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Moving Forward: Time to TRAVEL!
Wednesday, June 09, 2021      11 comments

Over the years my 3 younger sisters and I (yep, I'm the oldest) have led lives and pursued interests and experiences that resulted in spreading ourselves about as far and wide as a family can drift in the USA: I'm in upstate New York (Binghamton... Read more
Rocking my Autophagy!
Tuesday, June 08, 2021      11 comments

For those who don't know about Blue Zones, I am an avid fan and totally sold on this approach to living our best lives. I had already been experimenting with fasting as a significant strategy for managing my food, health and weight when I ... Read more
Thank You To My SparkFamily!
Sunday, June 06, 2021      14 comments

This is a huge transition for many of us! I've been with SP since 2007 when I weighed 100 pounds more than I do now! I was part of the very special Spark Convention in 2009 in San Diego, which conveniently brought me out for the first time ... Read more
Quieting Our Minds, Cultivating Hope
Sunday, May 09, 2021      6 comments

So often our busy, busy lives kick us into mental overdrive and we feel trapped on this evil hamster wheel in our head that whirs and yammers incessantly, often taking us down well-worn rabbit holes that aren't very helpful when it comes to livi... Read more
Science: Use for Good or Evil?
Thursday, April 29, 2021      12 comments

Most anyone who knows me has heard my rant about the science behind finding the perfect balance of Sugar, Salt & Fat that can make, ahem, "food" as addictive as possible. So why can we not use this science to curate the healthiest, most nu... Read more
First Rides of the Season
Sunday, March 14, 2021      11 comments

Last week finally opened up a few perfect days for bike riding and I just couldn't let them pass without getting on my bike no matter HOW outta shape I've allowed myself to get. They were itty-bitty rides of around 15 miles I had just enoug... Read more
Wishing All a 2021 Filled with SPARK!
Wednesday, December 30, 2020      8 comments

I've been busy as all get-out with my private practice, helping people dealing with the COVID constraints and offering counseling services both in the office and telehealth between 6-10 clients a day 7 days a week. I enjoy getting together... Read more
Smooshing the Buck-Buck-Buck-BWAWK!
Thursday, November 12, 2020      12 comments

I enjoyed our string of lovely weather and got out for a couple of bike rides over the weekend before our weather started to turn rainy and chilly. These rides were significant because for a mixture of reasons I have been skittish about riding m... Read more
Sparking Through Virus-Challenged Times!
Wednesday, October 21, 2020      11 comments

After a mysterious fall off my bicycle this past April (see my blog here: https://www.sparkpeople.
individual.asp?blog_id=6676203 ) I've been both skittish and lazy about getting back on the ... Read more
Back On The Block!
Sunday, May 24, 2020      12 comments

Set wide the window. Let me drink the day. ---EDITH WHARTON Something bad happened during my routine River Road loop Solo bike ride on April 4th. The most annoying thing is: we’ll never quite know what. I rode home, locked up... Read more
Unconventional Maintenance
Tuesday, November 05, 2019      11 comments

I'm overdue for a blog update! Let me preface the description of my unconventional approach to maintaining my weight loss by saying: we are all an experiment of one! By no means am I declaring my approach as the be-all, end-all for everyone! I'v... Read more
Batta Bing!
Tuesday, June 04, 2019      7 comments

Weigh-in today? 211, bye-bye 6 pounds in one day! It's sort of silly in a way, because by next Monday I'll be right back up around 217. But it's a sort of re-set, a way of clearing the decks and prepping for another week. Best of all:... Read more
Maintenance Rules!
Monday, June 03, 2019      8 comments

This morning I got on the scale, unusual for Monday as I usually fast for 36 hours and don’t get on the scale until Tuesday morning to see where I stand with my weekly weigh-in. But my stomach was rumbling and last night’s dinner seemed su... Read more
Where Are You GOING?!?
Sunday, April 07, 2019      11 comments

Yesterday's ride with the bike club was the 2nd of the season. We were riding to our local Maple Festival. No matter that the only thing to do at a Maple Festival is to slather pancakes with syrup and snarf 'em down. I was armed with my trusty c... Read more
Independence Day Arrives SOON!
Saturday, April 06, 2019      11 comments

No, not July 4th...but RETIREMENT arrives at the end of April! The cool thing I noticed was that the VERY NEXT DAY following my last day of work, our local urban gardens group holds a luncheon for the needy at a church and they need volunte... Read more

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