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Give Blood!
Friday, August 08, 2014      17 comments

It didn't take long for the Red Cross to find me again now that we are back from our trip! I am happy to give blood and do it faithfully every 56 days when we are home. Today I have an appointment at 11:30. Blood donations are always down... Read more
Death of a Treadmill
Thursday, August 07, 2014      17 comments

Last week my treadmill belt stopped dead while I was at 3.7 MPH, throwing me backwards completely off of it. Luckily I was able to keep my head raised so I didn't crack it on the basement floor. Yesterday a repairman came out and gave ... Read more
Report on Week 1 of "Back on Track, Jack!"
Wednesday, August 06, 2014      17 comments

Home a week, and it was a very good week indeed. emoticon Got back on the diet wagon, and lost some bloat-p... Read more
FLABBERGASTED and INSPIRED!
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      11 comments

Yesterday we got a visit from a friend & neighbor who lives about a mile away. She's about my age, and it's only the third time I've seen her this year. When I saw her in January she said she and her husband were going back on their diets;... Read more
Sunday Review
Monday, August 04, 2014      8 comments

Sunday was Day 4 of my "back on track, Jack!" initiative. On Sunday we were off our meal schedule; I had a light yogurt with fruit around 6:30 am, came home from walking/jogging 5 miles and had an egg white/veggie omelette with more fruit a... Read more
The Countdown!
Sunday, August 03, 2014      7 comments

Oh, we got a huge laugh over all the comments about my MELON(s) yesterday! Thanks for joining in the fun! I bought TWO of them and chunked up one and froze it for smoothies this winter. They are just the way I like them -- very sweet, j... Read more
My Melon!
Saturday, August 02, 2014      7 comments

My GINORMOUS melon! It is called an Athena cantaloupe and it weighs 4.5 pounds! WHO takes a picture with her melon? I DO! Of course, TC wanted to have a sexier pose and label the blog "MY MELONS!" ... Read more
Day 3 Post Vacation
Friday, August 01, 2014      12 comments

Oh, I enjoyed my hour-plus in the grocery store yesterday! My crispers are bursting with fresh fruits and veggies. My freezer is brimming with healthy choices! In fact, I'm going back again today to load up on the sale items (frozen berries f... Read more
A Million Things...
Thursday, July 31, 2014      7 comments

... still to do! I got a huge number of things done yesterday, but I still have much to do today. Bank, phone calls, cleaning out the trailer, continuing to pull weeds and work on the yard, etc. And Grocery Shopping! YAY! It fee... Read more
Home Again!
Wednesday, July 30, 2014      10 comments

OMG, we drove home like crazy people: 8 hours the first day, 11 the second, 9 the third. Driving while pulling a trailer is waaay slower and waaay harder than just driving a car. But once the decision to leave was made, we were ready for home... Read more
Day 74/90 - Adios, Vacation!
Friday, July 25, 2014      10 comments

I understand water leaks are onerous to diagnose. But after two repair shop visits and replacement faucets & showerhead that we apparently didn't need, the leak is still with us! So we will be leaving on Sunday for home, so we can get ... Read more
Vacation Day 72/90 - What Else Could Go Wrong?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014      11 comments

So today was our move day to Salt Lake City. TC went to move the truck...and it wouldn't start! Apparently he had left the keys in the vehicle and the radio on. Oh well! Called our Roadside Service and they arranged for a guy to come o... Read more
Vacation Day 71/90 - Last Hike in Moab
Tuesday, July 22, 2014      7 comments

We have enjoyed our time here; we are 10 minutes outside of Arches National Park and about an hour away from Canyonlands National Park. We have hiked both parks pretty extensively and enjoyed them immensely. As we wind our way from one nationa... Read more
Vacation Day 65/90 - Random Thoughts
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      12 comments

I am down another pound, so happily I am now below my ticker weight! Yay! Watermellen wrote a great blog today about celebrating her 5-year maintenance anniversary, and in it she talks about many of the things she's learned to do to mainta... Read more
Vacation Day 64/90
Tuesday, July 15, 2014      8 comments

Thanks for the comments on my hiking blog yesterday! Yes, I guess I am "fit" but I see a difference in my body since it's now been 2 months without strength training or any kind of ab work. YES, I could do planks, pushups and situps in the... Read more

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