Whew -- Hot in Florida
This is my first July in Florida and it's hot and steamy. I'm trying to walk early and late in the day. But now that the rainy season seems to have arrived, I need to double up the morning walk because my evening walk is rained out most days.... Read more
I'm amazed at how seriously people take foodie labels: vegetarian, piscatarian, vegan 'til dinner, flexitarian...
My DH and I don't care what you call it, but we've completely changed the way we eat.
I can remember going on a wild hamburge... Read more
Statins Alert - Don’t let them ruin your marriage...
I admit it -- I married an old poop. Mind you, I had no reason to expect he'd become an old poop almost immediately. After all, our first date was roller blading for good ness sake. While he courted me, he seemed quite active -- enjoyed kayak... Read more
My Trouble Goal
17 down, 23 to go. Not even half way there. Lots going great. Some things hard, hard, hard.
Love working out and feeling strong. Got a great rhythm going. Love to walk; thoroughly motivated to keep up the workouts, both at the gym and a... Read more
Ugh - Food Poisoning
I have a hard time saying no to free stuff, and free food is especially hard to resist. Yesterday I was in Costco, and there were stations all over the store offering samples of foods I would never buy, but felt I wanted to try. One of the sam... Read more
Q. What's better than a grandchild?
A. A grandchild who is 7 months old. OMG my little Sage is the most delicious thing ever. This little confection is so delicious that I can't get enough of her - laughing with her, playing with her, readin... Read more
Worked out with my excellent trainer Sarah today. She really pushed hard, and I loved every minute of it. What a rush to feel myself doing things with my body today that I really could not have attempted before I started this venture. I can't... Read more
What's worse than parking yourself in front of inane TV and opening a bag of rice snacks. Yes, you got it -- opening two bags of rice snacks. And doing it two nights in a row. And then there's the dark chocolate. Not one kiss, but a whole ma... Read more
PEACE AND QUIET
Tonight my hubby has a sleep test - away; and I'll sleep in my bed all by myself.
Will I be lonely or relieved to be in my space alone?
It's really a blessing to like one's own company; to enjoy time alone with one's thoughts. And truly I... Read more
THE ABs HAVE IT
So now it's official. Daily mega-crunches will not give me a flat belly. Shucks. And I was feeling so virtuous about my aggressive workout routine. I'd added 340 crunches of various types to my nightly routine, plus ball swims and extensions... Read more
Sunday on the River
I can't imagine a lovelier way to spend a day than kayaking on a wild and beautiful river in Florida. The Loxahatchee River (which means River of Turtles in some Native American language) is shaded by ancient Cypress trees, swarming with alliga... Read more
SUCCESS BEGETS SUCCESS
There's no greater motivation than success.
I just hit 10 pounds lost -- in just 5 weeks, and now I'm super motivated to lose more. I look better, feel better and my BMI tells me I'm no longer "obese." Whew! I hated being officially obe... Read more
How is it possible to sleep 10 hours straight?? While I did get little sleep the night before, it seems extreme to sleep nearly around the clock -- at least at my age. I know that teens sleep a lot and so to old folks, but at 57 I should be spe... Read more
Amazing how one Starbucks coffee at 2:30 in the afternoon can keep me awake until 4:00 in the morning.
How is that possible?
I used to drink coffee all day long, but now I'm a wreck if I drink any. I honestly could not sleep until the ni... Read more
So now I'm the mother-in-law of a future mother-in-law. Awesome responsibility. I think about my own experiences on the other side --as a daughter-in-law that is, and I smile. What a blessing it's been to have had two such marvelous women as ... Read more