In a good way. I realized, yesterday, that healthy habits have pretty much become a lifestyle. That I don't always have to think about it, I just do it. Even when tired.
I reach for fruit after lunch instead of a cookie. I stick to my exer... Read more
I saw a coyote
Actually, what this blog mostly is about is change. But first, no doorbell ringing last night! My fence gates were still closed this morning. I didn't sleep all that well, mostly due to the fact that Lola was either licking her lips or trying to... Read more
What would you do?
This post REALLY has nothing to do with weight loss, but I could sure use some input.
Something very scary happened last night. Someone rang our doorbell around 2 am -- 3 times. The dogs, of course, ran off barking. I sat up in bed clutchin... Read more
Friday Fit Tip: Freezing cookies
This may be old hat to many, and you would think with my love of baking I would have come across this long ago, but it was new to me: you can freeze unbaked, but fully formed, cookies. Got the urge for a nice, warm cookie? Grab one from the free... Read more
Oops, he did it again
Slimy neighbor guy is at it again. Ok, he isn't actually slimy; he's really quite nice, and he once did us an incredible favor without even really knowing us -- but he's coming on to me.
Now, I can count on one hand the number of men who ha... Read more
Just do it
Whoever came up with that slogan for Nike was brilliant, IMHO. I repeat this to myself a lot. Not so much with healthy eating, more so with things like housework -- things I really don't enjoy doing. I did clean one refrigerator shelf yesterday.... Read more
The one that got away
That's what today feels like. Here I am blogging at almost 5 pm. I never blog that late. I blog later on Tuesdays, usually, because it's agility day. But it seems like today just got away from me. I'm not sure how. As usual, I don't feel I did t... Read more
The cruise was a big motivator. Maybe too big. I think life has been trying to send me a lesson for a while, but like I said, sometimes I'm a slow learner. When I get too focused on looking good for an occasion, I start to make poor choices.
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There's a good line from the movie "Regarding Henry", where the secretary reminds Henry (who's had brain damage) that when you've had enough, you say "when".
I have trouble saying "when" to exercise. I don't have exercise bulimia -- I don't... Read more
We are back to agility. In agility, you have a Plan A: the plan you think is most likely to get you around the course in the fastest time with your dog easily following your instructions.
But you need a Plan B, a Plan C, a Plan D and so on.... Read more
There are many ways to nourish yourself; food is just one way, although even when you're trying to lose weight, it's important. Important to eat good food, that is. Once I had a few meals I'd made myself, I found that I did feel nourished -- I w... Read more
Are you destined to be fat?
I used to think I was. In fact, I wasn't the only one. I worked out with a personal trainer for a long time. She knew I got plenty of exercise, and I brought in my food log for her to peruse -- she really didn't have a whole lot of suggestions. ... Read more
Losing weight is like knitting
Yes, I have finally started knitting again. I tape the Today show in the mornings. During the summer, I have to get the dogs out early for our walk because it's so hot. So I watch it later in the day -- often at night.
Lola doesn't like it ... Read more
The benefits of breaks
Another agility lesson. It's about 3 weeks or so since the dogs did agility. This morning was more humid than it's been in a while. They both did great, though.
There's a thing called latent learning. How you learn something, take a break f... Read more
A new beginning
The nice thing about a new month, a new week, a new day is that they are all chances for new beginnings.
I dropped DH off at the airport yet again yesterday. He'll be gone at least 3 weeks this time, and part of that will be a business trip... Read more