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Becoming your own Superhero (pictures)

Friday, September 07, 2012      2 comments

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

Am I the only one who...

Wednesday, October 06, 2010      0 comments

...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

I'd like to be under the sea (contemplating fish)

Monday, October 04, 2010      0 comments

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

Sigh... No fencing today

Tuesday, September 28, 2010      0 comments

...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

Okay, Scale... You're sending me the wrong message. Stop that NOW.

Monday, September 27, 2010      0 comments

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

Bike Commuting in the Rain, or How To Avoid Looking Like a Drowned Rat at Work

Thursday, September 23, 2010      1 comments

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

Fencing yesterday was lovely

Wednesday, September 22, 2010      3 comments

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: www.mnsword.com/ The cost for adult lessons are $158 for three mont... Read more

Down the rabbit hole and back again

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      2 comments

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

I am still alive

Thursday, March 11, 2010      5 comments

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

Monday, January 04, 2010      11 comments

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

It's been a great year

Thursday, December 31, 2009      4 comments

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. ... Read more

Plateau Week Again

Monday, December 28, 2009      5 comments

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

Only Five Inches of Snow So Far...

Thursday, December 24, 2009      2 comments

...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

Preparing for a Christmas Eve Blizzard

Wednesday, December 23, 2009      9 comments

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

Interview with the Fitness Fairy

Tuesday, December 22, 2009      21 comments

emoticon Okay Fitness Fairy, I think that it is time that we hashed some things out. Read more


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