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Half a Pound? I'll Take It!
Monday, December 05, 2011      1 comments

My goal is to lose 10 pounds this month. With Christmas, you ask? Yeah, that was rather ambitious. I've been eating right and exercising more, but the scale hadn't budged until finally this morning. I lost .5. WOOHOO!!! Gotta celebrate all... Read more
Toxic Energy ... (With a Happy Ending!)
Sunday, December 04, 2011      1 comments

You know those people, those comments, that draining energy... I fell victim to it again today. I wasted a good three hours of my life today reliving the conversation in my mind and composing a response, only to conclude that this is a waste of ... Read more
My Clever Invention: The 5-Minute Workout
Saturday, December 03, 2011      3 comments

I basically quit toning and weight-lifting 6 months ago and haven't felt like doing the Cybex equipment at the gym again -- just got bored with it. I also got bored with counting repetitions. I do so like to measure my progress. So I decided I w... Read more
My December 5k
Friday, December 02, 2011      3 comments

I signed up for a series of 3 5ks this winter -- on the treadmill (HURRAH!), and I completed my first one tonight. I was aiming for under 40 minutes, and I just squeaked in at 39:30, and that was PUSHING it. I could see that I was a little too s... Read more
Thursday, December 01, 2011      2 comments

I'm on a roll! Today is Day 4 of sticking to my workout routine and eating within reason. It's amazing what a difference it makes, so quickly. After packing on a few pounds from vacation-style eating (i.e. too much), I'm right back down again. H... Read more
Birthday Eats
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      2 comments

I'm relieved to see that my weight is coming back down after spiking from the holiday over-eating. It shot up 4 pounds, but now I'm back down 3, so I guess it was just temporary. Thank heavens. I'm eating within reason again and tracking every m... Read more
Happy Birthday to Me!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      4 comments

Although I had given my birthday just the tiniest bit of thought a few weeks ago, it struck me as odd when I realized yesterday that OH YEAH my birthday is tomorrow. It seems kind of silly when you get to be a certain age that you'd get excited ... Read more
No Foolin'
Monday, November 28, 2011      1 comments

The scale does not lie. I lie. I tell myself just a few bites of this or that (more likely AND that.. and that and that and that) are so puny and inconsequential that they won't hurt my efforts. Really? That bite and another bite and another bit... Read more
Turkey Trots
Sunday, November 27, 2011      1 comments

The weekend before Thanksgiving, I ran my second 5k (a local Turkey Trot). And then Thanksgiving morning, we did a 2-mile Turkey Trot. Both of these run/walks were entirely different from my first 5k. I put a lot of pressure on myself for that o... Read more
What's the Day After Black Friday?
Saturday, November 26, 2011      2 comments

Purple Saturday? Yellow? Green? To me, it feels more purple today, but the day is young -- it could turn any color. My Black Friday was awesome. I did exactly what I set out to do -- got a few things done around the house and relaxed too. H... Read more
My Kind of Black Friday
Friday, November 25, 2011      1 comments

I love my family. I really do. I know that I am a very lucky woman to have such a wonderful family. Still, when I get a chance to be home alone and do WHATEVER I WANT, I really enjoy it! Today they all wanted to go shopping -- the Black Friday m... Read more
A Digital Diet
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      2 comments

I'm reading this book called The Digital Diet, all about stepping away from all the technology that rules our lives -- well, for some of us. I've had a sinking realization lately that I am spending way too much time on the computer. I wouldn't g... Read more
Hello, Yo-Yo, My Old Friend
Sunday, September 11, 2011      4 comments

I set my September goals and was really fired up about them and stuck to them for many days. Well, stuck to most of them. I'm having a heckofatime sticking under my calorie limit lately. For some reason, I feel more hungry, eat a little bit more... Read more
September goals
Saturday, September 03, 2011      2 comments

There's something about starting a new month or a new year or a new goal... I just love it! It feels all shiny new and achievable. My goals for this month are: 1) Lose 8 pounds 2) Stick with my running/workout plans (alternating days... Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2011      3 comments

I woke up this morning with my mind heartily fastened to the concept of choice, the many ways we make our paths in this world, the small choices we make every day that lead to our future comforts or difficulties, the more significant choices tha... Read more

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