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Join interactive "30-DAY CHALLENGES" website!!
Friday, September 14, 2012      6 comments

This kind of cool "30-day challenges" website was coded by a 20-year old in the UK(!) Looks like fun for those of us who enjoy "a certain kind" of GEEKY fun... Main link: The one that first ... Read more
Squeeze in a workout at work?
Thursday, September 13, 2012      4 comments

At work today, so far, I've done 50 jumping jacks, 10 push-ups and 10 squats. All I want is an iPhone app that lets you track just these three: JACKS, PUSH UPS, SQUATS.... Read more
Today counts! First day of the rest of our lives
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      9 comments

On the island of Kauai, this day in 2001, I was in shock, but already on my way to a windsurf lesson with Celeste Harvel of Windsurf Kauai. Instead of cancelling, Celeste and I moved our lesson to that afternoon. The memory reminds me ... Read more
Can't Resist This: Spas Around the World
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      5 comments

Hi Everybody! Found this on twitter! All I need, every now and then, is one closer to home. ; ) Want to Spa Your Way Around the World? Check This List Across 5 Continents - from We Blog The World (blog) ... Read more
Passed my fitness minutes' goal for the whole year! Heyyy!!
Monday, July 23, 2012      15 comments

It's now 23 July and I've passed the 7200-mark for fitness minutes for this year. Guess I'll just sit on my butt from now through 31 December. BUT SERIOUSLY... I've got kettlebells and TRX combo tonight, and an adult group VOLLEYBALL ... Read more
What a workout. What a day!! : )
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      11 comments

Up and out early to "get stuff done." Checked today's workout schedule and saw my circuit strength class! Since I had a less than exhausting workout last night, decided to GO FOR IT! After other early meetings and calls, I arrived lik... Read more
Down 2 more pounds! And eating my fave carbs!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      13 comments

This is short, for now. Lost two more pounds, about which I'm relieved. Yesterday I finished the last of really tasty, WHOLE WHEAT couscous I made at home. I'm feeling better about figuring out portions of my favourite carbs! ... Read more
Post-Killer Workout:( Can still feel my legs, but... Part II!
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      7 comments

THE TRICKY THING about last night's "body sculpting" class is that the instructor seemed like a really, really "nice" guy. Dude didn't "bark" or anything! How deceptive. ... Read more
Post-Killer Workout:( Can still feel my legs, but...
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      3 comments

I'm so exhausted, this isn't going to be long. I'll try to add more tomorrow. Suffice it to say, tonight I finally tried this class I waited a week to go to. Not sure just how SORE I'm going to be tomorrow. Honestly, I tried not to ove... Read more
"Skate of the Nation" 2012: Skating alongside elite skaters
Monday, June 25, 2012      9 comments

Saturday, 23 June, was a unique and fun sports experience for me! I heard about this skate event and decided to register. I LOVE participatory, recreational sports, and can't get enough. Only this time, I thought this was "just" a comm... Read more
Do you WEIGH food? My "3.5 dry oz" whole grain pasta
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      7 comments

Hi again, Sparkfriends! Answer is YES YES YES, for sure, I bent over backwards weighing that pasta yesterday! Seems like that is the "secret" to successfully having pasta on your plate, and NOT your hips! Pasta box recommended one... Read more
This whole-grain pasta was good!!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      7 comments

My husband is Italian. "From Italy" Italian. So pasta is something with which we have a very close culinary relationship. In fact, trying to lose these pounds, until today I haven't touched pasta in months!! Today I did. And, boy, was ... Read more
A Full-body dumbbell workout!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      4 comments

I'm collecting dumbbell workouts to do AFTER some of my kettlebell workouts. Here's one I found at
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Hotel breakfast, pt. 2- Should be even better!
Sunday, June 10, 2012      5 comments

So, this morning, we'll be organising breakfast for FOUR of us, including two kids. We have water. Also some plain, Greek yogurt and 1% milk (both picked up at grocery). We'll use milk in cereal (Kashi Cinnamon Harvest, from home) and also ... Read more
"Showdown" - with a hotel buffet breakfast!
Saturday, June 09, 2012      8 comments

Hotels and food are not often a fun combo for me. But, with help from SparkPeople, choosing and eating in hotel situations is getting a bit less stressful! This a.m. I picked fresh fruit, for two of us, then went back a short while later, t... Read more

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