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JIT vs JIC

Wednesday, April 08, 2009      3 comments

Martha Beck is at it again, with a great article in this month's "O". JIT = just in time JIC = just in case Basically, JIC is hoarding mentality. Stockpiling things "just in case". JIT, OTOH, is trusting that the universe will pro... Read more

Retrying kettlebells

Tuesday, April 07, 2009      2 comments

A while back I read about kettlebells somewhere. Always wanting to try the newest craze, I read up on them, found a kettlebell sparkteam -- www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp?
gid=20249 -- and did some sl... Read more

No chocolate yogurt

Monday, April 06, 2009      2 comments

So I came across this recipe for chocolate yogurt in one of my non-spark newsletters. I often have some yogurt and granola as a snack or a dessert, and since Passover starts in a couple of days, this sure sounded good to me. I tried it yest... Read more

Naturally thin

Sunday, April 05, 2009      4 comments

That's the title of the book I picked up on Friday. Like all "diet" books that claim not to be diet books, it tells you that diet books don't work (so just why should we read it?). The concepts are mostly ones I have already come to on my o... Read more

Finding the silver lining

Saturday, April 04, 2009      5 comments

I am both a realist and an optimist. I think it's the only way to be! You can't bury you head in the sand, but life is too short to go through it feeling sad and worried about everything. Right now I live in a ranch-style house, and I love ... Read more

Staying focused

Friday, April 03, 2009      2 comments

We are getting to crunch time. Our move is about 3 weeks off -- not 100% sure of the date since DH hasn't booked flights yet. I have lost weight for 5 weeks now -- ok, today the scale barely moved, but that was frankly more than I expected after... Read more

Who's to blame?

Wednesday, April 01, 2009      1 comments

I got thinking about this yesterday as I was getting mad at my husband for not yet booking our flights. I can't do it, unfortunately, he has to g through work. It is now less than a month away, and we have to hope that they have space for 2 anim... Read more

Shake my groove thing

Tuesday, March 31, 2009      3 comments

I always hate to say I'm in a groove, because the truth is, we're never really in a groove. Just when we think we have somthing down pat, we realize that we really don't. That something needs to be tweaked, or shaken up altogether. And then... Read more

Another day, another park

Monday, March 30, 2009      3 comments

This one is, once again, more for me than anything, but you're welcome to enjoy the photos. It's a photo blog of one of the local parks I frequent. I'd planned to do a long walk at the hike & bike trail yesterday, but the Cap 10k was being run. ... Read more

Valerie Bertenelii -- inspirational?

Sunday, March 29, 2009      6 comments

When I first heard the story about her bikini shoot, I must admit, I thought: good, there's hope that someday I'll actually like photos of myself. At first I'd heard that she started at 172, and lost 40 lbs -- and she's only an inch taller than ... Read more

Losing weight is like asparagus

Saturday, March 28, 2009      6 comments

Now, asparagus is a good weight loss "supplement". Full of fiber and potassium and a mild diuretic. But that's not my point. Asparagus is basically a bulb. You stick the bulb in the ground, and in a few years, you get asparagus. It's really... Read more

Persistence pays off & other ramblings

Friday, March 27, 2009      4 comments

My little line may be going down slowly, but it is going down -- for an entire month now. I am not on track to meet my goal of 135 by the end of June -- already moved back from the end of May), but we'll just leave it as is for the time being an... Read more

Facing stress

Thursday, March 26, 2009      3 comments

Today DH leaves. This was his last trip home before we move (still approximately a month away). We were doing pretty good right up until yesterday. He blew up at me because I'd gone to get an oil change, then stopped by at the used book sto... Read more

Frugality saved the day

Wednesday, March 25, 2009      4 comments

Never underestimate the powers of a cheap husband. We went to the rodeo last night, and because it's fair food -- a nutritional landmine -- I decided we'd eat at home. I prepared a very nice shrimp & veggie pasta dish, and we had cupcakes for de... Read more

Numbers don't lie

Sunday, March 22, 2009      3 comments

Or do they? Yes, I'm number obssessed these days. Friday I was happy that I finally got to where I've wanted to go for a long time. Yesterday I was unhappy that my photos didn't show a change. And this is partially why numbers aren't i... Read more


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