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When you know you're permanently injured
Thursday, January 12, 2017      4 comments

I'm finally back to healthy eating to try and take back off the pounds I packed on in the last three years. It's been rough--three years ago this month, DH had a heart attack and triple bypass surgery, then in August of that year our 5-year-old ... Read more
A love letter to a website
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      9 comments

It's been a long time, SparkPeople. I really fell off the bandwagon. I thought I was done with this, that it wasn't inspiring me anymore. But a health scare--that turned out to be as bad as I worried--made me look in the mirror and step back on ... Read more
Blurred lines
Saturday, July 02, 2016      6 comments

I always carry a pair of reading glasses in my purse. And when we went on the cruise I took along an extra pair. Naturally, I lost them both. Out to dinner the other night I scrabbled through my purse, cursing my luck, and ended up squintin... Read more
An open letter to content providers and advertisers
Thursday, June 30, 2016      3 comments

ook. I'm sympathetic. Really, I am. When I watch YouTube videos, I let the entire ad run even after the "Skip ad" button appears, because I know that your continued content relies on eyes on those ads. But if those ads are more than 45 seco... Read more
Biggest Loser: Biggest cruelty
Sunday, January 18, 2015      4 comments

I've said this before, but it bears repeating: The Biggest Loser is a terrible, dangerous show that no one who cares about health should watch. Don't believe me? Read this from someone who participated years ago and whose health is still da... Read more
New Year
Thursday, January 01, 2015      1 comments

Started with a brisk walk with the dog and my daughter. It's going to be a better year.... Read more
Dance like nobody's watching
Tuesday, December 16, 2014      5 comments

Spark inspirations has this video available: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
ail.asp?video=142 It's adorable. But what really struck me is the number of people standing around *not* dancing. Peo... Read more
Tuesday, November 04, 2014      8 comments

Mom died just before midnight last night. Talked with all my siblings, cried a lot, got a really bad headache from the crying, and then finally fell asleep. Mom did not want a funeral. But last night I gave her about 12 of them, including o... Read more
It's just one gutpunch after another
Monday, November 03, 2014      7 comments

I spent last week in Montana getting my mother settled into hospice. Today they called to inform me that they expect her to die in the next 36-48 hours. 2014 is completely fired.... Read more
Rebecca, and one appeal for donations
Wednesday, September 24, 2014      2 comments

A year ago, Team Becca participated in the CureSearch Walk. We were a sea of purple, led by a lively and laughing 5-year-old who ran wild on the grass, chasing other children, teasing her uncles, getting tossed in the air and squealing in deligh... Read more
Getting back on track
Monday, August 25, 2014      8 comments

This summer has been a real challenge between grief and back injury. I lost my inertia, and for the last few weeks just haven't managed to do anything. So I decided that this week was going to be me getting back on track. I got up this mor... Read more
A few thoughts from my trip Italy
Friday, August 15, 2014      3 comments

1. Italians love their dogs. We saw dogs everywhere. Including in restaurants and shops. In Venice, many of them weren't even on leashes, just walking with their owners (no cars, no worry of being hit). And they were almost all well-behaved; onl... Read more
Venn diagrams I'd rather avoid
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      4 comments

I went water jogging yesterday. I'm water jogging because my back injury prohibits many other activities that will get my heartrate high, including running, biking, the elliptical machine, and, oh, pretty much everything except walking and water... Read more
One out of three...
Sunday, June 29, 2014      4 comments

And here is the tale of my… I was going to say failure, but maybe I should make myself feel better by saying wisdom. I drove an hour and a quarter to the triathlon site. Looking at the lake, I realized that the swim was very long and it reminded... Read more
"Two outta three ain't bad"
Saturday, June 28, 2014      3 comments

Tomorrow is my second scheduled triathlon (out of four) of the year. I contacted the organizers and explained my inability to bike but my desire to participate as much as I could. They were wonderfully gracious. So I'm getting up at 5:30 a.m. to... Read more

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