I took a brisk walk downtown on the bike path for a gift today and as I was walking along at my fastest 60-year-old pace i heard someone come up behind me on my left. The first words I heard were "Damn it..." and as I started thinking "sigh, ano... Read more
I have to begin by saying I don't hate winter. In fact, I prefer winter to summer, so I have not been desperately waiting for spring. That doesn't mean I don't love the change of seasons, and all the signs we have, if we are paying attention, t... Read more
I just made a lovely little trip to my neighborhood shopping area. In about 40 minutes I was able to get in 30 minutes of walking, drop off a library book, pick up some wine, order flowers for a friend, and buy stamps. The bonus was I ran into a... Read more
On Monday evening my favorite high school teacher was hit by a car, and died. Now I haven't been in high school for 40 years, but I still feel like I lost my second mom. Sr. Virginia was the kind of teacher who expected you to do your best simpl... Read more
My health was my first motivation to lose weight. I had kept my cholesterol and blood pressure in check for years in spite of overeating because of all the walking I do. But age caught up with me. Once I started losing weight I would have to say... Read more
I'm going to try very hard to make myself track my food this week. I am just like a stubborn little kid when it comes to that. I'm happy to track my exercise because it feels like a positive thing. Tracking my food makes me critical of myself be... Read more
Today was my last day at work. I'm retired! I have been showered with lunches, gifts, hugs, a party - lots of love these past two weeks. The very same folks who have been called "thugs" and worse by some elected officials are in fact, the kinde... Read more
We are going to San Diego in early June to celebrate my older son's attainment of his doctorate. We tend to eat lots of fruits and veggies and fish when we are there, and I imagine it will be the same this time. They have a nice farmers market ... Read more
This for me is the hardest challenge, because I crave more quiet in my life, not more noise. I don't drive to or from work, so no music needed there. I don't listen to anything but the birds when I run, and I almost never turn on any music when ... Read more
We are a fortunate little family indeed. This weekend my younger son turns 30 and we'll attend a party for him at the home he shares with his sweetie. My DH and I celebrate our 35th anniversary, and we got the news last evening that our older so... Read more
I'm really not much into blogging. I don't find it motivating, and I rarely read other blogs. So this is for the team, not really for me. My two main reasons for trying to get healthier were a higher than I liked cholesterol test result and my o... Read more
So the challenge for one team I'm on was to choose a spring activity to do this past week. No offense intended, but I'm afraid whoever had this idea does not live in Wisconsin, or the upper Midwest. We had snow this past week...
I did ride my ... Read more
Cold and rainy day in Madison, Wisconsin, so I decided today's exercise would be a DVD in the basement. It had to be something lively and engaging, so I thought I'd try a new one, a dance DVD with Patricia Moreno.
I spent 25 minutes trying ... Read more