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Inspiration and unplanned calories

Monday, August 15, 2011      6 comments

Well, this hasn't happened in a very long time. Last night after dinner I took just "one more" bite of ice cream; which led to several bites, a bowl of cereal, some macadamia nuts, and almond butter! I guess it's a good reminder that I need... Read more

August 2011 Goals

Tuesday, August 02, 2011      14 comments

August 2011 Goals 1. General Health: follow through with medical appointments: Just one so far-- on 8 August, but need to reschedule to 15 August due to work conflict. 2. Fitness: a) Finish HM on 21 August. b) Maintain training schedule:... Read more

July 2011 by the Numbers

Sunday, July 31, 2011      3 comments

First, let me dispense with my July 2011 Goals: -Getting the bike fixed is my one continuing hang-up. -Everything else seems to be moving along well!! ☑1. General Health: follow through with medical appointments. 2. Fitness: a... Read more

Where there's a will there's a way? Sometimes, not so much.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011      2 comments

Over the past couple of months, I have had the idea that I need to run a half-marathon in October to maintain the momentum of my training and fitness levels. I had only one day in October that would work well, and none of the races were close en... Read more

July Mid-Month Check-In

Saturday, July 16, 2011      1 comments

July 2011 Goals 1. General Health: follow through with medical appointments. UPDATE: Appointment next Thursday. 2. Fitness: a) Stay in training for next HM (August) UPDATE: On track! b) Decide on a fall HM. UPDATE: In p... Read more

Best of June 2011

Friday, July 01, 2011      2 comments

Top 10 Things in my life during June 2011: 10. Reached within one pound of my goal weight and maintained it for most of the month. 9. Shopping for gifts for my granddaughter & daughter-in-law. 8. Completed my scheduled preventive medica... Read more

June 2011 Report Card

Thursday, June 30, 2011      5 comments

C+ Not a disaster, but not what I had hoped for. Tomorrow starts a new month and I will have an easier time staying at home the whole time. I traveled 12 days out of 30 this month. June 2011 Goals: 1. General Health: medical tests *... Read more

Best of May 2011

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      3 comments

I had fun making my list last month, so I decided to do this again for May! Top 10 Things in my life for May 2011: 10. Lost 5 pounds this month, surpassing the 50-pounds-lost mark & now only 3 pounds from goal weight. 9. Stayed in my... Read more

Icing on the Cake

Tuesday, May 31, 2011      4 comments

When a Spark Friend asked me if I get nervous before I race, I told her, no, I remind myself I run for fun and compete only with myself. If I happen to have a good day, that's just icing on the cake. For my race yesterday, the Laguna Hills ... Read more

Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Friday, May 27, 2011      2 comments

My favorite sweet potato recipe: www.epicurious.com/recip
es/food/views/Roasted-Spic
ed-Sweet-Potatoes-106070 To make heart-healthy, use olive oil. To save even more calories, use an olive oil cooking spray. ... Read more

10 things Im thankful for...well, how about 11?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011      8 comments

My blog challenge for my team this week involves listing 10 things I'm thankful for. I suspect that my list will duplicate lots of others'. 11. Art, music, & literature: For the beauty& truth they point to and the joy they bring. 10. Natu... Read more

How important is exercise in my life?

Friday, May 20, 2011      9 comments

For my weekly Aspire & Inspire Team Challenge Blog, I interview myself about what part exercise plays in my life. Q. How do you feel about exercising? A. I love to exercise while I'm doing it and after I've done it. Getting started is som... Read more

What motivates me?

Sunday, May 15, 2011      10 comments

For a challenge this week, I'm asked to blog about WHAT MOTIVATES ME. I had a much more difficult time with this topic than I thought I would as it turned out to require much reflection and self-examination. 1. What motivates you to ... Read more

May 2012: What can I say?

Friday, May 06, 2011      14 comments

One of my May Challenges asks me to blog about A YEAR FROM NOW: What do you want to be doing a year from now? What do you want your life to be like a year from now? With a focus on health & fitness, Id like to be able to make the foll... Read more


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