Internet is wonderful for disseminating information quickly. “Going viral” is now a regular part of our vocabulary. It’s important to get the facts out there. Some “facts” are true and some completely f... Read more
Carrying Xanax
Monday, April 01, 2013      10 comments

One of the best things about SP is discovering friends that face the same specific challenges as you. We’re all here to lose/maintain weight and live a healthy lifestyle, but encounter different obstacles or “potholes” that can delay reaching o... Read more
Team Hoyt – A symbol of hope and possibility
Sunday, March 31, 2013      4 comments

Most runners know this story, but I think it is an appropriate message on this Easter Sunday “Love in Action: Dad, 72, races in nearly 1100 events with disabled son” http://todaynews.today.c
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Finally something useful about infomercials and commercials in general
Saturday, March 30, 2013      11 comments

DH & I usually just record our favorite TV shows. We discovered that when watching “live” we tend to fall asleep and never see the conclusion. This is especially true during the last 15 minutes of a show where the ads are bunched together . I... Read more
What do you think this is? A bag of dirt? Dog food?
Friday, March 29, 2013      27 comments

No, this is just one of my recipe failures. Seeking a healthy eating lifestyle meant avoiding processed foods as much as possible and cooking more “from scratch.” M... Read more
Travel is “broadening” – I hope only in mind, not in body.
Thursday, March 28, 2013      17 comments

I spent the morning writing a long email to the University of Bratislava in SLOVAK. DH & I have decided to spend a month in Slovakia this summer taking an intensive course in language and culture. Over 100 years ago my grandfather, a wid... Read more
Water outsells soda? Is it the start of a trend?
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      11 comments

“Americans are actually drinking more water than soda for the first time in three decades” Full article: http://foodbeast.com/con
mericas-... Read more

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