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April was a very good month . . . complete with prayer shawl!
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      5 comments

emoticon 1) Shed three pounds ... Read more
A family of burrowing owls . . . so adorable
Saturday, April 30, 2011      10 comments

Last week, I came across this adorable family of burrowing owls and wanted to share with you. I was honored by an official SparkTeam whose city protects this species (with the placement of signage, barriers, and perches for them to light on), I... Read more
Trigger Foods . . . Confessions of an addict!
Friday, April 29, 2011      1 comments

Pre-challenge #4 for our 5% Spring challenges asks us to define our trigger foods. Successfully making the best of these situations has meant a relatively long learning curve, and will likely remain part of a life-time of learning in how to dea... Read more
Why I’m a Sparker!
Thursday, April 28, 2011      6 comments

Our next assignment for the Spring 5% Challenge is to list all the reasons I want to lose weight. Here’s my reasons for being an active SparkPerson: Just before beginning this five-year, weight-loss journey, I . . . - Had to shop for ... Read more
5% Challenge Goals for 8-Weeks (May 7 to July 2)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      3 comments

As of last week’s weigh in, I finally entered the realm of a healthy BMI range. While the range runs the gambit from 130 to 174 lbs, I am now only 13 pounds from my goal weight to losing 100 lbs. There’s something magical in being able to say ... Read more
Families can play an integral role in our weight loss!
Monday, April 18, 2011      3 comments

Hopefully that role is not one of sabotage. As I prepare my home for relatives to visit, the importance of family becomes even more evident. I am fortunate in that my family is very supportive. My brothers and I are preparing to make plan... Read more
He who digs hole . . .falls into pit!
Sunday, April 17, 2011      2 comments

What a blessing to see these protected critters around my neighborhood as I get in a nice walk. ... Read more
Study: Losing weight improves Memory!
Saturday, April 16, 2011      4 comments

I'm thrilled to read about this study in SparkPeople’s HealthNews of April 14. Unless you’re over 50 years of age, you may not relate to those moments some of us have when we begin to wonder about our sanity: Where did I put those keys, etc. ... Read more
Blessings are plentiful if you choose to walk in a blessed life!
Friday, April 15, 2011      0 comments

Today, those blessings came in many ways, here’s just a few: 1) Signing up for a new 5% Challenge with the Teddy Bears with many people I now consider some of the dearest of friends! While I’m nearing the end of my weight loss journey, I p... Read more
Sri Lankan Egg Custard . . . Now a sample is sufficient!
Thursday, April 14, 2011      2 comments

Sri Lankans make something very similar to Flan or Crème Brulee: a wonderfully sweet egg custard. While I had the honor to serve up the delightfully tasting custard, I only had one taste. ... Read more
April is showing signs of Spring!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      1 comments

I love April! I enjoy the many signs of spring, as well as one of the last of winter’s snow storms. While the Chequamegon Bay is beginning to open up, a segment of ice and snow remains on the Lake. ... Read more
A beautiful birthday filled with beautiful people!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      4 comments

I never knew I had so many incredible friends . . . Thank you! My mailbox was delightfully filled with priceless messages that made this the most popular and fun-filled birthday ever! Fortunately, I was able to capture much of my day by camera... Read more
A lesson in Moderation . . . Cheese and Egg Yolks!
Saturday, April 09, 2011      2 comments

Shelley’s blog got me thinking about some of the new habits I’ve adopted. You don’t have to give up your favorite foods. You just have to learn how to modify them and eat them in moderation. Two such examples of this new behavior includes: ... Read more
I’m lovin’ the Pointer Sisters today . . . I’m so Excited!
Thursday, April 07, 2011      3 comments

With friends bursting into song around me, I can’t help but take today’s news with joyful song. When I weighed in at my Weight Watcher meeting, I had my friend check the scale twice! -- 3.4 pounds! I was ecstatically happy (elated) . . . . suc... Read more
As the deer pants for streams of water . . .
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      9 comments

Deer often come into the city to see if they can find food or drink. This one is finding both water and apple slices at a friend's home. Even the deer know quality food . . . something my improved life habits have come to enjoy during this won... Read more

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