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Trained for Snack Time
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      2 comments

Our lab is trained for snack time. I've noticed about 4:00 p.m. on the weekends he starts getting anxious. It's getting dark outside, and he starts to hover at my elbow while I'm on the computer. If I don't pay attention he eventually res... Read more
The Death March Ends
Thursday, November 12, 2009      4 comments

Our supervisor called it "the 8 week death march". For the past 2 months we worked with cascading deadlines and mounting stress. Our 70-hour work weeks led up to today - the final delivery of the last two projects. (Well, until our next deadl... Read more
I Squeaked into the Healthy Zone!
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      5 comments

Drumroll, please. According to the BMI calculator, today I (barely) squeaked into the healthy zone! I know I'm not "done" yet - the top end of my range is too heavy for my frame. Still, this is one of those lifetime journey goals I wanted... Read more
Halloween Stroll!
Saturday, October 31, 2009      1 comments

Halloween is a perfect chance to "trip up" - a holiday that intersects with my love for sweets, and potentially an excuse to have them in my house in large quantities. The City of Steamboat Springs rescues me. We close down US40, the main ... Read more
One Year Ago Today
Wednesday, October 21, 2009      3 comments

One year ago today I "clicked through" a MyPoints e-mail and found SparkPeople. I'd been looking for a tool to track my exercise. This seemed ideal--the site was free, the reports were terrific, and there was all this other "stuff" if I wanted... Read more
Death of a Refrigerator
Thursday, October 08, 2009      3 comments

Realistically, this refrigerator had lived a long and useful life. In fact, in human years it was old enough to drink. It survived countless hours with 3 teenagers grouped around its open door, searching for food (usually immediately after din... Read more
Trading Sandals for Snow
Friday, October 02, 2009      2 comments

This is the reason I invested in a treadmill almost 10 years ago. I know this snow will not stick. It will probably be November before the snow falls that will become... Read more
Caramel Apple Pie with Ice Cream
Sunday, September 27, 2009      2 comments

I mean - really - what else is there to say? I'm glad my mother-in-law will only turn 85 once!... Read more
Thank goodness for those reports!
Friday, September 25, 2009      2 comments

This time last week we were at our son's rehearsal dinner. I promised myself before we left for the wedding that I would focus on the celebration instead of worrying about missing workouts or extravagant menu items. We had a terrific time - me... Read more
Tomorrow is the big day!
Friday, September 18, 2009      5 comments

We have our whole family together for the first time since 2003 for the celebration of our son's wedding. Promises to be quite a party. Expect to get little sleep and eat quite a few things that wouldn't be part of my normal routine. Not goin... Read more
Adventures with Bears
Wednesday, September 02, 2009      2 comments

Living in western Colorado means you're likely to have adventures with bears. We've had our share, from the bear that pressed his nose against the front window and sent our cat into hysterics late one night to the bear that figured out how to p... Read more
There's No Place Like Home
Thursday, August 27, 2009      2 comments

Isn't it funny how much you can enjoy visiting friends and family and STILL be excited to be home? Two weeks on the road gave me lots of time to visit my Dad and celebrate the annual Girl's Club get-together with my friends. Even more ... Read more
Challenge Ahead
Tuesday, August 11, 2009      3 comments

I leave in three days for two full weeks of....goofing off. First will be days with my Dad in the 110+ heat, where our activity will center around me sticking a $20 bill into his thermostat and insisting we turn on the A/C while he argues t... Read more
I CAN strength train and survive!
Friday, July 31, 2009      1 comments

Believe me, this was a revelation. That darn strength training kept popping up in my Fitness Tracker three times a week, and I kept managing to ignore it. After all, cardio is what's important, right? And it didn't hurt that cardio was mu... Read more
Scale Shock
Saturday, July 25, 2009      4 comments

Got a big shock yesterday. Somehow I've managed to painlessly (not counting sore muscles) lose over 20 pounds since joining SparkPeople. I originally joined because I wanted to develop a consistent exercise habit and liked the reports an... Read more

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