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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Time to take myself seriously.

Sunday, May 17, 2015      11 comments

I've gone on crash diets and healthy diets, successful and unsuccessful. None have lasted more than a a few weeks in the past 8 years or so, but I've put weight back on sometimes slow and steady, sometimes in bursts. I've been exasperated with... Read more

Hanging in there

Saturday, May 16, 2015      4 comments

Moment of truth: I am as heavy and wide as I ever have been outside of pregnancy: 175 pounds with a 40 inch waistline on my 5'4" frame. Even worse, I got winded this week just carrying a box of books. Add this to the previous annoyance of clot... Read more

What I did right.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015      4 comments

I started my day eating healthy a healthy breakfast and started a healthy lunch, but I succumbed to the temptation of fresh scones in the house. I was prepared to shrug the day off as a failure, but I decided to track my nutrition anyway. That h... Read more

Again, again

Monday, May 11, 2015      2 comments

Well, start fresh again every day. I guess that's all anyone can do anyway, regardless of past success or failure. The only difference the past makes is what we learn from it, and whether we act on that. OK, so I've had some stresses, who... Read more

To keep feeling better, keep taking care of myself

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      0 comments

I resumed counting calories one week ago. More importantly, I resumed exercising an hour a day, and healthy eating, both the types of food I eat and the quantity. I definitely feel better. The first day I lost 2 pounds. Now I know that that is... Read more

Fresh Resolution

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      2 comments

For the next 30 days, do one easy activity for 1 to 2 hours per day: walk, bicycle, row, jog For the next 30 days, eat healthy every day: about 1 tsp. raw ginger 1 clove raw garlic at least 2 cups leafy greens serving of om... Read more

pure and simple

Tuesday, October 14, 2014      0 comments

After being tempted by another "get fit quick" scheme I knew my muscles weren't ready for, I am making a renewed commitment to myself: 1. Rebuild my strength and endurance. Walk at least 2 miles every day when my schedule allows. Do at l... Read more


Monday, October 13, 2014      0 comments

This week I enjoyed reading from Pooh to my 6YO. This is the first chapter book she sat still for. And today she tried to read along at church, an exciting milestone. Last week I spent most of my free hours helping my father with a family... Read more

Progress on this week's goals.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014      1 comments

Bicycle 3x--Done, and it's only day 3! This one works! Row 1k 5x--Done first day. This one depends a little more on the particular day, when I have to be available and not sweaty! Avoid sugar--Oops! Not lots of sugar on any day, but... Read more

5 pounds at a time

Sunday, August 03, 2014      3 comments

I just went on a vacation where I finally ate appropriate portions, avoided sugar, and hiked almost every day. The trip lasted 12 days, and the first week I could feel my jeans getting looser, especially in the hips. This was the first time in... Read more

Vacation Ready

Sunday, July 20, 2014      2 comments

My summer is too busy for routines, but I still find time to eat too much but not enough time to exercise. Time for a strategy session. Next week comes vacation with its own unique challenges--usually it's easier to avoid snacking, but last va... Read more

Don't obsess! Tomorrow is Ten Day.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014      0 comments

I'm not at all focused. On eating, that is. I'm very focused on trying to clean my house and keep up with my garden. Even obsessed. I see a need for more balance in my day. My current challenge is to work hard without being obsessed by my c... Read more

I want that walk!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014      1 comments

Family vacation mode. First family vacation frustrating, so much time driving and visiting, only found enough time to take a decent walk 3 out of 10 days. I like visiting BUT I can't live like this, because I have no exercise/fitness reserve a... Read more


Monday, June 09, 2014      1 comments

I kept my resolution for 8 days, and it felt great. Then I got "too busy" and after one more week, I feel bloated and sleepy. Hmm, so how will I stay on track better next week? And all summer? In the meantime, in the busyness of last wee... Read more

Ready, set, go.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014      1 comments

I keep losing my way to my blog! OK, now that I've found you, I've been formulating a new improved plan: 100 Day Challenge: 1) Do 20 minutes beginning Pilates tape for 30 days Do 20 minutes intermediate Pilates tape for 30 day... Read more

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