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The Magic of Winter
Saturday, December 02, 2017      7 comments

"15 minutes in the cold has the same effect on your metabolism as an hour of exercise." This was reported in a magazine, so I don't know if it is true. But... I once hated the cold. Then I decided to run outside all winter long (coldes... Read more
I just reached XXX pounds!!!
Thursday, November 30, 2017      2 comments

Do you remember the last time you hit XXX pounds? If it was on your way to your goal, how great did that feel?! You were invincible. You did the happy dance. There was nothing going to stand in your way. If it was on your way back to y... Read more
"Ain't about how fast I get there...It's the climb."
Sunday, November 12, 2017      3 comments

I never would have guessed that I'd be a Miley Cyrus fan, but I have to admit that her performance on the Voice has impressed me. Recently, I took another look at the words to her song, The Climb: Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometime... Read more
Just one bite DOES matter.
Sunday, September 01, 2013      6 comments

It's been almost five months since I've eaten sweets or desserts. More amazingly, I no longer want them. I work in an environment in which treats are provided by coworkers if not daily, then at least a couple of times of week. Before abst... Read more
Vacation temptations...
Sunday, June 23, 2013      3 comments

Nearly every summer, my husband, sons, and I vacation at a cabin on a lake in northern Wisconsin. Often, we will spend several summers in a row at the same cabin. Lately, it has been at Big Pine. Our activities are pretty much the same every ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts "Have you gained any weight back yet?"
Sunday, June 09, 2013      46 comments

Yesterday we hosted a graduation party for our older son. It was an intimate family and friends affair held outside on a beautiful afternoon. A question drifted my way. "Have you gained any weight back yet?" The question was posed by my ... Read more