"M'Schwartz, you slimming down still!"
I ran into my "adopted student" from years ago - he's now in his early 30s, married with 3 kids. I haven't seen him in nearly a year.
That was his comment - "M'Schwartz, you slimming down still!" Not that I see it on the scale, but the in... Read more
1,126.73 miles and counting
Nairobi to Khartoum!
NYC to Chicago to Minneapolis!
Seattle to San Diego!
WOW!... Read more
I am addicted to my pedometer
We had an emergency trip. I wore my pedometer, as usual. And on day 3 of the trip, I broke the clip on the pedometer. I couldn't attach it to my jeans. I felt lost!!!!! Uneasy!!! Going through pedometer withdrawal!!!!!!!!! How could I fu... Read more
I just had a "lightbulb" moment
You know the moment. When a lightbulb goes off in your head, the way it does in a cartoon.
A moment of brilliant realization. An epiphany.
I was logging in last night's meal. We moved last week, I've been unpacking after work, my di... Read more
I won 50 SparkGoodie points on the spin wheel today.
And I promptly bought myself SparkGoodie chocolate.
Yes, I crave chocolate. Yes, my DH offers to meet me at Ben & Jerry's. Yes, I'd love to eat some real chocolate. And yes, I spl... Read more
With my life, who needs to exercise?
10/13 - schlep all over the San Juan airport, with luggage, waiting for our flight (delayed 2 hours) and getting tickets and finding something edible.
10/14 - prep my classroom for the coming hurricane. Remove everything from the leaking s... Read more
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 an... 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 th... 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