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Podcasts that will truly change your life
Saturday, March 20, 2021      7 comments

What if listening to a series of podcasts could change your life? I want to tell you of some that are definitely changing mine. They cover everything a person might need help with in these uncertain times: getting better sleep, dealing with anxi... Read more
Words of encouragement for those not losing weight
Sunday, February 28, 2021      13 comments

I was quite surprised and happy to find out this morning that I have now lost 12 pounds since getting serious about it in August. I had THOUGHT I wo... Read more
Quick Ham and Lentil Soup Recipe
Saturday, February 27, 2021      6 comments

Feb. 28: an observant Sparker noticed the very high sodium content of the recipe. I hadn't paid much attention to finding exactly the products I used in the making of it which are all low sodium. So that has been adjusted. Sodium will be even lo... Read more
Want to overcome anxiety at half the price?
Saturday, February 20, 2021      3 comments

I do not want to sound like I'm selling something, but I DO want to let people know that the book I mentioned in a previous blog post--The Happiness... Read more
Sleep and technology
Friday, February 19, 2021      7 comments

Just took part in an RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) webinar on technology and sleep given by Dr. Jeffrey Durmer, a neurologist and neuroscientist in D... Read more
Ash Wednesday and 200 Days of Exercise!
Wednesday, February 17, 2021      2 comments

Just a quick blog post to mark 200 days straight of exercise--plus logging food and water. I was certain that by this time I would have lost more we... Read more
A tip to stop negative thinking
Wednesday, January 27, 2021      5 comments

I started writing this post for myself as part of my premium coaching task for the day: to tell someone how I'm doing. The good news is that I'm sti... Read more
Depression making streak hard to maintain
Tuesday, December 29, 2020      6 comments

The past few weeks have been very hard because of depression and anxiety. After having gotten used to exercising from 90 to 130 minutes per day, I n... Read more
PT Advice Part II: Overcome the Fear of Falling
Saturday, December 19, 2020      11 comments

I posted 10 days ago about some weird advice from my physical therapist on how to get my heart rate up while exercising from home. He said to lie do... Read more
Tip from my PT on getting my heart rate up at home
Wednesday, December 09, 2020      10 comments

Getting physical therapy today for a bad knee, I was telling the therapist how my weight hasn't budged much even though I'm eating less and exercising so much more. He told me that I'm probably not getting my heart rate up enough. I had to agree... Read more
The Miracle Behind My 125-day Streak
Saturday, December 05, 2020      4 comments

Since through a technical error yesterday's blog post didn't show up in the Community Feed or on my team pages, I am using this post to redirect you... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Miracle Behind My 125-Day Streak
Friday, December 04, 2020      27 comments

Today I added another 25 days to my three streaks for logging in, tracking food and water, and—most difficult for me—exercising every day for at lea... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts This newbie hit 3 100-day streaks!
Monday, November 09, 2020      45 comments

This is a big day for me: I just received Spark Trophies for 100 days of logging on, 100 days of tracking food/water, and 100 days of tracking at least 10 minutes of exercise. It's that last one that amazes me the most: 100 days ago, I never wou... Read more
Who is interested in a Dairy-Free team?
Wednesday, November 04, 2020      8 comments

I am the current leader of the inactive team "Lactose Intolerants." I, like several others, joined the team hoping to get answers and support about my ... Read more
Novena of prayer for the upcoming election
Sunday, October 25, 2020      4 comments

If you are not familiar with the term, a novena is an ancient devotion that consists of nine days of prayer. Novenas are often prayed in preparation for a feast day or for a specific intention. So please join me in praying for the upcoming elect... Read more

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