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Thursday, February 23, 2012      8 comments

So yesterday I was pretty cryptic about why I need to revamp my goals. For the moment I have to stay that way. What I can say is that I have a possible opportunity to take a new position within the company which might involve relocation. It ... Read more
Possible Revamp
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      4 comments

Just a quick blog today. I received some news today which is going to cause a major revamp in my goals for the year. I can't really say anything about it right now but it will result in big personal changes for me - which are mostly good, no w... Read more
Scale War: The Charge of the Packzi Brigade or the Battle of Fat Tuesday
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      8 comments

(Note - see CODEMAULER's description of a packzi in the comments, she describes it well. Packzi are death by donuts). The forces of the Empire of Fangfacekitty are on their way to victory over the Scale Gremlins and their latest allies, th... Read more
Monday, February 13, 2012      11 comments

Anyone who has ever been a child will know this, and it is especially forceful once you have children. Parents know less than nothing. Until that magical day may dawn, far in the future, where a child may one day grudgingly admit that ... Read more
Review of Coach Nicole's 28 Day Bootcamp DVD
Sunday, February 12, 2012      5 comments

I was one of the lucky members to receive Coach Nicole's 28 Day Bootcamp DVD for review. Disclaimer & legal stuff: I received this DVD for free from SparkPeople and did not (and will not) receive any form of payment or other compensation fo... Read more
Maybe it's me and I do too much
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      13 comments

A mild rant about other kid's parents. Or maybe it IS just me. I have control-freak tendencies, I admit it, but I try to keep them in check now that my kids are getting older (16 & 13). I encourage them to be independent (within guideline... Read more
January Goal Progress
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      9 comments

How I did in January: 1) Maintain my weight at +5 / -14 pounds emoticon 2) Become a half fanatic by the... Read more
Exotic fruit
Monday, January 30, 2012      14 comments

I like trying new foods, especially fruit. When my kids were babies I would buy whatever "strange" fruits and vegetables I could find to make their baby food. I've kept that up over the years (buying new fruits & veggies, not making baby food ... Read more
Black Belt Requirements & Goal Plan
Sunday, January 29, 2012      7 comments

I want to earn my black belt. To go from merely wanting to accomplishing I need a plan on how to get there. The requirements for black belt are: 1) Demonstrate proficiency in all techniques from white belt to black 2) Demonstrate profi... Read more
Calling all SE Michigan members!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      2 comments

On 4/28/12 in Mt. Clemens, MI there is the Let's Move Festival of Races. There is a 5k walk, 5k run and a half marathon. Registration is now open on The 5k run was my first ever race last year so has a special place in my memo... Read more
Snow is a four letter word
Friday, January 20, 2012      10 comments

Tonight we are getting our first real snow of the season. I really dislike snow. Snow is cold. I don't like being cold. I don't like having to dress in layers or wear heavy sweaters. And yet I live in Michigan, where it gets cold and... Read more
The Tax Man cometh
Thursday, January 19, 2012      7 comments

Filing income taxes is one of the things I have never procrastinated about. By this time in January I am usually ready to file and just waiting for the final tax forms to be released. I've been like this since the early 90s, when I first start... Read more
On being green
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      9 comments

This is not a brag blog, but rather a give me your suggestions & ideas request. I try to be environmentally aware in my choices and reduce my carbon footprint. I think I do a good job although I know I could always do better. I'll list the th... Read more
Not a lot to report today
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      6 comments

Just getting my daily blog done for the Winter 5% Challenge - Go Cats! While I was on vacation Scout Dad, he painted most of the house last spring, came back and finally finished the ceiling & walls in the last 2 rooms. He's not a slacker,... Read more
Goal progress
Monday, January 16, 2012      16 comments

Just a quick update on my progress on my 2012 goals. Yes, I know I only posted them yesterday. But it is now yesterday's tomorrow, time to banish some procrastination tendencies and I've made significant progress on at least one goal. ... Read more

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