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Thank You!
Thursday, March 19, 2020      2 comments

Thank you to the regular Spark bloggers for continuing to post blogs during this tumultuous time. It's a bit of normalcy in our rapidly changing world. Snow is falling this morning and clouds are blocking my view of the mountains. However, ... Read more
Daily Highlight
Sunday, March 03, 2019      4 comments

Today's highlight was a walk outdoors. It was overcast and there were some snowflakes in the air, along with a north wind. The clouds were thin enough that there was quite a bit of solar radiation, which warmed my face and lifted my spirits.... Read more
Let it Go
Sunday, February 11, 2018      8 comments

Today is a beautiful new day. Let go of yesterday's stress and poor food choices. Today the sun is shining brightly, lifting your spirits, and beckoning you outdoors (when the temperatures warm up a bit). It's a great day for a run, t... Read more
Getting Back on Track by Tracking
Monday, February 05, 2018      4 comments

Over the weekend I decided it was time to start tracking my food and reading Beck Pink (The Beck Diet Solution: Train Yourself to Think Like a Thin Person, Dr. Judith Beck, Feb. 2009.). I also started doing upper body strength training to fight ... Read more
Working Toward a New Normal
Wednesday, January 17, 2018      4 comments

My dad passed away from complications of diabetes three days ago. I'm spending time with his significant other and her sister-in-law and the three of us are tackling the chores that follow a passing. There have been many wonderful messages onlin... Read more
Home Hospice
Saturday, January 13, 2018      6 comments

My dad was placed on home hospice care yesterday. This evening my DS was asking how he ended up having chronic heart failure, COPD, diabetes, and more. So I explained how he was diagnosed with diabetes in 1981 and never changed his eating or exe... Read more
Fog, Cold Air, and Wind Sent Me to the Treadmill
Sunday, January 07, 2018      6 comments

I really wanted to run/walk outside today, but fog and cold air kept moving around our valley and I wasn't sure my ears and respiratory system were ready for the wind and cold air. So I got on the treadmill for 45 minutes. My lungs haven't prot... Read more
Sleep, Chores, and Lists
Sunday, January 07, 2018      0 comments

My goals for today included getting at least 8 hours of sleep and making time in the day for resting, if not a nap. I was successful at meeting those two goals. I have more energy at 9 PM than I did this morning. Maybe I am getting ahead of the ... Read more
Video Meetings at Work
Friday, January 05, 2018      1 comments

Since taking a job as a digital learning coach, I've had to learn to be more comfortable with video conference meetings for work. The first few meetings I hardly participated because I didn't want to make a mistake muting and un-muting the micro... Read more
Enough Daylight for a Short Run
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      4 comments

After work and running an errand, there was enough daylight for a short run outside. I left home intending to walk at a 4 to 4.5 mph pace, but once on the road I was a bit chilly and decided to run. The temperature was about 40 when I left, the ... Read more
First Day Back
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      1 comments

It was our first day back to school after our winter break and the day seemed endless. I know that each day we're back will get a little easier, so I just made the best of it and focused on staying positive. There are lots of 'firsts' for ... Read more
Great Weather
Monday, January 01, 2018      1 comments

While many of you are experiencing extremely cold weather, it was nearly 60 degrees here today. I ran 3.5 miles and encountered more people than usual out enjoying the warmth and sunshine. Families were out with kids riding their bikes, there we... Read more
Thank You
Sunday, December 31, 2017      1 comments

Thank you to all of the Spark regular bloggers. Your words of wisdom on healthful habits and this journey of life adds meaning and purpose to my journey. I've been a member of SparkPeople for 11 years and have mainly just read and apprecia... Read more
Skinny Scoopers
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      4 comments

I read the dailySpark.com blog about the Skinny Scoopers yesterday and followed the link to the featured podcast. While I listened, I Sparked and did my usual morning 'my time' stuff. I really enjoyed what the FlyLady had to say, so I checked ou... Read more
Action Step for Goal 2
Monday, January 11, 2010      2 comments

As long as I can remember, I've been a worrier. Once I read on Spark that we can plan and prepare to the best of our ability, and then we need to let it go. Worrying doesn't help matters. As I've gotten older, I recognize that I also have ... Read more

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