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Upping the calorie intake

Friday, January 17, 2014      1 comments

Whenever I start recording the amount of calories that I eat, I always eat less than I do when not recording. It's simply the act of recording that changes the way I eat. I try to stay around 1,200 calories. Somewhere I had read that you d... Read more

Adjusting expectations

Wednesday, January 15, 2014      0 comments

I used to be 119 lbs before children (my doctor said I was underweight). After my second child, I weighed 163 lbs. Over the next 20 years I've hung around the 140's but can easily move up into the 150's if I revert to mindless eating. I've final... Read more

Silent Auction for SPAN

Sunday, December 08, 2013      0 comments

Each year I organize a silent auction, and it can be a challenging time to eat right and get enough sleep. So far, have been able to eat healthy meals and not stress eat. Getting enough sleep is more challenging but I'm doing better than in year... Read more

Lunar New Year Festivities

Friday, February 08, 2013      1 comments

The Lunar New Year starts this Sunday, February 10, and lasts for 15 days. Each year my family’s martial arts school, Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi (located in Arnold, MD), celebrates the Lunar New Year (aka Chinese New Year) by hosti... Read more

Tai Chi for Conflict Resolution, Working with Others

Sunday, April 22, 2012      1 comments

We have a guest instructor coming to teach two workshops at our school today. The first workshop is called "Tai Chi Peace Games" and is an introduction of tai chi to all ages and abilities. The other is a Tai Chi Push Hands workshop. Both ... Read more

Eyebrow Waxing

Saturday, April 07, 2012      7 comments

Well....I decided to get my eyebrows shaped yesterday. I've never done this before - never even plucked my own eyebrows. Actually, I did try plucking a couple of eyebrow hairs a few decades ago, but it hurt so much and left a welt, I decided I p... Read more

Kicking it up a Notch

Sunday, April 01, 2012      4 comments

I've been fairly steady fitness-wise since my last, very-long-ago post. Keeping steady is great since my life has gotten so busy! However, I really want to kick the healthy diet and exercise to the next level. I needed a motivator to get me... Read more

Budget diet

Thursday, March 03, 2011      3 comments

I'm trying to get efficient with my food budget by buying as inexpensive healthy foods as I can and reducing portions. Beans, oatmeal, brown rice, yogurt, fruit, and veggies are the main staples. The fruits and veggies will probably be th... Read more

Lunar New Year Celebration

Tuesday, February 15, 2011      2 comments

Our family's martial arts school has been celebrating the Lunar New Year with 2 weeks of workshops. It has been lots of hard work but so much fun as well! (I have been around so many people with coughs or recovering from sickness, I don't know w... Read more

Halloween Party in Arnold MD

Friday, October 01, 2010      4 comments

My family owns Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi in Arnold, MD. Come join us for our annual October celebration that is loads of fun for everyone. We have a costume parade and games. Each person who dresses up will get an entry into ... Read more

Dad's Heart Attack

Monday, August 23, 2010      8 comments

My dad had a heart attack last Thursday. The 6 foot 3" country gentleman who I'm proud to call Daddy is laid up in a hospital bed waiting for surgery. He's been in the hospital for 5 days and isn't allowed to walk beyond his room doorway because... Read more

Play Like a Kid!

Monday, August 09, 2010      2 comments

Today was the first day of our summer camp. Worked with kids ages 4-14. Watching the little ones in constant movement makes me wonder if we stop moving so much as we get older naturally or does the emphasis on sitting and paying attention in th... Read more

I love hugs!!

Saturday, August 07, 2010      1 comments

After the class I taught on Thursday, one of my students came up and gave me a hug. She's a very quiet person, so I was quite touched by her thank you. Then while I was getting a manicure today (my third professional one ever - I decided... Read more

Getting the right amount of calories...

Tuesday, August 03, 2010      0 comments

can sometimes be challenging. This last week I've had a hard time eating enough calories! When I'm really busy, I usually munch on chips or other not-so-good snacks. I'm trying to avoid that but then I end up not eating at all if things are real... Read more

I'm teaching a fitness class!

Sunday, August 01, 2010      1 comments

Well, I decided to stretch the envelope a bit and started teaching a fitness class. If you read my prior post on giving a speech, you already know that I'm an introvert and getting up in front of people and talking is a challenge. Actually instr... Read more


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