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Day #9 of my 30-Day Skinny Jeans Challenge

Friday, October 09, 2015      9 comments

So yesterday's challenge was to snack smartly and get in 30 minutes of cardio. I know that cardio really means get your heart rate up and I am sure I felt it beating now and then as I climbed the hills of Maymont Park yesterday. Was it sustained... Read more

Day #8 of my 30-Day Skinny Jeans Challenge

Thursday, October 08, 2015      12 comments

You might call today a "rest" day though we're still advised to get in 30 minutes of cardio. I've been humping it hard this week and plan to get in another HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) session on my - na nanna boo boo - day off - tom... Read more

Day #7 of my 30-Day Skinny Jeans Challenge

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      9 comments

TheBrains want me to tell you that they loved the day #6 challenge emoticon We really do! ahem - a 10 m... Read more

Day #6 of my 30-Day Skinny Jeans Chalenge - ooops TheBrains Chime In

Tuesday, October 06, 2015      12 comments

So Monday's are gym days. I only miss the gym if there is a bonafide reason - sick or jury duty or something like that. But it is also the day before my official Weight Watcher's weigh-in - so I seldom do strength training because the day AFTER ... Read more

Day #5 of my 30-Day Skinny Jean Challenge

Monday, October 05, 2015      8 comments

Whoa - here it is Monday already - and I peeked into what's in store for today. ABS. Pilates moves for abs. I read about Pilates years ago - as in the '90's - and bought a book of Pilates exercises. I never tried them - though I ... Read more

Day #4 of my 30-Day Skinny Jeans Challenge

Sunday, October 04, 2015      9 comments

This morning I did the 6 minute lower body workout with Coach Nicole. I don't have a good place to watch computer video clips AND workout in this house so I had to move some furniture to make this one happen. (a little more strength training?) a... Read more

Day #3 of my 30-Day Skinny Jeans Challenge

Saturday, October 03, 2015      10 comments

Today's challenge is to fill your plate with filling foods - fiber rich, water dense, protein packed foods. I already do this pretty well - but to celebrate the deliberateness of this challenge I am going to fix a green drink for ... not breakfa... Read more

Day's 1 and 2 of my 30-Day Skinny Jeans Challenge

Friday, October 02, 2015      17 comments

It’s Day #2 of my 30-day Skinny Jeans Challenge and right now I am 2 for 2 and feelin’ proud. But first let me tell you about Day #1 – in fact, first let me blabber about why I took up this challenge. There’s nothing like a ch... Read more


Tuesday, September 01, 2015      17 comments

Well. It's September. It's birthday month. Time to celebrate for 30 days. This is good. This even makes me happy. This is a happy making, good thing... Read more

Where Did The Blog Go? TheBrains Butt In!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      15 comments

Oh la - here it is almost September and I haven't blogged in a month! and that last blog was just sop to clean up after the grief spill of June. Of course, admission of grief doesn't make it suddenly disappear. Like any other overwhelming human... Read more

Almost All Fixed

Monday, July 27, 2015      17 comments

All Fixed, Mommy was my toddler son's stock phrase for a number of emotional states. Depending on the situation it could mean "I'm done", "Help me", or "Get Me Outta Here!" Now and then it was said from a base of terror but far more frequently ... Read more

Grieving Still

Sunday, July 19, 2015      24 comments

I saw it coming - or rather - in hindsight I see when it started coming. First I stopped making things. That should be - from now on will be - a harbinger of TheBlackCloudOfGrief. With half my brains in my fingertips, whenever they don't have a... Read more


Friday, June 19, 2015      12 comments

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TheBrains Cope with Frustration - and Hope

Sunday, May 17, 2015      12 comments

I hear TheBrains whispering. Let's eavesdrop. * * * * * emoticon Look. did you see it? Read more

Missing Mama on Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10, 2015      18 comments

Last Monday I had another of those heart clutching moments that turned my expression sour - as I realized I won't get to celebrate Mother's Day with Mama this year. It's f... Read more

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