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Tigers, Lions & Bears! Oh my!
Monday, June 26, 2017      5 comments

Wow. I just read my last blog. I was oblivious to how my world would change. In late April, we discovered that we'd brought home bed bugs from the UK. They were mostly in my room, but also in Steve's and in several closets. Major cleaning, s... Read more
Going Down
Saturday, March 25, 2017      6 comments

You know that elevator voice that speaks as the doors close, "Going down."? Well, that's the little voice in my head these days. I changed up my menu plan by reducing the calorie range by about 100 calories, and reducing the carb range signifi... Read more
Looking Back
Saturday, February 11, 2017      4 comments

I've been looking at my past blogs. I've had a good year. While I'm not a lot thinner, I am stronger and faster. In my book, that means I'm healthier too. Sure, I'd like to reach a "normal" BMI rating. But my heart is good, and I'm actually ... Read more
UK Vacation
Sunday, January 22, 2017      4 comments

We are starting our second week in the UK. Finding fresh veggies is not easy here. My carb intake is up, and veggies/ fruit way below normal. The good ... Read more
Set-point Theory
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      2 comments

I've read couple of articles recently, referring to one's body's "set point". It's a weight that the body likes and is reluctant to give up. I think I've hit it. Since October 1 (just after the Italy trip), I've weighed between 164 and 169 con... Read more
Working on the Home Stretch
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      2 comments

15 lbs to goal weight of 151. So far, nothing is changing. This week, I've decided up the ante in the physical activity category. Going to the Jazzercise classes of the instructors who push me. While I still can't hop, I can get up on my tippy t... Read more
Coming back
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      2 comments

Well, I'm up 5 lbs. But my clothes fit, and I'm back on the exercise track. Plus I'm tracking my food and staying I range. 15 lbs to goal. I won't make it by the holidays, but maybe by Feb 1? Hubby is talking about a vacation get away for the t... Read more
Back to Reality
Saturday, October 01, 2016      8 comments

I'm back in Sacramento. Physically anyway. My body clock is totally messed up, along with the eating schedule. As I suspected, I put on 5 lbs while in ... Read more
First "tour" completed
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      7 comments

I completed two of four hiking events. LOTS of rain this week. The next nine days will have lots of walks. I'm looking forward to it. Tomorrow, I will ... Read more
Day 7 - Greve in Chianti
Saturday, September 17, 2016      2 comments

After yesterday's rain soaked day, I was discouraged. Today was absolutely magical. The day started with a sudden rain shower just after I woke up. I loo... Read more
Florence, Day 4
Friday, September 16, 2016      1 comments

Took the bus up to Fiesole (fee-YAY-soh-lay) to see the Roman ruins of an amphitheater, heated baths, and a temple. Go to my blog for photos. I treated m... Read more
Florence, Day 3
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      0 comments

If I can get the breakfast buffet under control, then I will have a net loss after this trip. Lunch and dinner are doing great. But the breakfast offerings are over the top. It doesn't help that their pantry is not stocked with low fat or fat fr... Read more
Florence, Day 2
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      5 comments

Lots and lots of walking today. Mostly because of a misunderstanding with Google maps, I could not find my way back to the Arno River. So I ended up missing lunch. (Italy closes shop after lunch for a couple of hours, like other Latin countries.... Read more
Florence, Day 1
Monday, September 12, 2016      4 comments

I landed in Florence about 3:30 PM, and in my hotel unpacking by 4:30. I'm about a mile away from the city center, up on a hill of course. My first task was to find a safe walking route to the city. I figure I walked about 7 miles last night exp... Read more
Tuscany Blog Info
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      3 comments

I have set up a blog specifically for the Tuscany trip. You can read it at I hope to update it regularly, when I have WiFi access. I will leave Sacramento on Sept 11, and return on the 30th. The blog format wil... Read more

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