Piikoi Social Club - A little bit of life in Honolulu
Thursday, May 12, 2011      0 comments

My morning running route takes me past the corner of 9th & Piikoi streets. When the trade winds bring nice weather - which is 95% of the time - one can find members of the Piikoi social club standing there. The club consists of three, some... Read more
I tortured 70 people today!!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      6 comments

Gave my last final today. Yippee!! As soon as I finish grading, it's summer!! In my case, that means I start working on other things besides teaching, but it will be really nice to have a change of pace. I'll have a more time to work on ... Read more
It's not rocket science!
Monday, May 09, 2011      3 comments

I was just thinking about how happy I am to have found Spark People. Who knew that the secret to losing weight was small, consistent steps? A little more exercise, a little less food, a little more support.... WE ARE DOING THIS!! a... Read more
I'm getting some shape! (& May goal update)
Sunday, May 08, 2011      2 comments

The good news is that I've lost over 23 lbs and dropped 2 dress sizes (16 to 12). The bad news is that I've gone down an entire cup size - all my bras are wrinkly. The good news is that I'm getting kinda curvy in other places - my wais... Read more
Use your anger!!
Saturday, May 07, 2011      0 comments

Life is not always fair. There are mean people out there. Bad things happen to good people. It's OK to be angry about those things - Just learn to channel all the energy from that anger into positive things. Run hard! Jump high! ... Read more
Don't Take it Personally When Others Shoot Themselves in the Foot!
Friday, May 06, 2011      2 comments

As my previous blogs have indicated, there are some crazy things going in my workplace. These crazy things make me crazy too! This afternoon, I was talking to a Sr. Faculty Member who gave me this advice...."Don't take it personally wh... Read more
Shopping in my closet: Free and fun!
Thursday, May 05, 2011      5 comments

I'm now officially into the smallest clothes in my closet! I've been cleaning things out and am just amazed at the things that fit! I never thought I'd fit into them again. For some, it's been so long that they're totally out of style. ... Read more
Halfway Picture!
Monday, May 02, 2011      2 comments

We went to a shin dig yesterday, so I got dressed up. Because I'm halfway to my goal, I asked DH to take a halfway picture. Here it is. For some contrast, here'... Read more
My job is crushing my soul
Sunday, May 01, 2011      5 comments

I work for a soul-crushing institution. This is the only place I've every worked where EVERYONE that I know is unhappy. The system is broken to the point where - even though most people are trying their best - it's hard to get anything done. ... Read more
May Goals
Saturday, April 30, 2011      3 comments

The Theme for May is........(drum roll......)......FANATIC!! Yes, this is the month for me to step up my fitness. Last month, I set my calorie burn for 3000 calories per week. I went over that each week. This month I'll have a lot mo... Read more
Do it anyway.
Friday, April 29, 2011      2 comments

I feel blah today. When I feel like this it's even MORE important for me to take care of myself by getting my exercise in and eating the right things. I don't feel like it, but I'm going to do it anyway. I will be glad later.... Read more
Baby Steps
Thursday, April 28, 2011      3 comments

This is just a reminder to myself and anyone reading that Rome wasn't built in a day. Fast speeds are associated with big crashes, while slow and steady often wins the race. Celebrate small victories: switching to heavier weights, tak... Read more
It's time for a Mini Goal
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      2 comments

I've lost almost exactly half of the 41 pounds that I want to lose. Yeah me! I'm more excited about another number that's coming up, though. In 6 pounds, I won't be overweight any more! Technically overweight, that is. I'll be at a BMI ... Read more
It's time for Confidence!!
Monday, April 25, 2011      3 comments

Spark Guy says that success in one area of your life carries on for others....a thought I had yesterday confirms that notion. I was napping yesterday when a completely unsolicited thought came into my head. "I should go to medical school".... Read more
Make it Count!
Monday, April 25, 2011      2 comments

As I approach the 46th year of my life, I'm realizing that I'm not getting younger. Instead of stressing me out, though, that thought makes me happy. I'm feeling more power over eating and exercise, but also many other aspects of my life. I'm... Read more

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