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Tilapia Taco Purses
Monday, February 16, 2015      6 comments

As I noted in my previous blog post, I am playing with healthy, low-calorie but FUN and TASTY recipes. Here is tonight's dinner and it was amazing!!! Here's what I ... Read more
Adventures in Cooking
Monday, February 16, 2015      8 comments

I have been making a concerted effort in the nutrition department lately. I love exercise and have little difficulty with maintaining my fitness pursuits. But the nutrition part of this journey is much tougher for me. I love to cook and love to ... Read more
Being Honest With Myself
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      9 comments

So I posted a few days back in "Balancing the Budget" that I had planned out every meal and every snack for this week. And I posted in "Conviction" in yesterday's blog that we can always fight harder to resist temptation. And despite that.... Read more
Getting Creamed by the Creamer!!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2015      7 comments

I'm sitting here entering my breakfast foods into my nutrition tracker and it dawns on me, in my efforts to be really diligent about journaling, that I've been consistently missing a daily morning item. My coffee! I didn't think it was a big eno... Read more
Conviction
Tuesday, January 20, 2015      10 comments

There's an old bit of wisdom that says "If you want to learn, teach." These words came back to bite me in the butt the other day. I was working with one of my mente... Read more
Balancing the Budget
Monday, January 19, 2015      9 comments

One of the young girls I mentor has moved out and gotten her first apartment. She was extremely nervous about her ability to afford rent, food, gas, etc. So I sat down with her and showed her how to create a budget. We listed all her expenditur... Read more
Racquetball
Monday, January 19, 2015      4 comments

I had fun today teaching a young friend to play racquetball, her first attempt. I'm not a huge sports person, especially competitive sports. But I do love racquetball. The mental part of the game intrigues me. The strategic placement of the ball... Read more
Opened Our Second Shelter
Sunday, January 18, 2015      9 comments

Those of you who've followed my blog for awhile, know that I am a high school teacher and guidance counselor who quit my job three years ago to help start a non-profit that works with homeless youth ages 14-24. Last Fall we opened our first shel... Read more
Fashion Carrot
Wednesday, January 14, 2015      10 comments

We have a little mini-gym set up in our unfinished basement. There's a treadmill, a nautilus weight machine/bench, a full set of dumbbells, jump ropes, exercise balls, resistance bands, ab machine, etc. I usually watch a movie on my laptop... Read more
Goals, Events and Other Obligations
Monday, January 12, 2015      7 comments

Every year I set some specific fitness goals. They are usually related to annual milage, personal time best on a specific distance or participation in a race. Last year two of my major goals were 2000 miles (hike with elevation gain, bike, run o... Read more
Day Eleven - No Diet Coke
Sunday, January 11, 2015      8 comments

I didn't make it through the New Year's unscathed. Came away with at least a handful of New Year's Resolutions. One of them being to give up Diet Coke entirely because I've come to accept that..I.AM.AN.ADDICT! ... Read more
A Hike in the Moose HayFlats
Saturday, January 10, 2015      6 comments

Got up early this morning to do a six mile hike in the game refuge near my house. I wanted to be out there alone at sunrise to capture some photos while walking. It was snowy and icy which made it kinda like hiking in sand. Fine with me. It just... Read more
Been Gone For A Couple of Months
Saturday, January 10, 2015      7 comments

My apologies to everyone who has sent me mail and wall posts. I will start slugging through them over the next few days and get caught up. While I have fallen off the SparkPeople wagon, I have not forsaken my fitness efforts. I have less time n... Read more
Personal Fitness Retreat - Wrap Up
Thursday, October 02, 2014      13 comments

Yesterday was my final day with the Personal Fitness Retreat I had put together for myself. There was some good and some bad to report. I started strong. Following thr... Read more
Personal Fitness Retreat - Part Five
Tuesday, September 30, 2014      4 comments

Brief recap.... I've set up a Personal Fitness Retreat to coincide with three days my husband was going to be out of town at a church board retreat. Today was suppo... Read more

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