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Brussel sprouts
Monday, December 20, 2010      5 comments

I basically LOVE all vegetables, but Brussel sprouts are the ONE that I would name if I hated one. I think I've only had them boiled, and when you bit into one, a bitter "juice" squirted out that just was so not tasty (hence, "nasty") to me, I c... Read more
OPPOSITE of starvation mode
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      6 comments

OK, so we hear enough on SP that we have to meet a certain calorie intake, or our bodies go into "starvation mode" and conserve every calorie, and there's no way in he** we're dropping any more weight. Well, that got me to thinking - why is... Read more
Junk food experiment
Monday, October 26, 2009      4 comments

I had to go out of town for an evening to attend a conference a few hours away, and once I got to my hotel, I decided that I wanted some munchies after my road trip. The only thing that was open at the hotel was a small store. Even though I... Read more
New goal - BALANCE!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      2 comments

I just read a featured SP article about how important balance is. There was a little "test" on how you can measure your sense of balance (by standing with one foot right in front of the other & closing your eyes). Boy, did I do poorly! I started... Read more
Bye to childhood home
Saturday, September 26, 2009      2 comments

My parents threw a HUGE surprise for my brother & me yesterday - they invited us out to a late lunch, but first, took us to a new condo - their new home!!! We were floored. I KNOW this is a good thing for them, but I can't help being a baby... Read more
Sunday, August 16, 2009      2 comments

I've always enjoyed evening walks, just because it helps me wind down, but I also enjoy watching out for bats! As soon as it's dusk, I keep looking up to see any. I think they're such interesting creatures - so quiet, but munching on all those ... Read more
Work getting in the way
Thursday, August 06, 2009      4 comments

The credit union that I work at is going through an audit this week. Since I am the new (since April) treasurer, I have to be here every day at 9 AM, but our regular hours are 1 PM until 7 PM on Tues. & Thurs., plus Monday we had a loan appointm... Read more
Back to just me & my dog
Sunday, August 02, 2009      2 comments

Ah well - in May, I was so excited that DH decided to join me & Balzams on our walks, but that was fairly short-lived: a couple of weeks, that's it. He's been working a lot this summer (remodeling) and he says he's just too tired to go walking a... Read more
A New Year
Friday, June 19, 2009      3 comments

I'm not one to make New Year's resolutions in January, since I view MY new year as starting on my birthday. That's when I get all sentimental about the passing of time, but optimistic about the future. Since I just celebrated my new year la... Read more
Freaky little accident
Tuesday, June 02, 2009      6 comments

What a weird incident I had on my walk this evening! I was walking on the sidewalk, minding my own business, when a car passed by. It must have hit a small rock (about 2" long) that came flying at my throat. It still hurts a bit, but freaked me ... Read more
Walking with my guys
Wednesday, May 20, 2009      3 comments

What a wonderful time it is to go for walks! The weather has been fantastic - I love spring! DH has been really good with walking, and of course, my little dog is more than happy that mom & dad are taking him out. He's all healed from his surger... Read more
Workout buddy undergoing surgery...
Monday, April 20, 2009      2 comments

OK, this isn't as bad as the title may sound. My consistent workout buddy, my dog, is being neutered right now, and as a devoted mamma, of course I'm worried! Sounds maybe a bit silly, since most dogs are neutered, but ah well, what can I say?... Read more
DH is joining me
Monday, April 13, 2009      2 comments

FINALLY my DH is joining me on my walks with our dog! He has been "growing" a bit of a belly over the winter months, has been a little bit depressed as well, so I really think this will do him a lot of good. Now we can also walk in more remote a... Read more
Yipee! Fitting into skinnier clothes again!
Sunday, November 16, 2008      4 comments

Wow - I am finally fitting into clothes that I had optimistically relegated to the back of the closet. In some ways, I never believed I would fit into them again, assuming that with being in my 40's I shouldn't expect to be the same size as in m... Read more
Life issue
Tuesday, September 16, 2008      1 comments

My major life issue is not having a "real" job. Oh sure - I keep fairly busy with volunteer work, including helping with the bookkeeping for my husband's business, helping out at my credit union, being the treasurer for my church, teaching folk ... Read more

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