Every healthy decision you make brings you closer to being your own Superhero. You don't need to be bitten by a radioactive spider, or zapped by an alien mutation device to change. You just need your own guts and will power.
It's okay to ... Read more
...stops for streetlights and stop signs when I'm biking?
...who ignores my cell phone when I'm driving? I not only don't TEXT, I don't TALK.
...who pulls over and stops when I need to make a call or program my GPS?
Am I the only... Read more
A month ago, I posted to my Facebook the comment:
"I've been vegetarian for 28 years now, but I am contemplating putting fish back into my diet for health reasons. Being vegetarian is one of my moral & ethical cornerstones. If do this, it w... Read more
...but I got an extra bike ride in, and that will have to do. My daughter has a girl scout event that conflicts with my fencing class, and my husband has a meeting and cannot take her.
While I *love* spending time with my daughter, I also ... Read more
So... I was really good this week. I ate lots of veggies, held back on excessive snacking, biked all over the place (even in a nasty storm), did my fencing and I walked four miles at Renaissance Fest on Sunday. My jeans feel a little looser a... Read more
Rain always tests my resolve to bike to work. As I write this, I am not looking at a quiet drizzle, but at a wall of water coming down. This is a torrent!
On days like this, I would normally just leave 30 minutes earlier and walk into w... Read more
Yesterday I went for my third official lesson at the Minnesota Sword Club. Since MAXFOCUS asked me where I had my fencing lessons, here's the link:
The cost for adult lessons are $158 for three mont... Read more
Hey Gang --
Some of you have been persistent about posting, "Where have you been?" and "I miss you!" comments. I've been grateful for them. Yes, I disappeared for six months, with only sporadic moments of logging back in to read your pos... Read more
Hey Gang --
Thanks for checking in with me. I know that I went super silent and totally disappeared off this site.
I am still alive, and I am back. I will write more in a bit.
Thanks so much for looking out for me.
-- Hmm... Read more
No Crap Diet Update:
Today's weight: 134. Last week's weight: 135. This is week 30 of my fitness journey. To date, I have lost 36 pounds. I am now four pounds from goal.
That's the good news. The bad news is that it is cold outside. ... Read more
I lost 35 pounds, 10 pant sizes, and got back in shape. My kids are healthy, my husband loving, and my life is blessed overall.
So what do I want for 2010?
I want these last five pounds OFF. Moreover, I want them to stay OFF.
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In keeping with my every other week weight loss pattern, this week as expected I plateaued rather than lost weight.
Next week though... watch out! I have only five pounds left to goal, and I expect to get there!
Hope all of you are ... Read more
...but we're in the lull of the storm.
I shoveled the walks of half our block as an anonymous Christmas Eve present to my neighbors. Well, I also had selfish reasons. I wanted the workout BAD. I can't jog in knee-high snow, so I might ... Read more
So... the forecast says that 20 inches of snow is coming our way, and I'm okay with this. We've got a stockpile of food. We've got blankets. We've got firewood and hand crank flashlights in case the power goes out. And we have lots of snow s... Read more