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My Spark Activity Tracker and me: first impressions
Monday, October 20, 2014      6 comments

Thanks to the recent promo, I bought a S.A.T.! Have only been wearing it a few days but here are my initial thoughts. As suggested, I lowered the daily goal (to 4,000 steps) just to get a baseline from 2-3 days of use. I was pleasantly surpri... Read more
Take a hike!
Friday, August 01, 2014      2 comments

Both figuratively... Whole30 is on hold for a bit. Yes, I know I didn't make it all the way to 30 but that was a given from the start because... and literally! I'll be heading off to camp with family tomorrow. Looking forward t... Read more
It's a wet dog kind of day
Monday, July 28, 2014      2 comments

Woke up to pouring rain so the dog and I postponed our early morning trip outside. By 9am it was still pouring so off we went anyway. Put on my gardening muck shoes and huddled under the golf umbrella in a feeble attempt to keep from getting s... Read more
Friday, July 25, 2014      2 comments

Today is technically day 15 of Whole30. I've been "reporting" the day after I completed it (which is probably as confusing to you as it is to me!) so this blog covers days 12,13, and 14! Food: pretty much same ol' same ol'. I haven't had... Read more
Whole30: 11 down
Tuesday, July 22, 2014      5 comments

This morning's scenario: my dog and I are sitting outside enjoying the shade and a slight breeze; the morning newspaper; coffee; short walk done. As the day heats up and the sunshine edges toward my shady spot, today's major exercise will be m... Read more
My take on Whole30 after one week
Saturday, July 19, 2014      3 comments

First of all, Whole30 is not a "diet" per se. My extremely condensed description: you eliminate certain food groups for 30 days and eat clean. Then you re-introduce food groups over a week or two to see how your body reacts. From this you c... Read more
Supporting a friend
Friday, July 18, 2014      2 comments

Nice day planned at the lake with a good friend today - our annual summer get-together as we live about an hour apart. The weather (unlike years past) looks terrific. So you know what's coming... you've faced the same challenges yourself... ... Read more
Why I am feeling happy this morning
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      2 comments

Scenario: blue sky with a few white puffy clouds; 65 degrees with low humidity (thank you, thank you!!) 2 mile walk with dog complete; sitting with my feet up next to an open window looking out at my flower garden with a gentle breeze cooling m... Read more
Whole30: days 2-3 (and congrats Germany!)
Monday, July 14, 2014      1 comments

Two more days of success !! Food: eggs with crumpled bacon; huge salads with chicken and avocado half; cashews got me through! Tried unsweetened coconut with raspberries and nuts (nice!) as well as coconut spread on sweet potato (interest... Read more
Whole30: day one
Saturday, July 12, 2014      2 comments

Yup... I made it all the way through day one emoticon. And just like the Whole30 gurus predicted, my reaction was... Read more
Get ready, get set... Whole30 here I come!
Friday, July 11, 2014      4 comments

Today is the beginning of my Whole30 adventure... thanks to Spark Friend BOBCATGIRL76. I've seen Whole30 and Paleo around for a while. Watching another Sparker give it a try and reading about her first few days, something clicked for me. Not... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A trick that works for me every time!
Saturday, April 26, 2014      14 comments

Saturday morning and I was being a couch-potato catching up with computer stuff. In the middle of doing a lot of deleting etc., I decided to check on the local weather. There was a big green and yellow blob of rain headed our way across the d... Read more
The weekend that was...
Monday, April 14, 2014      2 comments

It definitely was a busy weekend filled with activities, a personal challenge, and a birthday. Unfortunately, one of the bugs going around caught up with me. I'm hardly ever sick but didn't sleep Friday night due to chills and aches etc. Satu... Read more
My new daily mantra
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      3 comments

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Dealing with my inner brat
Monday, April 07, 2014      2 comments

First of all I have to give credit for this blog to one of my emoticon STEPH-KNEE who identified, and has been wri... Read more

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