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Hiked Pilot Butte, and Beck days 15-17
Tuesday, April 17, 2018      5 comments

I hiked Pilot Butte with my friend Linda this weekend. It was a great hike; it is all uphill to the top, but it because we went fairly slowly, my knees did NOT suffer after the hike! Because the butte is located inside the city limits, it is a p... Read more
Hike, and Beck Update
Friday, April 13, 2018      6 comments

WOO HOO I am so thrilled that I was able to hike yesterday! It was my first hike since I fell skiing and hurt my knee. Well, what really happened was the fall aggravated existing severe arthritis .... (By the way, the ski resort issued me a part... Read more
Beck Days 10, 11 & 12
Tuesday, April 10, 2018      5 comments

Day 10's is to set a weight loss goal. I have a long term goal of losing 50 pounds (10 down, 40 to go), but I do set monthly goals (4 pounds is my April goal). Beck points out that it is overwhelming to look at a huge number, and it is important... Read more
Beck Days 8 & 9
Saturday, April 07, 2018      5 comments

Beck Day 8 recommended arranging life to accommodate the time needed for healthy lifestyle. This is an important part of diet success. It takes time to plan menus, cook healthy food, exercise and track. I am retired, and I have a great deal of f... Read more
Beck Days 5, 6 and 7
Wednesday, April 04, 2018      7 comments

I had a couple of days (Saturday and Sunday) where I struggled with cravings and ate too much. Looking at the common thread in these days I realize: 1. Social events with food are tempting. 3 of 4 of these events were parties/dinners where ... Read more
March Results, April Goals
Monday, April 02, 2018      7 comments

Well here are my results from my March goals, followed by my April goals. Short summary: I was REALLY side-tracked by injury in March. I had to reverse course, and mostly I concentrated on not sliding backward off a cliff. March goals were:... Read more
Beck Days 3 & 4, and Yesterday's Walk
Friday, March 30, 2018      9 comments

Beck days 3 and 4 are completed. Day 3 was a commitment to only eat when sitting down at a table. I found that avoiding tasting samples at Costco was the biggest challenge for me! I did pretty well yesterday, but in the future I would be well ad... Read more
Beck Solutions, and Visit to Orthopedist
Wednesday, March 28, 2018      5 comments

I have recently re-started the Beck Diet Solution. I started working on the Beck program for behavior modification through cognitive behavioral therapy. The subtitle of the book is; Train your brain to think like a thin person. The author focuse... Read more
March for Our Lives
Sunday, March 25, 2018      10 comments

Today I marched in our local March for Our Lives -- the student led national movement to ban sales of automatic assault style weapons that have been used in so many mass shootings. It was a large peaceful turnout (over 3,000 marchers, which is h... Read more
Hike and Updates!
Thursday, March 22, 2018      9 comments

I haven't blogged for a while, so this is a miscellaneous update. I met friends for a beautiful hike along the river today. It poured rain last night, so I was cautiously optimistic that my allergies would not be too bad. Wrong ... but I enjoyed... Read more
Oregon Coast Mini-Vacation
Monday, March 12, 2018      14 comments

I enjoyed a nice mini-vacation at the Oregon coast! My friends rented a large vacation home, and 7 of us enjoyed a wonderful time hiking and exploring Bandon and the surrounding coastline. Sue, Kathy & me ... Read more
February Progress, March Goals!
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      9 comments

February was a good month for me! Recapping my goals, along with my results: My long term goal is: lose 50 pounds, become healthier (specifically, reduce cholesterol and blood sugar to normal healthy levels), AND organize my home. ... Read more
Arizona Vacation with Friends!
Monday, March 05, 2018      12 comments

I spend a great two weeks traveling in the Southwest. My friends Linda and Bob invited me to spend time with them at a vacation home they rented in Fort Mohave, Arizona. (This is more or less across the Colorado river from Laughlin, Nevada). I d... Read more
Two Beautiful LONG Hikes!
Saturday, February 17, 2018      12 comments

Yesterday I hiked with Don and Hanne from Riley Nature Preserve to Tumalo State Park -- and back. About 7.5 miles, plus some good elevation! It was a beautiful day for a hike, clear and cool. Me on the catwalk over the rocks ... Read more
Otter Bench Hike! And New Vacation Plans!
Tuesday, February 13, 2018      7 comments

Today, Hanne, Jan and I hiked the Otter Bench trail at Crooked River Ranch in Oregon. It was BEAUTIFUL, and we had the magnificent vistas to ourselves! The huge rock formations that towered over our heads are classic columnar basalt. ... Read more

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