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Their names won't be on The Wall
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      3 comments

Two nights ago a man I knew died. He as more my elder son's friend than mine - a fellow Harley rider in the same motorcycle club as my son. But C 'alway had MY back' too: the brotherhood of riders includes moms, you see. When my son decided h... Read more
Sunday, September 29, 2013      3 comments

We talk a lot about support here on SP, but the fact is that while support is incredibly effective, we are individuals and when push comes to shove each individual discovers within his or her self that support is inside ourselves as well... and ... Read more
Nutrition - Beyond The Basics
Tuesday, September 24, 2013      2 comments

One of the keys toward achieving balance is understanding just WHAT we are trying to balance! Balance food with activity. Balance cardio with strength. Balance nutrients with nutritional needs. And that is what I focus on with this blog. ... Read more
Site Talk
Monday, September 23, 2013      3 comments

Many people benefit from this site. Some stick mostly to the true substance: the wondrous maze of resources and tools. Some are motivated, inspired, and nourished by interactions with others in message boards and teams. What amazes me i... Read more
Balloonfest weekend in the Adirondacks :)
Friday, September 20, 2013      2 comments

Once a year, wonderful balloons of various shapes and sizes and wondrous hues float up into our sky and thousands of people enjoy watching them and indulging in many activities. One of my back-burner dreams is to someday ride in a balloon... Read more
Use this site FULLY; dig into the resources!
Monday, September 16, 2013      2 comments

I am a strong advocate of SP, of the solid approach SP creates solid resources. Ok, not all of these suggestions can work for me for my personal needs, but I consider everything I can, because I know that solutions exist here for me -and my jou... Read more
Balance living with reaching toward goals
Friday, September 13, 2013      2 comments

Do you ever read the staff quotes that appear on SparkPeople emails to us? They appear just at the end of the email content, right before that little click-to-get-a-point button. Today I looked at one that addressed an issue that I thi... Read more
You know you like your exercise when put to a test!
Thursday, September 12, 2013      5 comments

Lots of 'tests' can try our commitment... and even the weather can present what to some is a challenge of commitment and to others and excuse to give up. Maybe my experience yesterday was a sort of test. If so? I learned something about... Read more
In-person support meetings
Monday, September 09, 2013      5 comments

Last Thursday was the first of 3 in a short series of meetings about health, fitness, weight management through my health insurance; it was so Spark-People-ish that it was a joy! And today the oncology department at the hospital called to t... Read more
S.M.A.R.T. goal
Sunday, September 08, 2013      3 comments

Long story short: I set a goal to lose 5 pounds in 3 weeks with methods of continuing my nutrition program as it is (it's healthy, so no habits to drop these days) but! make sure I exercise at the pool 2-4 hours a week (2 hours at a time, but.... Read more
Meeting others seeking healthy lifestyle is GREAT!
Thursday, September 05, 2013      7 comments

Tonight I attended night One of a 3-week one-evening-per-week program conducted by my health insurance provider. It's called "Weigh 2 Be". Kewl name. Only 4 people were there besides the facilitator, so this wasn't just a lecture type of situ... Read more
Blood Pressure Monitor
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      8 comments

Watching the BP and the ole ticker are big on my G.P.'s mind, mainly because she knows my dad's history of High BP followed by heart problems (that started in his 80's, not at young age). Every time I've gone to see her for the past few years, ... Read more
My goal for today: challenge myself to ...
Sunday, August 25, 2013      5 comments

.... hook up the blasted Wii stuff!!! Yes. That may sound lame to you, but the fact is that running a mile might just be easier for me to do than would be hooking up any sort of electronic gizmo/device/etc!!! I MISS my Wii Fit exercis... Read more
I Spread the Spark to a surveyor from the CDC today! lol kewl huh?
Saturday, August 24, 2013      3 comments

Today I've been thinking about how fortunate I am to have had good connections for nutritional planning, physical therapy exercise.... and SP. And thinking about how more support should be available to not just me but so many more people. ... Read more
My scale had an emotional breakdown?!?
Thursday, August 22, 2013      3 comments

I bought my scale when in Hawaii a few years ago, and when I was ready to come back to the mainland at year's end decided to ship it Priority Mail with summer clothing around the bubble-wrapped scale; it was very well packed; not so firmly that ... Read more

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