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February Results

Monday, March 02, 2015      10 comments

I met my goal for February, I ended the month with a weight loss of 8 pounds. So I am setting aside another $200 into my reward fund (trip to a spa!). I had some eating lapses (overeating/snacking/sweets), but overall I did well. I met my goal... Read more

Winter Hike: Metolius River trail

Sunday, February 22, 2015      12 comments

I enjoyed a lovely winter hike with my hiking group today along the Metolius River near Camp Sherman. In January, this area was covered in snow, but it was been unseasonably warm for 3 weeks and the snow accumulation is gone. It is turning nippy... Read more

Great vacation. Bad tree.

Saturday, February 07, 2015      10 comments

Iím back from a great week skiing in the Methow Valley, Washington. But Iíll tell you the bad news first: when I returned home late last night, my home had been damaged by a large ponderosa pine that blew over in a windstorm. I donít have the es... Read more

Bad massage :(

Friday, January 23, 2015      10 comments

So after a tough week (included dental surgery) I had planned on a relaxing massage to reward myself. It was a disaster. She was WAY to strong and powerful and left me with bruises. (Sorry the angle on the photo isn't good but you can get the i... Read more

Beautiful Buck

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      15 comments

This beautiful buck with his branchlike antlers has been quietly sitting in my back yard. He's just beautiful.... Read more

Martin Luther King

Monday, January 19, 2015      9 comments

Today Martin Luther King is celebrated in the US. He is well known for his inspiring speeches and his fight for civil rights. I admire him greatly for his commitment to peaceful protests to achieve great social change. He was controversial in hi... Read more

Acupuncture, and Nephew's New Job

Sunday, January 18, 2015      8 comments

I tried acupuncture for the first time, to see if it will help with my circulation system and arthritis. The process was interesting, and for me it was not painful. My skin did feel itchy afterward and I was exhausted. I THINK there was an impro... Read more

2014 Resolutions -- The Fun Part of the Journey

Sunday, January 11, 2015      9 comments

My 2014 resolution was to try at least one new activity per month. It was a lot of fun, and I had some good adventures. My activities included: Kitchen remodel and reorganization Read more

Excited about 2015!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014      8 comments

I am very excited about my new strategy for meeting my goals in 2015! Goal: Lose 50 pounds by the end of the year. My action steps will be the same Ė I have a good program, I just have to DO IT. Consistently. All the time. So I am creatin... Read more

2014 Review: Rough Year

Monday, December 29, 2014      9 comments

2014 was not a good year for me in many ways. I gained weight and did not follow my eating plan. I am massively disappointed in myself, unhappy with my figure, and seeing a noticeable deterioration in my health and energy. But the year was ... Read more

Veins/Ankles

Sunday, December 21, 2014      8 comments

For some time now my legs have been achy and painful. I saw my family doctor twice; then did physical therapy; then continued with massage. My legs and ankles swell so much by the end of the day that I had to change my socks: first I got rid of ... Read more

Job Situation/Retirement

Saturday, December 20, 2014      9 comments

I plan to retire on April 1 2015 (I will be 64 then); my employer requested lots of advance notice even though I am required to give only one month notice. But my supervisor was aware that a co-worker who is out on maternity leave wants to move ... Read more

NSV: Project Clean-up!

Friday, December 12, 2014      9 comments

I am wildly, madly, excited that my office clean-up project resulted in MAJOR improvement! Maybe that wouldnít be a big victory for some of you. But for me, it was HUGE! Mostly my home is pretty tidy, clean, and organized. Even if I am not... Read more

Fun active weekend

Sunday, December 07, 2014      10 comments

Very nice weekend! I enjoyed Zumba on Saturday, and the Jingle Bell 5K walk/run afterward. Many of the Jingle Bell participants were in holiday costumes. I particularly liked the baby Santa, with brother as Rudolph, stroller converted into a s... Read more

The Best Laid Plans ...

Saturday, December 06, 2014      9 comments

I planned a nice weekend away to Portland, but it didnít happen quite as planned. I expected to be in Portland for a business meeting Friday afternoon, so I expected my mileage would be paid by my employer. My friend is house sitting in Portland... Read more


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