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The Attack of the Brainsucker Virus...

Friday, August 26, 2011      4 comments

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Still fighting the lack of motivation...

Thursday, August 18, 2011      3 comments

That week in Florida was a month ago and I'm still fighting the I-don-wannas... but I am using logic and education to overcome them as best I can. For the most part, my eating has been very much on track... but I have been fighting to get my ex... Read more

I'd rather wear out than rust out!

Sunday, July 24, 2011      4 comments

I spent the last week at an Army training that was truly "death by powerpoint"... 8 hours per day for 5 days sitting on hard plastic chairs watching powerpoint presentations. We also had homework assignments, some very long and brutal... so tha... Read more

Jillian can't kick my butt so easily as she used to...

Friday, July 15, 2011      3 comments

This has been a hard week, mostly in terms of energy and motivation... it just kind of wasn't. In many ways, I felt like I was just plodding through the week... but I have managed to get through 2 of my toughest Jillian DVDs without a great dea... Read more

Where did all this crazy endurance come from?

Sunday, July 10, 2011      4 comments

It's been very hot outside... hate that... but it's pushing me to choose more indoor exercise... so today I decided to see if I could get through Jillian Michael's Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism. And I did!! I am so excited about that! This is ... Read more

Meanwhile, back at that music challenge thingie... day 13/30...

Thursday, July 07, 2011      0 comments

Name a song that is a guilty pleasure... Sex, I'm a... by Berlin... www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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Trying a new tack... what exercise means to me... really looking at my calorie deficit...

Wednesday, July 06, 2011      3 comments

emoticonMorning exercise! This has been a bugbear for me since I started this crazy weight loss then maintenance jo... Read more

Having a nice relaxing holiday weekend.

Sunday, July 03, 2011      4 comments

For years we had a big 4th of July bash... but a few years ago it just got too big... 40-50 people in our small house was just overwhelming. So this year, we are just having a few friends over and prolly won't even shoot off any fireworks. And ... Read more

Hey it's good to be back home again...

Sunday, June 26, 2011      1 comments

Sometimes this crazy old house seems like a long lost friend... Today was my first full day home after my 2 great weeks of annual Army training in southern MO. I guess it seems odd to call my Army duty a break, but it really was... just ki... Read more

walkin', walkin', walkin'

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      3 comments

For the most part I have been not taking rides while I have been here... and it's okay. The gym and the PX are both a mile away, a mere 15-20 minute walk. It gets me how many people think I'm nuts and consider them to be a long way away. Tonigh... Read more

Livin' la vida Army...

Sunday, June 19, 2011      4 comments

The first week at "summer camp" went fine. The female barracks are quiet... only 12 of us in a space meant for prolly 4x that number... and the A/C works... so it's all good. I haven't been particularly faithful with the calorie counting..... Read more

Music Challenge Day 12/30...

Thursday, June 09, 2011      3 comments

Name a song from a band you hate... this one makes me smile simply because it doesn't specify whether you have to like the song or not... How about this... I am not sure if I like the band Placebo or not... but I do know that I hate (with t... Read more

Day 11/30 of the music challenge... and today's thoughts...

Wednesday, June 08, 2011      1 comments

Name a song from your favorite band... wow, this one is tough. I have several bands that could be considered faves... I think ABBA has to be my all-time #1 group. Now, which song to pick... that is hardly fair... and no, my favorite song from ... Read more

Continuing the music challenge day 10/30... and an update.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011      1 comments

Name a song that makes you fall asleep... I will have to go with almost anything Enya on that one... *********************** It's take me a bit to get back on here. Last week was just kind of a mess with Bert passing and then the pregnant d... Read more

A hard day indeed.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011      7 comments

My day was going along as my day tends to do. It had a bit of a surreal quality to it, but it was okay... then my phone rang at lunch... it was my friend's wife calling to tell me he'd committed suicide. Everything just kind of stopped there. I ... Read more


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