Join me in my Healthy Habits Challenge
First, I MUST thank my spark buddies who suggested I design my own challenge. It has been challenging, but I think I've come up with a good one. Still working out the details, but I put a lot of thought into it and I think it's going to be aweso... Read more
The need for MY speed
One thing I didn't plan for when I went to Europe (I know, the mind boggles) was the fact that the treadmills would be in kph instead of mph. I started out a little slow, doing 3.5 kilometers in half an hour my first workout.
Then I had al... Read more
Knowledge is power
I firmly believe that. In all areas of our lives. For instance, I just realized that I got up an hour earlier than I needed to -- because my husband hasn't changed his clock yet (I would have done it for him if I knew how). It would have been re... Read more
DIY Challenge/Food blog
As I've written, I'm taking up the challenge from my spark buddies and creating my own challenge. And part of that will be a photo record of what I ate. I am still in the pondering stage of how often. Every day? 5 days a week? Weekends only? It ... Read more
Raking leaves on a windy day
That's what weight loss is like. Oh yeah, I got some of the raking done yesterday -- and yes, it was a windy day.
It's hard work. Raking is hard work on the best of days, but even harder when it's windy (sort of like trying to type this mes... Read more
Do I need a challenge?
I was reading a spark buddy's blog about challenges she has joined. It's been a while since I really participated in a challenge. Most of my good habits are pretty firmly in place; of course, the eating part always needs improvement. If I always... Read more
Goals & accountability
A few things to wrap & clear up before I get to today's blog. First, the "going to WI" was meant to be going to weigh in -- sorry for any confusion there! Nope, we're home for the next 3 weeks, altho we (or maybe just me) will make a trip down ... Read more
There's a yellow ball in the sky!
Unfortunately, not today, but we did finally have a sunny day yesterday. Fog in the morning, but then it cleared up -- which worked very well, because we walked around Schonbrunn Palace yesterday.
Today we walked around Vienna, but it's a h... Read more
A few thoughts on travel, food, & exercise
First, I know what you're thinking. No, I'm not still wandering around looking for the metro. In fact, we're in Vienna now, altho sort of in the middle of nowhere because they overbooked the hotel & switched us to another one for the night -- so... Read more
There's a mall in our hotel, and I came close to buying a coat today. I've been living in the one turtleneck I brought for almost a week, but had it laundered today, which may explain why the weather said it was 41, but it sure felt colder. They... Read more
Getting lost is good for steps!
We didn't get snow yesterday or today, but boy, it's still cold! Still in the 30s. Supposed to warm up . . . someday.
Yesterday I headed out to Prague Castle on my own. Which involved the metro and transfering lines, but that was easy. The ... Read more
The snow is following us
My one day to tour Dresden involved snow, sleet, and ice. It was hard to juggle an umbrella, my gloves & cameras, but I still took pictures. Walked around for several hours then decided my hands needed a break from the cold.
We are now in P... Read more
Tired, but an uneventful journey
Brrrrrrrrr! Hellow from chilly Germany. Instead of the 40s & 50s forecasted, we're getting 30s. With maybe some flurries on Friday! Would've been nice to know this BEFORE we left. Still, not too bad.
The hotel has a gym . . . I'm planning a... Read more
Busyness is the answer
Bet you didn't expect to hear from me today, huh? We don't leave til about 11 am (I thought it was 3 pm, and boy, am I missing those extra hours). I'm an early bird, always up early, so here I am.
Yesterday was busy, busy, busy. And a new P... Read more
I am you
I am almost 10 lbs thinner than this before/after photo, and was hoping to have time to take a new photo -- but we're leaving for a 2 week trip tomorrow & there's just no time!
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