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Thursday, May 23, 2013      0 comments

Background: I watched this ... movie isn't exactly the right term, sort of a cross between movie and documentary, but not really either one... anyway. The point is, it was about positive thinking and how it affects our self perception, and how o... Read more

A Leisurely Walk Through Middle-Earth

Thursday, May 16, 2013      1 comments

I'm going to play a game with myself. It's called "Let's walk to Mordor and back" and it's based on the calculations of people with far too much time on their hands and far too much geek cred for their own good. http://www.nerdfitn... Read more

Paddling Against The Current

Friday, March 15, 2013      1 comments

Anyone who has ever been in moving water knows that a current is a very difficult thing to fight. Whether you're swimming, in a boat, or losing a toy to the sweep of water, currents are so much stronger than they look. Sometimes they can even ... Read more

Little Victories

Saturday, May 05, 2012      3 comments

I had to run into the store to get batteries. They had easter candies and such for 75% off. I managed not to pick up any of the chocolates or marshmallow peeps or anything, but I found myself headed to the check-out with one of those decadent ... Read more

1 oz? Seriously?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      3 comments

It's easy, right? Put a little bowl on your scale, press tare to zero it out, then add chips until it reads 1 oz. There isn't any kind of difficulty to this task. Oh, except for staring at that 1 oz of chips and wondering "but where's t... Read more

You have to be ready to change.

Friday, March 09, 2012      0 comments

8 years ago, I went to therapy for a bit for the various bumps and bruises life can give our mental and emotional selves. It was good for me, I came out of it a lot better adjusted. But one of the things the therapist told me that has stuck wi... Read more

As If I Needed A Reason...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      1 comments

It was raining yesterday. Now by that I mean I live in Washington state, and it was raining too hard for *me* to want to go out in it. That's pretty heavy rain. Also, I forgot a jacket, which might have something to do with it. I remembe... Read more

Box To Go

Thursday, February 16, 2012      0 comments

It's no secret that portion sizes at restaurants have grown, and that the plate in front of me is usually two or three meals worth of food. Especially when I am so careful about my portion sizes and dish sizes at home, it can be far too easy t... Read more

Birthday Cake

Friday, February 10, 2012      0 comments

I track my food for the day first thing in the morning. Rather than eating first and then logging it in, I try to track my meals as early in the day as possible. This is a great way to plan meals and think of recipe ideas or ponder what ... Read more