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How a simple act saved my lunch

Sunday, January 25, 2015      5 comments

Reading labels is the challenge this week. I do look at labels, but not always. I got home from the Y yesterday and was looking for something for lunch. We have some things in the freezer called "Tortas" Basically, a pot pie with lasagna... Read more

Another challenge?

Saturday, January 10, 2015      3 comments

So, right now, I have 3 formal challenges -- one through Map My Walk to get exercise and freebies daily, one from Meta for healthy lifestyle changes (snacks, sleep, water, etc), and the Winter 5%. I am just the kind of person who needs a chal... Read more

I need to make my life more like Zumba

Saturday, January 03, 2015      6 comments

At Zumba this morning, I was reflecting on some reasons it is one of the happiest hours of my week. I know about exercise producing endorphins, but I am talking more about an attitude thing. Don't feel you need to be perfect. You can d... Read more

My Winter Motivations

Friday, December 26, 2014      4 comments

I am hoping to: Not just sit on the couch after supper for both my sake and the sake of my dog who needs exercise. I know sitting is really bad for you I finally bought smaller clothes -- have to keep in them I know when I am in control... Read more

Who ARE you?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      4 comments

I was watching someone over the weekend. She made a batch of Christmas cookies for a fundraiser and didnt eat any or lick any bowls or spoons. She threw away food on a plate after she felt full She drank only water or herbal tea. She app... Read more

The injustice of "just"

Monday, October 20, 2014      9 comments

When I am saying just, I am not talking about "fair" I am talking about the descriptor that diminishes your accomplishments. My sister and I went to the Waddell and Reed Kansas City Marathon Saturday. We weren't doing the full marathon. ... Read more

But because I do...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014      7 comments

There used to be a Weight Watchers commercial where Jennifer Hudson said, it's not that I never eat cheese pizza but because I do." (Or something like that) We had a party last night to celebrate the release of my sister in law's book--Beyond ... Read more

The happiest 5k on the Planet

Monday, September 15, 2014      7 comments

I know - it's the slogan, but the Color Run really was fun and happy. The traffic and parking were bad- I didn't know there would be 10,000 paricipants! It was crazy. I got there and actually ran into my college son. I got my swag and gave ... Read more

Yeah, I know... (Catching up on prechallenge homework)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      6 comments

(I really don't expect anyone to plow through this emoticon ) Once again, I have let myself slide between cha... Read more

Hidden Holidays

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      6 comments

Read an interesting artical about "hidden holidays". We all plan and are thoughtful for Thanksgiving and Christmas. In the summer, tho, the holidays are more subtle -- weddings, picnics, grad parties, even just enjoying the long evenings with ... Read more

Flutopia

Tuesday, July 29, 2014      5 comments

The Flutopia institute is flautists working to improve the world. Saturday was their 5k. It was very different and fun. It was misty to start- the chalk drawings on the si... Read more

Cornucopia-with Flutopia

Saturday, July 19, 2014      6 comments

I've had a bunch of mini blogs in my head this week, so here goes. Flutopia is the 5K race next weekend. It's in nearby State College PA -- along the 3.1 miles, they have musicians (including flautists) to serenade you. It supports Doctor... Read more

Why do they call it comfort food?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014      11 comments

Which are more comfortable? Meeting your calorie range or putting bad food in your mouth mindlessly? Wearing clothes that are not tight or eating a whole box of Mac and Cheese? Feeling in control or snacking on a thick PB &J Meeting y... Read more

Dani Girl

Saturday, July 12, 2014      5 comments

Dani Girl is the musical I'm working on this week. (Doing props, not singing or acting) The musical focuses on a 9 year old girl who is dying from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I know. It is hard to believe they sing and you laugh even thoug... Read more

PB vs GT vsDLBF vs DNF vx DNS

Friday, July 04, 2014      4 comments

The 40th anniversary YMCA 4th of July race was this AM. It was wonderfully cool (60). I did the 5K course which is technically a run (the walk is 2 miles) but it's a much more fun course. One girl who jogged up to me around 3/4 mile said "Yo... Read more


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