Visiting after a long absence
Friday, March 09, 2012      1 comments

It's been a while since I logged in to SP. A lot of stuff, a lot of changes. I got overwhelmed with changes in work, lifestyle, family, marriage...had to edit a lot. I dropped out of TOPS, and stopped hanging out in the SP discussions. ... Read more
Thursday, May 27, 2010      4 comments

I could have used "Affirmations" as my title, but I'm tired of that overused word. So I'll invent "Intentionalisms." Lately in church, I've been hearing a lot about becoming more "intentional" in our giving, in our volunteering, in our awa... Read more
Fall Challenge...
Monday, September 14, 2009      5 comments

My pastor has started a new challenge, which I am calling the "TUMC Lose It for Life: Do It for the Kids! Challenge." We now have seven participants. We have pledged to lose as much weight as we can over the next three months. Folks at ch... Read more
Meat loaf genius!
Thursday, April 30, 2009      5 comments

Daniel and I were discussing recently an idea for a grease-less meatloaf pan, one that has holes in it to let the grease drain out. See, we love meat loaf once in a while, and I make a pretty good one, but I hate to see it swimming in fat. I c... Read more
Thursday, April 02, 2009      3 comments

I've lived at the Coast for nine years now, and in western Oregon my entire life. I thought I knew every type of rain, from molecular rain (the invisible stuff that penetrates between clothing fibers right into your pores) to what my husband co... Read more
Do do that Moo Doo that you do so well!
Saturday, March 21, 2009      2 comments

Another update: I looked and looked and looked for my pedometer this morning. Dwight teased that it probably had fallen in the moo doo. Wouldn't you know, Danny tossed a shovelful, and said, "Hey, here's your pedometer!" It was a... Read more
Shaving cream...
Friday, March 20, 2009      7 comments

Anybody know the song? Shaving cream, Feel nice and clean. Shave every day and you'll always look clean. Well, yesterday we borrowed a trailer, went out to the methane digester in Tillamook and got four yards of oh-so-fragrant shav... Read more
March Progress & Goals
Monday, March 02, 2009      1 comments

Monday is my Purgatory, correcting for the sins of the weekend. Today's penance was typical: Two 45-minute video workouts, followed by 20 minutes of Pilates. Another 10 minutes of splitting wood adds up to 2 hours (worth 14 miles on the TOPS T... Read more
Ow! Ow! Owwwoooohhhwwwnnnngh!!
Monday, February 16, 2009      3 comments

Strength training. Ouch. Lunges. Squats. That was Saturday. Yesterday, I walked like Tim Conway's old firefighter character. OK, from now on, one or the other, but not both. As soon as the ibuprofen kicks in, I'll do a li... Read more
February Goals
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      0 comments

Well, I did the New You Boot Camp last month, 26 days of the 28, I think. That, along with 45 minutes or more of Cardio 5 or 6 days a week, and logging my food on the USDA My Pyramid web site, got me some pretty good results (see previous blog)... Read more
BootCamp Results: 39 again!
Sunday, February 01, 2009      3 comments

Boy, howdy, do I feel terrific! Weight lost=1.5 lbs Inches lost: Bust=1.5" Waist=0.5" Hips=1.0" Thigh=0.5" Thirty-nine again! Meaning, I've got my Personal Stats back down into the Thirties! Since Thanksgiving... Read more
Happy Chinese New Year!
Monday, January 26, 2009      2 comments

No, I'm not Chinese. I do have friends from Hawaii, though, and we enjoy celebrating the New Year. Why? Well, Chinese food pig-out comes to mind. Really, though, I'm just inspired by the whole cycle of renewal. I find it inspiring, especial... Read more
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      2 comments

Coach Nicole wants us to blog about BootCamp today. Okay. First of all, before I started doing these 10-minute videos, I was doing six or seven strength exercises each day. I rotate upper, core, and lower-body sets so as to rest each ... Read more
2009: Here we go again!
Friday, January 02, 2009      0 comments

Resolutions, bleah! To kick-start my fitness year, I joined the Bootcamp Challenge. Since I logged 1425 minutes last month, I think I can complete this. The best part of the Challenge is that it will remind me to check in daily. Boot... Read more
10/09/2008 - New setbacks, new challenges
Thursday, October 09, 2008      1 comments

Well, we learned (finally) that our Starbucks is closing on the 24th, so I'm looking for a new job, and trying to find affordable health insurance. However, a few days ago, I discovered National Novel Writing Month (www.nanowrimo.org), just... Read more

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