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It's nice to make new friends
Sunday, April 29, 2012      7 comments

Well, I'm back from my 4-day trip to a nearby city where some close friends, bless their hearts, invited me to come to spend some time with them--and go out with one of their friends. Translation: they set me up on a blind date. I was excited... Read more
About soy milk
Friday, April 20, 2012      7 comments

Each time I read yet another article or see another person on Dr. Oz tell us about the high probability of allergic reactions to cow's milk, I try another brand of soy milk--and can't quite adjust to the taste, even though I only have it in cere... Read more
On the positive side...
Monday, April 09, 2012      9 comments

I mentioned that I had to attend a funeral of a friend's brother today. The last time I'd worn my trusty black suit was last year at my father's funeral, and I'd needed help getting into the skirt and thank goodness the jacket covered my behind... Read more
Happy Easter Weekend SparkFriends!
Thursday, April 05, 2012      2 comments

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Easy calculators of BMI & BMR
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      1 comments

Most of us have a general idea of our BMI range (how much fat we're carrying relative to other weight). But if you want an easy calculator of it, SP gave this as a source. www.webmd.com/diet/calc-
bmi-plus Anothe... Read more
How I hate breaking my new great habits
Saturday, March 31, 2012      4 comments

We'll be returning home from the conference tomorrow, and as much as I enjoyed the sessions I attended, I did so hate having to eat on a schedule (never waiting until I was actually hungry) and over-eating at every meal. At an international con... Read more
Thursday, March 29, 2012      6 comments

I'm heading out today for a conference of the Midwest Institute for International & Intercultural Education. This year it's in St. Louis. So if any Sparker friends are in St. Louis, I'll give you a shout out. I probably will have too many... Read more
Saturday, March 24, 2012      8 comments

Even though members of the Spring 5% Challenge pursue exercise with unmatched vigor in an attempt to lose 5% of our weight, we are also encouraged to celebrate non-scale victories. I was walking along today and my hand brushed my thigh. I... Read more
A productive, slow walk
Monday, March 19, 2012      10 comments

Normally I walk rather fast, or even run/walk, but I'm taking it easy as my left hip is still a little sore from when I overdid something--I think it was the rope jumping--a while ago. So I decided to just enjoy the warm 80 degree temps. and t... Read more
Happy First Day of the Spring 5%
Saturday, March 17, 2012      4 comments

Hope you are all having the beautiful weather we're having in Michigan, sunny and the perfect temperature for taking your workout outside. I am so proud of all my SP friends that are doing the Challenge, whether we're on the same team or no... Read more
Ready and Set to GO for the Spring 5% Challenge
Thursday, March 15, 2012      12 comments

I've weighed and set my goals--we don't post weight until Saturday morning, but believe me, I won't lose any more by then. During the challenge I will be exercising and tracking like mad to lose 4 lbs. -- 2 lbs back to goal and a 2 lb cushion. ... Read more
A Workout with Gilad
Friday, March 09, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday, I happened the catch part of Gilad's workout and felt really energized in just a few minutes, so I set an SP calendar reminder to tune in at 6:00 a.m. today. He runs 2 half-hour segments 6:00-7:00 EST, doing updated routines that are... Read more
How to Stay Young (last of 3)
Friday, March 02, 2012      3 comments

Mary Southerland's advice Friend to Friend (end) 11. Don't worry about things you cannot change or do anything about. Accept them and move on. 12. Read more and dust less. 13. Spend more time with your family and friends and less time ... Read more
How to Stay Young (cont'd)
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      5 comments

Mary Southerland's advice Friend to Friend (cont'd) 5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. Laugh so much that you can be tracked in the store by your distinctive laughter. 6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and ... Read more
How to Stay Young
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      6 comments

The following was sent to me in an email. It is a gem, and expresses so many of my own sentiments, I wanted to share it with you. She has quite a long list of suggestions for living your life to its fullest, so this will be the first of about ... Read more

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