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No way to track this stuff!

Sunday, December 23, 2012      11 comments

DH began the journey by sampling everything. The Christmas Markets have wonderful crafts and cultural items but also LOTS of FOOD – everywhere! Both in the shops ... Read more

Desserts – My biggest challenge when cruising

Saturday, December 22, 2012      13 comments

Although you’re never hungry, river cruising is more about the sights and touring than the 24/7 food of ocean cruises. Lunch and dinner is ordered from the menu with an occasional lunch buffet exception to accommodate tour schedules. So ... Read more

Never hungry on the River Concerto

Friday, December 21, 2012      12 comments

Back in the USA! A wonderful trip exploring the Christmas Markets along the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam, marred only by the horrible news from Connecticut. After sleeping for 12 hours, I had my regular breakfast of peanut butter on ww to... Read more

Off to Europe

Saturday, December 08, 2012      17 comments

Today we leave for our cruise - Christmas Markets on the Rhine. I’m at the bottom of my goal weight range. I won’t overstuff myself and I won’t drink any alcoholic mixed drinks. However, I will Enjoy the local culture – sights, f... Read more

Change has to come from within

Friday, December 07, 2012      13 comments

I began writing this awhile ago as yet another whine about living with someone who doesn’t share our healthy lifestyle goals. I’m referring of course to my 45 year marriage to the junk food king. Then he had a physical, his first in 3 years. ... Read more

“Anti-Mugger” speed and distance

Thursday, December 06, 2012      10 comments

Yesterday I wrote about my innate sense of “good enough.” I should also add that I try to train so that I CAN hit another level when I need or want to. I refer to this pace as “escape the mugger” speed. There’s another gear in reserve. I kno... Read more

How good is “good enough"?

Wednesday, December 05, 2012      17 comments

I want to be healthy, active and fit. I want to make my grandchildren proud, but how I feel at the end of the race, or workout or even at the end of the day matters to me too. I certainly don’t want to feel like I’m about to drop dead. I ... Read more

DH took pictures of the WRONG WOMAN at the 5K!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012      20 comments

I knew something happened because he wasn’t there to greet me at the finish line on Saturday. He was inside getting donuts. As he explained it, he forgot my bib number. He photographed #719 not #715. Think about this. After 45 years of marr... Read more

Standing still for 2.5 hours is hard on the body.

Monday, December 03, 2012      6 comments

There may not be any great calorie burn, but it’s sure a strain on the muscles. It’s easier to walk or even run. Saturday began with a 5K that went very well. I followed that with the town’s Christmas parade. DH & I got there early with... Read more

I’m a ‘C’ - No longer a ‘D’ - Maybe I can even be a ‘B’?

Sunday, December 02, 2012      9 comments

Gee, that sounds like breast reduction surgery. No, that’s not needed here. It has nothing to do with weight either. It’s my TRIVIA SCORE! 75% for November and 70% since I started. I started VERY badly. I wrote awhile ago that although... Read more

My 5K report, thanks to JODROX (and she doesn’t even know what she did)

Saturday, December 01, 2012      16 comments

Yesterday I reported on my fall Thursday night just walking out of my granddaughter’s school in the dark. I banged up my elbow and the same knee that had rehab from July-October. I thought the fall really ended my plan for the 5K this mo... Read more

Oh no, a fall!

Friday, November 30, 2012      21 comments

That’s FALL, not fail. Not a nutrition backslide, a hard fall on my knee and elbow. Last night leaving an event at my granddaughter’s school, we were walking in the dark down the long driveway when I slipped off the steeply banked blacktop and... Read more

Does Ethel Mertz look fat to you? How about Ralph Cramden?

Thursday, November 29, 2012      13 comments

This is related to my blog entry yesterday. I love the old TV shows, the ones that remind me of my youth. Today I woke up at 5 am, a bit too early for me. While I drank my coffee, I turned on the TV to find an episode of “I Love Lucy.” R... Read more

An exception to vanity sizing. Simplicity patterns tells it like it is (or was)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012      18 comments

This blog began as a description of my unsuccessful search for a long holiday skirt. I decided I could make one inexpensively like I used to do long ago. On the Simplicity website I found this post from a frustrated customer. ”I got a ... Read more

Challenges of a spur-of-the-moment vacation

Tuesday, November 27, 2012      17 comments

After posting daily since Sept 17th (my first ever), I was ready to skip this morning. I’ve just got too much to do. Yesterday I wrote about DH’s great idea to spend 2 weeks on a river cruise in Europe. When you’re retired, you are able to ta... Read more


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