So it's a heartbreaking day...
Thursday, June 25, 2020 18 comments
Today I had to put down my best friend, Forest, who was faithful, loving, and forgiving, a constant companion and a great comfort to me. Here is a poem I wrote about him in 2014: When I am weak you are strong. You help me to know I’ll mak... Read more
What I Learned in Shanghai, China
Sunday, June 14, 2020 9 comments
My tip for today is: Pack up your dishes and replace with small dishes. In the 1950s Americans were using dinner plates that were 9". Now the plates we are buying are 3 inches larger,12 inches! How many inches make a foot? Oh, yeah, 12! ... Read more
PinkLissa's 6 Cups a Day Challenge #H2Whoa! extended to 90 days - Join us!
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6 comments
So last time I created the challenge wrong and it only lasted a week... that in itself does not create a habit! I need a lot of help remembering to drink... Read more
Happy Mother's Day You Glorious Mommies!
Saturday, May 09, 2020 3 comments
Happy Mother's Day to you glorious mommies! Isn't it fabulous that we get to be real-life heroes to our littles? I remember the times well! With this life in quarantine and my boy and I living in different cities it is going to be a t... Read more
Why do I want to be healthy?
Thursday, April 09, 2020 3 comments
Day-2 of the SparkPeople 28-day plan is to define "what is most meaningful to you and set that as a foundation for your journey to better health." And it asks, "Why do I want to be healthy?" 1. I want to feel confident and strong. 2.... Read more
Around 3 AM...
Sunday, April 05, 2020 1 comments
I had a brilliant, and I mean capital B-R-I-L-L-A-N-T idea for today's blog post. It was short, sweet, and succinct -- which I rarely am, as you know if you have read anything I've written, either my intro, posts on SparkTeam DOOL, or (darn, I... Read more
So I am now an admin for a Spark Team!
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 2 comments
Yes, you read that right, I am the admin for a Spark Team. I have no idea how this is going to go but being an admin does seem to mean I need to inspire which means I need to exercise and start losing weight! Below is the email I have crea... Read more
Totally Blew Through the Carbs Today!
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3 comments
Dear SparkFriends, As an introduction let me just tell you this: I begin my workdays by arising from a short sleep -- I know, I know, but what's a night owl to do? -- at 3 a.m. Head out the door, coffee with lots of yummy creamer in hand ... Read more
SparkPeople FAQ out-of-date??
Thursday, February 13, 2020 2 comments
I have seen some really great articles and will move into videos and recipes soon enough. I am so thrilled the SparkPeople is so very rich with great tools that are also enjoyable. I know some of these articles and videos, and most certainly t... Read more
Proud and Happy
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10 comments
Today I took another first step. I committed to doing a YMCA challenge similar to Ironman (bike, run/walk, and swim/walk in pool). I put on a T-shirt, a pair of Lularoe leggings, tied up my shoelaces and entered the cardio room and climbed on ... Read more