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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Confessions of an “Active Couch Potato”
Monday, October 12, 2020      49 comments

A change of direction thanks to a Spark friend and some neighborhood squirrels. As my spark page explains, I was always active and fit even as I packed on the pounds. If I had been able to control my eating, I may never have needed Spark i... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts “We’re all in the same boat” – but are we really?
Friday, October 09, 2020      67 comments

That’s a phrase I’ve heard a lot in a variety of situations, as we faced COVID challenges and even as we sail toward our Spark goals Do we hope for the same destination? Probably Are we sailing the same seas? Probably not Are all b... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts City Mouse – Country Mouse – My 2 Worlds
Monday, October 05, 2020      71 comments

Nothing to do with rodents, just an observation of how location impacts our lives, especially our options These thoughts are prompted today by my recent status posts “I REALLY, REALLY need a new Internet provider” “City Mouse, Countr... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Dragging DH back to Spark with me
Friday, October 02, 2020      68 comments

I used to post a lot about my husband Joe – the “Junk Food King of World” We’ve been married for 53 years & “together” for 57. Back then “together” meant “going steady”. This was my table in January 2010. I had reached my mainten... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts You Gotta Have heart, Gotta have HOPE
Monday, September 28, 2020      74 comments

Lots of deep thoughts this morning triggered by my return to Spark World This photo was from a 4 or 5 year old blog. It was the finish of a half marathon that I ran with a tender hamstring muscle. I injured it a few weeks before the race,... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rediscovering Spark World – Hello old friend
Wednesday, September 23, 2020      83 comments

So nice to see so many old friends still here and to meet new ones However, reality dictates I get reacquainted with one “friend” I didn’t want to see again Always the truth - no nonsense - no excuses Here she is – back on my kitchen co... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Trekking to a Goal (virtually) while Remembering the Past
Friday, September 18, 2020      58 comments

Reconnecting with Spark and maintaining hope during trying times, here is my plan I am trekking the pathways of the world virtually (using worldwalking.org) in combination with a trip down memory lane. In 2018 Joe and I took an “Overse... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 6 Months in the “Hermitage” and 6 days back on Spark
Saturday, September 12, 2020      71 comments

It has been 6 months since DH & I returned from a month in South America and I posted this photo of 2 Spark Friends (Phebess and me) meeting up in Puerto Chacabuco, Chile as our 2 cruise ships docked there on the same day sailing in opposite dir... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Vintage Reality Check
Wednesday, May 27, 2020      66 comments

One benefit of my new normal – my house is becoming super organized. Yesterday, I tackled my “vintage closet” where I have saved clothes that hold special memories for me. One surprise way in the back was a box of patterns. I used to se... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts “God Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise”
Saturday, May 23, 2020      65 comments

That’s a saying I remember from my childhood. In addition to current problems, our “creek,” that is our lake and river have been rising to levels not seen in decades. Our dock is underwater. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Staying Motivated & Staying Home
Tuesday, May 19, 2020      62 comments

What a surprise this morning to discover that I am today’s Sparkpeople “Featured Motivator” especially since our world travels and family activities had greatly reduced my time on the site in recent years. Returning to the USA on Feb 29th a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Meeting Up with a Spark Friend in Puerto Chacabuco, Chile!
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      62 comments

What are the chances? Phebess and I live on opposite coasts of the USA. She travels ALL the time as her blogs describe. Joe and I travel a LOT We were on different cruise ships sailing in opposite directions but docked in this lit... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What I’ve learned from 10 Years of Maintenance
Tuesday, November 26, 2019      83 comments

You can maintain even if you travel a LOT! (Photos below of our 5 trips so far in 2019, #6 coming up in December) I always gain weight when traveling (3-4 pounds on each 2-3 week trip) Why? Because eating the local food is part of the... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My 49 Year Old Tree
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      46 comments

This is Christmas 1969. Can you see the baby under the tree? Baby Jeannie (Hayburner1969) was 3 months old and I sent this photo to DH who left for Vietnam right after she was born. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Thanksgiving Day – 9 years of Maintenance
Wednesday, November 21, 2018      52 comments

How ironic that the day Americans stuff themselves with food was the day in 2009 when I reached my goal weight! Although I am not active on Spark anymore, I want to assure anyone who remembers me that I am still successfully following Spark prin... Read more

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