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salad days

Saturday, February 22, 2014      2 comments

Someone recently said to me, "salads always taste better when someone else makes them". I never thought of it that way, but it's true. A $10 salad at my local restaurant always tastes better than what I make at home for pennies. That is a ch... Read more

Another snow day!

Thursday, February 13, 2014      0 comments

No work today, due to the weather. Yay! We got about 15 inches of snow here. Since I am too old for sledding and snowman building, my favorite snow activity is shoveling. Keep it fun, and it's not a chore. That's my philosophy. DH kee... Read more

snow day!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014      1 comments

I took a snow day today and I'm not sorry! My job isn't life or death. I'm grateful for the emergency medical personnel who made it to work today. Hubby and I took the day off. We shoveled the driveway, then took a drive and enjoyed the b... Read more

Not the kale my mother made me eat

Tuesday, January 07, 2014      6 comments

As a kid, I was a finicky eater. I spent hours at the breakfast/lunch/dinner table refusing to eat and resolving that when I grow up I'll never eat beets, or kale, or eggs, and most other healthy foods. The only reason I didn't like zucchini w... Read more

Merry Christmas, Spark Friends

Tuesday, December 24, 2013      5 comments

Thank you for your support, encouragement, and inspiration. From your successes, I draw strength. Getting fit is not the impossible dream it once was. Bless you all! Merry Christmas! Read more

Happy Pre-Christmas :)

Saturday, December 21, 2013      3 comments

Here it is, almost Christmas and I am not quite prepared. The tree is up and decorated. Shopping is mostly done, I think. My diet and exercise have suffered du... Read more

One cookie won't hurt...

Saturday, November 16, 2013      8 comments

it's the dozen or so after the first one that will do me in! Hello. My name is Becky and I am a cookie addict. My mom taught my sister and I to bake at when we were young. Blame it on Mom! (ha ha. J/K Mom! I love ya! R.I.P) In the be... Read more

Now he has gout!

Saturday, October 26, 2013      1 comments

Now DH has gout! Self diagnosed so far, but his brothers have it, so it's very likely. [I thought I had gout a few years ago (I just like the way it sounds: gout). It turned out to be plantars faciitis, which sounds pretty cool too...l... Read more

Selfish?

Friday, October 11, 2013      6 comments

I came back to Spark People after my husband's heart attack in August. I had joined two years ago, but that didn't last for long... Mortality can be a great motivator. My rationale this time is that if I track my own diet and exercise, somehow... Read more

Nature walk

Tuesday, October 01, 2013      2 comments

I saw 5 deer on my walk this evening. They were grazing in someone's front yard! I crossed to the other side of the street as I passed. They didn't run, just stood there watching me. It was so cool! I've seen hundreds of deer in my life and... Read more

psych-IC or psych-O?

Monday, September 30, 2013      0 comments

A funny thing happened on the way to the office. I was sitting at a red light, waiting to turn onto the road I take to work, when I notice the SUV in front of me. Its rear door is ajar and I can see the reason why: there is a tomato pie st... Read more

Hubby walked the Hill!

Sunday, September 29, 2013      4 comments

DH walked up the hill with me today! He was just going to walk to the base of the hill and meet me later, but at the last minute, he decided to go for it. He did great and I'm so proud of him. Thanks to the cardiologists at Paoli, he feels be... Read more

Beautiful Fall Day

Saturday, September 28, 2013      3 comments

What an awesome day, I just want to blog about it: My friend came over and we walked the hill. We even went up to the top, which I haven't done in several years. The view is spectacular! The bright blue sky was dotted with fluffy white c... Read more

Up the Hill

Thursday, September 19, 2013      1 comments

They say you're as old as you feel. I'm 52 years old and I feel much older. I used to take aerobics classes in my 20s and 30s and was in relatively good shape. Now I'm slower to get up and my muscles don't stretch as far as they used to. I'm... Read more

I did it!

Saturday, September 07, 2013      2 comments

For the first time since I started tracking my nutrition, I am within my goal amounts of calories, carbs, fat, and protein, all at the same time! Why am I so excited? Read more


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