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Lost a friend to colon cancer today--only 45 years old.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      14 comments

I've lost my first friend ever, older family members have died, but until now, never a friend my age. Dave was 45, died of colon cancer he had had for 5 years. He outlive... Read more

Creating Eating Routines

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      6 comments

Detail from stained glass in local cathedral. I'm thinking about making MORE routines. I usually have one of a couple of breakfasts and very frequently exactly ... Read more

Attempt at Organization--June Goals

Tuesday, June 01, 2010      4 comments

+ Statue in local park, roses are also all in bloom there right now. Attempt at getting down June goals, not being naturally organized, this is new for me. -eat ... Read more

The cool, cloudwrapped heaven of a new pair of tennis shoes. - R.Bradbury

Monday, May 17, 2010      5 comments

New Balance shoes today, new ones. After running all over town looking for a decent pair at a decent price I wound up at the running shop near the train station. Personal service, 115 euros, not cheap, but shoes fitted to my feet by a professi... Read more

At least I haven't opened the Mint Milanos!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      11 comments

This is the Pont du Gard, an old Roman aqueduct not far from where I live. Yes I live in a place with a lot of nifty things, but I was hoping to go back to the States fo... Read more

10 a day?

Monday, April 12, 2010      8 comments

One of the local spice merchants at an open air market. With Flat Stanley thrown in too. The French reccomendation for fruit and veggies per day is 5-10 servings. Thi... Read more

Seem to be losing every 2 weeks, but not every week at the moment.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      6 comments

Carcassonne, about an hour and a half away, you've probably seen it in movies. Pretty nifty place! Something I have seen before in myself the last time I was a faithf... Read more

The difficult jeans, despite being dried accidentally in the dryer, fit.

Monday, March 29, 2010      8 comments

Another view of where I live. Good surprise this weekend. I accidentally threw the difficult jeans in the dryer with the load of clothes and they were dried on hot. ... Read more

Off a plateau, new turtle charm for bracelet of loss to celebrate!

Monday, March 22, 2010      6 comments

FINALLY -2.3 pounds this am, more than a kilo, after 3 weeks of pretty much nothing! I track religiously, so I know I was never going very far off track with food, and nev... Read more

Getting into the 5% challenge!

Monday, March 08, 2010      3 comments

I'm not sure there are any daisies in that bouquet, but I'm happy to be on the Daisy Team for the 5% Spring Challenge. If I can meet the goals, I'll be another 10 pounds d... Read more

This is me--- and one more charm to add to the charm bracelet of rewards!

Monday, March 01, 2010      5 comments

Taken in a suburb of Montpellier in my favorite top. One more charm today-- one more kilo gone, yippee! I have resolved myself to this losing a bit more than a pound a wee... Read more

Tracking food for the entire week in advance

Monday, February 22, 2010      1 comments

This is the town in France where I live. Just as an experiment, I have decided to plan, and track all of my food for the week in advance. I often do it with exercise and... Read more

Plantar Fasciitis

Friday, February 19, 2010      3 comments

This is Kew Gardens in London. Despite an unreasonable amount of walking in London, 66 km in 3 days, no plantar fasciitis problems then. I'm still at the end of the seco... Read more

Slow and steady will have to win the race for me!

Monday, February 15, 2010      1 comments

This photo is one of my favorite places in the world-- the Fontenay Abbey near Montbard, France. I always tell other people that 'slow and steady wins the race' it is my ... Read more

Charm Bracelet Motivation

Monday, February 01, 2010      6 comments

With the new beginning to weight loss, I figured I needed a new way to reward myself, as I was not being very serious about it last time. One good thing I did last time was t... Read more


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