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Back from vacation!

Saturday, June 01, 2013      2 comments

I shared an incredible few days with my college housemates. We stayed in the vacation home of one of the group, on the Sonoma, California, coast. I was thrilled to wear a bathing suit in the hot tub, and come down stairs for breakfast in my ja... Read more

Down a pound!

Saturday, May 18, 2013      2 comments

I've been having grumpy conversations with myself about the scale. Thank goodness I took my measurements a while ago, so I could see on the tape that I'm losing inches. And I've been exercising and had my food on track. But my goodness, why wa... Read more

Happy Thanksgiving, One and All!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      0 comments

What's on your menu this year? We're having loving company, sweet memories of celebrations past, poignant thoughts of those who can't be with us, and lots and lots of gratitude for life's bounty. We're also having turkey, roasted veget... Read more

Food doesn't console...

Sunday, November 14, 2010      2 comments

Food "doesn't console. It doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps. All it replaces is the lack of God." -- Marguerite Duras. I just ran across this line by one of my favorite authors. She writes about alcoholism. But, for me, this ... Read more

On Waiting to Love Exercise

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      4 comments

I've just seen another thread on the Fitness and Exercise board begun by a Sparker who is troubled by her/his distaste for exercise. This Sparker asked "what if you hate exercise?" In that question, I hear an assumption that one must love, or ... Read more

It's All Good -- a quick update to my last two blogs

Saturday, November 06, 2010      1 comments

My last couple of blogs have been painful. If anyone's been reading and is left hanging, I figured I should update you... 1. My ex's new wife (kiddo's stepmom) is finally out of the hospital (as of yesterday). She had a total of 3 surger... Read more

Sadness on My Doorstep

Monday, October 18, 2010      2 comments

Bad news this week. My ex's new wife (my kiddo's stepmom) is 34 years old and in the hospital with a pulmonary embolism following surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from her groin. Her prognosis was guarded before this happened, and now it's ... Read more

When's "After?"

Monday, October 11, 2010      1 comments

This weekend my kiddo was looking through photos on my phone and found a picture I'd taken of myself in the bathroom mirror. In this photo I'm wearing a sports bra and yoga pants. You can see my rolls of excess body fat, and my untoned arms an... Read more

The Supermarket Workout

Tuesday, October 05, 2010      5 comments

I keep noticing my own (and others') "stinkin' thinkin'" about having no time to workout. Here's what I came up with to have some fun sneaking fitness into a weekly chore, grocery shopping.... 1. Park at the far side of the parking lot. ... Read more

October 2010 goals

Monday, October 04, 2010      2 comments

Some simple goals for this month -- 1. Weight: Reach the 5.5 pounds gone point. 2. Fitness: Cardio 5 to 6 days per week for 40 plus minutes per day. Burn a total of 6700 calories this month. 3. Strength train: Be consistent -- 10 ... Read more

If It Is To Be, It's Up To Me!

Saturday, October 02, 2010      4 comments

About seven years ago I lost over 40 pounds on Weight Watchers. I maintained for several years. However, a serious ankle injury and a pretty bad break up led me to revert to bad habits. I looked for solace in the bottom of many cartons of Ben & ... Read more

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