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Still Kind of Surprised
Wednesday, October 24, 2018      19 comments

Today at the gym I was talking to two women about our new dog and one of them mentioned that she sees me at the gym almost every day and said "you are so fit!" And in yoga class we were using a belt and the instructor helped me and as she did s... Read more
Walking Works!
Wednesday, October 17, 2018      19 comments

I've always been a big walker. emoticon Even more so once I started on my health journey. For over a ye... Read more
A One Dog Study
Friday, October 12, 2018      20 comments

When I was working (corporate Human Resources and consulting) we had a saying that a small study of one person, department, etc. was a "one dog study." It was a bit of a joke, but often that one dog study turned out to be in fact predictive. ... Read more
Our miracle dog
Tuesday, October 02, 2018      28 comments

Big surprise we are going to adopt Fletcher. Here he is relaxing at our lake house which he loves! We brought him home a week ago Friday and ... Read more
Our New Addition
Wednesday, September 26, 2018      21 comments

After having no pets for over a year we decided to foster a dog who ended up in a shelter because of Hurricane Florence. The transport brought up about 18 dogs on Friday night and we want to get Fletcher. He is a mix (looks like some dachshund... Read more
The Trouble with Goals
Thursday, August 30, 2018      15 comments

Trouble with goals? Yes. We all know how important it is to set SMART goals and as a former Human Resources professional I "preached" that to employees and clients. One trouble with goals in the corporate world and personally is the inc... Read more
Watching Food Network TV
Thursday, August 23, 2018      25 comments

Some of favorite shows are on Food Network TV....not only because of the cooking but it takes me away from the news which I am currently obsessed with. And when I watch the cooking shows I am constantly stunned by what goes in the food! Wa... Read more
You won't regret it!
Saturday, August 11, 2018      19 comments

You know that saying about exercise? "You will regret not working out, but you'll never regret working out!" Today that was more true than ever. We're at our lake house and it's raining so walking wasn't something I was looking forward ... Read more
More Travel!
Tuesday, July 24, 2018      17 comments

Heading to IL on Thursday for my niece's wedding and looking forward to that. Of course that means shaking up my food and workout routines. In one way it might be good for the workouts as my knees have been bothering me. Think it might be the... Read more
Setting Goals
Wednesday, July 18, 2018      19 comments

Spark reminds of us the importance of setting SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time based). This concept is one that I constantly reminded employees and clients of when we were working on performance management. ... Read more
Ups and Downs
Wednesday, July 11, 2018      20 comments

Several weeks ago I recommitted to my maintenance journey. Even though my weight was only up about 3 lbs from my desired goal, it was still well within the range. But, but, but.......3 lbs could become 4 then 5 and you know the rest. I looked... Read more
The Midlife Tuneup
Tuesday, July 03, 2018      17 comments

I just read a great article in the New York Times. If you aren't a subscriber you can access 10 articles/month for free. Just go to and search on The Midlife Tuneup by Tara Parker Pope. It starts with eating right. Go figure ... Read more Takes Time
Thursday, June 28, 2018      23 comments

When I started on this journey back in Oct 2011 I had no timetable on weight loss. My first commitment was to following a few simple "to dos" until January 2. Figured I could do that and if I did I'd likely lose some weight AND set some new he... Read more
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Monday, June 18, 2018      36 comments

Happy with last week and wanted to check back on the things that I know to do to see how I did: I know that having wine during the week is a slippery slope that leads to eating after dinner.......didn't have wine every night and when I did,... Read more
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

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