I cleaned out my closet before going to Italy - I had a huge pile of clothes for another teacher at school, some things will fit, some will be too small but then we'll pass them along to a third and even fourth teacher.
Yesterday, I went ... Read more
Six jars of truffle paste
That's what I bought in Italy. Six jars of truffle paste, or sauce, to put on pasta or bruschetta. White truffles. White truffles with artichoke hearts. Blacck truffles. Black truffles with porcini mushrooms. Variation on the above.
T... Read more
A story of ice cream in a power outage
DH found this incredible ice cream - called unconditional chocolate. He bought it several times while I was travelling, and had a pint for dinner each time. So when I returned, he bought another pint... Read more
5 lbs walked off in 2 weeks!
I'm travelling - and in the last 2 weeks, I've been having days just over my upper limit - but walking at least 2 hrs every day.
And I've dropped 5 lbs in those 2 weeks.
That's 40 lbs gone in 6.5... Read more
There is a topped off evergreen a few houses down from my brother's house, with nesting eagles. They come every year and renovate this huge nest, and have two eggs. By the time I come visit, there are two huge black eagle babies who are larger... Read more
I'm visiting the Pacific Northwest. I'm freezing my gazoobies in this 68 degree weather. I'm sitting in my brother's place, wearing a jacket indoors. But I'm thinking, "Oooooh, this is good, keeping warm burns extra calories!"
We went to... Read more
One of my teams has a Daily Challenge - everyone just posts a challenge whenever it strikes them, and everyone tries to meet the challenge. Today I sugested we each do something fit, healthy, and fun. Thinking that a parent could play outside ... Read more
Father's Day Island Style
I bought two cards for DH - one "to my husband" card, and one from the cat. I hid them in a safe place where DH wouldn't find them, but that I'd easily be able to retrieve them in time for Father's Day. I can't find them.
We went snorkeli... Read more
A teammate posted a thread on Passion, and described various risks she took in her life to get to where she is today.
And I thought about risk taking.
It's important to be able to take risks - to leave behind everything and venture out... Read more
Exercise 101: Fun with Phebe
Friday: have a double shot latte at breakfast. Get wired on caffeine. Turn into Too-Much-Latte woman. Walk around school for an hour, at top speed, and if anyone is unfortunate enough to stop you to talk, keep walking in place and talking a ... Read more
One of my teammates posts daily thoughts and inspirations to keep us on our fitness journey - today was "Discovery." Discovering our bodies, our strengths, our limitations. Re-discovering parts of ourselves that we may have forgotten, or negle... Read more
Almost at my intermediate goal
My medium goal has been to lose enough weight that, before I go travelling this summer, I will need a new wardrobe. That meant losing at least 20 lbs, and losing at least 2 clothing sizes.
I started at size 2X or a 20 W - which is about a ... Read more
"So how did you do it?"
We went to a family wedding this weekend - travelled 1800 miles, spent 5 days, had a great time.
People noticed that I've lost 30+ lbs. That I've lost several dress sizes. That I've toned up and look great.
I heard from people that I... Read more
Broke my personal record for a 2 mile race!
DH and I participate every year in our local "Stop the Violence" race - we know the couple who sponsor the race, they do this because they lost their son to a random shooting.
Last year, we cut off part of the race because it was raining a... Read more
We've had Sahara dust in the air since Wednesday. Some days, we can't see the blue sky - it's totally grey from the dust.
I have asthma.
And up until now, I've been walking outside most days for cardio. There is no way I can walk muc... Read more
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