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Making New Traditions

Sunday, December 25, 2011      6 comments

By the time the first star shone on Christmas Eve. I was feeling much better and dinner was being served. Yes I actually hosted. There were a few last minute tweaks to the menu, but over all the menu is trending toward healthier fare. Not one bi... Read more

Gift of Good News

Monday, December 19, 2011      7 comments

Thank you for the birthday wishes and kind words. Moving forward was just what my spirit needed. Once I said "Oh Well" .. it helped. The bright blue sunny skies helped too. The farmer's market was bustling, brimming with healthy foods, ar... Read more


Sunday, December 18, 2011      6 comments

Wow has it been that long since I blogged. Boy I really must be in a funk. And yep I chose to be in that funk. How I perceive things determines my reactions. I am in control of that. I chose to feel hurt, cast aside. While there was no true mal... Read more

Who Am I

Monday, December 12, 2011      4 comments

Find a mantra and use it. That was the message I got today. What do I intend, what is the direction I want to take? The Daily Spark article "Motivation Secrets from Top Marathoners" hit the nail on the head. Read more

Photos We Love to Hate

Saturday, December 10, 2011      12 comments

Bad enough that passport and drivers license photos usually are not flattering to begin with. but there still is a reality within them. My photos reflected a fatter face. Certainly not how I envisioned myself. I still see myself as a thin perso... Read more


Monday, December 05, 2011      5 comments

Since Irene and SNOtober, I've been a bit off kilter. Needless to say muscle relaxers and pain pills were necessary, but it is time to get onto the band wagon. Last week I thought I was fine to get back to the pool. I did cut back, apparently no... Read more

Not Stuffy or Stuffed, but Filled with an Abundance of Joy.

Friday, November 25, 2011      8 comments

Thanks to all of you and your support Thanksgiving Day was less stressful for me. Instead of focusing on making everything perfect and showing what an anal hostess I could be, I was more or less relaxed and was able to enjoy the day. 1. This w... Read more

What I do, makes a difference,

Saturday, November 19, 2011      11 comments

Many of us have heard: “If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.” Anthony Robbins Making changes makes a difference. Yesterday's visit to the Dr. proved that. Instead of reaching my goal... I gained a poun... Read more

'Tis the Season to Get Distracted, Fa La la ....

Thursday, November 17, 2011      6 comments

With the upcoming holidays I feel the distractions coming in. So to take care of me I will develop a must do a minimum self care plan. My back is still healing and I have not been back to the pool yet. Modifying the PBS Classical Stretch progr... Read more

Better Than Therapy!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      7 comments

I really want to thank all of you who have been commenting on my blogs. Your perspective has opened my eyes, reduced my stress and helped me move forward. It is so nice to have an objective and non-judgmental perspectives offered... your words s... Read more

La La Land.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011      6 comments

I have been in la la land. Is the brain a muscle, because the muscle relaxers seem to have relaxed my brain also. My back is getting better, I no longer yelp when I move. Those darn muscle relaxers do not work on stress. To help me calm down I ... Read more

Getting back into the swing of things.

Thursday, November 10, 2011      8 comments

The muscle relaxers are helping my back and I am modifying exercise. Gentle stretches, short walks.The spasm is easing up. Already did my modified Classical Stretch. Some things I did maintain, while being off line. No coffee weekends, meal plan... Read more

Yes Stuff Happens!!!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      6 comments

How I do love adventure... No power. No internet for over 10 days. I think many of us did not pay heed to the forecast and didn't think that it would be that bad... heck this is New England. We were fortunate. Say What!!! Yes... Read more

Culinary Calamity

Sunday, October 16, 2011      6 comments

My calm to culinary fame is the 8th grade Home Ec class, what my mom taught me and experience. I have tweaked a few recipes, and messed up some, in my attempt to expand my menu and improve my health. My latest foray was: Roasted Butternut ... Read more

Stuff Happens, how do you deal with it?

Friday, October 14, 2011      5 comments

"If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body, Where Are You Going to Live?" Marie Baumuller Since Hurricane Irene blew through her, ills winds have settled around my home. Yes the car croaked, the washer broke, the dishwasher got unpredictable, the... Read more

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