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Burned Off Some Frustration
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      0 comments

After the bad incident yesterday, I felt the need to take charge of some of my own decisions. I asked my husband to go golfing alone while I jogged, walked, and rollerblades. I invited my friend to walk with me. I jogged to my sister's pl... Read more
Give Me What I Ordered
Monday, August 08, 2011      3 comments

For lunch today after finishing an attic we had few choices of places to eat. The place we finally chose does have very good side salads in addition to their burger baskets. I ordered a simple burger with a side salad. The gal who wasn't ... Read more
Thank Goodness for Cravings and a Support Team
Sunday, August 07, 2011      2 comments

Most of my cravings were for vegetables and lettuce today, so I was grateful for these cravings. I've always heard that you crave what your body needs. However, between the salads I craved a cookie or a brownie. Unfortunately I have had two c... Read more
Back to Business
Friday, August 05, 2011      5 comments

Travels will slow tremendously after this weekend. My commitment to myself is to get back to enjoying both preparing and then eating home-cooked meals that include lots of veggies and other good, clean foods. Three years on the road and ... Read more
On the Road Again
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      0 comments

Well, I got to spend at least one full day at home before heading out on the road again. Now I'm at a three-day conference for training on a new part of my job coming up next year. Lots of learning and wonderful people. Bad thing is, all the ... Read more
Monday, August 01, 2011      1 comments

Back home from another great year of RAGBRAI. It was as much fun as always. After 13 years of making the ride across Iowa, there is still something new and exciting about the experience every year. This year my husband and I took a tandem... Read more
Walking All Over Chicago
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      4 comments

Oh it feels so good to be walking all over the beautiful "Windy City" of Chicago. The lake if filled with swimmers. The path is filled with bicyclists, jobbers, and rollerbladers. The pizza places are filled with tourists. It's an amazing pl... Read more
Grateful My Husband Is Still Alive and Mostly Uninjured
Friday, July 15, 2011      3 comments

While prepring a roof for spray foam insulation yesterday, my husband fell through one of the skylights on the 20' shed. He caught himself by his elbows and drop the 28' to the floor below. What a wake-up call. I couldn't lift him out, th... Read more
Outstanding Day Followed by Not-so-outstanding Day
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      2 comments

Gotta work on the mental game. Had a great fitness and nutrition day both Sunday and Monday. Then Tuesday is a bust. Cravings and nonstop hunger sabotaged nutrition and an all-day business trip strangled the fitness end. Humph! KNOWING ... Read more
Going, Going, Going
Saturday, July 09, 2011      3 comments

Another fun-filled active day. Started out shopping with friends. Went golfing and carried my clubs instead of renting a cart. Took the dogs for our usual walk. Painted two more gallons of paint in my house. Finally, being able to do mor... Read more
Fitness is Improving
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      1 comments

Went for the usual bike ride around the loop tonight and had our best average of the season: 19.5. We got a very late start in the training season because of the cold and rain, but we're starting to catch up. Hope we have a late fall so we can... Read more
Low Key Holiday but High, High Motivation
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      0 comments

Spent the day with our daughter today. Went to a city holiday celebration, went through a beautiful park, saw Larry Crowne, and had dinner at Olive Garden. Nutrition choices were excellent in spite of the options placed in front of me. Co... Read more
Wonderful Day with Friends
Monday, July 04, 2011      0 comments

Wow! What a great day. Played golf with friends on a beautiful day and shot amazingly well. Later in the day there was an outdoor concert by the beach. Before ending the day, we had a luau picnic with lots a great "island fruit" and drinks as... Read more
Family is Wonderful
Saturday, July 02, 2011      0 comments

Relatives got here today from Ohio. The whole group is going to the state of Washington, where other family lives, to go sailing, sightseeing, and hiking. After Washington everybody will head north to Canada for a driving tour. I'm not sure y... Read more
All's Going Well... ATCs, Cycling, Walking, Rollerblading, and Nutrition
Friday, July 01, 2011      2 comments

Got my ATCs boxed and ready to send. I'm pretty excited to trade art with other artists. Here's a link to the ones I made and will be trading with others. ... Read more

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