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Math is taking a beating
Saturday, November 01, 2014      1 comments

The following came in an email from Pinterest as a post I might have interest in. The suggestions are good, at least not full of curse words, as another was. But look at the first suggestion--don't try to make this fit on a 7" plate. :) OK--a... Read more
Now pay attention...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014      5 comments

Why did my doctor tell me today not to lose any more weight (what WOULD she have said if she had seen me before my vacation where I put back on 7 lbs. while still trying to eat healthfully)? It's because I've been following a VERY low carb die... Read more
Oh Happy Day!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      10 comments

I have just returned from an overnight stay in the hospital after a longer-than-expected surgery...but since it was completely successful, I am truly happy. I just wanted to give you, my SP sisters and brothers, a quick report before I head to ... Read more
How much exercise is REALLY needed to lose weight
Thursday, July 24, 2014      6 comments

Apparently the people who do all these studies have done some more and determined that 30 minutes five times a week will not usually do it for most of us. Here is the SP article that explains the new guidelines. www.sparkpeople.com... Read more
Homemade Sugar-Free Drinks (3)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014      1 comments

From Joan & Lydia Wilen's Household Magic Daily Tips Delicious Sugar-Free Iced Tea This is just a basic way to make deliciously brewed sugar-free iced tea. If you’re trying to remove sugar from your life, try this: Steep four bla... Read more
Homemade Sugar-Free Drinks (2)
Tuesday, July 22, 2014      9 comments

From Joan & Lydia Wilen's Household Magic Daily Tips Watermelon Raspberry “Ade.” Watermelon is everywhere in the summer! This lovely blend was inspired by the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Here’s a version without the sugar… Mi... Read more
Homemade Sugar-Free Drinks (1)
Monday, July 21, 2014      2 comments

From Joan & Lydia Wilen's Household Magic Daily Tips We love homemade lemonade. What we don’t love are all those lemons (buying, squeezing) and all that sugar it takes to make it! So we have moved on to a sweeter fruit and some ingenious h... Read more
Over 50?
Thursday, July 10, 2014      9 comments

Have you had your colonoscopy? I just had my 2nd or 3rd one today, with a favorable result. The prep (to empty -- COMPLETELY clean out -- your intestinal tract) is the hardest part. I was asleep during the "scope," which apparently only t... Read more
Ready to smile?
Tuesday, July 01, 2014      4 comments

Here you go! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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A Wonderful Tribute
Saturday, June 28, 2014      1 comments

Hey Spark Friends, You'll want to check this out. Another Sparker wrote a very timely tribute to the phenomenal founder of Sparkpeople, Chris Downey. Enjoy! www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Social Media to the Max?
Friday, June 13, 2014      4 comments

I'm posting this mainly to share a site I happened upon, Woot! -- an offshoot of Amazon. They offer a lot of tech stuff at sometimes unbelievable prices. I recently bought a 46-inch TV for my guest room for $250 (new, not reconditioned). ... Read more
Adios to the Spring 5% Challenge, Hola to the Summer 5% Challenge
Friday, May 30, 2014      5 comments

Just want to say emoticon to all the Leaders of the Spring 5% Challenge and to all my fellow Teddy Bears for anoth... Read more
One of my heroes is now an angel
Thursday, May 29, 2014      6 comments

Maya Angelou died yesterday morning. I met her once on my college campus, after reading her first book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," for an English class. I was hooked on that woman as the kind of strong, compassionate, life-loving perso... Read more
I am a BD
Wednesday, May 28, 2014      6 comments

While celebrating Adrienne's Teddy Bear day in the Spotlight, I read one of her blogs that referenced a quiz showing your Exercise Personality. I decided to take the quiz...and true to form, my answers were all over the place regarding my prefer... Read more
When the doctor says...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014      8 comments

"Aw, it's nothing -- just wait a few more days, it will be over," Why aren't we happy? I'm telling you, it took me a few moments to get to my happy place. My first thought was, "What! I'm paying $90 to be told THAT!?" But after asking m... Read more

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