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The accidental vegetarian
Friday, May 03, 2013      8 comments

Actually I had what I call a "Meat As Condiment" day: Breakfast: Beans, egg and toast (no butter) This is why I cant be a true vegetarian: I always use a bit of pork for flavoring my beans. In this case it was ONE Italian sausage for an ... Read more
Somedays you need a smile. A genuine smile.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      5 comments

oring-Faith-in-Humanity-Week ... Read more
Not ready - doing it anyway
Saturday, April 20, 2013      11 comments

In one week (exactly) I will be participating in my 4th endurance event. For the first time, I really am worried that my lack of training will overcome my will. Fridays are supposed to be Brick days: Bike then run. I was so tired that ins... Read more
Awesome quote
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      14 comments

There are a million reasons why you can't. Focus on the few reasons why you can. Kara Goucher ... Read more
Water, water everywhere
Monday, April 01, 2013      8 comments

I had a 2 pt spin this morning so a quick bloggy-poo to get me over the hump to a bonus spin. I'm a sucker for that bonus wheel...but anyway. My school services the emotionally disabled. Some of them are not very clean. One day, about my... Read more
Runner's World Quote of the Day
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      13 comments

You don't love running when you first start because it hurts. Your legs hurt, your lungs hurt. But once you make the decision and start to move forward, you become a different person. It's not about having to hit your goal weight to start feelin... Read more
Golum Runs
Friday, March 22, 2013      13 comments

(I'll stop posting these running jokes when they stop being funny.)... Read more
Rethinking Treat Foods
Sunday, March 17, 2013      18 comments

"Psst. Has it been a rough day? Kiddos or DH getting under your skin? Finances stretched and the car making a funny noise? "You deserve a treat. Come on! Have a cookie....or 8...maybe some icecream?" How many times in my pre-SP da... Read more
Making Insomnia work FOR you
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      10 comments

Woke up ~45 min before I needed to. Choices: 1) Try to go back to sleep...then I'll be all groggy and weird. 2) Go fart around on computer....guilt. I didnt exercise yesterday and I had been thinking about adjusting my sched for AM exercis... Read more
Alarm Clock for Runners
Thursday, March 07, 2013      8 comments

Too bad I have a dumb phone that wont do this for me...(but still, this may be the incentive I need to start exercising in the mornings) ... Read more
In which I learn a thing or 2 about convenience foods
Thursday, February 28, 2013      13 comments

They are not always more convenient. The origional plan for dinner this evening was a pot of soup - either pasta fagiole or Chicken Alphabet Noodle. Possibly a ham chowder. In a fit of industriousness I had even pre-chopped the vegetables... Read more
Update: not working for "free"
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      15 comments

FYI for those of you that care: This is an update to my 2/12 blog about working for "free" They decided to pay me! (I think they were just seeing if they could get away with it.) I had to fill out the paperwork for back pay today, so it... Read more
The Pancake Problem (and solution!)
Sunday, February 24, 2013      16 comments

I love pancakes. My family loves pancakes. Pancakes are a great Sunday breakfast item. I've worked out a fairly lowfat/ high fiber recipe that the entire family eats with no complaints.... BUT I was having a personal problem bec... Read more
Would you work for "free"?
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      25 comments

Not food or fitness related. Any seeking that content are advised to move along. *** I am a trained certified experienced teacher. I have been unable to find a job for 2 years. During this time I have battled depression, anxiety and feeli... Read more
Its been rough winter so far
Sunday, February 10, 2013      15 comments

Lesson. If Ihadstarted my weightloss journey this year instead of last, I dont think I would have made it. Last year was the winter that wasn't. Mild temperatures meant I could get outside most days. While I'm thrilled to be working and prod... Read more

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