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Podcasts that I like
Monday, December 09, 2013      2 comments

Ray Hanish hosts fantastic podcasts. Some of them are on my iPod; I sometimes listen to them on longer drives. And I can just go online to select one of interest and listen online while doing other activities. I highly recommend them ... espe... Read more
Progress: Week 1 of December plans
Sunday, December 08, 2013      3 comments

Progress on my December plans: 1. Exercise: emoticon Am making the goal 5,000 steps/day minimum. Slow on ... Read more
End-of-2013 Projects (December)
Sunday, December 01, 2013      4 comments

My "Project Me" is multifacited. It started with the Number One Priority: good internal health. These days the quality of what goes into my kitchen is vastly improved, and I'm now almost always eating enought... so the food part's doing pre... Read more
USE slips and setbacks as learning tools!
Monday, November 25, 2013      5 comments

Do you ever read the quotes of SP personnel that appear near the bottom of the "Best of SP" emails? I love them! Today's was excellent (which is not unusual... but I wanted to post it!), so in case you didn't notice it, here it is: ... Read more
Thanksgiving - the first for son Mike since 2000
Friday, November 22, 2013      3 comments

This will be the first Thanksgiving I have shared with my son stateside since November 2000. He was last here for a holiday Christmas 2006, but I was ill from one surgery and about to have a second one (12/28/06). The first surgery was just a... Read more
Time Management: for all areas of life
Tuesday, November 19, 2013      3 comments

Due to a nonfunctioning monitor I was offline for about 1.5 weeks until yesterday afternoon. Being without my link to family who live at a distance, to SP, and to personal business sites was frustrating! But a strange and perhaps positive outc... Read more
Brain scans show fms patients process pain differently
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      2 comments

I have been disabled with low back pain, fibromyalgia and a few other details since 11/20/1992 though officially since March of 1993. My focus on a healthy lifestyle has gone through many phases during the years, and the definitions of what I c... Read more
New Motivation
Sunday, October 27, 2013      3 comments

Every journey evolves over time when we stick to it! We start with one set of goals and hurdles and others emerge. Mine started out simply (?) to ditch the malnourished label and bolster myself against cancer recurrence. I now have a vast... Read more
Did you notice your new Start Page??
Tuesday, October 22, 2013      2 comments

SP makes site changes regularly, and as a result the ease of using the site has improved dramatically since I joined in March of 2007. The latest of significant changes is the revision of our Start Page. A blog containng a video link des... Read more
Putting my own needs first
Thursday, October 17, 2013      2 comments

Had another hectic day of errands that are obligations without real substance. Totally worn out. Second to last item on the agenda was going down to the pool after picking up a neighbor who said she wanted to go to the arthritis class at the p... Read more
My Exercise Might develop a snag...
Monday, October 14, 2013      4 comments

The Orthopaedic doc said that after all these months the 'land' and pool exercises that I've been doing should have reduced arm pain and difficulty moving my arm... IF surgery were not indicated. So, after an MRI I'm facing some decisions. No... Read more
Happy Columbus Day!
Saturday, October 12, 2013      4 comments

That's right: TODAY is the real Columbus Day. -- on to today's thoughts: --- Been very busy the past week with this that and the other thing. Son Mike is moving into a house this weekend, and it's quite a process. Today I ... Read more
My grocery store now has a Registered Dietician on staff!
Thursday, October 10, 2013      4 comments

Tonight I stopped for milk and assorted veggies at the store. While I was checking out the cashier INTRODUCED me to the gal that I thought was the bagger; she was standing there to meet customers, and is the recently hired registered dietician ... Read more
Every positive change is worth the effort
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      4 comments

We have assorted goals and approach them from different life circumstances, with varied hopes and expectations. But everyone who truly takes advantage of this site is a winner. Yes, it can "hurt" to make these changes, in that changing these ... Read more
My Changed (Meal) Proportions and Balances
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      4 comments

Ever notice that whether you're in a chain storefront type of eatery or a better quality restaurant: proportions are heavy on the starches, proteins, and fats (usually in that order, not always); skimpy on the veggies and unsugared fruits? ... Read more

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