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Snorkeling off Catalina Island

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      9 comments

Last week we made our annual pilgrimage to a family camp on Catalina Island. My younger son and I snorkeled while we were there. I'd swum there last year but wasn't officia... Read more

50 Reasons I Run

Friday, June 15, 2012      11 comments

Inspired by TimothyNohe's blog
al.asp?blog_id=4923660 I run because I am strong I run because I like how my calves look I run because I want slimmer thighs I ... Read more

Aquathon Tonight!

Thursday, June 07, 2012      5 comments

First aquathon of the season. That's a mile swim in a local reservoir and a 5k trail run after that. Then we all will have earned a slice or 2 of pizza from a local pizza joint that the event coordinators hired. I did this race last year. I... Read more

May Art Journaling Pieces

Thursday, May 31, 2012      5 comments

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I Lost 11 Pounds in the Last Month!

Saturday, May 19, 2012      10 comments

One month ago on April 19th, I'd reached my tipping point, and I chose to Eat Beautifully by making 4 changes: emoticonRead more

Eating on a Long School Fieldtrip

Wednesday, May 16, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday I went on an all day school fieldtrip with the entire 4th grade class. We arrived at school at 6:30AM, returning to school at 6:45PM. That's a lot of hours to plan for! We were to pack our own lunches which was a great help. ... Read more

My Plan for Dessert Party Tonight

Friday, May 11, 2012      3 comments

I've been invited to a dessert party tonight to celebrate a friend who moved out of our school district. The party is a dessert potluck. I've been making huge strides with ... Read more

Diva Half Marathon Race Report

Friday, May 11, 2012      3 comments

PRE-RACE PHOTO I ran my 2nd half marathon last Sunday. There are more ahead for me; I'm hooked. The Diva wasn't my perfect half, those honors belong to the Big Sur Half whic... Read more

Diva Half Marathon Race Review

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      4 comments

This race is taking a lot of thinking through for me, so I'm breaking it down into two blogs. This one will focus on the race itself, a new one for my community, and my next blog will be my experience of the race. Race Positives: Much ru... Read more

April Art Journaling

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      3 comments

This page was outside of my comfort zone. I like things to be "pretty" and this isn't, but it felt good to be outside of my box. I gathered screenshots of all my March runs, o... Read more

Spa Water (my new thing)

Monday, April 30, 2012      7 comments

Okay, I am now "into" spa water. Friday night I helped host a cocktail party for about 50 women from the elementary school. I was in charge of making salsa and bringing a non-alcoholic drink. I opted to make spa water, and it was my saving grace... Read more

Looked in the Mirror and Laughed

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      6 comments

Not sure how much my look has really changed over the years!... Read more

Nice Thing about Eating Beautifully

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      3 comments

Today I got to experience one of the perks of Eating Beautifully. Before when I'd just kind of graze on bits and pieces all day long, I didn't get to really experience much true hunger. Now that I'm Eating Beautifully, hunger is coming back. ... Read more

Day 5 of Eating Beautifully

Monday, April 23, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday went pretty smoothly. Journaled everything. Last night we had a group of friends over and it was a themed potluck, my choice vegetarian. Ate pretty nutritiously except there was this to-die-for coconut cake. One that was so delicious t... Read more

Eating Beautifully Feeds My Psyche

Sunday, April 22, 2012      4 comments

I have been muddling through things since my half marathon last November. Still exercising (though strength training is not getting its due attention), but my eating hasn't been on track for what my body needs. My weight has been going up too, 1... Read more

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