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No guilt! Work off the "Enjoyment of the Holidays" with the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge
Thursday, December 14, 2017      5 comments

You know you're going to do it -- you'll have just a taste of this and a bit of that -- and why not! It's the most wonderful time of the year! Don't stress... Enjoy! Especially when you can join other Sparkers in a Challenge that will support a... Read more
Spark Level 25
Sunday, December 03, 2017      10 comments

WooHoo! Today I reached Spark's highest level for overall points of 350,000. It only took me 6 years and 4 months. I'm pleased to have done it... Read more
Wise Words Worth Passing Along
Saturday, August 12, 2017      13 comments

I went to Adrienne's page to welcome her back, and found this posting from one of her friends: SPARKFRAN514 “Eat responsibly. You don’t have to be a saint with your food, but you can’t eat like every day is thanksgiving either” – Brad Pil... Read more
My Finally-Finished Basement Renovation
Saturday, July 22, 2017      16 comments

You, my SP friends, had to endure 3/4 of a year of my groaning about how slowly the reno was coming along, so it's only fair that I post a few pics of the almost-decorated project. In all fairness, the workmen were out of here months ago, but I ... Read more
Our Body's Cell Replacement Timeline
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      6 comments

In SparkPeople, we have some amazing friends in our various teams. In Keto Clarity, the leader James, is always sharing thought-provoking information. The latest is this: "Once we start feeding our bodies what they really need, it still ta... Read more
Microbiome Summit
Tuesday, May 09, 2017      2 comments

Hey Friends, since we're all about improving our health, I really recommend tuning in to these talks. The overall topic is how making sure we have a healthy gut influences ALL our health issues, including weight loss. I'd really like to encoura... Read more
Food Revolution Summit April 29 - May 7
Saturday, April 29, 2017      7 comments

I'm listening to the replay of the first 3 interviews with doctors who have studied Foods That Prevent & Reverse Disease. Believe me, you want to listen to these. Schedule of discussions (Pacific time) http://www.foodrevolutio... Read more
Pics of Vacay with SparkFriend Who Became Friend
Saturday, April 29, 2017      11 comments

Living in SW Michigan where the winters are long, snowy and cold, since retiring I have been getting away as often and as long as my finances will allow. This past trip to Hawaii was broken on my way there by a stop in Orange County to finally ... Read more
Day 100 - 100 Days of Gratitude
Sunday, January 15, 2017      12 comments

Well, I had planned to just say that although I would continue to be grateful for big and little things, I was grateful today to no longer feel obligated to write about it. It's quite a long undertaking. But guess what ... a very simple "somet... Read more
Day 99 - 100 Days of Gratitude
Saturday, January 14, 2017      11 comments

I am very grateful that I was watching the Oprah Show one day years ago while she was interviewing a young man who said he had designed a website for people who wanted to improve their health, lose weight, become more fit. He saw that most site... Read more
Day 98 - 100 Days of Gratitude
Friday, January 13, 2017      12 comments

Just have to say that I am so grateful to have been a live witness to President Barack Obama's 8-year presidency. He actually tried to unify us as Americans, was sensitive to our losing so many lives of young men serving as troops in foreign lan... Read more
Day 97 - 100 Days of Gratitude
Thursday, January 12, 2017      5 comments

Today I am grateful to "be there" for a friend in need. I am going with her to see her counselor/social worker--not sure which--to let this person know of the job I have recommended my friend for. My friend is from another country, and is feel... Read more
Day 96 - 100 Days of Gratitude
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      3 comments

Today I was so grateful to be able to go for a nice walk on my lunch hour. Finally, exercise OUTSIDE! No snow, 42 degrees, and reasonable winds. YaaY!!!... Read more
Day 95 - 100 Days of Gratitude
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      1 comments

Today I am humbled to accept gratitude, and I am grateful to be taught this lesson. A good friend needed help with some paperwork with which I have some expertise, so I was happy to help her with it. She is so grateful she is insisting over my... Read more
Day 94 - 100 Days of Gratitude
Monday, January 09, 2017      4 comments

Watching my 100 days trickle down, I had the thought that my last few entries of Gratitude should be less mundane and more meaningful, but what I have to be grateful for trends toward the every-day little things. Today I was telling a co-worker... Read more

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