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Should We/Can We Ignore Politics?
Tuesday, February 27, 2018      29 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
report-on-business/mec-fac
es-calls-to-drop-outdoor-b
rands-owned-by-us-gun-manu
facturer/article38110551/ Spark People is all about health and wellness. So generally people posting on ... Read more
Now Back to Work!
Monday, February 26, 2018      22 comments

There's a glorious pot of supper soup in the fridge . . . black bean and rice with tomato, corn, bell pepper and celery, carrot, onion, cilantro. Mmmmmm. And lunch salads: shrimp and spinach, mushroom, radish, Brussel sprouts. Plus fruit:... Read more
And: Back to Spark!!
Sunday, February 25, 2018      33 comments

What a wonderful break!! We were birding in Costa Rica and it was a fabulous two weeks. A birding company set up an itinerary for us (accommodations, bird guides, rental car) and we drove ourselves from San Jose to Tarcoles on the Pacific Coast... Read more
Spark Break
Sunday, February 11, 2018      34 comments

. . . . but I'll be back!... Read more
Friday!
Friday, February 09, 2018      28 comments

I like Friday evenings. Pulling into my snowy driveway, safely home. And it's still light out there! The days are getting longer! Greeted with big tail thumps by Charlie. And white hyacinths on the kitchen table. Changing out of... Read more
Losing Friends When You Lose Weight
Thursday, February 08, 2018      29 comments

brightlineeating.com/201
8/02/letting-go-of-relatio
nships-as-we-grow-on-our-r
ecovery-journey/?inf_conta
ct_key=d4e6f6b26aca2637b6b
4ef639a2d21d93243953ede0cdf36069853ba4937a368 Susan Peirce Thompson h... Read more
The Post
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      22 comments

www.tribute.ca/trailers/
the-post/22754/ Went to see Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, sneaking out on a work night: and it is terrific! Set in the pre-Watergate Nixon era, it's all about the courageous deci... Read more
Too Old to Wear Jeans?
Tuesday, February 06, 2018      48 comments

ca.yahoo.com/style/ever-
old-wear-jeans-191226360.html I admit it: succumbed to the click bait. And: UK survey indicates people are "too old" to wear jeans at age 53: because shopping for new jeans after age 53 bec... Read more
Changing Up Exercise
Monday, February 05, 2018      26 comments

Really feels good to change up the exercise a bit -- even if the exercise itself (sticky XC skiing) is less than optimal. I always prefer exercise outside: golf, kayaking, walking, XC skiing. Sure the gym is great for ST and I have ... Read more
Second Ski!!
Sunday, February 04, 2018      23 comments

Got some fresh wax and tried skiing again today but . . . still not much glide. It was sticky and slow. Still wonderful to be out there in the fresh snow, and a terrific workout! My arms and back are really feeling it. All set for ... Read more
First Ski
Saturday, February 03, 2018      22 comments

It was lovely to get out there . . . but gotta say, not optimal ski conditions. Not a whole lotta snow and my wax was all grip no glide. Oh well oh well. Good exercise anyhow and a beautiful moody grey sky! Maybe tomorrow wi... Read more
This Could be the Weekend . . .
Friday, February 02, 2018      25 comments

. . . for a first XC ski!! Right now it's -20C and that's WAY too cold. But: we have some fresh snow, probably enough for skiing: and forecasts for temps to rise to -5C Saturday and Sunday: and that's very skiable. I cannot every r... Read more
Swiss Cheese
Thursday, February 01, 2018      31 comments

Really appreciated all of the sympathy and commiseration yesterday, Sparkies. I'm clearly not the ONLY one who finds this MAINtaining thing hard! Yesterday had an appointment with a new dermatologist (the one who'd been taking care of me... Read more
Why Isn't This Easier????
Wednesday, January 31, 2018      35 comments

JEANKNEE's thoughtful and detailed comment on yesterday's blog really caught my attention. Here's just a part of it. "I am keenly aware that I do not share the mental/emotional struggles that many Sparkers routinely face. Why not? This pu... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How Much More? Shout Out to KRISZTA11
Tuesday, January 30, 2018      41 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6457494 How much more can I eat and still get away with it? That's the title of KRISZTA11's great blog -- a long time maintainer who keeps maintainin... Read more

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