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If you don't bring it home, you can't eat it!
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      4 comments

Saw a bag of dark chocolate M&M's and put them in my grocery cart. Then I looked at the calories and was shocked to read the 1/4 cup was 210 calories. Now I don't know about others, but who can eat 1/4 cup of M&M's? I put them back right aw... Read more
Travel & Fitness
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      9 comments

We just drove from NY to FL over three days. I was worried about getting in my steps and staying healthy and turns out it was easier than I thought. With some planning, committment & knowledge I did it. On the day we left Cora and I took a lo... Read more
Vanity sizing? You bet!
Friday, October 21, 2016      4 comments

This week I pulled out an old pantsuit that I've saved because I love it. Even though it is terribly out of fashion. Tried it on and was thrilled that it fit and it was a size 12! Yep. Just bought a pair of Banana Republic chinos in a size... Read more
Boot Camp.....Love it or Hate it?
Wednesday, October 19, 2016      3 comments

Took my first boot camp class yesterday and WOW! What a workout. Have been hearing about it for a while and know some people love it as. I won a one month membership at the local health club so expanding my workouts this month. Had to gr... Read more
Five Year Ago...What a Difference
Sunday, October 16, 2016      6 comments

Five years ago I woke up after another night of way to much to eat and drink and heard about a study that suggested that if you drink you should not drink every day. Well, that resonated with me. Not only was I enjoying the wine a bit too much... Read more
Look Up And Appreciate Nature
Friday, October 14, 2016      1 comments

Walking has always been one of my favorite exercises and I get out several times each day starting with an early walk with our dog. ... Read more
Don't Worry
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      5 comments

Last night I was awakened by the rain....UGH. Usually the rain is welcome, but not last night since I planned to walk on tuesday. Heading to the city for a lunch and wouldn't have time to get to the gym, so a walk was in order. Plus, not loo... Read more
It's the Little Things
Friday, September 09, 2016      6 comments

So often people tell me or write that "this is the week that I change everything!" Will go to the gym every day for 1 hour. Track my food, and only eat clean." The first thing that goes through my mind is "not gonna happen." And I don't mea... Read more
You Look So Fit!
Saturday, August 13, 2016      10 comments

Leaving the gym the other day someone called out to me "you look so fit!" I said "thank you" and as I walked it hit me......WOW! This is what I want. Not to have someone say "you look so thin or skinny" but you look fit. The main reason I ... Read more
Beat the Heat.....workout early
Monday, July 25, 2016      6 comments

With the hot weather we've been having it helps that I like to get up early. Waking around 6:30 I get ready to take our dog Cora out for her (and my) first walk of the day. She cooperates by wanting to walk at a brisk pace and we stay out fo... Read more
A different week
Monday, July 04, 2016      4 comments

We are staying at the lake this week which means no gym and no yoga....YIKES! But then I thought, why not look at this as an opportunity? I can use this as a rest week with just walking and stretching. Not only will our dog get LOTS of walks... Read more
Trim down & tone up? Get a dog
Saturday, May 21, 2016      8 comments

We have just adopted Cora, who is a Samoyed mix and she is a real sweetheart. Even though I was a walker before we adopted her I am walking a lot more with her. We start our day with about a mile walk in the early morning all by ourselves. ... Read more
Stamina Surprise
Thursday, May 12, 2016      2 comments

I have been working out hard for over three years and thought I was in pretty good shape and had excellent stamina. BUT.....we just adopted a dog and now walking her a lot during the day and I've gone from around 15,000 steps/day to closer to 2... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts You Really Can't Exercise Away a Bad Diet
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      26 comments

Just back from a vacation in FL where I decided to throw caution to the wind in terms of eating and drinking. Actually didn't go crazy and still choose healthier foods on a regular basis.....BUT I ate more than usual and had a lot more alcohol. ... Read more
A Tough Week
Thursday, March 24, 2016      4 comments

I flew to IL on Saturday to spend some time with my Mom who has dementia. My brother and I came to the conclusion that it was time to move her to memory care and both of us were worried how'd she do. And on top of that worry I was anxious abo... Read more

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