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Bonus Bike Ride Today - 12 miles, and best speed yet!
Saturday, June 25, 2016      6 comments

Hubby is off with a friend of his today, and my friend was unable to visit. So I hopped on my bike to get some extra miles and cardio in. I've done 3 round-trip bicycle commutes this year so far - 7 miles one way, with an 8-hour break for work i... Read more
Surgery Recovery - one week out
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      4 comments

Last Tuesday, I had one ovary and 2 fallopian tubes removed via robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery. I'm recovering well, though not as quickly as I had expected. I''ve been feeling better each day, and have been keeping a log to track my prog... Read more
Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken (from Sparkpeople Cookbook)
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      6 comments

I made my first recipe from the Sparkpeople cookbook tonight, and it's as delicious as everyone says it is. http://recipes.sparkpeop
le.com/recipe-detail.asp?r
ecipe=871817 I put everything in the crock pot this morn... Read more
Food Review: Have you tried Siggy's skyr?
Friday, April 24, 2015      1 comments

A while ago, I discovered Siggy's Icelandic Skyr (like Greek yogurt only thicker, and with very little added sugar) at our local grocery. I tried the coconut flavor, which is absolutely amazing, though so rich I use it more as a topping for frui... Read more
Baked Salmon Dijon - What's Cookin', Good Lookin' Challenge
Monday, March 23, 2015      1 comments

We didn't try any new recipes last week, but I made this one tonight: recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=6
76122. It was super-easy to mix up the creamy sauce (hard to believe it's fat free), and the fish ... Read more
Another way to look at streaking
Tuesday, September 23, 2014      1 comments

I've been working on getting ten thousand steps a day since July 22, 2012, but my streak has been broken many times for various reasons. I'm currently 35 days into attempting another streak; this time I hope to beat my longest streak, which was ... Read more
A productive weekend
Sunday, March 31, 2013      3 comments

It has been a really nice weekend of taking care of ourselves and doing enjoyable things. Yesterday we drove to Old Rag and walked on the fire road for almost 2 hours. We drove there via Sperryville and home via Culpeper, so it was a lovely dr... Read more
One piece of cake is always better than two ... today's NSV
Thursday, March 21, 2013      3 comments

I can't take credit for that one - it's one of INDYGIRL's "indyisms" (thought the original may be about pizza:)). Well, today it worked for me. Our customer brought in a big cake from Wegman's to celebrate someone's retirement, and after... Read more
Brown Rice Triscuit - Part 2
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      1 comments

Well, I sent Nabisco an e-mail telling that we were disappointed with the product (see my previous blog entry for why), and got this response today (only 3 days later). This could tempt me to try them again (perhaps a different flavor, though).... Read more
Food Review - Brown Rice Triscuit
Saturday, March 16, 2013      3 comments

We saw these at the grocery store last night and decided to try them. Unfortunately, what's inside the box doesn't look as good as on the package. We bought the Sea Salt & Black Pepper variety - there were several flavors to choose from, ... Read more
Bertucci's Cod al Forno
Friday, March 15, 2013      7 comments

We went to Bertucci's tonight for dinner, and I wanted to have a lighter dinner, so I ordered the Cod al Forno, which means Baked Cod (literally from the oven) in Italian. The menu said that it was sprinkled with bread crumbs, and served over ma... Read more
Really enjoying my FitBit
Monday, January 21, 2013      6 comments

I really like that fb sends me weekly e-mails on how I've done, and also how long the little thing holds a charge! I really wish that their mobile app allowed syncing with my Android phone, but hopefully that will be added in the near future. ... Read more
My New Toy - the Fitbit One
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      4 comments

I'd been wanting a Fitbit for a while, and Hubby got me the One for Christmas. I must have been using it for just a week, because today I got an e-mail with my weekly stats in it - I wasn't expecting that! So, here are my stats for 12/31/12 - ... Read more
Could protein be the key?
Friday, November 30, 2012      5 comments

I've always tended to eat more carbs, and recently decided to try getting more protein in my diet, especially at breakfast - I was getting hungry two hours after eating a very generous bowl of oatmeal, milk, and fruit. See my "Tale of Three Bre... Read more
I tried a new food: Burger King Apple Cranberry Chicken Salad
Sunday, October 21, 2012      3 comments

I lost 50 pounds eating a lot of fast food (by choosing wisely), so I'm always excited to try the new healthier options that many fast-food restaurants are offering. Today DH wanted to lunch at BK, and I remembered that I've been wanting to... Read more

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