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Real Push Ups!

Thursday, October 30, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday I did my first set of 'real' push-ups (in more years than I can remember) where I went low enough to feel my thighs touch the ground on the 'down'. I did 20! Then, on the 21st one, my 80 lb dog sat on me. Aaaaaannnnddd I was don... Read more

So that was my Monday

Monday, July 28, 2014      2 comments

It took one look at a couple of photos online- which was basically a picture of the exact same thing I have on my head- to make the appointment. After five phone calls I managed to make an appointment for today to have a biopsy done on a... Read more

"Cheat Day" has Consequences

Saturday, July 26, 2014      2 comments

My understanding of Cheat Day is that it is meant to give you a sense of release or relief- a break from the hard work of sticking to healthy eating. "Cheat Day" is not worth the after-effects of a no-holds-barred break from common sense. ... Read more

I Almost Went Ape Sh!T

Friday, July 25, 2014      3 comments

While driving home I saw some Piece of Sh!T throw his trash out on to the city street. I can't tell you how irate instantly became. Who DOES that in this day and age, and is there an appropriate response that A) doesn't get you killed, B) ... Read more

"You're ego's writing checks your body can't cash, Maverick"

Monday, July 21, 2014      0 comments

The the title says it all. I am BEAT from today's ride home. I cycled in to work again, but this time did it all the way from home, instead of driving to a friends house (2.5 miles closer to work, and further downhill). I pushed myse... Read more

Courage to Try Something New

Sunday, July 20, 2014      2 comments

It's funny, sometimes, how something can seem like a good idea at the start, but as the day or moment arrives to take action, one suddenly becomes a big ball of doubt. Such was my experience when a co-worker proposed that we bike to work on Fri... Read more

Casual Dress Codes help the Environment

Saturday, July 12, 2014      0 comments

Today is Laundry Day. That usually means no less than six loads of laundry, factoring in bedding. That seems like a lot to me, especially for just two adults. Today, however, I only have three loads to wash. I had to stop for a mom... Read more

Food and running

Wednesday, July 09, 2014      0 comments

Word to the wise.... Do NOT go running if you ate within the hour. Ugh. That was a bad idea. ... Read more

Baby Stepping towards a Greener Life

Monday, July 07, 2014      0 comments

Hmm.... if only the Go-Green Movement had something like SparkPeople to help people live a greener life.... hmmm.... did I just blog the next BIG THING???? My spouse and I nearly hit the floor with our latest Water and Power Bill. We can't... Read more

CLOSET THERAPY: Part II

Sunday, July 06, 2014      4 comments

After reveling in my closet clean-out, now comes part II: getting the stuff out of my house. It's important to recognize this is a crucial step in the process. Right now, the stuff it just piled on a chair. I think it's easy stall at this poi... Read more

CLOSET THERAPY: The Catharsis of Purging

Saturday, July 05, 2014      4 comments

Last year, I read a book called The Happiness Project, which is a book by a happy, successful individual that examined and planned through projects to help live a more meaningful, less stressful, more loving, and enriched life. One part of ... Read more

So at least the Dog is losing weight.

Thursday, July 03, 2014      0 comments

Good News! Puppy girl dropped about a pound and is now at the 81 mark.... Read more

Doing it for the Dog - 10 days

Sunday, June 29, 2014      2 comments

Blueberry (the 83 lb Pit Bull) and I are still going strong on our daily walks. Thank goodness for the commitment to get the girl in shape because without it I would not hav... Read more

Setting the Stage for Today's Food Challenge

Friday, June 27, 2014      3 comments

Why am I up before the alarm clock? Why was the first thing I thought about the two major food challenges I am going to face? And why I am I worried about them? Todays' Challenges include a charity breakfast for Homes for Our Troops (th... Read more

Doing it for the Dog, UPDATE!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014      1 comments

After feeling crappy all day, and after finishing my log on walking the dog, I faced the reality that there was still time left in the day to turn a 'C' kind of day into an A+ one. I'm not bragging- really, I'm not.... but come on. I live ... Read more


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