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Gracias a la vida....
Sunday, February 05, 2017      9 comments

I thank my dear friend MISS_VIV for the suggestion to write a blog, and dedicate this to her (also a music lover): I'm listening to a stunning ... Read more
...and on
Monday, November 28, 2016      9 comments

Happy Monday -- I managed to get rid of one pound last week, in spite of pumpkin pie treats almost daily. I'm definitely not in a good place for get... Read more
Yes, Sonny and Cher, "The Beat Goes On"
Monday, November 21, 2016      6 comments

I KNOW the truth of the meme above (Everything that happens to you is your teacher. The trick is to sit at the feet of your own life and let yoursel... Read more
I Can See Clearly Now
Sunday, August 21, 2016      15 comments

A song I've always loved, and Johnny Nash is my favorite singer of it:
FscIgtDJFXg Music is a p... Read more
Accountability, Part 3
Sunday, August 14, 2016      11 comments

I'm down two pounds since I started looking at accountability. I have been going for hour-long or more energetic bike rides every day (today is the first day I've relented, since the rain hasn't let up since it started last night!). I ... Read more
Accountability, Part 2
Saturday, August 06, 2016      12 comments

"Sure, weight is lost in the kitchen," says Dr. Yoni Freedhoff. "But health is gained in the gyms." I'm not ready to track yet. I'm eliminatin... Read more
Accountability for me to me
Wednesday, August 03, 2016      17 comments

I had a rude awakening, stopping by my doc's office to use the scales today after yoga class. I weighed in at 152. No words.... I've been goin... Read more
Road Trip!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      11 comments

TRAVELER (David Whyte says it best) The heart's a close-in horizon that holds all distance but gives no explanation to the tidal sco... Read more
This is my message to you: Don't worry about a thing....
Thursday, April 21, 2016      12 comments

And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? -- Rumi ... Read more
The inward and outward journeys intersect
Monday, April 11, 2016      9 comments

Anam Thubten I expected to WAKE UP this morning totally ENLIGHTENED after the yoga workshop last weekend and t... Read more
Thursday, April 07, 2016      12 comments

I survived an intense weekend with almost 12 hours of hatha yoga from a demanding, precise teacher, along with 21 others students! I think my persistence with strength and aerobic training helped me, especially with more difficult asanas such as... Read more
Why am I not surprised?
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      13 comments

I am at precisely the same weight as I was one month ago when I weighed in at my doc's office as I did today. I am 15 pounds from my "fighting weigh... Read more
Everyday is International Women's Day
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      10 comments

No More Cliches Beautiful face That like a daisy opens its petals to the sun So do you Open your face to me as I turn the page. Ench... Read more
No time to waste!
Saturday, March 05, 2016      13 comments

I use Kathy Smith's DVD, Lift Weights to Lose Weight every-other day for a 20-minute upper body work-out, plus five minutes of sit-ups on the same prog... Read more
Let the Challenge Begin!
Thursday, February 25, 2016      7 comments

I have had good success in my efforts to slim down over the last month, having dropped eight pounds so far:
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