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The super-sized potatoes vs the info on the bag
Thursday, January 03, 2013      19 comments

Last week I bought a 10 lb bag of Russet baking potatoes. They were on sale; we were expecting family during holidays, and we are descended from sturdy, potato eating, peasant stock. I was surprised to see nutritional information printed on th... Read more
Even our alcohol has become supersized.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      15 comments

I did not know this. I’ve compared life today with my childhood in the 50s in many different areas. This article describes the sizing creep of our mixed drinks. online.wsj.com/article/S
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Days of cupcakes, cookies, ice cream and TV
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      14 comments

And the question is: What did you do when you didn’t have Internet, Eileen? Actually, I had SOME Internet access. It was just enough for frustration to set in. For me frustration = grab some carbs and vegetate. It didn’t help that the w... Read more
Nature’s Decorations of the Season
Tuesday, December 25, 2012      13 comments

It’s a dreary Christmas morning in Virginia, but it was beautiful last week in the Black Forest in Germany. Even indoors, nature provided the decorations. This ... Read more
A symbol of peace, forgiveness and reconciliation
Monday, December 24, 2012      8 comments

On December 14th we were visiting St Stephen’s Church in Maintz, Germany. This is the site of the Chagall stained glass windows where visitors sit in rather austere surroundings bathed in ethereal light from the all blue windows throughout the ... Read more
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

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