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More paddling Arkansas
7/26/2014 8:33:47 AM,  14 COMMENTS

I got back in my whitewater boat on July 4 and spent the last three weekends in it, and some weekdays. July 4 weekend I went camping with a...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

New day, fresh start
7/22/2014 8:15:40 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I've been struggling with food, and yesterday I hardly walked at all, getting in about 1/3 my steps (just incidental walking). There were doughnuts, c...  Read more

HEALTHYLU1

Oh joy! San Francisco Bay Area and Environs, #10 2014 Trip
7/8/2014 5:56:04 PM,  16 COMMENTS

The first stopover in the SF Bay Area, has come and gone and this blog is long overdue. (I am now visiting dear Kathy, ATRANSFORMATION, in Folsom, Sa...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

I got to walk with my buddy!
7/6/2014 7:24:25 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am very happy I got to walk with my buddy today. I am afraid I may have talked her ear off! I am lucky, she's pretty forgiving about that kind of th...  Read more

HEALTHYLU1

Happy 4th of July!
7/4/2014 2:39:03 PM,  3 COMMENTS

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MAW_OH

We have arrived! #9 2014 Trip
6/26/2014 10:52:34 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I would say I'm into the third chapter of this adventure, one being Little Rock to San Diego, where I rendezvoused with Diana, two being the trip up t...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Title: Trundling up the California Coast #8 2014 Trip
6/25/2014 10:09:58 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I'm entering the near past, not to dwell there (of course), but simply to begin to bring you up to the present. I left off in Blog #7 having arrived...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

San Francisco or bust! #7 2014 Trip
6/24/2014 6:23:22 PM,  12 COMMENTS

This is the San Francisco digs (near Geary and Presidio) of dear friend Jnani, where Diana and I are currently hanging out. Jnani is in sout...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

A successful day
6/23/2014 9:52:09 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I tracked all my food, I walked, exceeded my steps goal (14295!), did a little weight workout, drank my water and I still can get to bed at a reasonab...  Read more

HEALTHYLU1

walking commitment
6/22/2014 10:45:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well today I did not let excuses and changes of plans derail my walking commitment. I made it to 10,314 steps today! I also did some chores and s...  Read more

HEALTHYLU1

Back Spasms
6/18/2014 1:42:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This morning before work my back started to spasm. This is my first time, and is very painful and scary. I took a couple of tylenol and a prescription...  Read more

HEALTHYLU1

Green monster
6/16/2014 7:32:45 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I find myself feeling jealous a lot. I am all over the map with this - I am jealous even in situations where the other person clearly does not have it...  Read more

HEALTHYLU1

Friends and Dos Picos County Park #6 2014 Trip
6/15/2014 11:10:11 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I traveled on the famous Route 66 to my old Hawaii-now-Arizona friend Sam's, in Topock, AZ, arriving a week ago. Scenery along the wa...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Paddling in Arkansas
6/15/2014 8:03:51 AM,  51 COMMENTS

Some of the most critical boxes have been unpacked, I have a functional kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. My living room is my gym. I haven't really t...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Miscellaneous trip shots #5 2014 Trip
6/14/2014 11:24:25 AM,  7 COMMENTS

It's a sunny, warm morning in Brawley. I'm on my bicycle at 6:00am and decided to come to Starbucks to post some of the photos that have "fallen by...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

More bicycling in the high desert #4 2014 Trip
6/13/2014 9:25:19 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Well, it has been a rather challenging day, because after I left my friend's place in Topock, AZ my cell phone died. I'm in Brawley now for the night...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

A little of this, a little of that, #3 2014 Trip
6/10/2014 1:45:54 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Because my computer access is so limited (I'm at the library doing this), I will just send some photo clips today, and hope to have greater access whe...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

To meet everything and everyone through stillness, #2B 2014 Trip
6/3/2014 10:10:32 AM,  17 COMMENTS

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. -- John O'Donohue I am re-posting yesterday's blog -- THE NEW...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Woven around the heart of wonder, #2 2014 Trip
6/2/2014 10:51:30 AM,  11 COMMENTS

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. -- John O'Donohue I am well into the west coast road trip, havin...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Get Your Kicks on Route 66, #1 2014 Trip
5/20/2014 12:27:51 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Bon voyage brunch at Patio Cafe last Saturday with yoga sisters, Brooke on the left, teacher extraordinaire Meg on the right The countdown...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Weekend with LESLIELENORE, goodbye NY
5/20/2014 12:51:42 AM,  22 COMMENTS

