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I bought a bicycle!

Sunday, April 24, 2016      12 comments

I've been wanting a bicycle for some time but couldn't imagine were I'd keep it. I live in a condo and couldn't picture it resting behind my couch. But I've been casually looking. Trips to Walmart and Target gave me a chance to see some... Read more

Funerals can be eye openers

Thursday, April 21, 2016      3 comments

The generation ahead of me is nearly all gone, and this week I attended the funeral of a beloved uncle. Along with others, I marveled at his descendants (great great granchildren!) and the longevity of his marriage (64 years!). We had be... Read more

What ever happened to retirement parties?

Saturday, April 16, 2016      7 comments

Not so long ago -- well, 45 years ago -- it was pretty common to celebrate the cessation of formal paid work with a huge party. It seemed like I went to a lot of them early in my own career and then it stopped. I realize I haven't been to a re... Read more

My crime was dropping a teaspoon -- it was a lightbulb moment

Friday, April 15, 2016      6 comments

So it's the 2 year anniversary of dropping a teaspoon accidentally. i was preparing Sunday dinner from scratch. A lean pork loin with roasted vegetables. Someone came out to say something and for some reason, I startled and dropped a teas... Read more

Today's challenge is the time period from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Thursday, April 14, 2016      5 comments

I've got breakfast covered pretty well -- it's easy to make hard boiled eggs and yogurt and have some bran wafers all ready for cream cheese. I have a seed mixture all ready to put on the yogurt. Lunch is a serving of homemade soup. I make... Read more

Stronger than before

Wednesday, April 13, 2016      1 comments

I started weight-lifting in November 2015 because my thighs had gotten so weak I could not propel myself out of a chair. I bought the New Rules of Lifting for women, printed the logs and off I started. Or so I thought. The first exercis... Read more

I wore a size 10 and still thought I was fat

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      3 comments

For about 7 years, I lived in an area where women did not wear jeans. I know. Hard to believe that an article of clothing was scorned. I adapted and packed away my favorite pair and gave the others away. Didn't think about them for a long ti... Read more

Day 1 of 8 cups of water

Sunday, August 17, 2014      3 comments

I rarely drink much water and after a couple years of seeing the recommendation, I decided to work on this yesterday. Perfect day to do so as I had a lot of indoor activities and wouldn't be distracted. Basically I lined up 4 tumblers ... Read more

I just realized I have the technology to do my own exercise video

Friday, August 15, 2014      1 comments

No ... they won't be shared. My wrists gave up the good fight a long time ago. I stopped enjoying yoga classes because so many of them include too many downward dogs -- a painful pose for me. I always do better with a voice telling ... Read more

What a stubborn notch!

Monday, July 28, 2014      1 comments

A couple weeks ago, I blogged that I was approaching the 150 pound notch on the scale in the fitness center. The following week my weight went up. Entirely my fault. Last week was a good week and as I stepped on the scale this morning, ... Read more

Hurry up and wait! The perfect snack disaster for me

Tuesday, July 22, 2014      2 comments

This summer has shown me a snack pattern I didn't realize I had. I'm a project manager by craft, so I spend a lot of time with a task list making sure the next person/company/event is ready to go. I'm dealing with an unplanned project righ... Read more

Closure

Thursday, July 17, 2014      2 comments

I got news this morning that someone who had caused a traumatic event in 1963 dropped dead from an aneurysm. I hope that most of their negative power over me left years ago (therapy does do miracles), but everyone once in awhile when I lo... Read more

Molly Shannon's Mom (Sally O'Malley) knew the truth -- you gotta move

Sunday, July 13, 2014      2 comments

When Molly Shannon was on Saturday Night Live, she had a recurring skit inspired by her own mother. Its byline was "I'm Sally O'Malley and I'm 50 years old and I like to kick." My daughter began calling me Sally because I had recently bega... Read more

So very close to the 100 pound notch!!!!

Monday, June 30, 2014      6 comments

I try to weigh myself weekly at the fitness center. They've got one of those scales where you first slide a weight to the 50 pound notch that's closest without going over your weight (sounds like The Price is Right). Today I discovered tha... Read more

Breaking through inertia. What do I need to do today; what do I want to do today

Saturday, June 28, 2014      2 comments

I'm sitting here dithering and have already wasted an hour on FB. I'm in a putting off mode and very glad donuts are not in the house. I'd be adding wasted calories to wasted time. Some of the things I want to do today involve making phon... Read more


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