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Look closely at the present you are constructing...hike #16

Tuesday, June 08, 2010      8 comments

Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming. Alice Walker I love this quote. This is exactly what I'm trying to do with my hikes. One of my very dear hiking buddies always says..."we... Read more

50 Hikes Before My 50th…Chapter 15, Memorial Day

Monday, June 07, 2010      4 comments

Hike #15, Blue Mountain, 5-31-10 Pictured are hiking buddy MB and Angus A rainy Memorial Day hike with one of my hiking buddies and her twin terrors, Angus and Seamus th... Read more

50 Hikes Before 50

Friday, June 04, 2010      4 comments

So, I turn 50 in November. Been thinking about marking this year with a few goals and milestones. Weight loss is one of them, of course, but I haven’t quite decided on a tru... Read more

Added my weight loss ticker back...

Sunday, May 16, 2010      5 comments

I did some backsliding this winter and my Sparkpeople weight loss ticker disappeared for a while...I convinced myself that seeing it go the wrong direction would be de-motivating, bad ju-ju, etc. And I was embarrassed to admit that I had lost my... Read more

A cool new website to complement SP

Sunday, May 16, 2010      6 comments

It's called Habitforge.com and helps you track your goals. I know there are similar features on Sparkpeople but haven't found one that works like this. If you know how to do... Read more

Where I've been lately...and how do you stay on track during the busy holidays?

Sunday, November 22, 2009      11 comments

Haven't been on Sparkpeople much for the last few weeks...just kinda lost my SP mojo, I guess. Working on getting it back now! Let's see...in the several weeks, I've been t... Read more

Gotta get off the dime...need your sparks!

Sunday, October 11, 2009      10 comments

So I've been at the same weight for a month now...and I'm really close to One-derland... I've been SAYING that I want to get there, I've spent lots of time THINKING about it, but am not exactly DOING anything about it. I know what I need to do:... Read more

Ice Cream Can Control Your Brain

Saturday, September 26, 2009      11 comments

THIS ARTICLE REPRINTED from www.amenclinics.com/ Have you ever told yourself you were only going to eat a couple bites of ice cream only to wolf down an entire pint — or more — of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey? If so, you pr... Read more

Why I Love The Biggest Loser

Tuesday, September 15, 2009      13 comments

The Biggest Loser on NBC begins a new season tonight at 7. I'm kind of addicted to the show. Embarrassingly so. Everybody's got a few vices and this is one of mine. Fortunatel... Read more

A little humility is called for...

Friday, September 11, 2009      4 comments

My favorite winter trail In reading over yesterday's blog about commitment and focus, I realize that I sound like a newly sober alcoholic proselytizing to whomever will list... Read more

My actions are my only true belongings.

Thursday, September 10, 2009      6 comments

Biggest Loser Trainer Jillian Michaels "My actions are my only true belongings." Thich Nhat Hanh Vietnamese Monk, Author and Peace Activist I love this quote.... Read more

Less Sleep = Greater Risk for Diabetes

Monday, August 31, 2009      4 comments

Reprinted from Dr. Daniel Amen's Brain Health website: www.amenclinics.com/blog
/ "You probably know that a sedentary lifestyle and obesity increase your odds of developing type 2 diabetes. What you may not know is that ... Read more

Kinda stuck, need a push...

Monday, August 10, 2009      6 comments

We are river rafters, and have been doing a fair bit of rafting this summer. I feel like my raft is stuck on a rock in the river...not in danger, doing ok, but I need a big push t... Read more

Cool things I’ve learned from my friends

Friday, July 24, 2009      3 comments

Here are just a few of the important health lessons I’ve learned from my friends: Life is short. Live every minute. A healthy mom is a happy mom. Workouts are essenti... Read more

Eating on the run...healthy food FAST

Sunday, July 05, 2009      4 comments

Have been working at changing my eating habits and am doing pretty well at getting in at least 5 fruits and veggies a day. But I still need foods that are quick and easy to grab... Read more


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