I must say I really like myself...in the buff, naked, nude. I am a full-figures thing of beauty. I do not feel constrained by the clothing that tends to pinch here or there, and restrict my movements. Girls, most of you complain about how you lo... Read more
Happy independence day!
I value my independence to be what I want to be--free to do what I want to do, sing what I want to sing, dance what I want to dance (Starting to sound like that Addams Family song) say what I want to say,and mostly to think what I want to think!... Read more
How do you gain 7 lbs. in one week?
1. go on vacation. I dont know why this works, it doesnt really seem like I'm eating a whole lot differently than my usual, except for an extra glass of wine, dessert, maybe a little snacking. It couldnt really have added up to 3500 calories mor... Read more
Happy Memorial Day
I have been watching the History Channel's "America, the Story of Us" and also recently "The Pacific" on HBO. Have made me think about the soldiers and citizens who came before us who have created and protected our country. Thank you!... Read more
One Awesome Ride!
Today I did the Chicago "Bike the Drive", all 30 miles of it! Lake Shore Drive is closed to traffic. I got to watch the sun rise over Lake Michigan at 5:30 am. It was beautiful.
The city did a very nice job of directing traffic, and providi... Read more
This pound of flesh...
I was thinking about my spring cleaning. Wow. I seem to collect alot of clutter in my life. No, I'm not a hoarder, but I do have little piles of stuff that need to be organized from time to time. Books, magazines, coupons, recipes, pictures, bil... Read more
I did the strength training portion of the Self (magazine) Challenge. I receive the magazine and had the little pull-out cards to bring with me to the gym. But later checked out the video on On Demand. These are some great exercises for multi-ta... Read more
If you have found your way to my blog, then you have probably been sitting too long at your computer! So now, it is time to fire up your favorite music and dance!... Read more
Brisk winter walk
Went out for a walk at the Morton Arboretum today. I t was about 45 degrees outside and the sun was shining and I was sooooo happy to be outside the gym! Which does not mean that I dont love my gym, just that I really like being outside even mor... Read more
Ending the cycle...
You know, the cycle of gaining and losing, of over-eating and guilt.
I know what needs to be done. Heck, I am a nurse. I know what good diet choices are. My diet is pretty good most of the time. But,I have been at this thing a long time now... Read more
do cats watch tv?
I swear, ours does!
Yesterday my DD was channel surfing and finally rested upon "Babe", you know, the movie about the pig?
Anyway, the cat sat up to attention when she heard the animal noises and went over to the tv, sat right down in ... Read more
Little things sometimes annoy me...
Today I was at the gym, going around the track. There were alot of other people also going around the track, as it was peak gym time (9:30 - 10:30am Sat). We were moving along, passing each other, or being passed by others, without any difficult... Read more
Real age test results...minus 6 years!
I took the "real age test" yesterday. It is a rather legnthy set of questions that ask about everything from your health history (and your family too), your nutrition and fitness as well as many of your everyday habits. I thought I would turn ou... Read more
Why do you work out? really?
I saw an old friend of a friend the other day.She is a tiny woman, about 4'10" and equally slender. After exchanging pleasantries, she said "you're looking good" and I said it was probably from all the working out. Then I asked about her, I had... Read more
May the "force" be with you!
Star Wars fans (especially fans of the first 3 movies) have heard and probably even said this phrase many times. But just what IS that force?
For me, the force is a power that is possible, within us, or that we are capable of tapping into. ... Read more