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March Results: Not Good

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      5 comments

My end of the month weigh-in for March is not good: I gained nearly 10 pounds. I did not control stress eating (snacking/sweets). I had several social eating situations where I did not control the menu (4 working dinners catered by others; 4 b... Read more

Two Great Hikes: Desert, then Forest

Sunday, March 29, 2015      6 comments

My home town in Central Oregon is just east of the Cascade Mountains, in the high desert. So this weekend, we took full advantage of the diverse climate zones! On Saturday we drove east to Chimney Rock. Read more

Birthday, Hike

Sunday, March 22, 2015      12 comments

My friends threw a nice birthday dinner for me last night, it was a really fun evening. 10 people attended, including my nephew (which was a surprise). The dinner was very good ‚Äď coq au vin with potatoes, peas with pancetta, large salad, goo... Read more

Spring hike

Monday, March 09, 2015      10 comments

I enjoyed a lovely hike on Sunday along the Paulina Creek trail. It was cold in the morning when I woke up (below freezing) but it warmed up by the time we reached the trailhead. There was snow along the creek but the trail itself was clear of s... Read more

Exercise DVD review; Deer Herd

Friday, March 06, 2015      7 comments

I purchased the Zumba: Incredible Results set at CostCo before Christmas, and I have been exploring the various DVDs in the set. The set consists of 10 DVDs and a step riser (plus a couple of booklets with diet tips); some of the routines combin... Read more

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


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