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Day 2 - 100 Days of Gratitude
Monday, October 03, 2016      4 comments

I am grateful to be able to witness the joy, pride and sense of success that my youngest, my son, has just been able to reveal. He has gracefully endured heart-rending struggles with his young children and his job through the years, and is now ... Read more
Day 1 - 100 Days of Gratitude
Sunday, October 02, 2016      6 comments

I am so grateful to have found Sparkpeople which has given me a place to delve into my quest for healthful habits and exercise opportunities. The friendships I have formed here are dear to me and continue to enrich my life. They even make me f... Read more
My definitive eating plan for weight loss and good health-- Eat to Live
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      8 comments

Before learning I needed to drastically lower my carb intake, I was following with great success a plan with proven success, Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, MD. I am now back to Eat to Live and will stay with it because I now understand that this ... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge Invitation
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      2 comments

Hi Fellow Sparkers, Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challe... Read more
Thickening Agent Carrageenan Very Unhealthy To Eat
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      4 comments

Published: 9/5/2016 By Dr. Weil One more thing for which to check food labels. Carrageenan is extracted from Irish moss, a red-hued seaweed. It is used to thicken ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, soymilk and other foods. Joanne K. T... Read more
WooHoo! Woh, oh oh oh!
Saturday, August 20, 2016      7 comments

Time to celebrate with a laugh and a little dance. All the "wrinkled ladies" get up; let's dance our dance! http://vimeo.com/2702123
2?ref=em-share Comedian Anita Renfroe... Read more
Adding intervals to my walk
Friday, August 19, 2016      3 comments

I was walking along my route this morning listening to my ipod when the podcast came up that I used to use for going from the couch to running a 5k. I wanted to do it. I knew it would involve intervals of walking and jogging, and I also knew it... Read more
Tricks to combat metabolism slow-down
Sunday, August 14, 2016      4 comments

My last blog on weight loss myths that turned out to be true evoked some head nods about the metabolism slow-down after weight loss which, of course, makes future weight loss and maintenance more difficult. A very reputable magazine, Prevention... Read more
7 Dieth Myths That Are Actually True
Friday, August 12, 2016      10 comments

This is an abstract of an email I received from Hungry Girl today. Most of these we have alreadly learned about from Sparkpeople, but a couple were news to me (although I always thought the maintenance issue was not a myth): There are a l... Read more
New 21-Day Meditation begins 7-11-16
Sunday, July 10, 2016      8 comments

I find these meditations to be so stress-relieving, and so empowering -- I try not to miss any. Each session can be streamed for 5 days, then it disappears. Try it, I'll bet you'll like it. It's free. This is the next series: Oprah & Deep... Read more
Time to redefine FIT
Saturday, June 25, 2016      4 comments

I've stopped measuring my progress so much by the scale -- it's just too stubborn, and ready to show every tenth of a lb. gained after a normal meal and no tenths of a lb. lost after a hard work-out and near-starvation. For the first time in my... Read more
Thank you, Teddy Bear Team!
Monday, June 20, 2016      3 comments

Such an outpouring of love and good wishes for my Day in the Lemonade Stand! Thanks, Teddies. I've been given the food-fuel, the appliances to prepare it and the workout clothes I need to help you rock this 5% Challenge. Let's do it! WooHoo!... Read more
Fitbit says Tidying up around the house can help you lose weight
Friday, April 22, 2016      6 comments

More suggestions for our week of decluttering in the 5% Challenge. We know that "Heavy Housecleaning" is included in SP's list of acceptable exercise for fitness and calorie burning. However, in this short article, Fitbit is not talking ab... Read more
Declutter All Aspects of Your Life
Sunday, April 17, 2016      5 comments

Here are some of Deepak Chopra's thoughts on the advantages of one of our 5% Challenge activities this week: Clear Clutter and Enhance Your Environment by: Deepak Chopra, M.D. When we are awake to our essential self, we feel happy, l... Read more
How I spent Easter with my family...
Sunday, March 27, 2016      8 comments

Thanks to my sweet daughter, who always tries to include me when she and my son and his family are thousands of miles from me on holidays, and thanks to the wonders of technology (remember when we had to take film to be developed?), I received t... Read more

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