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I Know What to Do....
Monday, June 11, 2018      20 comments

I know what to do, so what am I not doing it? I know that having wine during the week is a slippery slope that leads to eating after why do I have it most nights? I know that counting on net calories keeping my weigh... Read more
Why are we guilty when we eat?
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      22 comments

I just read a great article in the Washington Post: Go to and search on "Guilt-free’ foods are a lie" It's in the Wellness section. One line really stuck out: "It’s time to remove food from the scales of judgment, and... Read more
A little of this; a little of that
Thursday, May 10, 2018      16 comments

What’s been happening since my last blog? Well, a little of this and a little of that including a driving vacation that took us from NY to St. Simon’s Island Georgia. Picture of me on the driftwood beach on Jekyll Island ... Read more
Music Makes a Difference
Friday, April 06, 2018      17 comments

When I got back into exercise I listened hip hop or downloaded top hits from Sparkpeople and it really kept me moving. when I started at our new gym each cardio machine has it's own TV and I started watching TV. Since I can't stay awake for th... Read more
Make Mine Chocolate
Saturday, March 24, 2018      18 comments

For those of us that have had the privilege of having house rabbits, we know that these creatures are both sentient and lovable (but don't try to pick them up!) on their own terms. As we get closer to Easter some are tempted to buy bunnies for... Read more
Good Habits are Hard to Break
Sunday, March 18, 2018      22 comments

On Friday I flew to IL to be with my family and to attend the memorial service for my mother who passed away on Monday. While that is sad, it was also time for her; at age 93 (soon to be 94) she had suffered terribly with dementia and the last ... Read more
Time for a Reset
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      18 comments

Last year at this time we still had our dog Cora and she and I took a lot of walks each day. Now I had been (and am) a big walker but with her, I started regularly getting 19 - 21,000 steps/day. Without even trying my weight dropped a bit from ... Read more
What is Normal?
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      26 comments

Not long ago a Spark blog noted that she had gained weight by going back to her "normal eating." That got me thinking....what is "normal" eating? And what is "normal" when it comes to exercise? Is it really normal to eat the Standard Amer... Read more
It's not always worth it
Monday, January 29, 2018      23 comments

On vacation in the Dominican Republic and it is lovely here (I do wish the rain would stop emoticon ) and everythi... Read more
January at the Gym
Friday, January 12, 2018      15 comments

This is my second year at my new gym having joined last January. I can now see how January is the start of New Year's Resolutions and the gym has been packed!!! Most mornings I have to park out on the street because the parking lot is full. ... Read more
Make Changes you can Keep
Monday, January 08, 2018      19 comments

I read this on a blog that I've been following for awhile ( and Katie writes something that is so true. "Don't make any changes you're not willing to live with for the rest of your life. I've said it a million times, and... Read more
A Little is Better than None
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      20 comments

Heard this in fitness stretch this morning and I thought, "that is so right!" How often do we think or hear someone say "I don't have time for my workout so had to skip it today." True, getting in our regular workout is great, but doing nothin... Read more
Where There's a Will
Wednesday, December 27, 2017      23 comments

We've all heard that expression, "where there's a will, there's a way?" Well that struck me on Monday when I flew home from IL. First off it was bitter (and I mean BITTER) cold when I woke up and icy as well. Walking outside really wasn't in ... Read more
Holidays Don't Have to Mean a Weight Gain
Thursday, December 21, 2017      16 comments

The holidays have a reputation for being the time of year when people put on weight. Think about all the parties, extra food around the office or in the stores, the running around we do that isn't get the picture. And the holid... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Desired Results vs. Expected Behaviors
Thursday, November 30, 2017      108 comments

Lots of us start on our journey to lose weight and get fit with the goal of losing x lbs by y date. From my years in Human Resources helping employees and companies set goals, too often the goal that is set is not totally in our control. For i... Read more

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