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Not a veggie fan? Try this...
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      8 comments

... roast them! You've seen the recipes and the rave reviews but have you tried it??!? Believe me, I have a great deal of trouble getting in my daily servings (unless there is calorie-laden dips or sauces involved!) But give me roasted veggies... Read more
Exercise notebook
Sunday, January 04, 2015      4 comments

Today's project is printing out the various "mini" exercise routines I've saved - mainly from SP. Some focus on overall flexibility or strength training but others are more specific but equally important such as wrist/hands, ankles, and my pla... Read more
Technology + SP = new motivation board
Thursday, January 01, 2015      2 comments

Like many of you, I've been "saving" inspirational quotations that speak to me. The desktop on my laptop was getting pretty cluttered so I tried to figure out another way to see them on a regular basis. Occasionally, I change up the desk... Read more
On wiping the slate clean and being grateful
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      1 comments

Like so many others, I go through quite a range of emotions as I think about another year coming to a close. Most of all, I am overwhelmingly grateful as I'm reminded of how luxurious my lifestyle is in comparison to millions of others around ... Read more
True confessions
Friday, December 26, 2014      2 comments

I'm going to be honest, I over-indulged yesterday in all food groups except fruits/veggies. I ate foods like dips and chips and more sugar than a kid on Halloween. Yup, I did. The variety of desserts far outnumbered the veggies on the veggie ... Read more
My Spark Tracker and me: help!
Monday, December 08, 2014      3 comments

emoticon Doesn't look like my S.A.T. is going to track my Nordic Track xc machine. Bummer! I know I can enter it... Read more
Less talk, more action
Friday, December 05, 2014      3 comments

Plans and lists and saved bookmarks and ideas... that pretty much sums up what I've accomplished so far. I will admit it - I am a planner. I am an organizer, problem-solver, idea person, and researcher. I've known this about myself for many ... Read more
Green Apple Smoothie
Wednesday, December 03, 2014      2 comments

All of the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone (most went out the door with others that day) and I can see the refrigerator shelves again. Hiding on the bottom shelf? The rest of a gallon of fresh, local apple cider that got left behind. It's deli... Read more
My holiday SP plan
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      3 comments

It's time to confess... I do not limit my eating choices on holidays. On the one hand, this has probably contributed to where I am on the scale today. On the other hand, those special days hold a lifetime of family traditions which include on... Read more
How to be happy
Wednesday, November 26, 2014      5 comments

This week many Americans will be thinking of our many blessings. I have a very long list. Just thinking about that list, and giving thanks, brought with it a variety of... Read more
Light my fire
Thursday, November 20, 2014      4 comments

Just connected my S.A.T. and, gasp, I am definitely moving in the wrong direction as far as daily activity. Yikes! No time to blog - gotta walk!!... Read more
A shopping adventure by a non-shopper
Wednesday, November 19, 2014      3 comments

Background: I first became "allergic" to shopping when I lived in Alaska. For those familiar with the state, I lived in the Mat-Su Valley which is the Alaskan version of a suburb - about 55 miles from Anchorage. I moved there about 30 yrs ago... Read more
Prep Day
Sunday, November 16, 2014      7 comments

Since I got caught unprepared earlier this week, I'm really going to focus on prepping meals in advance today. At the top of the list is cooking up a pot of black bean soup using a three ingredient SP recipe by GOT2RUN. That should cover sever... Read more
So-so Saturday
Saturday, November 15, 2014      3 comments

As I promised myself, I am reporting the good, the bad, and otherwise. Today I was up before dawn to drive an hour to meet a friend then drive another hour or so to a workshop. Other than counting four hours of driving as exercise, today will ... Read more
On being prepared (or not)
Friday, November 14, 2014      6 comments

Set off yesterday to do errands which included a trip to the grocery store with my well-constructed list. First stop, however, was at the tire store. I had called ahead, weeks ago, for an appointment to have all four tires swapped for the snow... Read more

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