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April Showers Bring...Achy Joints & Random Musings
Sunday, April 03, 2011      4 comments

It's been raining here in SE Michigan since yesterday. Intermittent showers yesterday & today, with periods of sleet. My knees / wrists / elbows & shoulders ache like crazy. A dose of Bufferin Arthritis is in the cards before bedtime tonight.... Read more
Progress! & April SMART Goals
Friday, April 01, 2011      4 comments

Although I weigh myself daily I only do measurements once a month - I don't want to get TOO obsessive. So...year-to-date progress: Weight - 204 to 168, 36 total pounds lost although I'm a bit irked b/c for the last month I've felt like a y... Read more
So worried...and now so relieved
Thursday, March 31, 2011      8 comments

I mentioned before I have 5 cats (and I take care of them so I'm not quite the crazy cat lady yet LOL!). They are all house cats, no greater outdoors for them. One of them is Rocky Road, my little pudgy grumbly Alpha female. Last night I ... Read more
TODAY is the real start of spring with pictures LOL
Monday, March 28, 2011      7 comments

Yes, I know the calendar said spring started last week. It lied. Today is the real start of spring, at least here in Michigan. Today the first official sightings of the Michigan State Flower & Motto have occurred...right during morning ru... Read more
Goal Plan Progress, Week 1
Sunday, March 27, 2011      1 comments

So now that I have an official goal plan, time to start tracking progress. emoticon ... Read more
Bat poop & fish scales
Saturday, March 26, 2011      12 comments

My daughter's science class on Thursday was about bats (the flying "rodents", not baseball). The teacher brought in the "Batman" who brings in live bats and teaches kids about them. So that night she's showing me the pictures she took (no ... Read more
Scale War: The Charge of the Packzi Brigade
Friday, March 25, 2011      1 comments

OK, Fat Tuesday was a couple of weeks ago but genius takes time LOL! I will also note that the forces of the ever-shrinking Empire of Fangfacekitty were victorius and consumed not a single Packzi. With apologies to Tennyson's Charge of the Lig... Read more
Winners vs Losers
Friday, March 25, 2011      1 comments

Makes you think a little..... A WINNER is always part of the Answer A LOSER is always part of the Problem A WINNER always has a Plan A LOSER always has an excuse A WINNER says "Let me do it for you" A LOSER says "It's not my... Read more
Jury Duty Scam
Thursday, March 24, 2011      5 comments

Got this in my In Box today, checked it out on Snopes & it appears real even if it is a chain mail that's been floating around for 5 years or more. I added the link to the Snopes page at the end. JURY Duty Scam Pass this on to your gr... Read more
My sound machine channels the spirit world...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      5 comments

Or I am crazy. You decide. Background - I am about 65% deaf in my left ear. I've been that way my whole life. Basically the small bones (remember the hammer, anvil & stirrup) are "melted" and partially gone. While I could get a "bionic... Read more
My Goal Plan
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      2 comments

Since I joined I have just been exercising willy-nilly. I do something everyday but with no real plan. So this weekend I decided it was time to get really serious about how I plan to meet my goals this year. I also know I tend to become o... Read more
Finally admitting my goal
Friday, March 18, 2011      10 comments

OK, I confess I have not been totally honest. I've said my goal is to lose weight, to get to a healthy BMI. And it is true. But not the whole truth. I want to do these things because they will help me reach my real goal, which I have bee... Read more
It's a conspiracy (w/ progress pics)
Thursday, March 17, 2011      15 comments

My company subscribes to a couple of 'wellness" magazines for us, like Prevention, Men's Health, Women's Health, etc. Today I was looking at Prevention and one of the cover stories was something like "lose 20 pounds and 2 sizes in 2 weeks!". A... Read more
How will YOU survive? Join Team Zombie!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      5 comments

My Sensei says the best not to be there at all. We all know cardio is important so when the zombies start coming the people who can run the fastest & farthest have the best odds of initial survival. Remember, zombies hate fa... Read more
Some people are just not ready
Sunday, March 13, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday I treated myself to dinner at a local restaurant. They have strawberry soup & I had a craving for it. While waiting for my order a family was seated at the next table over. The mother was very obviously overweight, I would guess... Read more

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