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Food experiments, and a little help from Miss Kitty
Monday, October 21, 2013      12 comments

It was a very long, and very full, weekend! Saturday was the weigh-in for the 5% challenge - and I had lost 1.7 lbs that week!! Which puts me at a total weight loss to date of 5.2 lbs since September 23!! ... Read more
The Next 5%
Friday, October 11, 2013      7 comments

The fall 5% challenge officially kicks off tomorrow. I'm starting at a much different place than I really wanted to - in the last couple of weeks, my weight finally stabilized and has started going down, but I'm a lot heavier than I was at the ... Read more
Vacation Pics Part V - the final batch! Kayaking with the dolphins and manatees
Tuesday, September 10, 2013      10 comments

We went kayaking twice in Charleston - on Saturday, we did the Shem Creek tour at Coastal Expeditions, and on Monday we did the Salt Marshes tour with Charleston Outdoor Adventures! I tried SO HARD to get pictures with the dolphins, but the... Read more
Vacation Pics Part IV: Sullivan's Island
Monday, September 09, 2013      4 comments

By far, the BEST workout of the trip was at Sullivan's Island! When we first arrived (went twice, I only took pictures the second time), I just floated for about 10 minutes. Only to put down my feet and realize I'd drifted about 50-60 yard... Read more
Vacation Pics Part III: Great Smoky Mountains
Sunday, September 08, 2013      7 comments

Hiking along the Kephart Prong Trail: ... Read more
Vacation Pics Part II: Chimney Rock State Park
Friday, September 06, 2013      12 comments

On my drive home, I stopped at Chimney Rock State Park, planning to hike for an hour, take the elevator to Chimney Rock, then hike up to Exclamation Point. Of course, I ... Read more
Vacation Pics Part I: Downtown Charleston
Thursday, September 05, 2013      11 comments

At the harbor and (is it called a boardwalk?) the sidewalk along the harbor. ... Read more
Progress - just not mine!
Monday, August 26, 2013      6 comments

I've been SOOOO BUSY with the food cooperative! For the last 6+ weeks, I've been spending at least 3 hours a night working on a project for the big move. Our new storefront is more than twice as big as the old, and it's been tough with our... Read more
My first woodworking project!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      12 comments

On Sunday night, I finally finished my very first woodworking project - refinishing a 20-foot-long, historic counter top for the food cooperative. I love antiques, and learning how to refinish wood has been something I've wanted to do for... Read more
It doesn't look like progress until you step back to see the whole picture!
Saturday, August 10, 2013      8 comments

Do you think of your weight loss as the numbers on the scale and the tape measure, or in terms of the miles you log and the strength in your body? And do you remember to look at your journey in terms of WHO you want to be and what you want to be... Read more
Pics from the Paddlers Rendezvous!
Sunday, August 04, 2013      13 comments

The only two regrets I had about this weekend's rendezvous: 1. That I didn't reapply sunscreen. I'm not just burned, I'm crispy-crittered!! 2. That I'm still carry that spare tire. I wasn't comfortable going in just my bikini top (in ret... Read more
Playing all Saturday!
Saturday, July 27, 2013      7 comments

I picked up Luci at about 9:30 this morning - and we played together until about 4:30 this afternoon! We started out picking blueberries, then went to lunch, then to the park, then out for ice cream (at the ice cream shop with the model trains!... Read more
Hump Day Inspiration!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      7 comments

Mid-week motivational crisis...ah, I'm all too familiar with it! You tell yourself you'll take a rest day...you'll make up the workouts on the weekend, when you have more time... Not THIS hump day!! I'm going to a Zumba class after work, ... Read more
Lots of cooking this weekend!
Friday, July 19, 2013      9 comments

The food cooperative will be having a community open house on Monday - so this weekend, I'll be doing a LOT of cooking! I'm going to be making the Thai-inspired mung bean burgers (they turned out REALLY well!), flax seed buns, raw mushroom ... Read more
What do you call a weekend spent almost entirely outside? AWESOME!!
Sunday, July 14, 2013      9 comments

This has been one of the busiest - but still, one of the best - weekends I've had in quite a while! I've been posting a lot of inspirational pictures lately because...well, I need the inspiration! I'm thinking it might be time for a vacati... Read more

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