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Tuesday, August 28, 2012      7 comments

There are some changes going on at work. I’m hoping they are good ones. I know they are MEANT to be good ones. For better or worse, I’ll be moving into a supervisory position (I’ve been there before), running one house (a group home, if you will... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge
Friday, August 17, 2012      3 comments

The Summer 5% Challenge is over (well, it will be by the end of the day). I didn’t expect to lose any weight – I had decided to maintain, and I did manage to hover around the desired weight and ended on that weight. Instead of losing weight... Read more
Revisiting goals
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      3 comments

Back in January, I made some goals for the year. For the most part, I forgot about them. Typical, I suppose. Everyone gets excited about a new year and sets resolutions or goals only to forget them a few days later when the reality sets in that ... Read more
Some random stuff
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      5 comments

A smattering of this and that. Lots of well-meaning people think I want to watch the Olympics. It doesn’t matter that I say I’m not interested in watching sports in general or the Olympics specifically. When I say I don’t have cable TV, so ... Read more
One size fits all?
Friday, July 20, 2012      9 comments

Must everyone in the whole world get 8 hours sleep? Not more than 8, not less than 8. 8, exactly 8, is the magic number for rest and longevity and being able to face the world. But is it, really? If I sleep 6 hours and wake feeling refreshed, do... Read more
Friday, July 06, 2012      3 comments

I’m doing a Summer 5% Challenge. I’ll be happy to maintain my current weight (within a few pounds here or there). I’m working on reducing the size of my abdomen, what has always been my trouble area. It seems from frequently measuring my wa... Read more
Day one of 5K walk/jog program
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      6 comments

Whew! I did it! I walked 4 minutes and jogged 1 minute for 25 minutes. And then walked another 3 minutes home as a cool down (that part isn’t in the program, but I’ve read elsewhere it’s necessary, and besides, how else was I to get home?). ... Read more
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      7 comments

I went to Salvation Army (aka Salvation Armani aka The Sal) for some Capris for summer. I don’t like wearing shorts, much, and Capris are more appropriate for work, anyway. Shopping at the Salvation Army is kind of like going on a scavenger hunt... Read more
Counting water intake
Saturday, June 23, 2012      10 comments

I’m bad about drinking water. I’m bad about drinking anything. Back when I drank Coke, I could open a can at 9 am and still be working on the same can at 5 pm. Less than 12 ounces in 8 hours. Not good. We had a heat wave in New England. I h... Read more
Shopping Day!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      4 comments

I went grocery shopping yesterday. I got a lot of fruits and a few veggies. Grapes, bananas, cherries, blueberries …. I have some beet greens and spinach I bought last week. I got Greek yogurt, so I can make smoothies. I tossed out some stu... Read more
"Ignite:" Girl Scouts Rock the Mall 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012      2 comments

I attended the Girl Scouts Rock the Mall event in Washington, DC last weekend. A reported 250,000 Girl Scouts were on the Mall for a "flash mob" (a misnomer, since it took 2 years to plan). ... Read more
28-Day Boot Camp
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      2 comments

I have to be the most uncoordinated person in the world. I’ll blame my mother for not taking me to dance lessons when I was three (though in her defense, I don’t think they had dance lessons when I was three, at least not in my small, isolated t... Read more
Sunday, May 13, 2012      3 comments

Perhaps I wasn’t clear yesterday. According to the goal of the challenge, to lose 5% of my body weight in 8 weeks, I failed. I failed to lose 5%. That is all. That doesn’t mean I am a failure. I failed at that challenge. Maybe it’s because I am ... Read more
I failed at the 5% challenge
Saturday, May 12, 2012      9 comments

I lost 3% of my starting weight in the 5% challenge. That means I failed the challenge. But … I think my body likes being at the weight is currently is. I think I look good (I don’t care what others think) and I feel good. I could work on exerci... Read more
Walking...and other stuff
Monday, April 30, 2012      3 comments

I participated in a 5K walk yesterday. Some people ran, but lots of us walked. The walk was supposed to be 3.1 miles, but RunKeeper (a free iPhone app) said I actually went 3.4 miles. I clicked “start” when I started walking and “end” when I got... Read more

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