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Do it now.
Tuesday, November 05, 2019      8 comments

I like lists. They keep me organized. This morning I checked two more things off the to-do list. I rotated the clothes I've been wearing this ... Read more
Down 40 pounds
Saturday, November 02, 2019      13 comments

Awesome milestone at weigh-in yesterday. Down 40 pounds this year. ... Read more
Encouragement from fellow Sparkers
Monday, October 21, 2019      14 comments

Happy Monday! It may be a little gloomy and cold outside today but it's a good morning inside. I am bubbling over with motivation and encouragement. My tank of healthy ideas is full. Some of it comes from my fellow Sparkers. https... Read more
Funny story: Doing lunges in the back yard at night after work
Friday, October 18, 2019      7 comments

watch?v=BQQ_ZyIyors Here is a clip from a reality police show. (No violence or bad language.) It tickled my funny bone. A man called the police because he thought someone was walking around ... Read more
Perceptions on Aging
Thursday, October 17, 2019      8 comments

watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg Rows and flows of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere I've looked at clouds that way But now they only block the sun They r... Read more
It's a long and winding road
Monday, October 14, 2019      11 comments

This made me laugh. That's not how it works. In the beginning we decide we need to get thinner or healthier, and we try to find a nutrition pla... Read more
Surviving Cancer
Saturday, October 12, 2019      11 comments

I've said our family was blessed with strong-wills to survive all the things life has thrown our way. Five years ago my gynecologist, after the routine yearly yucky stuff, decided I needed a D&C. Later she called me and told me I needed to... Read more
Another lesson from a cough drop wrapper: Fire up those engines!
Sunday, October 06, 2019      10 comments

It's been nine days. I've been blessed with a welcoming immune system: Hello, germs, make yourself at home here. That's why I try to avoid germy peo... Read more
Busy Thursday
Friday, September 27, 2019      3 comments

Some of the great-grands came to visit. We had an... Read more
Vegetable Casserole
Sunday, September 22, 2019      10 comments

We found a heavy paperback cookbook at a thrift store. Today we tried the vegetable casserole recipe to use up some tomatoes and peppers. Ingredients: 4 tomatoes (some of mine were smaller so it took 6 to make two complete layers) 2 pep... Read more
Respect for the Aged Day
Tuesday, September 17, 2019      12 comments

Yesterday was Respect for the Aged Day. According to Google, Japan’s Respect for the Aged Day, also known as Keiro no Hi. Starting in a small vil... Read more
Don't worry. Be happy!
Friday, September 13, 2019      6 comments

When Autumn's beautiful colors come, the cooler temperatures turn me into the tin-man. We've had three days of thunderstorms and at times heavy rain. ... Read more
You may never feel like doing it
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      8 comments

SWEETENUFGILL shared this link to a talk by Mel Gibbons. It was worth seeing again. https://www.youtube.com/
e=youtu.be&t=540 1. In any area of your life you want to change, you w... Read more
My vision board
Friday, September 06, 2019      12 comments

Excerpted from an entry in my journal in August 2019: I have never done a vision board. I've thought about it for years since I came to Spark. I've seen some very inspiring boards posted by other Sparkers. I have saved some of those ideas i... Read more
Thoughts about this journey and starting over
Tuesday, August 27, 2019      10 comments

You think behind every chance there's another one? It's the worst kind of extravagance, spending chances. The quote is from the movie HOPE FLOATS,... Read more

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