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Enjoying ourselves, our time: an important ingredient in lifestyle
Wednesday, March 18, 2015      5 comments

Ah, the work for a St. Patrick's Day party is over; I'm still exhausted but so glad I put forth the effort. In addition to the decorating I did for the night, I'd gathered and printed up over a few hundred Irish blessings and Irish proverbs and... Read more
Fitbit !
Saturday, February 21, 2015      8 comments

Wow, what a delightful surprise it was that last Wednesday night everyone in our Wednesday evening group was given a fitbit flex!!! My schedule was frantic this week, so I waited until this tonight to get the fitbit started. Technophobe th... Read more
Leading horses to water is the easy part
Tuesday, January 27, 2015      8 comments

Tuesday is meeting night for the Healthy Lifestyle RoundTable group I lead. I'd decided it was time to have people talk in a general way about their goals and methods of reaching goal. I started things by sharing ideas from a seminar on goal-a... Read more
Jan 15, Part 2 of "Observations..."
Thursday, January 15, 2015      6 comments

Food aversion: This has many causes. For me: Disinterest in food, forgetting to eat, etc. evolved into delaying meals and other habits that all fall under the sum umbrella of "food aversion" for me. It all started when I had cancer (even be... Read more
Current observations: my food intake and walking
Thursday, January 15, 2015      5 comments

Since November 12th I've been tracking not just every blasted food item or beverage but also my steps, minutes of exercise, my morning weight, and my step count... every day. This is for the group I'm in that is for people who are either pre-di... Read more
Reverse the domino effect
Saturday, January 10, 2015      7 comments

How often have you heard - or been the one saying - that one slip off a streak is the beginning of falling off a plan and not knowing quite what 'went wrong' or how to get back on track? Tonight I watched a video on good ole YouTube. Domin... Read more
The functions of insulin - more complex than I'd known!
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      6 comments

Last night and today I've been going through information on insulin. Not just (just?!?) from the diabetic-fear viewpoint that is prevalent, but for connections to other systems. The need to eat in the morning is important...and I know that in... Read more
Be Your Own Version of Yo-Yo Ma!
Thursday, September 04, 2014      6 comments

"I learn something not because I have to, but because I really want to. That's the same view I have for performing. I'm performing because I really want to, not because I have to bring bread back home." ............................
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Busy last week, ready to slow my pace!
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      8 comments

The past week has been rough for me. Nothing dramatic in the long-term, but stress-filled and stressful. Constant obligations, taking my son down to the VA Hosp for a procedure, hauling grandkids to appointments, appointments with restaurant m... Read more
First lifestyle support group meeting went well!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      8 comments

First: Please note that my keyboard has for weeks been refusing to type every letter I hit, so you'll see words that are missing 'something'. Consider it a game, and read on, ok? Thanks for unerstanding?! ----------------------------
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support that helped me and keeps on giving though gone
Sunday, August 03, 2014      11 comments

We can be motivated to reach a goal and then dissuaded or recommitted or continuingly find reasons to stay on track. The very same situations can at different times trigger unlike responses or emotions. Sometimes a negative thought or experien... Read more
July progress and upping some plans
Sunday, July 20, 2014      4 comments

This blog is just a statement of my July progresss...and... my plan for reaching a solid but diverse plan of exercise... Now past the middle of July and about 1.5 weeks to its end, I've been assessing my July progress. For me that's alw... Read more
This could be the theme song for all SP teams!
Saturday, July 05, 2014      7 comments

Many of us feel alone at times when some aspect of our journeys is difficul. My own obstacles definitely leave me feeling alone, so I'm sure glad that I have kind SparkFriends who do stand by me. Hope you'll find this song - in this ... Read more
CHALLENGES WORK! Go for the Gold and do them!
Thursday, July 03, 2014      5 comments

Team leaders know that challenges are incredible tools to each of us, often in different ways. When team leaders create challenges, they do so after thinking about the needs and interests of the team members. When we team members enter those ch... Read more
Pushing to stay on my exercise path for all of July
Wednesday, July 02, 2014      4 comments

My exercise for July is taking a break from an important routine. In addition to walking and at-home exercises, I usually exercise for 90 minutes 3 times a week in a physical therapy pool. I call it my lifeline to normalcy because this e... Read more

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