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Meditation is making a difference
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      3 comments

I have decided to meditate every day for 10 minutes in the morning shortly after getting up and 15 minutes before I go to bed at night. I have a "streak" of nine days going and I am beginning to see a difference in my demeanor, my attitudes and... Read more
Emotional Eating Resource
Monday, August 30, 2010      0 comments

-when-youre-full/ This site has three scientific reasons supporting a way to "eat" through your emotional is titled "How to stop eating when you are full." Check it ... Read more
Varied and interesting day
Sunday, August 29, 2010      2 comments

This morning DH and I went to our favorite Sunday morning restaurant. I created my own breakfast "off the menu" and only paid $5. I had 2 poached eggs with salsa, dry toast (great to sop up the yolks) and fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries... Read more
Challenge at a Mexican Restaurant
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      7 comments

It got to be after 7:00 PM and we hadn't eaten dinner or even talked about what to have. DH was busy getting bills paid. He finally emerged and said he was in the mood for Mexican. There are lots of choices that are fairly healthy at the plac... Read more
Beautiful Drive in the Country
Sunday, August 22, 2010      1 comments

We decided to go to a political fund raiser ice cream social this afternoon that was about an hour's drive away. The drive was primarily through the country side. This time of year is almost like watching an 9 1/2 month pregnancy. The fields a... Read more
I love relaxing after exercise
Saturday, August 21, 2010      0 comments

I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON. However, each time I can manage to drag myself out of bed at a reasonable time and do physical activity - yoga, strength training, biking , I always find I have a better day. I feel as if I have accomplished somethin... Read more
Hard to Watch
Friday, August 20, 2010      0 comments

My physical fitness has only completely evolved in the past 3 years or so. My DH has be fit and active all his life with Little League baseball in grade school to his uncle teaching him tennis in junior high. The tennis big bit and he played o... Read more
Sweaty work with tender abs!
Thursday, August 19, 2010      0 comments

I knew I would feel my abs today after the workout I did yesterday. I even decided to forgo the anusara yoga class today for one tomorrow when I knew the abs could handle some of the more challenging poses. DH was finally able to get out yeste... Read more
Strength Training
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      1 comments

I have been working with a personal trainer for about nine month. She is younger than my DD, well trained and fantastic to work with. She kicks my butt, literally and figuratively. I started training weekly with a partner (cheaper), partner q... Read more
Exercise and mood
Tuesday, August 17, 2010      1 comments

There are really two parts to this blog. One is a personal experience and one is a reference to a NY Times article. Here the URL for the article:
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nger/ The article indi... Read more
Eating and Exercise!
Saturday, August 14, 2010      2 comments

Unfortunately, the past 4 days have been eating and not much exercising. We are hosting my SIL and BIL (DH's younger sister and husband who have been hosting DD while she studied for the bar exam.). We met them at the Amana colonies and I did ... Read more
Clean Kitchen
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      2 comments

It's amazing what you find when you decide to really clean the kitchen and move everything on the counters.... dried garlic cloves, dried herbs that were fresh at one time and other delectable morsels. Actually I love having clean counters, cle... Read more
A Clean Room is an Inspiration
Sunday, August 08, 2010      3 comments

I finally was able to get my living room furniture moved and do a thorough vacuuming. Didn't find anything exciting except lots of dust bunnies. After polishing the furniture and dusting all the surfaces, I am sitting in relaxed mood watching... Read more
What friends are for
Saturday, August 07, 2010      9 comments

I just returned home from a 2 hour lunch with my three best friends.... the women my DD calls the Four Moms. We have daughters ranging in age from late 40's to mid 20's. We obviously have known each other a long time. We all have been or are... Read more
Good news always makes me feel better
Friday, August 06, 2010      0 comments

I have been suffering from immense fatigue the last 2-3 weeks. I made an appointment for a check-up with my doctor and also mentions it to my therapist. Since all my tests came out normal, the consensus was a problem with my meds. I have dec... Read more

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