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DD's email
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      3 comments

I can't resist posting this copy of the email DD sent after passing the bar exam: Also, I passed the bar. Also, it is the best feeling in the world!!!! Also, I passed the bar. Also, Matthew (her older brother who is an attorn... Read more
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      1 comments

My DD just heard that she passed the bar exam in Missouri. She is now a full-fledged lawyer!!!!! WOOO HOOOO! I could even hear her dancing over the phone. Her best friends passed as well and we will be "stand-in" parents next week when they ... Read more
Patience in not in my vocabulary
Monday, September 13, 2010      5 comments

Looking back, I wish I could remember the patience that allowed me to be happy with 1-2 lb losses per week, with slowly increasing the time and resistance on the recumbent bike, but I can't seem to gather that memory and put it into play. Okay,... Read more
Sedentary life sucks!
Sunday, September 12, 2010      0 comments

Okay, it's only been two days since my tummy tuck and my longest walk to date has been down the driveway and abou 100 ft. up the block and back. Everything I do exhausts me... which I should take a clue to slow down. In addition I have to walk... Read more
Tummy Tuck Day
Friday, September 10, 2010      6 comments

Okay, I have had the tummy tuck, but have no idea what anything looks like as I am covered with a big bandage and a wide elastic band. I have to walk shaped with a C for at least 5 days. The doc said once everything heals I will get my exerc... Read more
Tomorrow is the day!
Thursday, September 09, 2010      4 comments

I have thought about it, researched it, posted about it, exchanged information about it, meet with 3 doctors about it and decided I am worth it. Early tomorrow morning, I am having elective surgery... a tummy tuck. After five years of maintai... Read more
As close to a perfect day...
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      2 comments

This morning, DH was praised by his physical therapist for his progress as he recovers from rotator cuff surgery. He then graciously helped me get my bike on the rack on the car. I met a good friend who is enjoying her new retirement as I am e... Read more
Did meditation make a difference?
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      1 comments

FIfteen days ago, I started an on-line meditation course. It has been a challenge to discipline myself, even when we were out of town, to spend the 15 or so minutes listening to the information and meditating. However, I think it made a huge d... Read more
Cardio and Strength Training without equipment
Monday, September 06, 2010      6 comments

We are spending the long weekend with family in St. Louis. Part of the purpose was to help our DD move from my SIL where she has been staying the summer (as she prepared for and took the Missouri bar exam) to the house she will be sharing with ... Read more
Meditation is making a difference
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      3 comments

I have decided to meditate every day for 10 minutes in the morning shortly after getting up and 15 minutes before I go to bed at night. I have a "streak" of nine days going and I am beginning to see a difference in my demeanor, my attitudes and... Read more
Emotional Eating Resource
Monday, August 30, 2010      0 comments

-when-youre-full/ This site has three scientific reasons supporting a way to "eat" through your emotional is titled "How to stop eating when you are full." Check it ... Read more
Varied and interesting day
Sunday, August 29, 2010      2 comments

This morning DH and I went to our favorite Sunday morning restaurant. I created my own breakfast "off the menu" and only paid $5. I had 2 poached eggs with salsa, dry toast (great to sop up the yolks) and fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries... Read more
Challenge at a Mexican Restaurant
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      7 comments

It got to be after 7:00 PM and we hadn't eaten dinner or even talked about what to have. DH was busy getting bills paid. He finally emerged and said he was in the mood for Mexican. There are lots of choices that are fairly healthy at the plac... Read more
Beautiful Drive in the Country
Sunday, August 22, 2010      1 comments

We decided to go to a political fund raiser ice cream social this afternoon that was about an hour's drive away. The drive was primarily through the country side. This time of year is almost like watching an 9 1/2 month pregnancy. The fields a... Read more
I love relaxing after exercise
Saturday, August 21, 2010      0 comments

I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON. However, each time I can manage to drag myself out of bed at a reasonable time and do physical activity - yoga, strength training, biking , I always find I have a better day. I feel as if I have accomplished somethin... Read more

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