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What a whirlwind weekend
Monday, February 29, 2016      5 comments

This weekend we had almost too much to do but the weekend flew by and brought me 3 days closer to my retirement next year. On Friday we went to a house concert of one of our local singer-songwriters Michael McNiven who sings folk music with a re... Read more
I'm so thrilled to be a 5% Challenger
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      10 comments

I have taken part in the 5% challenges for about 3-4 years now. They come up every season and my team is the Teddy Bears. The challenge encourages us to lose 5% of our weight (or maintain if you are in maintenance) and we compete against several... Read more
I love to walk but it's a jungle out there!
Saturday, December 19, 2015      12 comments

Yesterday I was pulling my little ice chest on wheels back from the super market. I was crossing the last street and in the middle of the street I heard a bang and I went down like a shot. Some driver wasn't paying attention and while turning i... Read more
I did it! I did it! I did it!
Friday, December 11, 2015      15 comments

Way back in January of 2014 I blogged about my step goals. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5588220 Being a hockey puck when I started wearing a pedometer back 2011, I spent a whole f... Read more
December is not a good month to stay Healthy
Thursday, December 10, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday my team at work had a bake sale to benefit 2nd Harvest Food Bank and Toys for Tots. I started out as a good girl donating a check before the cakes were put out with the intention of not buying anything but after watching some very call... Read more
What a beautiful way to answer a challenge
Monday, November 23, 2015      24 comments

I love the challenges on SparkPeople. Both the ones that Spark creates like the "Walk this way challenge" and the ones that brilliant Spark friends create like the "5% challenges" that are responsible for me getting to my goal weight and staying... Read more
Maybe I'll get away from the Chocolate Temptress tomorrow
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      15 comments

I'm still struggling some but tomorrow I'll be changing offices and getting away from the chocolate temptress. I'm really hoping that will save me from myself and get me on the right track!! Today my breakfast was a very healthy Cheerios (origin... Read more
Tuesday's are a better day for a new beginning
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      6 comments

I ended up having a fiberone bar for lunch yesterday and a good dinner of Salmon (grilled with no oil) Brown and Wild rice and a huge salad with two kinds of green leafys, carrots, celery, a beet and some grapes. I stayed well in my calorie rang... Read more
Mondays are good for beginnings!
Monday, November 16, 2015      7 comments

I am not doing so well. This time of the year has historically been very difficult for my pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. My admin not only has a big bowl of assorted enticing candies ( like Hershey, mars and nestle miniatures) She also has a hu... Read more
I love SparkPeople
Friday, November 13, 2015      9 comments

I play Spark Trivia every day. Today I got one question about nutrition, One about Fitness and One about Motivation. Yesterday there was a question about how to keep food safe, One about health and One about Pilates. The day before there was one... Read more
What do you think?
Monday, September 21, 2015      14 comments

Added sugars bring calories to foods without any nutritional value. Right now, it’s hard to know how much added sugar is in the foods you buy, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to change that. A new labeling rule would add... Read more
I just can't believe it!
Sunday, September 20, 2015      13 comments

On Thursday the fitness center at work ran a 5K. Proceeds go to Second Harvest Food Bank so I signed up and planned to walk as fast as I could, just for fun. Well as I got into it I started trying to pass every walker ahead of me and was quite s... Read more
Is there a bad luck imp on my shoulder?
Monday, August 24, 2015      6 comments

I feel like this is just a start of a run of bad luck. We went up to our place in the Sierras. We lost cell phone recption so I couldn't log my last fitness and LTGL points but that wasn't the problem. We were driving up and were about 50 miles ... Read more
Spark people is mostly right but sometimes wrong
Friday, August 21, 2015      8 comments

I typically go to the websearch everyday while I'm doing Spark trivia. I always like to research the questions that I get wrong. The search page always has a quote of the day and today they have "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going" ... Read more
Wow Mammoth!
Friday, July 31, 2015      10 comments

Back in 2005 a guy was walking along one of my favorite walking trails and saw a bone sticking up. The bone was immense so he told the Park Managers. The people who manage the park immediately asked the Paleontology department at Berkeley to com... Read more

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