50 Years of "Maintenance"
Saturday, June 03, 2017 165 comments
Patience , persistence & a little bit of luck. That was my answer to the desk clerk who asked us how one stays married for 50 years. We're celebrating the event back in NYC where it all began. We wanted to walk the streets and v... Read more
My HERO - Head Over Heels Over Head (literally)
Monday, May 29, 2017 48 comments
Check out and congratulate this Sparker Age 50+ lost 85 pounds, 3 years in maintenance, recovered from pelvic fracture and now can do CARTWHEELS! "Cartwheel Evidence" (Jeanknee) www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Never forget to remember
Sunday, May 28, 2017 38 comments
What do we REMEMBER on Memorial Day? The last weekend in May is a time to get together with family and friends. This is a good thing. It’s a time to appreciate what we have . Let's also remember why we have those things and those ... Read more
It's not a plateau, it's "mini-maintenance"
Friday, May 26, 2017 205 comments
Plateaus are depressing to many people. There are plenty of blogs and articles written about the negative effect they have on our motivation. What if I think about it geographically? Standing on a plateau gives me a chance to see wher... Read more
How to get to Carnegie Hall? How to fit into your gown?
Thursday, May 18, 2017 51 comments
Practice, practice, practice is the jovial answer to the first part. As for losing the weight to fit into your performance gown, that's where Spark People comes in. ... Read more
A Vacuum attracts Junk - What Choices Will I Make?
Friday, May 12, 2017 155 comments
My vacuum cleaner picks up the dirt and junk that gathers daily on my floor. That's the job it was designed for and it does it automatically. Unfortunately, the same thing can happen in our daily lives unless we make a conscious effor... Read more
A Salute to All the Younger Sparkers
Saturday, May 06, 2017 192 comments
"No reason to apologize to me" I told the young mother ahead of me at the grocery checkout. She had a child by her side and one in the seat of the cart which I noticed was full of healthy selections (oatmeal not sugar cereal, produce etc.) The... Read more
Going HOME - Where is that exactly?
Saturday, April 29, 2017 86 comments
A building? A town? "Where the heart is?" A state of mind? Does it even have to be a real place anymore when so many of our connections are electronic? I have "HOMEpages" - One is on my website, one is here on Spark. People visit my "h... Read more
The Power of Blogs
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 51 comments
Some blogs are descriptions of daily activities. I read those. Keeping connected with friends is important. I do that on Facebook too. Spark can be an extension of social media. You might even stumble across a kindred spirit and make a new f... Read more
Sparked to Go For It!
Sunday, April 09, 2017 185 comments
I login to Spark every morning for my daily dose of motivation. I especially like the list of new blogs. Those are the people from all around the world who are sparking right along with me at that very moment. However, yesterday was the o... Read more
One hundred years ago today
Thursday, April 06, 2017 49 comments
The USA entered World War I and 2 babies were born hundreds of miles apart. One was the son of immigrants. One was the descendant of a family that had lived here for centuries. It was a time of great upheaval. Europe was ruled by ... Read more
The Crisscross Effect - My checkbook balance and my scale display
Friday, March 31, 2017 142 comments
Both are just numbers. Both give me a snapshot of a particular moment in time. Neither one defines me as a person, but I cannot dismiss either one as irrelevant. Both give me important information that I ignore at my peril. Both num... Read more
The "Crisscross Effect" - Connecting Goals in Different Areas of Life
Friday, March 24, 2017 172 comments
At first glance these two photos do not appear to have anything in common. But they are indeed both personal challenges that Spark principles are helping me to conquer. Both are examples of testing the limit of my ability. My house is on a... Read more
Thank You Kelliebean - my personal motivator of the day
Saturday, March 11, 2017 40 comments
I woke up with negative thoughts. The wind was howling creating a wind chill of 24 degrees. That is NOT how this weather wimp wanted to do a 5k training run this morning. I truly would have bailed except for my daily Spark login and read... Read more
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