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Memorial Day weekend activities!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013      6 comments

Indiana weather doesn't always cooperate with what you want to do! It was raining for most of the weekend, so there was no kayaking or hiking this weekend emoti... <a href=Read more

A Mind-BOGgling Saturday!

Saturday, May 18, 2013      13 comments

I've spent the last six and a half hours chasing a 30-month-old!! OMG, WHERE do children get their energy?!?! I took little Luci to an event at the Lilly Nature Center - called the Mind BOGgling event - focused on Celery Bog. We spe... Read more

Uh oh....Miss Kitty is MAD!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      17 comments

Following a very interesting experience bathing Miss Kitty, I've been running into a lot of work conflicts, trying to finish up my assignments and projects for the leadership academy, and putting in lots of overtime with the food cooperative. ... Read more

Great start to this 5% Challenge!

Sunday, May 12, 2013      9 comments

Happy Mothers Day!! I'm pretty tired today, but I've made a great start to the 5% Challenge! Yesterday began with a two-hour work day at the community garden (10-noon), then I headed over to the new cooperative grocery space (we're moving ... Read more

Kicking off the next 5% Challenge!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013      10 comments

This will be my third 5% challenge! The first challenge, I started at 160 pounds - my goal was to lose 8 pounds. I lost 2, so just a little more than 1% of my body weight Read more

Vacation Day 2: Walking, Walking, Everywhere!

Friday, May 03, 2013      9 comments

This morning, I had to take my car into the shop to get some work done. So I decided that I would walk while I waited! The mechanic's shop is only about a mile away from my parents' house, and then it is only a couple of blocks to one of t... Read more

Vacation Day 1: All About Food!

Thursday, May 02, 2013      8 comments

Today was EXACTLY what I needed to start recharging myself! Standard recipes are so hard - especially the way I cook! Which is add a dash of this and mix until it looks right, then cook it until it smells right....well, I'm not quite that ... Read more

Wrapping up April - and thanks for sticking by me!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      7 comments

PHEW! April is the worst month of the year for me - and the best, all at the same time! I work for an environmental non-profit, so I attend a lot of river clean-ups, water monitoring trainings and outings, Earth Day events - etc. So... Read more

Today I did the unthinkable - and I'm bleeding for it!

Saturday, April 20, 2013      14 comments

I have to preface this blog: I've only ever had dogs! Dogs are easy. They're eager to please, and having had labs and lab mixes my whole life, they always liked water. So I don't always know what to do with Miss Kitty, because cats ar... Read more

Ahhh, the relief...

Sunday, April 14, 2013      5 comments

The food cooperative scheduled a planning meeting, for new and old board members, and a lot of issues came up in the discussion. Chief among them - the fact that this one problem board member has been attacking other board members, underm... Read more

The weight of the world is gone!

Sunday, April 07, 2013      9 comments

Ahhh, it's such a relief to make it through a big event and have everything go well! The food cooperative had our annual member meeting yesterday, and I was designated "the facilitator." And given the fact that one of the board members... Read more

Camp Tecumseh (almost all pics)

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      9 comments

Last week was the second face-to-face field training for the Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy. I was really nervous, because we had just gotten 9+ inches of snow, but it was in the 40s and most of the snow was melted by the time we left. ... Read more

One-Month Progress Report

Saturday, March 23, 2013      13 comments

It has been exactly one month since the start of the 5% Challenge. Here were my measurements at the start of the 5% Challenge: Weight: 166.7 BMI: 25.3 Waist to Hip: .83 Body Fat: 37.12% Neck: 12 Shoulders: 41 ... Read more

"How did I get here?"

Thursday, March 21, 2013      11 comments

This used to feel like my catch phrase! How did I suddenly gain all of this weight? How did I reach the point where I can't even touch my toes? There are so many times when I have suddenly realized that I was lost in the woods with no i... Read more

The best advice I can give you: turn on the kitchen light!

Sunday, March 17, 2013      13 comments

I'm clumsy sometimes. And when I have a sinus infection, and my equilibrium is already off, and I'm half asleep, I'm EXTREMELY clumsy! Friday night, I went to bed early to try to get some rest and recover. When I woke up in the middle of ... Read more


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