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FALL REFLECTION: “The Trick to Staying Well”
Sunday, October 14, 2012 24 comments
This is the delicate white-plumed anemone. It lives in the deep ocean - far from light. Amazing! In the fall - this season of dramatic change and growing darkness, ...
WONDERFUL FALL SOUP RECIPE
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 26 comments
My daughter found this wonderful sweet potato soup recipe when she was looking for foods that help keep migraines at bay. It tastes great! Simple Sweet Potato Ginger...
GETTING TO KNOW ME: 50 Questions
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 19 comments
50 Questions template gratefully snarfed from NICKI109 and LITTLERCATHY . 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? – Yes – actress, Carole Lombard. Not many people spell my...
MY SPARK ANNIVERSARY PARTY: YOU’RE INVITED!
Sunday, July 15, 2012 26 comments
July is CJ’s month to celebrate. (I actually signed up for Spark in May 2010, but I'm a slow starter - and July was when I really got going with this health journey.) So...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 18 comments
Dancing has become one of my go-to exercise workouts. I love all kinds of music and choose a mixture of steps that I can adapt to my fitness level. So I thought I would ...
IN A SLUMP??
Friday, June 29, 2012 21 comments
I was sitting at the computer checking in with my Spark Friends and up popped this wonderful quote from Coach Nicole: ï¿½Are you slumping right now? Sit up straight! ...
SOME DAYS ARE HARDER THAN OTHERS
Saturday, June 23, 2012 24 comments
You follow your nutrition plan. You faithfully exercise. You smile at the grocery checker even though the line was long. You are supportive with your family and friends...
WALKING IN THE OREGON WOODS
Friday, June 08, 2012 20 comments
Recently I had the opportunity to spend several days at a nearby Trappist Abbey for some time of quiet retreat. Doesn’t this look like a wonderful place for contemplation...
HOW MY EATING HABITS HAVE CHANGED WITH SPARK
Monday, May 21, 2012 15 comments
This week we were challenged to write about the ways our eating habits have changed since joining Spark. This is a great topic because one of the most amazing surprises a...
EXPERIMENTS WITH EXERCISE: Part 2 -- MORNINGS
Monday, May 14, 2012 10 comments
Mornings - Garfield doesn’t do mornings – so, for him, morning exercise means lifting his coffee cup up and down! I like Garfield because, by contrast, he makes me ...
CJ’S Got a New Pair of Shoes!
Friday, May 11, 2012 13 comments
Here’s a picture of the brand new funky pair of fitness shoes my daughter gave me for a Mother’s Day gift. Aren’t they cute?!? DD Stephanie knows about my experiments wi...
MY EXPERIMENTS WITH EXERCISE: Part 1
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 15 comments
In July I will be celebrating my second year with SparkPeople. As I think back over these last months I realize that my general approach to increasing my fitness has been...
MAY GOALS: A&I Week 1
Monday, May 07, 2012 7 comments
Here are my goals for the month of May. N – NUTRITION: This is foundational for me. 1. I will continue to plan my meals ahead of time using the Nutrition Tracker. ...
My Ideal Spring Day
Friday, April 20, 2012 9 comments
When I think of Spring I visualize trees and fields dressed in all varieties of green. Therefore my ideal spring day must include a leisurely walk through the woods – with...
I'M PROUD OF ME
Friday, April 13, 2012 16 comments
I'M PROUD OF ME. What an amazing statement that is. For it hasn’t always been true. I grew up with grown-ups who told me that I mustn’t “show-off” about things that mad...
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