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Mid January -- three months later

Friday, January 16, 2015      8 comments

I never intended this break, but I have not been on these pages. I'm not sure why, really, except that I had so much going on - more work than normal, a busy church schedule, the Monterey vacation, and then Christmas, with my adult sons and oth... Read more

I have this moment

Monday, October 20, 2014      10 comments

I'm trying to show up here again. I'm easily overwhelmed these days. So, I know I must set goals in the midst of this. Tonight, I have some personal and professional computer work to do. All this week, I need to work hard to get a project PPT ... Read more

Mindless Eating

Thursday, October 16, 2014      8 comments

I've been practicing this, and its not how I want to live. Today, I will be present and intentional. Tracking. Good to be back!... Read more

Monterey for Thanksgiving . . . and more

Monday, September 08, 2014      7 comments

I'm looking forward to a holiday at Thanksgiving....my younger son and I are headed to Monterey, CA to spend time with my older son, who is studying at the Defense Language Institute, as an Arabic Linguist. I found a great little rental ... Read more

The Scale Moveth Not

Wednesday, September 03, 2014      11 comments

Just an acknowledgement here. I haven't had a scale victory -- I've had many other victories -- but no weight loss. I am at 254. So, I'm glad for the 34 pounds and all of the healthy changes I've made. I'll have to change it up, exercise cons... Read more

A Place at the Table for Everyone

Monday, August 18, 2014      10 comments

It's a round table. Beautifully set, with lovely linen napkins and shining silverware. I'm mostly aware of the napkins and silver -- but the rest of the picture includes beautiful china, on chargers, a tablecloth, and fresh flowers in shades of ... Read more

Accountability update

Saturday, August 09, 2014      8 comments

I am at the end of this summer cold -- I hope. I still have an unpredictable cough and wheeze, but I am definitely getting better. So much for my plans for training this week!!! This next week, I will be more actively getting ready for the ... Read more

Fed Up, The Movie, available on DVD in Early September

Friday, August 08, 2014      6 comments

I was reminded, when I read Mark Bittman this morning (NYTimes food editor), of the forthcoming movie, FED UP, to be released on DVD in early September. Katie Couric is one of the Executive Producers and the film has received good reviews in e... Read more

I planned a plan , but . . .

Monday, August 04, 2014      9 comments

I didn't walk today, as planned. Or work out. Not the best start, but I didn't wish this sore throat and cough on myself. This was Day II and my throat was less raw than yesterday -- but really! I walked 3 miles Saturday, felt good (and ti... Read more

Plan for the week (accountability for me)

Sunday, August 03, 2014      6 comments

I'm posting this to be accountable - I have a somewhat complicated week as I am travelling and also have some deadlines: This is my fitness plan, modified to meet the reality of the week: Today (Sunday) - water exercise, at home Monday ... Read more

Walking --- I'm going to have to do this

Saturday, August 02, 2014      8 comments

Today I felt so good when I stopped -- I walked 1.5 miles to Evening Prayer and then walked back - about 30 minutes each way. I was really tired. I hurt. I felt fat. I am out of shape. I think I'm kind of lazy, actually. Better put -- I am so u... Read more

A Cardio start and strength training!

Monday, July 28, 2014      7 comments

This is my second week of working out at a local gym. I've decided not to hire a trainer and I am not fit enough yet to join the classes (I've watched!), but I have gone 3 x /week now. I start with treadmill, cycle, or elliptical for 10 - 20 min... Read more

Walloped by my feelings and trying to behave well

Friday, July 25, 2014      7 comments

I've blogged about so many things here; coming to terms with the reality, really, and facing changes in my life. It has been a year since my ex husband said he wanted a divorce, and I am now divorced, legally, since the end of February. I filed,... Read more

I'm missing a SparkFriend

Wednesday, July 23, 2014      6 comments

One of my dear Sparkfriends has deactivated her page. I miss her. She was so very active here in Spark and supported many people. She identified herself as vegan and recently changed her name, but not her picture. She was the author of ... Read more

Bananas and Almond Milk "Shake" -- A Mainstay

Sunday, July 20, 2014      7 comments

Not sure what to call it -- but I have this healthy "treat" several times a week and I'm about to leave my work desk right now and go down and make one! I take two frozen bananas and one cup of non sweetened vanilla almond milk and place i... Read more


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