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The end of karate

Thursday, November 03, 2011      5 comments

I wrote this on my real life blog on Livejournal about a month ago and thought I would cross-post it here. Here is the original link:
/1562835.html *** Last night, I drove to the dojo to talk with Mr.... Read more

Saw my doctor today

Monday, October 04, 2010      1 comments

Okay, I'm a pretty sad panda this morning. I saw my doctor this morning as a follow up to the blow to the head I took in sparring class a week ago today, and the result wasn't particularly what I wanted to hear, alas. Once I discusse... Read more

Concussion. Ow.

Thursday, September 30, 2010      0 comments

I got hit so hard in the head during sparring class on Monday that I'm operating on the assumption that I have a level 1 concussion. The punch came straight to the face, by a sixteen year old brown belt six inches taller and fifty pounds h... Read more

First black belt screening

Monday, September 20, 2010      0 comments

Cross-posted from my livejournal:
. The first black screening was the hardest thing, physically, I've ever done. The senior screener, Mr. Worley, gave a nice little speech before we started, which I ap... Read more

Screening for black belt

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      1 comments

My goodness, it's been a long time since I've made a blog post. My last was on January 2009, and I was frustrated because I had injured my knee in karate class and was walking with a cane. If only I knew. My injury was extremely difficult... Read more


Tuesday, January 06, 2009      2 comments

I'm walking with a cane. This is really frustrating. I Did Something Bad to my right knee in karate class about a month ago, when we were practicing spin kicks. This weekend, I had a really brutal sparring class. Maybe it was that, or ma... Read more

Joining the New You boot camp group

Saturday, January 03, 2009      0 comments

My assigned challenge, starting out, is to do a blog entry with my "before stats." I always take my measurements on January 1, so this is already done. Weight: 160 pounds (up 4 pounds from January 1 of last year). Hips: 40.5" Bust: 37... Read more

Impatience and envy

Wednesday, September 03, 2008      0 comments

Karate last night, with Ms. Abuerto teaching. I arrived vaguely out of sorts, with girly cramps and consequently disinclined to move. Fiona [my 15 year old daughter] had the black belt class before me and practiced her kama form. I cannot tell y... Read more

100 pushups challenge

Tuesday, August 19, 2008      2 comments

Besides being active on SparkPeople, I'm on Livejournal, and a number of people on my friends list there are talking about and starting to do the 100 pushups challenge. See the website at It says: *** If yo... Read more

Bicycle commuting

Tuesday, March 20, 2007      1 comments

I have started to bicycle to and from work. I was prompted by seeing the movie "An Inconvenient Truth," and by the fact that my husband is being laid off, so we really need to drastically retrench. I've also been at a weight plateau for se... Read more

Mmm, sushi

Thursday, January 04, 2007      0 comments

I haven't updated this page in a while; that's mostly because I've been posting every day at my Livejournal (
m). I've been struggling a bit with hunger cravings which have been making me careen out of my calorie... Read more

Woot! Milestone

Thursday, October 12, 2006      1 comments

I weighed in at 149.5 today. I can't remember the last time I dropped below 150, but I am sure that it has been five to seven years. I have lost 4 and a half inches from my waist and one inch from my hips since August. Only eight pounds until... Read more

Grocery run

Wednesday, September 06, 2006      1 comments

I've been going crazy because there haven't been enough fruits and vegetables in the house, so I swung by Seward Co-op and bought: Fresh kale Mesclun lettuce mix Parsley (I want to make some hummus) Fresh figs (had one; it was soooo g... Read more

Enjoying healthy food

Saturday, September 02, 2006      0 comments

I went to one of my favorite restaurants for dinner last night, The Birchwood Cafe, which serves organic locally grown produce, including many vegan and vegetarian dishes. (It's a little tough to track SparkPoints when I eat there because many ... Read more