MAGPIE74's Blogs

Snow Day!
Monday, February 21, 2011      18 comments

Last week we had a thaw with temps reaching 50+ degrees. Kids were wearing shorts while waiting for their schools buses and spring was in the air. But this is Minnesota, and it is February. Winter has returned! ... Read more
500 a day
Saturday, January 08, 2011      15 comments

Like anyone who has been at it for a while, I have a few healthy habits already in place. So usually when I read an online article titled "Simple ways to cut 500 Calories" I don't get much out of it as I am already doing most of the suggestion... Read more
Good-bye 2010
Friday, December 31, 2010      12 comments

Today I say good-bye to 2010. I am planning a quiet day of reflection. This has not been the best year for me. For starters I had a stroke on August 26. That's a pretty low blow for a year to pull on a person. Seriously 2010 what the heck w... Read more
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      8 comments

I saw a news story on TV tonight about an Danish island called Bonnholm that has just had close to 6 meters of snow in some places. That's 19.6 feet for those of us in the states.
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Snowiest December on record
Friday, December 24, 2010      10 comments

It's official, sometime last night Minnesota set a new record! We are now experiencing the snowiest December since they started recording these things. We had more snow last night. That is actually old news, as it seems as if we have more sn... Read more
Snowmageddon - but wait there's more!
Sunday, December 12, 2010      20 comments

Minnesotans are intrepid people. We don't let a little 20 inch snow fall get us down. We get out there and we enjoy it! Well maybe enjoy is a bit strong.... Here is a link with an article, videos and a photo gallery to show you wha... Read more
Saturday, December 11, 2010      18 comments

The snow is still falling. They are now predicting it will stop about midnight. But the blizzard will continue to blow and the temps will start to fall. They are predicting the Arctic blast will lower the temps to the 15 below zero range. ... Read more
Let it snow
Saturday, December 11, 2010      9 comments

"The weather outside is frightful".... We had a storm move in last night and it is still raging. When we have snow storms like this I try to shovel in shifts. It is just to hard to shovel 12 plus inches all at once. I went out first thin... Read more
A Bit of Whimsy
Thursday, November 25, 2010      13 comments

Minnesota has two seasons. Winter and road construction. Regardless of what the calendar says winter has started. Last week-end we had ice storms. Yesterday we had snow. Tonight temperatures are predicted to go to 3 degrees Fahrenheit. Th... Read more
Two steps forward one step back....
Friday, November 19, 2010      12 comments

I went to the Doctor this week to evaluate my blood pressure medications doses. After my stroke the Neurologist lowered my medication because they wanted my blood pressure to run a bit higher. The reason is to get more oxygen to the brain to p... Read more
Accountability report
Friday, November 12, 2010      17 comments

Four weeks ago I re-evaluated my program and decided it was time to change my direction. I was stagnating. The scale had stopped moving downward, in fact it had changed direction and was inching back up. I found myself reaching for those forb... Read more
Balance and Gratitude
Monday, October 25, 2010      9 comments

I have been feeling under the weather for the last few days. At first I thought I was getting a cold, but that never developed. Thank Goodness. Yesterday I felt pretty good - even took a short 2 mile walk. But I did not sleep well la... Read more
Non scale success
Friday, October 22, 2010      14 comments

Back in June I had some blood work done at my Doctors office. The note from the clinic was 'Labs are not too bad, Cholesterol could be slightly better, watch diet + exercise.' June 2010 Cholesterol: 203 Triglycerides: 88 HDL... Read more
Changing direction
Friday, October 15, 2010      17 comments

I weigh in on Fridays. Last week I gained 2 oz. This week I gained 6 oz. I have reached the point I fear. Twice before in the last ten years I have lost weight only to hit the plateau stage, give up, and gain all my weight back. So I ... Read more
Old photo, new realization
Friday, October 08, 2010      14 comments

Typically I go along in life pretty relaxed and laid back. But every once in a while an event will happen that hits me with a blow that is hard to shake off. This happened to me last night. Yesterday in my mail I received a letter from ... Read more

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