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How a healthy lifestyle is like a marriage...
Sunday, May 16, 2010      29 comments

I can remember 34+ years ago standing at the back of the church sanctuary on my father's arm looking down the aisle at my husband to be and thinking for a brief instant -- do you know what the hell you are doing?? But the thought was fleeting an... Read more
A Reasonable Facsimile
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      22 comments

I’ve always said that my husband was a man ahead of his time. When I met him 35 years ago, he was wearing those short sleeved knit golf shirts with the little crown on the pocket that he got out of the “old men’s” section of the Sears catalog . ... Read more
You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone
Sunday, April 18, 2010      20 comments

Didn't Joni Mitchell sing that once? Well I had a front row seat to that lecture this week, only I'm willing to bet Joni wasn't chirping about sinus surgery... I have spent this weekend eating naughty, naughty, naughty and today it finally... Read more
Spark Points -- how I spent my surgery "vacation"!
Friday, April 16, 2010      22 comments

So I've laid around now for three days enduring all the discomforts that surgery of any kind can bring -- feeling weak, dizzy, nauseated. I didn't know what to expect after sinus surgery but have discovered that it isn't the breeze that I though... Read more
To All my Spark Friends: Please Read!
Sunday, April 04, 2010      35 comments

Dear Spark Friends: I am veering off my usual health and weight loss topics to bring a concern I have to my table of friends -- I am co-leader of my hometown's team and as such try to read as many blogs as I can from fellow team members t... Read more
A Little Self-Analysis
Sunday, March 28, 2010      29 comments

Not too long ago I blogged about being in the doldrums and searching for my motivation. I shared the funny but true story about my husband helping to bring it back. The truth is, I DID spend time reading blogs, re-reading The Spark, and visitin... Read more
Don't Be Discouraged
Thursday, March 25, 2010      25 comments

So I opened my newspaper this morning and was greeted with this headline on page 10: "Daily 1-hour workouts a must for older women to fight flab" and like the rest of the "older women" in the nation said to myself - To hell with it! Why do... Read more
Motivation: Lost and Found
Monday, March 15, 2010      27 comments

When I was little, I remember my mother always used to sigh dreamily and say "Richard Burton can put his shoes under my bed anytime!" Being young, and having absolutely no clue about the facts of life, I used to wonder why would Richard Burton... Read more
Calling All Leaking Ladies
Friday, March 05, 2010      24 comments

Estee* was a long time beloved patient of ours. Age 46, she had been a widow since her early 20's and raised a son all on her own. He was now in the armed services and you couldn't find a prouder mother. For years I had teased her that she might... Read more
Shhh... I've got an embarrassing problem!
Thursday, February 25, 2010      29 comments

"What do mean how long until the next rest stop? You just went twenty miles ago!" I apologized to my husband -- blaming it on the coffee I had brought along in the car, but I was secretly thinking that he wouldn't possibly get it. The man is ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts As the Spark Turns: My Affair
Thursday, February 04, 2010      226 comments

Yes. It's true, Spark friends. I had an affair. Let me start at the beginning... I met him at the gym soon after I joined. I was attracted to him immediately. He was friendly and... Inviting. He beckoned me. He was smooth and suave a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Seeing Is Believing: My Vision Collage
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      161 comments

I've had lot's of downtime lately with being sick, and being eager along with the rest of the Spark community to get into Chris Downie's new phenomenal book, The Spark, I opened my copy and thought I'd breeze through it in a few days. After read... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Random thoughts: Google, SparkPeople, and God...
Friday, January 08, 2010      35 comments

You know sometimes you just have to acknowledge divine intervention. Five and a half months ago, frustrated that I had gained 15 pounds of my hard earned weight loss back, I googled "Nutrition Tracker" thinking maybe if I started keeping trac... Read more
The Verdict...
Monday, January 04, 2010      20 comments

It started last Thursday evening. The sore throat. Slight fever. Stuffy nose. By Friday morning I thought "Great, here comes a cold to start the new years off with"! But this didn't seem like an ordinary cold. My throat really hurt and I had ... Read more
Old Me, New Me Goals Part II: The List
Friday, January 01, 2010      26 comments

Without a lot of fanfare, here is my list of goals that apply to my health and physical well being with just a quick note: I wanted to make these goals public for several reasons. First of all, I need accountability and feel like that is an i... Read more

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