2021 SPRING 5% CHALLENGE
Friday, April 02, 2021 6 comments
HELLO SPRING! It truly is my favorite season! With it comes the next 5% challenge. For a while now I haven't really done well, so I've changed some things up this time. I tend to get bored and disinterested when I do the same thing over and ... Read more
Appearance vs. Functionality
Thursday, February 11, 2021 8 comments
We often encounter culture clashes here in Mexico. Although our neighbors geographically, the culture here is quite different. While in the States, we all want things to be attractive. I am no different; I love having my home decorated beautif... Read more
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 4 comments
In addition to keeping our dog, Sugar, in an ecstatic state every morning when she sees me come out of the cabin in my tennis shoes, I am rediscovering the joys of walking here in the mountains. I had forgotten so many things. Something about ... Read more
THIS IS NOT A GOOD TIME. WE'VE GOT C-C-C-COWS!!!!
Sunday, February 07, 2021 9 comments
Remember that line from the movie, Twister? As a farm girl, it always cracked me up. She almost seemed like she'd never seen them before . . . stuttered to even spit out the word. Well, I've seen PLENTY of cows in my lifetime--most before the ... Read more
Non-scale Victory . . .
Saturday, February 06, 2021 5 comments
at least I think so! Those of you who have read my other blogs know that I have "thunder thighs" and struggle with that. Here in Mexico, most women have thin arms and legs. IF they carry weight, it's usually in their belly area. Honestly, am... Read more
Friday, February 05, 2021 12 comments
Well, I've discovered that my husband really likes the Mediterranean flavors, so it finally occurred to me that maybe I should check into that diet. Have spent the last week studying and experimenting a little. Typically I don't change a... Read more
DUMPING THE DUMPS!
Thursday, February 04, 2021 5 comments
In a hurry to get some office work done, and I typically don't write a blog when I'm hurrying. HOWEVER, I'm doing so today. I have, indeed, kind of been in the dumps. Covid has gone rampant in our area, but specifically in the villages we min... Read more
PREDNISONE PURGE AKA CONSISTENCY WINS
Sunday, January 24, 2021 10 comments
PREDNISONE PURGE I thought that sounded better than Prednisone Pains. LOL! Honestly, this blog is for me, something I need to do. So if you want to check out now, I understand that. My struggle with hives began in 2006 (in my case, c... Read more
BEST LAID PLANS . . .
Friday, October 30, 2020 3 comments
This is an old phrase I often heard my mother quote. Google was kind enough to succinctly summarize the following: "from Robert Burns' poem To a Mouse, 1786. It tells of how he, while ploughing a field, upturned a mouse's nest. The resulting poe... Read more
NOW I REMEMBER WHY . . .
Saturday, October 24, 2020 5 comments
I don't personally have a treadmill--doubt I ever will. I have a dear friend who has "jogged" on her treadmill for years and swears by it. She has stayed fit and trim through the birth of 5 kids and several other pregnancies as well. And . . ... Read more
Thursday, October 22, 2020 4 comments
Did a bit of that today and went back to some things that help me dodge those landmines: 1) Boiled eggs, peeled and refrigerated (ready for high protein snack on the run if needed), 2) Sugar-free Jello made (when I need to confuse the sweet ... Read more
Monday, October 19, 2020 2 comments
I have a love/hate relationship with it. Logging in does absolutely NOTHING for moving me forward. HOWEVER, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE SEEING THE NUMBER OF LOGIN DAYS ADD UP!!! So it really bothers me when I miss a day and lose that WONDERFULLY LONG S... Read more
BRISK BEGINNINGS . . . OR RE-BEGINNINGS
Saturday, October 17, 2020 2 comments
Somehow or another, I think I've dodged the terrible pain bullet that I was expecting after the nerve block wore off. I'm starting to feel like my normal self again . . . can't wait to get this drain out next Wednesday. I DO know that the more... Read more
TO DO, OR NOT TO DO?
Thursday, October 15, 2020 3 comments
I guess much of life requires this decision, but I have found it to be important in the Spark journey. There are lots of activities that even our Challenges encourage us to do, especially in communicating and encouraging our Spark community. W... Read more
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