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Roasted Veggies for Sunday Dinner
Sunday, August 25, 2019      12 comments

Pan roasted veggies make an easy dinner. It takes a little time to prep, then pop them in the oven for a meal. It's a good way to use up veggies that need to be used soon. Use whatever veggies you have on hand. It's a healthy meal. ... Read more
That Sugar Film
Wednesday, August 14, 2019      6 comments

Addendum to my last entry on traffic roundabouts: I questioned the safety of the roundabouts since we had over 650 crashes in one year in 5 of the worst roundabouts in this part of the state. An instructional video from another state explained ... Read more
Roundabouts to healthy living
Friday, August 09, 2019      10 comments

A few decades ago my state came up with a solution to fixing bumpy railroad crossings. They put STOP signs at many crossings. After coming to a complete stop, we waddled our cars across the bumpy crossing. It has improved since then. ... Read more
Going up north again
Tuesday, August 06, 2019      10 comments

It was a rainy morning. Later in the afternoon there was a thunderstorm and heavy rain. Tomorrow we leave for a week up north. Hope the int... Read more
Love Affair with the Tomato
Saturday, July 27, 2019      10 comments

catsup-vs-ketchup Today's lesson, boys and girls, is about catsup...er, ketchup. Brief History of Ketchup According to the Malay theory, the word 'ketchup' stems from the Malay word 'ki... Read more
Taming the Sweet Tooth Challenge, Day 2
Monday, July 22, 2019      4 comments

I sort of accidentally signed up for the challenge to conquer sugar cravings. I should have taken the quiz first. What I really need is a challenge to increase fiber or decrease sodium. Even when I don’t add salt, the tracker sometimes shows... Read more
Is Sleep the Missing Piece of your Weight Loss Plan?
Sunday, July 21, 2019      8 comments

Weight loss is more difficult when you don't get enough sleep. - Spark Coach When I started here, I focused on losing weight. I was already exe... Read more
Inspiration from old blogs
Sunday, July 14, 2019      13 comments

Do you ever think about the old blogs written by Sparkers? Many of the blogs are timeless and so inspiring. It's too bad they disappear into a black hole and no one reads them again. There is such a wealth of knowledge in those blogs. Th... Read more
Salads, yum! Crisp and refreshing, perfect for Summer
Friday, July 12, 2019      9 comments

A crisp and crunchy salad is so refreshing on a hot Summer day. When I was younger, I felt cheated when someone served a salad as the meal, usually leaving me hungry shortly afterwards. The secret is to include a little protein for satiety. T... Read more
16 Pounds in 4 weeks
Wednesday, July 10, 2019      10 comments

June 11, 2019 - start of this personal challenge July 9, 2019 - Four weeks for me to see body changes August 6,2019 - Eight weeks for family an... Read more
I’ve never had this much fun losing weight and getting healthy!
Tuesday, July 09, 2019      10 comments

From Spark: Losing weight, getting fit and reaching other goals should not be a chore. Even adults don’t like chores, right? Instead, let’s make this a fun adventure. Fun is an important part of our program... I love hearing SparkPeople member... Read more
Independence Day weekend
Monday, July 08, 2019      8 comments

Another lovely holiday has come and gone. It's good to remember all the things that unite us as Americans. It's a time for family and country, fireworks and parades, ice cream and barbecues, and water fun. ... Read more
The journey continues... (and something for book lovers)
Wednesday, June 26, 2019      8 comments

I've been on a winning streak, motivation running higher for a couple of weeks. Yesterday was difficult. I don't know why. It was the kind of day that can throw me off track. It wasn't for lack of motivation. I woke tired. I had an urge to ... Read more
Light bulb moment?
Tuesday, June 25, 2019      9 comments

The pounds seem to come off more slowly as I age. Awhile ago I wondered how much weight I lost and gained each year. Instead of only looking at the net gain/loss for the year, what would happen if I added each daily loss separately and each... Read more
Speak to yourself with kindness and love
Saturday, June 22, 2019      7 comments

Hello, Summer. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. I am soaking in the warmth of this glorious sunshine. The wind is rustling the leaves of th... Read more

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