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“I’m glad I didn’t marry a poet” - No disrespect intended towards those with a poetic nature.
Thursday, April 25, 2013      19 comments

This is just something I’ve said to my engineer husband every time he comes up with some unique solution to my problem. I’ve said it countless times during our 45 year marriage. A recent blog mentioned “foam rollers” to massage sore muscle... Read more
A city girl goes country. Successes and detours on the path to self sufficiency.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      21 comments

I love reading the different perspectives and memories of sparkers as they describe their experiences growing up, especially when those experiences are so different from mine. Once I lived here. Raising our own food wasn’t an option. ... Read more
3 bad habits that hurt your knees
Tuesday, April 23, 2013      23 comments

Surprise! Running isn’t one of them (as long as you strengthen first). At my gym I’m known as “that lady who runs.” I live in a popular retirement area so if you visit my gym you may think you’ve stumbled into an AARP meeting especially if... Read more
We lose fat in one area as we age!
Monday, April 22, 2013      22 comments

Could it be my butt? Maybe my thighs? No! According to my ortho guy, it’s the bottom of our feet. I asked him about a problem when I got my new orthotics. I noticed that my feet hurt when I got up in the morning. Not my ankles or any jo... Read more
Minutes, Miles, Calories, Pounds – what to track and why
Sunday, April 21, 2013      17 comments

I have no doubt that tracking calories-in made all the difference in reaching my weight goal. I never realized how much I was actually eating until I measured and tracked it. An added benefit was being aware of nutrients. Monitoring calories-... Read more
Drop 10 lbs and get a bikini body in 5 weeks!
Saturday, April 20, 2013      16 comments

Oh boy! There’s an attention getting article! (not on SP) I’m already in goal range and at my age I’m not going bikini shopping, but just what would I have to do to achieve this? The 2 cardio sessions described were intensive, but doable,... Read more
5 “shocking” running facts
Friday, April 19, 2013      24 comments

Even my old reliable websites are prone to sensationalism and hyperbole. It worked. This is one title I couldn’t resist reading. So here’s the “facts” they mention and as with all “facts” we filter them through the lens of our own experie... Read more
There’s no weight on my new driver’s license?
Thursday, April 18, 2013      21 comments

I was looking forward to renewing my driver’s license this year because finally my weight wouldn’t be a lie. Imagine my surprise to discover that weight isn’t listed on the license anymore. Is this true in all states? I’m not sure when it... Read more
Necessity – the mother of invention
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      14 comments

Here is my invention – my answer to a personal need with no commercial solution. Background: I have horrible allergies to most of nature. That includes grass, flower... Read more
A time to unite - I’ll wear a special shirt today
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      17 comments

At first I had no words this morning. There would be no daily blog post. Then I read this. “There's a movement happening for runners to unite and wear a race shirt tomorrow to honor and remember those lost today. Let's do it. For those wi... Read more
Whole Foods and Stonyfield giving up the fight?
Monday, April 15, 2013      16 comments

Seeking the facts and truth on the Internet – It ain’t easy. Last week I posted about the end of Stonyfield’s rewards program. (They make my favorite organic yogurt). Then a Facebook friend sent me this link that my favorite yogur... Read more
Chasing Slenderella – virtually, that is
Sunday, April 14, 2013      17 comments

I hope this doesn’t make me sound like a stalker. This began as my 5K report. Then I read her blog “5K Victory” from yesterday www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5321908 and this... Read more
“Wearing a bra doesn’t prevent sagging, it promotes it” – Huh?
Saturday, April 13, 2013      23 comments

The source? Popular Science! Now there’s a study I intend to refer to my daughter, the Civil Engineer. She studies “structures” all the time, although they’re usually bridges or storm drains. I’m not usually speechless, but I have ... Read more
The rewards program that started me seeking out organic products ends today.
Friday, April 12, 2013      11 comments

This program played an important part in my weight loss/maintenance journey. It was kind of like discovering SP and both happened in 2009 when I finally got serious about eating healthy. I’m not a milk drinker, but I do like yogurt – lot... Read more
Looking back I’d rather have been “skinny fat”
Thursday, April 11, 2013      18 comments

Although that’s become a pejorative term, here’s my reasoning. We all begin our journey to a healthy lifestyle at a different starting point. I totally accept the need for increasing muscle mass and reducing fat, but I’m beginning to wonde... Read more

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