I have a spark buddy who could really use some prayers -- www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge.asp?id=TEMPEST272002 .
Her husband is in the hospital recovering from surgery for a perforated bowel -- and it's very serious.
Sh... Read more
Before I get to my blog title, I just wanted to give a shout-out to the triatheletes out there. You are amazing!
Yesterday was a very busy day, with barely any computer time at all. I started off with an early morning swim.
Came home,... Read more
My goal of looking good on vacation is fast approaching. In the past, I would set those sort of goals, only to be more out of control than ever and never meeting them. But those days seem to be behind me. My biggest challenge is to keep up with ... Read more
Lola & Chester are very cute dogs, there's no denying it. It is not uncommon for people to actually stop their cars, roll down their windows, and comment on how cute they are or ask what breed they are. Thankfully, just in the neighborhood, not ... Read more
The Right Tools
Too Many Chargers
Last night I was tired -- apparently a bit more tired than I thought I was. I needed to charge my Kindle. I knew the charger was downstairs, so I went down to bring it up. Plugged it i... Read more
Ok, I still think it was a mistake. I don't feel as tho I lost 3.8 lb! I think that is my largest loss in one week EVER. Of course, once before they told me I'd lost like 3 lbs, and I called them on it, they reweighed me, and sure enough I hadn'... Read more
Are you a deviant?
Or a perfectionist?
Do you have a tendency to deviate from your plans, but not in a good way? You know, good intentions to eat well, get to the gym, get some sleep. But you don't.
Probably because you're not mak... Read more
25 years ago, I married the first guy I ever dated. But let's back up a bit here.
Here we are at our college graduation (there will be lots of blurry pics, didn't want to have to scan into my husband's computer, then transfer to mine, etc. ... Read more
The title refers to Fall. Sure, I enjoy Fall as much as the next person. The changing leaves (but not so much the endless raking), the crisp air, the lack of bugs, the simple smell of it.
People always say that Austin doesn't have Fall. It ... Read more
You asked for it -- here are the crappy cell phone photos! Really crappy, cause it doesn't have a zoom or a flash. I'm able to photoshop the heck out of them (not retouching my body, just lightening a LOT & putting them together) cause back when... Read more
I like to take things slowly. I run slow, I swim slow, I walk slow. It's just my nature. I have to constantly fight against my nature.
Let's take yesterday. For many, it would probably seem like a normal day. For me, it was a marathon:
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WIT = Whatever it takes
No, I did not come up with that by myself. I heard an instructor say that during one of my workouts. And it stuck with me.
That's exactly what we've got to do. WIT. Run that maze. Turn the corners. Go back somet... Read more
A buddy commented on yesterday's blog that I have turned a corner. And I replied that I must be stuck in a maze, cause I've turned many corners in this journey.
Yes, weight loss is like a maze:
You never quite know if you're moving in ... Read more
I don't know whether it's the weather, the challenges I've joined, the eating program I'm preparing to attempt next week, or it's simply my time, but I feel like someone flipped the switch. Like suddenly making better food choices have become ea... Read more