N4 Heart Rate Monitor
I just bought a new heart rate monitor. The one that I got is the New Balance N4 Heart Rate Monitor Pearl for Women. I've seen it on Amazon for about $70, but I bought it from Costco for $40.
It comes with a watch and a chest strap.
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Here it is. The motivator.
We're going to Mexico in 4 months, and I'm gonna rock this thing!
I fit in this now, but I do not fit in it WELL! The bikini bottom i... Read more
Fitness Gadgets to Make Daily Workouts Fun
I'll admit it. I do not like going to the gym. Peddling for an hour on a elliptical or bike machine aren't my most favorite activities.
When I lived in Seattle, I had no trouble getting on my bike everyday after work and riding the Burke ... Read more
Did anyone else think Goldilocks was a high maintenance picky eater? I think Goldilocks grew up to be Sally from "When Harry Met Sally", and my fiance is her cousin!
Last week I wrote that the fiance declared he was on a diet, and wanted n... Read more
Lamb Chops and Rice Pilaf
Time for another food blog!
One of the hardest things to learn when starting to cook is how to time your dinner so everything is ready at the same time. The only thing you can do is practice, practice, practice. In time, you'll know rough... Read more
Fast, Easy Roast Chicken and Veg Dinner
I haven't done a food blog in a while. I've been busy with visiting friends and pet projects. Tonight, I remembered to grab my camera while making dinner.
Sunday roast chicken is one of my favorite meals. However, with sweltering Georgia... Read more
All Pets and Plants Survived a Weekend
I had a friend from Seattle come for a visit, so I was away for the weekend. It gave me a chance to test my "vacation" mode for my plants and pets.
Big concern was my balcony vegetable garden. Last year I started growing tomatoes with gre... Read more
A Trick My Fish is Teaching Me
I bought Data the Betta because I miss having a fish. I grew up with aquariums, and I haven't had a fish in a very long time. I'm becoming obsessed with the idea of creating an aquarium with a mini self sustaining ecosystem, but I'm doing more... Read more
Morning Routine (and aquarium update)
With all the pets and plants I've added to the household, my morning routine is getting quite structured!
6:30am - Wake up, feed cats, empty litter boxes, make coffee
6:45am - Water plants, check on fish
7:00am - Make breakfast - bowl o... Read more
Fish Training: That Was Fast!
Well, getting the betta to sit on the "leaf" was easier than I expected.
I'm starting to get him used to the idea of purple ring = food. I was hoping to use that to lure him into sitting on his floating "leaf". Apparently, it didn't take ... Read more
Teaching a Fish New Tricks
Remember the "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment on David Letterman?
I am going to try teaching Data the Betta some tricks!
First, meet Data the Betta if you haven't already.
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New Family Member - Data the Betta!
It's was a lovely day in the South. Today we went for a walk on the beach. On the way home, we stopped for dinner at Five Guys. We both had the 'little burger', shared fries, and a zero calorie drink. Total calories was approximately 600 cal... Read more
The Cat is Munching My Chives!
Yesterday I caught one of the cats chewing on my chives. There were a few chives that looked shorter than they should be.
Silly cat! I read that onion and garlic based plants can cause health problems in cats. I'm going to have to get an... Read more
An Update on my Friend's Cancer
I just got the word on my friend's cancer. I dared not ask him directly what his prognosis was because I didn't want to sound like I was asking, "So how long do you have to live?" Fortunately he volunteered the information today. He has a ver... Read more
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Making your weakness your strength
(Sorry about all the blog entries. I'm just feeling inspired to write.)
A week ago, I posted a status update that said something like: "Take your greatest weakness, and make it your strength."
What did I mean by this?
This actual... Read more