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Early to rise...

Friday, November 02, 2012      1 comments

I got up with the alarm at 5:15 this morning. That's a rare occurence since I retired a little over a year ago. I did have a lot of running around I needed to do today, and swimming early made a lot of sense. Mostly, I just had to prove to my... Read more

Here comes Halloween

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      1 comments

I survived the cookout. Actually, I'm so busy the day of the cookout, there's barely time to eat, let alone overeat. I was pretty hungry by the time I went to bed. I thought that was a good sign. What a releif. Then....here come the lef... Read more

Neewollah Notes: The Cookout 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012      1 comments

I WAY overcooked. Overcooked as in too much food. Last year I started keeping notes on how much I bought, how much was left over, and projected how much I would need this year. 8 pounds of ribs TOTALLY gone. I'm glad I had a couple last nigh... Read more

Neewollah 5K

Saturday, October 20, 2012      0 comments

I walked the route in 48:52. Dh walked it in 43:25. Near the turnaround point I caught up with a small group of young walkers. I decided to hang with them for awile. The young lady I walked with is one of the area's high school drum majors. ... Read more

Exhausted

Monday, October 08, 2012      0 comments

I'm not sure why the fatique is hitting me today. We did increase the length of our Sunday afternoon walk 1/2 mile. My legs are stiff, but I have had plenty of rest since we got home. I think I'm going to take some ibuprofen and take a nap. I... Read more

Reflections on traveling, eating and exercising

Saturday, October 06, 2012      2 comments

Getting enough exercise was harder than I thought it would be. The driving days were especially the hardest. You would think 8 hours behind the wheel would make you crazy to exercise, but when we get to the hotel, all I want to do is veg out a... Read more

Dang! It's cold!

Thursday, October 04, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday was a beautiful day for a breakdown. Not too hot. Hot too cold. We had planned on hiking, so we had plenty of water and snacks with us. It was a simple repair, so we still had time to take in a few sights. BAM! What an overnight ... Read more

Eating and traveling

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      0 comments

I think I'm doing okay. The tracker says I am. The problem is I have to estimate portions and guess at how the food has been prepared. My skinny jeans are also saying I'm fine. The real test will be the scale when I get home. I feel like I'... Read more

Big breakfasts with family

Monday, October 01, 2012      1 comments

I thought the big breakfasts at the assisted living facility where my in-laws are was just a weekend thing. Wrong. This morning's breakfast was even bigger and richer than yesterday's. Now, I am an old farm girl, and there aren't many people ... Read more

Skinny jeans

Monday, October 01, 2012      1 comments

Today I am wearing my skinny jeans. For me that means size 14 classic cut - no elastic. I am just back into them. They are not skin tight, but if I eat too much, I'll be miserable. Except for when I overeat, I love how I feel when I wear the... Read more

We have an exercise plan

Monday, October 01, 2012      0 comments

We have an exercise plan for the rest of the week. Today we're going back to the pool to swim. I doubt the waterpark will be open when we go, so no slide. emoticon... <a href=Read more

Aquatic center workout, Day 3 of trip

Sunday, September 30, 2012      2 comments

I LOVE this pool. We did laps. We aren't up that high, but I can feel the increase in elevation. I did a bit of panting and gasping when I tried to swim hard. The pool is a little shorter than the pool at home, so I did 1 lap more of each pa... Read more

Days 1 and 2 of trip complete

Saturday, September 29, 2012      4 comments

I'm eating healthier than I usually do when I travel, but I still feel like I'm eating too much. Some of the snacks I purchased at the deli (spinach/Greek yougurt dip and garlic hummus) are WAY too salty. I do have a lot of fresh fruit on hand... Read more

What I have learned about eating lite while traveling:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012      0 comments

Take wipes AND toothpicks (or dental floss). Today I ate at Chili's for lunch. I tried their grilled margarita chicken. It's delicious and filling. I had a lot of trouble with a piece of black bean that got stuck between my two front teeth. ... Read more

What I have learned about eating fruit while traveling:

Saturday, September 22, 2012      6 comments

Take wipes! My hand (and steering wheel) got SO sticky! I drove for 45 minutes before I got home and could wash everything off. Hooray for the beginning of another lifestyle change. Read more


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