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A Month Later
In my last blog I was only a pound and a half away from my one of my goals - to lose 50 lbs. Today I am 5 lbs away from my goal. A lot has happened since I last wrote, and it is obvious that I comforted myself once again with food.
The maj... Read more
Rain, Glorious Rain!
Ah, our Monsoon storms have finally arrived! The desert quickly soaks up the water and has gone green nearly overnight. The heady smell of the creosote bushes perfumes the air and the cooler temps makes me feel more alive and so happy to get ou... Read more
Child's Play - Bouncing My Way To Weight Loss
Keeping Aiden, my 28 month old grandson busy can be a bit of a challenge, especially in the long blisteringly hot afternoons. The mornings are busy. We get outside by 6 am to water our garden and play in the yard. There's laundry and housekeepin... Read more
Cross My Heart....
Slowly but surely I am coming very, very close to hitting one of my first major goals; to lose 50 lbs. All that is standing in my way are 3 little stubborn pounds. As a matter of fact, none of this weight came off easily or quickly, so I should... Read more
U.G.L.Y. I Ain't Got no Alibi
The unwavering summer heat has really taken a toll on our garden. Even our little yellow plum tomatoes are not producing very much. Still, I am determined to cook what little I can harvest. Tonight I made a stirfry using sliced baby eggplant, (f... Read more
The Protein Shakes Are Helping
After my monthly reassessment and frustration of not meeting my goals, I ran over to Sunflower Market and purchased BioChem Whey Protein to use as a meal replacement. I chose this brand because I am lactose intolerant. Much to my surprise its p... Read more
Making It Happen
On this first day of June before I flipped the May calendar page and put the month behind me, I took a few minutes to reassess how my quest for health and weight loss is progressing.
May was a difficult month. As usual, there is the cons... Read more
We hit 106 yesterday and to combat the steadily rising heat and to fit more fresh veggies into our diets, we had a cold veggie dinner. Homemade hummus in whole wheat pitas, topped with olives, lettuce and feta cheese. Long strips of red peppers... Read more
Challenging Week Ahead
It is rare for me to skip my workouts, but this week I have to miss them until Sunday. We sold very well at the last show, which is a double edged sword...its fantastic to have great sales, but then I have to make more inventory. This week's sh... Read more
A Vendor's Dream And A Dieter's Hell
My husband and I are set up this weekend at FusionFest which is a craft and cultural festival. This show is very heavy on jewelry vendors and some how we lucked out and were given a primo spot: we are the last artist booth set up by the enterta... Read more
My Latest Obsession
About a month ago we set up at an artist show at St. Phillip's Plaza, here in Tucson. The show was a good one for a lot of reasons; beautiful court yard, good live music, brisk sales and fantastic weather. On day two of the show I ducked into on... Read more
Roasting In Sunny Arizona
The beautiful breezy cool weather has disappeared and in its place are the scorching rays of the unrelenting sun. On Thursday, at 3:30 in the afternoon, my husband and I braved the 95 degree heat and walked for an hour. We used sun screen, took... Read more
This Week's Walks
This has been one wonderful week for walking! The blazing over 90 degree weather was replaced by cooler temperatures and heavenly breezes. Alright, it was darn right windy, but I don't care - at least part of the time the wind was at my back h... Read more
Why I Hate The GYM
Here in Tucson, the temperatures are quickly rising and that can only mean one thing; summer is on its way. That means my daily 3 mile walks will either have to be done before the sun rises, or after it sets. Our household starts at 4 am Monday... Read more
We finally traded in our very old phones for a fancy Droid. Mind you I don't understand how to use half of the stuff on it. So, once I got past learning how to do the basics and learning how to play Angry Birds, I down loaded a new free ap: Runk... Read more