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Gut Buddies
Friday, May 07, 2021      8 comments

Did you know that we, on our own, don’t have all the enzymes we need to digest our own diet? Microbes in the gut break down many of the proteins, lipids and carbohydrates in our diet into nutrients that we can then absorb. Microbes also pro... Read more
6 weeks of consistent weight loss :)
Monday, May 03, 2021      12 comments

Mid February I was as high as 259 lbs with an average of 256 lbs. As much as I have ever weighed. I had given "eating less and moving more" a go for a few months with no results. Scale was stuck. I was about to embark on another Keto plan.... Read more
“No thanks, my body is busy with autophagy.”
Tuesday, April 20, 2021      12 comments

Good morning Spark People! emoticon I’m riding high on key tones right now and feel like I have the energy ... Read more
Dearest Fear....
Sunday, January 03, 2021      7 comments

Good Sunday morning! I'm sharing as essay with you that has always resonated with me. It was written by Elizabeth Gilbert and published in her book "Big Magic." I re-read it every once in a while to remind myself that my creativity, ... Read more
The only thing.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020      6 comments

I think over again my small adventures, my fears, These small ones that seemed so big. For all the vital things I had to get and to reach. And yet there is only one great thing, The only thing. To live to see the great day ... Read more
Why I do yoga
Tuesday, December 29, 2020      4 comments

When I completed yoga teacher training, I made a yoga statement or "bio" as what kind of yoga teacher I would be. At the time, I had not even planned on teaching. I had just completed the training to enhance my practice. But I later learned that... Read more
Highlights of what has happened since 2015, the last time I was really part of the Spark Community!
Monday, December 28, 2020      5 comments

This was supposed to be quick but ya know how that goes….5 years is a lot to catch up on! This is mostly for me, so feel free to skim. 2015 I found four amazing yoga teachers who I really vibed with. All four had different things to of... Read more
What if....
Thursday, December 03, 2020      5 comments

Dear 2020, Part of me wants to see the tail end of you so bad! So much I just want to forget about you. But part of me worries...what if the Mayans were wrong about 2012. What if their data guy was dyslexic and he really meant ... Read more
Advice for the day...
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      16 comments

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On being Vegan and Yummy Plant Based Foods
Friday, January 08, 2016      17 comments

Food, like religion is always a touchy subject. And I've found the subject of veganism to be one of the most incendiary. Give up smoking or alcohol, everyone claps their hands on your back and congratulates you. Give up animal product... Read more
Operation Let's NOT gain weight for the holidays...
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      9 comments

Well long and short of it is: nothing gained, nothing lost. So, goal met. Time to step it up so to speak. Got a FitBit recently, and just figured out how to link it to Spark. Here is the link to the Blog giving instructions on ho... Read more
Sometimes you just need to do what you can.
Friday, December 11, 2015      12 comments

So I have a fibrous growth at the bottom of my foot and it feels like I'm walking on a pebble. A large, very hard pebble. Truth be told, it's been there for a while. Say 3 months. But minor discomfort has bloomed into full blown ... Read more
Because sometimes you want it all....
Friday, September 04, 2015      13 comments

My children always chastise me for being fascinated with internet/facebook "memes" Those passed around, cliche pictures with quotes or phrases ... Read more
I'm back. Beast Mode = ON
Monday, August 31, 2015      20 comments

On STEPH-KNEE’s status there was a meme that said “Beast Mode: ON” And a comment that said: “On this journey I'm either on or off. I can't explain it well, but it's like a switch flips again & I'm doing everything right. Today the switch wa... Read more
Instead of....
Saturday, April 04, 2015      24 comments

There is a sad little phrase most of us know all too well: "I wish I had..." How many times a day do you trot out that little guilty thought. "I wish I had not over eaten last night." "I wish I had gone to the gym." "I wish ... Read more

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