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I need to put this out there for ME

Monday, July 29, 2013      2 comments

1. I WANT * to like the way I look and feel * to be healthy * to wear the clothes in my closet 2. I WILL * watch my portions and food choices * exercise, both strength and cardio * drink my water ... Read more

Gold stars: a mini-blog

Tuesday, October 04, 2011      1 comments

Some days you get one for a personal best. Some days you get one just for showing up and doing what you can, whatever that may be. You NEVER get one for not taking the first step out the door!... Read more

Tour de Cookie: Random Musings of the Day After

Monday, January 31, 2011      3 comments

My butt-bones are sore I am so tired I am eating too many carbs and drinking too much coffee because I am so tired My usual program on the elliptical this morning was too much and I wound up with a severe case of jelly-legs ... Read more

Thinking about a BIG step outside my comfort zone

Monday, January 24, 2011      8 comments

The dilemma: Am I brave enough to enter a cycling event? The background: It's been just over a year since I got Esmerelda, my beloved road bike. I've had a great time riding around my neighborhood, the wind through my helmet, the bug... Read more

I may be a pod person

Tuesday, January 18, 2011      1 comments

Last night dear daughter Muffin had the worst night she's had since she was a colicky baby of four months. She woke up just after I had gone to bed at 11:00. Actually, she scared me half to death--I was just drifting off when I heard someone w... Read more

Pretty proud of myself right now!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      4 comments

Okay, I realize that for the hard-core cyclists among us, this is pretty small potatoes, but for me it's HUGE: I logged in my 200th mile on my bike today! Actually, it's even more--by the time I got home, it was 205. Yippee! And, being the a... Read more

I really hope I haven't just done something stupid

Sunday, June 20, 2010      2 comments

The trip to Italy was beyond fabulous. The scenery, the history, the people, the food, the one pound of weight loss from walking everywhere... absolutely wonderful! We couldn't have asked for a better experience, except for one minor thing: ... Read more

My slightly-overdue fabulous day--WOO-HOO!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010      4 comments

1. Finished having the heat pump installed. It is now completely protected against the elements, and our house is nice and coooooooollll..... just in time! 2. Insurance adjuster came by, checked everything out, measured just about ever... Read more

My wishlist for today

Wednesday, May 12, 2010      3 comments

1. Heat pump will be replaced, nice and easy with no surprises, which are usually not so good and might involve roofing issues or termites. 2. Washing machine repairman will be here by 9 a.m. to fix washing machine that broke and flooded ... Read more

Well, what did I THINK was going to happen?

Monday, April 05, 2010      7 comments

One week where I: --didn't drink my water --didn't eat my fruits and veggies --didn't get any exercise, neither cardio nor strength training --ate chocolate like it was going out of production --didn't get enough sleep --paid no atte... Read more

Okay, time to rethink

Tuesday, March 23, 2010      6 comments

Had a good little discussion with myself in the shower this morning, right after I stepped on the scale and saw I was up 1.5 lbs again this week. It wasn't surprising, since last week had DH's birthday (and the Manly Mac), a baseball game, a di... Read more

Not all that sorry to be disappointed...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010      5 comments

Today is my marvelous DH's birthday, and all he wanted was homemade mac and cheese for dinner. (Well, that and a gelato cake.) I had recently seen a recipe on the Food Network website for macaroni and cheese casserole with bacon topping. If t... Read more

Three (mostly) rhetorical questions

Monday, March 08, 2010      4 comments

1. Why have I been such a kumquat lately? I know the topsy-turvy rating on my life has been elevated to Orange lately, and I am perhaps still readjusting to the current version of reality, but really? This level of blahs is just over the top.... Read more

With apologies to Tom Petty

Thursday, February 18, 2010      8 comments

It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down I put my running shoes on, to go for a walk The breeze was cool, my iPod was playing Hippy Hippy Shake And I took off. CHORUS Yeah, running down the street Never would've thought it'd be m... Read more

Asphalt 1; dignity 0

Sunday, February 14, 2010      6 comments

My bike ride yesterday was not what you'd call a stellar success. Sigh... The bad: I fell off. Again. Scraped about a dimes' worth of skin off my palm deep enough so it bled all over my handgrip, and also took some skin off one elbow, m... Read more

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