Lost a friend to colon cancer today--only 45 years old.
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
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
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
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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!
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
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Charm Bracelet Motivation
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