I used to be the person to bring in desserts. I'd start baking cookies in the summer, freeze them, and then bring in a huge tin to work, and send another huge tin in with my husband. It was my thing. I don't do that any more.
However, when ... Read more
It isn't easy. At least not for me. I'm the type who can't follow an eating plan to save my soul -- it's not that I can't eat healthy, it's that I have to come up with my own plan. Because food is important to me. As I wrote on a spark buddy's b... Read more
Last night was my husband's office holiday party. Even tho we got somewhere around 5-6 inches of snow that morning, and DH stayed home from work, we still went. Luckily most of the food wasn't terribly exciting. I had raw veggies for appetizers,... Read more
I've been thinking about this one a lot lately. What do I deserve? Do I deserve a body that's tired all the time? That won't fit into the clothes I own? Do I deserve thighs that rub together?
Do I deserve a cookie because I've run? Do I des... Read more
A belief that they can, of course! Our thoughts are so powerful -- believe that you can, and you will. That doesn't mean you don't have to put in the work, but if you don't believe in yourself, I promise you, it won't happen.
I've blogged a... Read more
That's what Amy Bento says in one of my exercise DVDs. I shoveled a driveway for the first time in about 30 years yesterday. There wasn't even all that much snow, as it took a long time for it to stick to road surfaces, but it had iced up undern... Read more
One of the many things I miss about Austin is the farmer's market I used regularly. It was open year-round (the joys of living in a temperate climate!, altho I must admit there's a farmer's market here that's open year-round that I need to check... Read more
I firmly believe that we only stop learning and growing when we're dead. Sometimes I have to feel sorry for my husband -- he's such an entrenched omnivore, and I was, too, when we got married (altho I always loved my veggies). But the changes in... Read more
I know that's what some of my spark buddies think. If only! Sometimes it's true, maybe even most of the time, but lately I have to admit to feeling like I'm floundering. I think it's a combination of many things: 3 trips in 3 months, not enough ... Read more
Which is a bit of a misnomer, because I actually got into running by doing it outdoors. I'd tried on and off, over the years, always hating running (still almost hate it), but a couple of years ago I started to do some very short intervals while... Read more
Do you have WIM (weigh-in madness)? A few symptoms might be:
1. Eating a really big meal after WI just because you don't have to WI for another week.
2. Eating a lighter meal before WI so that you'll weigh less.
3. Skipping meals ... Read more
Ok, I'm stretching this one. Yes, I think I saw a mountain lion while we were in Seattle (actually, not right in the city, obviously, but in the suburbs where my MIL & SIL live. The day before we'd taken my FIL to a nearby park to walk, and as h... Read more
Yup, that's me. We connected via the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport both ways -- a new one for me, and a very nice airport. With a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. On the way out, we had a huge walk between gates, and walked right past it. Then I... Read more
I thought Martha Beck's column in "O Magazine" this month was brilliant. www.oprah.com/article/om agazine/200910-omag-beck-p roblem if you missed it.
Basically, we pick something to worry about so that you don't focu... Read more
No really theme or purpose to this blog. Maybe I'll come up with one as I go; sometimes I do.
First, thanks to all concerned about my health. Believe me, I'm trying to get a little rest in there. I've done some knitting this week -- not as ... Read more