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Candlelight Yoga
Thursday, September 27, 2012      4 comments

I mentioned in yesterday's blog that I had done Candlelight Yoga for some of my fitness minutes. This DVD was recommended by the doctor who was handling my compounded HRT. I was suffering with chronic middle of the night insomnia, and this was... Read more
Busy Wednesday
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      6 comments

I've been scrambling around today to reschedule appointments and cancel temp work to get as much done before I start work as possible. Had bloodwork done early this morning; I was the first one at the lab. Instead of going out for breakfast as... Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      10 comments

WOOHOO WOOHOO!!! I am so excited! I just got a call offering me the job I interviewed for last week! I will have an ESE (Exceptional Student Education) Associate position as resource librarian. I had tried so hard not to get my hopes up afte... Read more
Monday totals
Monday, September 24, 2012      4 comments

355 breakfast 372 lunch 220 snack 547 dinner 1474 total calories & 41 fitness minutes Pretty good for super busy day and company for dinner! Tues AM edit: Oops. I forgot to add the hors d'oeuvres. Add 265 cal for cheese ... Read more
Fall Challenge progress before it starts!
Sunday, September 23, 2012      6 comments

emoticonThe Fall 5% Challenge hasn't even started yet, and already it's doing just what I hoped. My commitment to ... Read more
Calorie cutting tricks
Saturday, September 22, 2012      7 comments

emoticon I buy Cabot's 75% reduced fat cheese. It's delicious, and I don't miss the fat. ... Read more
Pumpkin Spice Cocoa "Latte"
Saturday, September 22, 2012      4 comments

And for the coffee haters out there like my husband, there's cocoa "latte" for about 50 cal. Almond milk 30-40 cal depending on brand T cocoa powder 15 cal stevia vanilla pumpkin pie spice to taste ... Read more
Post-Interview Jitters and Pumpkin Spice Latte
Friday, September 21, 2012      7 comments

After a job interview this morning, I was sorely tempted to stop somewhere for a treat, an edible high calorie one--but didn't. Instead, I took the time to stroll around the lake at a small but beautifully landscaped retreat center on the bay. ... Read more
The whys and wherefores
Thursday, September 20, 2012      3 comments

Oops! Backtracking to do assignment #3 for fall 5% challenge. Why do I want to lose weight and what do I expect? 1. I've been overweight long enough. But thanks be, I'm not obese anymore. 2. Heart disease runs in my family. I've be... Read more
Monday, September 17, 2012      5 comments

OK, folks, I'm gearing up for the start of the 8 week fall 5% challenge. At current weight, that's 9 lbs in 8 weeks. Plans: 1. 5 min stretch/strength training and 10 cardio at least 5 days a week 2. Use SP meal plans as a guide 3... Read more
Pat on the back today!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      4 comments

If you've done something toward reaching your goals today, stop right now, smile, and give yourself a pat on the back. When my girls were still at home, we said, "Pat pat"to one another as a short-hand way of saying well done; you deserve a pat... Read more
Creative Cardio
Sunday, September 09, 2012      4 comments

Whew! So much for Sundays being a day of rest. I've been on the go since early this morning. I LOVE singing in the choir of St John's Church. It's definitely worth the drive from one side of Tampa Bay to the other three times a week for two... Read more
Dancing in the Kitchen!
Monday, August 27, 2012      9 comments

I just added 25 fitness minutes to my tracker of what I consider "free" exercise. Free exercise is what I do incidentally while in the processs of doing something else. For the record, I started off really bad this morning, and the day c... Read more
Miss Moppet is feeling better!
Thursday, August 23, 2012      8 comments

My tiny senior cat, Miss Moppet (named after a Beatrix Potter kitten with big round eyes), was fine on Saturday, doing acrobatics on the top shelf of the treehouse, saying bad words to the two youngsters, and otherwise acting normal. But Sunday... Read more
Practice Gratitude
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      6 comments

I've long had a practice of gratitude that I've done in several ways. Sometimes I'll make a point of listing what I've been grateful for in my journal at bedtime. I use it as a desperation measure, too; snapping off 10 things I can be grateful... Read more

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