Half a pound is still half a pound!
Having been stalled for the last couple of months (can you say too much holiday cheer?), and then resetting my goals, I'm thrilled to see my scale is once again headed in the right direction. I've leapt from the edge of the plateau and am soari... Read more
Vegetarian + Sugar-Free + Gluten-Free....is there such a recipe?
The switch to primarily vegetarian/flexetarianism...no
t so bad.
Sugar-Free a little more difficult, but doable.
Top that off with gluten-free and it's one heckuva challenge. ... Read more
Eating and Exercising and Whatnot for my Blood Type
Dr D'Adamo, author of 'Eat Right For Your Blood Type' and 'The GenoType Diet', just might be onto something with this research on blood type and other genetic factors that affect our health and weight loss efforts. His description for this Type... Read more
If I ever get all these numbers figured out...
Blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL...it's enough to drive me crazy! Ever since the dr started tracking my cholesterol numbers back in 2007, my results have been all over the board. Sometimes I'm improved in one or two numbers, w... Read more
Bootcamp Day 3!
Spark's Bootcamp...what a great way to start off the year! I haven't really used the SP workout videos before, so am enjoying being exposed to new ideas for getting and keeping fit. Who knew the stability ball could work your core so beautiful... Read more
Early weekday mornings are typically reserved for either a workout with a friend or a trip to the gym. Yesterday morning was no exception, except for...
After working out with my good buddy, got cleaned up, then pulled my work shirt off th... Read more
The 'cannots' are beginning to outweigh the 'cans'...
I've been seeing this awesome naturopath since mid August. I say awesome, cause she's so in tune with what makes my body healthier... And, she says I'm one of her best model patients. Only thing is, the longer I see her, the more challenging ... Read more
We're now into day 6 or 7 of a cold snap not seen in this area in the last 40+ years. Not as cold as one of my online Canadian friends, who is dealing with -40C (which, btw, happens to be equal to -40F); but definitely colder than we're used to... Read more
Music helps, but sometimes those minutes on the elliptical or stationary bike just drag on. So, imagine my delight when I discover not only can I read and work out on either of these two without the aid of Dramamine, but I can easily workout fo... Read more
All sparkly and shiny!
And a good dental report to boot. Doc says I can keep my teeth for at least another 6 months. :D... Read more
This can't be November in Oregon!
What a glorious drive in this morning...
Meandering hwy 47 dotted with frost-tipped evergreens opened up to wide open spaces and clear skies as I turned eastbound on hwy 26. With a full moon setting at my back and the glorious sunrise point... Read more
Experimenting, learning, tweaking
Having gladly taken on the process of switching to a primarily vegetarian diet has come with its successes and challenges. Success...I feel great, for the most part. Challenges...trying to get in all the right nutrients. Yesterday, my naturopath... Read more
Incorporating everyday life into getting fit
I love weekends when I can get out in the yard and go to town. Any challenge the back yard has to offer I'm up for (even the river grass that towers over me by mid-summer). Weedeating, shoveling, hauling wheelbarrows of compost...what a great ... Read more
The value of being prepared
Yesterday's IM from ds.... hi mom, i lost my cell phone at work tonight and my car battery is dead. wanna go to brunch tomorrow? How about 10:30 - 11:00 ish?
This morning, I completely forget about packing something for breakfast. About ... Read more