I'm not used to my new size
I was admiring a jacket in a store yesterday - the only size left was a medium, and so I wasn't going to bother trying it on. After all, I've spent most of my adult life as a L, XL, or even 2X - who was I to try on an M?
The store owner lo... Read more
I ended up buying a heather grey little dress (by BCBG) that I can wear with a sweater for Yom Kippur, could dress up or down for my life in St. Thomas, and that I really liked and it looked good on me.
And the best part about this dress?
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The dress dilemma
I found a dress. It's a black party dress. It looks great on me. It flatters my shape. It's a smaller size than the last dress I bought. Which I still haven't worn.
Which brings me to the dilemma. Do I buy a dress because I love it an... Read more
People confuse me
I was approached by another teacher - the conversation went something like this:
Teacher 1: "You've lost so much weight, I was shocked when I saw you! What are you doing? I want to do it too!"
Me: "Eating less and exercising more. ... Read more
Phebe & Richard’s Adventures in Costa Rica Part 2
8/9 – We head south to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, the old port in the region of Talamanca, on a paved and then dirt road that goes through Chiquita banana fields (ripening banana bunches all in blue plastic bags, I guess to keep birds and ... Read more
Phebe & Richard’s Adventures in Costa Rica
Richard thinks my travel summaries are silly (well, the word used was twerpy) but I know some people enjoy it. Read it, don’t read it, whatever. Enjoy! (Photos to be posted shortly)
7/21/08 – Flew from Miami to San Salvador (where there ... Read more
1,235,717 steps - Part 2
Just about the distance from New York City to Atlanta, GA
Dakar, Senegal to Monrovia, Liberia
Lisbon, Portugal, to Marseille, France
Naples, Italia, to Paris, France
Jerusalem to Al Kuwait
Vancouver BC... Read more
1,235,717 steps in 2008
Yup, you read that right. I have walked one million, two hundred thirty-five thousand, seven hundred seventeen steps. In not quite 9 months.
For me, that's 795.97 miles. Yup, almost eight hundred miles.
I am amazed. Blown away. I'... Read more
Fitness, Costa Rica Style
Sunday - Leg workout - hike about 4 or 5 miles in the Manuel Antonio National Park - with a guide. See 5 sloths, countless howler and capuchin monkeys, racoons, blue morpho butterfly
Monday - Upper body workout - whitewater rafting for alm... Read more
Families, Food, & Stress
We just finished a long (LONG) weekend of family reunion/wedding/events - with most events centered around food. And too much family drama to relate. And wonderful times with nieces and nephews I rarely see.
So while this was my family, m... Read more
Why grow up? - or, the importance of fun
Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink. That is the finest of suppers, I think; when I'm grown up and can have what I please I think I shall always insist upon these.
- Christopher Morley, author & journalist
I was just talking about ... Read more
7/1 - 5031
7/2 - 5071
7/3 - 6085
7/4 - 8278
7/5 - 4681
7/6 - 6,131
7/7 - 5,652
7/8 - 6,546
7/9 - 11,552
7/10 - 4,425
7/11 - 12,247
7/12 - 8,701
7/17 - leave for our trip... Read more
Bonus challenges for July
7/1 - make a plan for the month - already done, we leave for Costa Rica on 7/17, I've made a 6 day ST plan of exercises using little or no weights (mostly body resistance) - mostly the swimsuit bootcamp routines. Have a blank book to record ST ... Read more
My healthy Saturday - spiritually, physically, mentally, nutritionally
My day started with a phone call from DH, who is 1800 miles away dealing with his 98 yr old mother. After our warm little chat, I quickly showered and headed out for a nonfat latte and berry muffin, then walked up the hill to synagogue for Sabb... Read more
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"I should have been out walking with you"
So spoke another teacher I ran into at school on Friday, as I went in to talk to the principal.
"If I had been out walking with you, I wouldn't have this" as she looked down at her tush and hips.
So I gave her the SparkPeople website, ... Read more