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Lunch with Mom
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      10 comments

Visited my spectacular Mother today. emoticon Took her for a fish lunch (broiled) with salad and baked potato... Read more
coping with the heat
Monday, July 11, 2011      10 comments

I added tips to avoid heat stroke to the Secrets of Success yesterday, and as I look at the weather forecast, they are expecting triple digits tomorrow. It's important to do what we can to arrange our day to take advantage of the cooler time... Read more
not invincible
Sunday, July 10, 2011      11 comments

July is moving on, and I wasn't as active this past week as I planned. Today I went out to mow the grass (it's been raining for the past several days, so this was one of the first opportunities to handle the growing jungle). Unfortunately, I w... Read more
small victory
Friday, July 08, 2011      15 comments

Today I made a seven layer salad INSTEAD of going to Firehouse Subs for a Philly Steak sandwich. Every little step counts!... Read more
Circuit training class highlights
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      8 comments

For an hour, a circuit training class is offered twice weekly at my gym. We walk around the indoor track for five minutes to warm up, then rotate through eight stations - each has a cardio portion for 2 to 3 minutes, and a strength training ... Read more
no cookout today due to rain
Monday, July 04, 2011      6 comments

emoticon 4th of July (and most holidays in the US) revolve around EATING. This morning I got up EARLY to walk wit... Read more
Dinner with friends
Sunday, July 03, 2011      4 comments

Friends have a professional farm, and several of us all had a wonderful dinner of fresh vegetables and grilled chicken wings. A couple of deer came into the yard less than twenty yards away from the back porch! A nest of baby birds is nearly r... Read more
Do your own virtual Tour de France and possibly win prizes
Saturday, July 02, 2011      4 comments

The Tour de France goes from July 2 through 24 this year. Go to and enter the Aquaphor Tour Challenge. In addition to winners of the virtual stages, they draw random prizes - who knows, you may win something special! It's ... Read more
July Goals
Friday, July 01, 2011      11 comments

emoticon Lose at least 5 lbs. ... Read more
June goal summary - did not hit my goals
Friday, July 01, 2011      5 comments

emoticonExercise at least 21 days this month. -17 days of exercise, 8 days attending conferences, a few days down... Read more
busy Wednesday
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      8 comments

Today was a good day for health. I got enough sleep (big achievement for me!). Started the day with a healthy breakfast. Attended the mindfulness class, then had lunch with other members of Duke Integrative Health. I brought f... Read more
DOMS...getting back into the gym is worth it
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      5 comments

DOMS - delayed onset muscle soreness. I finally started weight training again, and I feel it. Doesn't feel like I'm overdoing it, but am adjusting my cardio to a lower intensity until all the muscles and ligaments get used to the change in rou... Read more
Week 1 review of my transformation
Sunday, June 19, 2011      9 comments

Mondays are my official weigh-in days, but I couldn't wait to reflect on the first 7 days of committing to reach my goal weight. ... Read more
Raleigh Galloway training newspaper article link
Friday, June 17, 2011      4 comments

The running group I've signed up for is the largest Galloway method training group in the country. Here is a recent local article featuring some of the members. Iris is a legend in our group.
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Making progress since starting over from scratch
Thursday, June 16, 2011      15 comments

emoticon Isn't it fun to earn extra SparkPoints with the new bonus wheel? Loving the extra motivation. So I'm co... Read more

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