I am being relocated to Arkansas soon for my job, and LESLIELENORE came to visit for the weekend to say "goodbye" and help me get ready for the move....  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Tired Sick
5/19/2014 11:25:48 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have had a stomach bug since Friday - I am so ready to be over it! I haven't been able to eat much, but really, who wants to lose weight by being si...  Read more

HEALTHYLU1

Using Quotes as inspiration
5/15/2014 7:21:04 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Sometimes I find quotes inspiring, other times I find them - well sort of shallow and lazy. I ask myself, am I integrating quotes or just spouting the...  Read more

HEALTHYLU1

Never ending winter
5/1/2014 12:03:13 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I don't know about everyone else, but I'm getting pretty sick and tired of the cold, wet, nasty weather. Will summer ever get here?? I had been...  Read more

SCUBAHONEY

Listen to things more often than beings.
4/23/2014 5:40:55 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I am deeply comforted by this profound poem. I find it inspiring as I become more intricately involved in the planning for my May 24 departure. 534...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Aww, thanks for the shout out!
4/2/2014 7:23:27 AM,  15 COMMENTS

BOPPY_ wrote a blog post yesterday about the skill set he thinks is necessary for reaching goal weight and staying there. He wants to find a way to m...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

On the Death of the Beloved -- for a dear friend
3/17/2014 10:23:32 AM,  20 COMMENTS

On The Death Of The Beloved Though we need to weep your loss, You dwell in that safe place in our hearts, Where no storm or night or pain...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Seriously? An ad to promote paranoia in relationships?
3/10/2014 7:44:36 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I don't usually see these things on my computer because I'm blocking ads and flash in my browser.. I only saw it because I was browsing with my...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Berating yourself is damaging.
3/9/2014 3:16:56 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I saw the following image recently on a Facebook post of someone who wants to lose weight: I too was dissatisfied with my health and fitness,...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Moving
2/20/2014 6:01:02 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Well, I am moving in the right direction - I am down 4 pounds since January! What am I doing right? Eating real food mostly, and a moderate amount of...  Read more

HEALTHYLU1

spinning
2/10/2014 8:54:25 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Omg... I did it. I went to the gym for an 'efficient' workout... and then decided to join a spinning class. The plan was to stay for half the class,...  Read more

CURLY135

No Thank-you...
2/10/2014 1:10:11 AM,  1 COMMENTS

This is the 3rd time I'm writing this blog. I have spent 15 minutes already writing and seem to bump something and it all disappears. Arghhh!!! I...  Read more

CURLY135

Overdid it, but still logged it
2/7/2014 11:23:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I spent the day traveling and had quite an eating challenge. I am still on a soft food diet, so salads are out. I stopped at Carl's Jr for breakfas...  Read more

CURLY135

great support network
2/7/2014 2:27:32 AM,  1 COMMENTS

What a wonderful surprise! I had multiple encouraging responses to my first blog. Thanks everyone for all the support. Your words will help me thro...  Read more

CURLY135

Riding horses in Chile
2/3/2014 8:21:14 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Uploading photos at this hostel is ridiculous. I spent 30 minutes on the first attempt and it got to 97% before dropping the connection, forcing me...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Penguin Cuteness
2/3/2014 8:14:44 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Waiting to ride horses in Chile but in the meantime I thought some of you might enjoy this picture my friend Axel took while we were in Antarcti...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Frustrated at weekly weigh-in
2/1/2014 5:02:09 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I'm eating great and logging everything. I'm exercising far more than usual. I'm tracking my mileage and steps. I do at least 10,000 steps daily,...  Read more

CURLY135

Kayaking in Antarctica
2/1/2014 5:43:08 AM,  15 COMMENTS

My first movie, ever, cobbled together with footage from the Coolpix plus whatever stills were available during the "down" time while returning throug...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Weather and Cats
1/26/2014 10:58:34 AM,  4 COMMENTS

In spite of having the challenges with weather, (in Columbus Ohio - we are having snow and extreme cold) I'm moving in the right direction (down or st...  Read more

HEALTHYLU1

25,594 steps at the bottom of the world
1/19/2014 11:24:27 PM,  15 COMMENTS

We hiked around a lot today in the local national park and looked at the permanent ice field above the town where there's a ski resort in the winter....  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

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