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Zumba Zumba Zumba

Saturday, March 12, 2011      10 comments

So I want to learn some zumba routines and know them well enough to teach others. Wsn't sure who that was going to happen. However one of the instructors told me the one routine to "Greased Lightning" I was interested in should show up on a you ... Read more

At home in a March Blizzard.

Friday, March 11, 2011      6 comments

OK, so I read the weather report yesterday and it really sounded like the mess we are now experiencing was going to go north of us. Not so lucky. I was sitting at the reference desk at work today and as I glanced out the window I noticed we were... Read more

Curing the obesity epidemic, HMMM

Thursday, March 10, 2011      2 comments

So I read two articles today about obesity in general. They were both from some men's weight lifting magazine and came up on a random database search. Don't usually read of take heed of these but they were quite interesting and well written and ... Read more

Dancing in the bathroom

Wednesday, March 09, 2011      8 comments

With a title like that you will probably read this blog. I am kind of feeling like celebrating the fact that I am feeling energetic today which hasn't happen for a while. People who see me at the Y regularly aren't surprised to see me hop from f... Read more


Tuesday, March 08, 2011      3 comments

I have made a renewed resolce in my mind to eat healthier but I really made very poor choices this afternoon. I came home from work and was only here for an hour before I left to work out and I just ate random food I had no business eating and d... Read more

Kickin' Chicken Chili

Monday, March 07, 2011      5 comments

That is the name of the recipe I made yesterday. It is really just a white bean chili. The twist was to use green chili salsa as the base. So I had about 2# of chicken and a pound of navy beans and an assortment of peppers, and onions and than a... Read more

Meditation? Yoga, Mantras, Scripture, Focus???

Sunday, March 06, 2011      3 comments

As a conservative Christian Woman it took me a long time to get around to trying yoga. When I went I went to gentle yoga and the teacher was an evangelical Christian and it was mostly a very good gentle streching class. Went to a few others but ... Read more

Beans in process

Saturday, March 05, 2011      4 comments

Today I am busy soaking 2 pounds of beans, navy for some chicken chili for company tomorrow and black for Cuban beans and rice. These 2 dishes should cover a large portion of the coming week. I will add in a little fish here and there and I shou... Read more

Fighting back with diet

Friday, March 04, 2011      5 comments

So I am embarking on a new and more deliberate attempt to eat better. Meaning more vegan foods, more legumes in general, more fresh vegetables, more fish, fewer treats in general but esp. not baked goods. I try to stay away from trans fats but. ... Read more

Cholesterol Schomesterol

Thursday, March 03, 2011      3 comments

You can probably guess from the title that I am struggling with my cholesterol numbers. I had my fasting lipid panel done yesterday because I see the doctor on Monday and this is the most cost effective way to do it. So the number the big one is... Read more

McDonald's Fruit and Maple Oatmeal

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      8 comments

So today I was getting a fasting lipid panel done and decided to make use of the free coupon that came in a recent Sunday paper to try McDonald's new oatmeal. I had checked it out online and thought it met my parameters for breakfast and today I... Read more

Weather Woes

Sunday, February 27, 2011      4 comments

Finally it was above zero from the time I got up this morning until I came home late evening tonight. It's not Going to stay warm here yet but it's easier to feel comfortable at +24 than -2. Sure seems like it's been a rough year for uncomfortab... Read more


Friday, February 25, 2011      0 comments

I think I bemoaned the fact that my favorite fast food salad from Wendy's has way too much sodium last week here. So my new plan is to make my own frequently. This week field greens are on sale and I figure I can make my version (pretty comparab... Read more


Thursday, February 24, 2011      2 comments

So confession of sorts. I love to stop at taco bell for a fast fix of spicy food. I always order the same thing, 2 soft chicken tacos and a side of pintos and cheese. Rings up at around 560 calories I think and it fills me up. Thursdays are ofte... Read more


Wednesday, February 23, 2011      0 comments

I read the interview with the foodie in the sparkpeople blogs today. She talked about moving throughout the day rather than working out. I found ths intrigueing. There have been a lot of articles and studies about this lately. So I am convinced ... Read more

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