Wednesday, April 14, 2010      9 comments

DH had a venting spell this morning. Taxes are due tomorrow, he is overloaded at work, shifts are too long, work distribution is unfair, et cetera, et cetera. He is correct in his assessment of the situation. Probably, his cheese is moved. ... Read more
Be Glad Your Life Isn't Boring
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      3 comments

One month ago, I would have finished the weekend in passive/aggressive mode feeling taken advantage of and tired. Instead, I feel tired BUT appreciate that I have a DD who loves her home—the house, lakes, parents, brother, sister and food; ... Read more
Commitment is NOT a Yes or No
Sunday, April 11, 2010      4 comments

There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between. - Pat Riley, basketball coach Wow. I think this is okay for a basketball coach who demands the best of players. But... Read more
Do You Have Problems with After Easter Candy Sales?
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      10 comments

Three holidays are hard for me because they involve chocolate: Halloween, Christmas and Easter. This is the last holiday for a stretch. I did not buy chocolate for myself for Easter. I got a couple Easter floral arrangements from the k... Read more
Overall Fitness and Activity
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      2 comments

"You won't improve your overall fitness by being more active. But you can be more active by becoming more fit." from Escape your Shape by Edward Jackowski PhD Do I believe this? What do you think? I noticed 6 weeks into my lifestyle ... Read more
Moderation, Cheerfulness, Interest in Life
Monday, April 05, 2010      2 comments

To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life. - William Londen There is more in this quote then initially meets the eye. Tracking good nutrition and exer... Read more
Planks & Hull Cleaning
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      0 comments

I’m working on our little 16 foot scoot-about boat cleaning the hull from last season. I boat a fresh water lake. It is a tuff job getting all the junk off the bottom—but I need to so I can wax it and the boat will go fast. I’m preparing for a... Read more
Easter Baskets-Made, Taped & Sealed!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      5 comments

Easter is this weekend. My kids aren’t kids anymore but they still like me to put together beautiful Easter baskets. I love making them pretty. When I was a kid, I was in a large family. Mom used brown paper bags that she rolled the tops dow... Read more
Thanks, Mom!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      3 comments

I’ve been researching antioxidants in cocoa and concluded that I will have hot cocoa regularly in my diet. Antioxidants are higher in natural cocoa powder (such as the cheap stuff made by Hershey on the regular grocery shelf) than in chocola... Read more
As Suggested...
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      0 comments

I shared my goal of 100 pounds of weigh loss with family, coaches at the Y, and friends. The eye-opener for me was the reaction—or lack of—that I received. I thought I would see jaws drop. Nada (except from my closest friend who graciously sa... Read more
I Nap after a Hard Workout
Friday, March 19, 2010      2 comments

emoticon I don’t do it often, but after weight lifting today, I was groggy and needed to sleep. Do others experi... Read more
Ancel Keys vs Jack LaLanne--PhD Exercise Physiologist vs a Chiropractor/Fitness Entrepreneur
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      0 comments

Regarding Michael Eades MD essay---
lanne-vs-ancel-keys/ I read the above essay with bemusement. ... Read more
Irish Blessings for Fellow Sparkers
Monday, March 15, 2010      3 comments

emoticon May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live. ... Read more
I Burned 5000 Calories Last Week!!
Sunday, March 14, 2010      3 comments

Yay!! I did not do it fully for weight loss. I enjoyed it! Exercise is helping my mood and energy level. I am reveling in new activities (like my first 5k!!) My next focus in my journey is the quality of calories I consume. I have ... Read more
St. Patrick's Day 5k
Saturday, March 13, 2010      1 comments

I did it! I walked at a 16 minute per mile clip at my first 5k!! I got weighed in for the walking/weight loss division for my local 5ks. Some people weighed in last week so will have a one week advantage at the end of the season. However, I wil... Read more

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