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Old dogs CAN learn new tricks!!
Thursday, October 06, 2011      6 comments

I'm home from my mom's house and have just one more trip in my 2 weeks of crazy trips. I have a great visit with my mom. I was worried because I tend to lose control and eat uncontrollably when I'm at her house. No matter how much I love ... Read more
Have I always let people treat me that way??
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      10 comments

In level 2 of Jillian Michael's 30 -day shred she says (something like), "When realize how strong you are physically, it translates into every other facet of your life." I think I've been experiencing some cross talk. I meet with a g... Read more
Travel, Motivation, & Mad Men Dresses
Monday, September 26, 2011      7 comments

The next few weeks are going to be tough. Traveling is my achilles heel . My calendar contains three trips scheduled between 09/25 and 10/09. I'm based in Honolulu. I went to Kona for the day for work yesterday. I'll be in Calif. from Wed. t... Read more
What to do after the thrill is gone?
Sunday, September 18, 2011      10 comments

I don't know what's up with me! Yesterday afternoon, a switch went off somewhere in my head and I just didn't care any more. Seriously. I don't give a flying @#$! right now about my weight, health, image..... There are a lot of things ... Read more
Most Embarrassing Spark Log in Ever!!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      12 comments

I gave a test in my university class yesterday. The test was pen & paper and I brought some writing to work on while the students were taking the test. I finished the work I'd brought way before the students started turning in their tests, so ... Read more
Woo Hoo!!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      7 comments

Three words: Size 10 jeans. Happy Snoopy Dance!!!... Read more
Vodka does not count as a carb.....
Monday, September 12, 2011      5 comments

Had a very tricky weekend trying to avoid temptation. It was everywhere! I was successful for the most part. Partly due to my husband and I making a pact to invest in scuba lessons if we meet realistic goals by the end of March. I want to be... Read more
What Would Dr. Phil Do (WWDPD?)
Thursday, September 08, 2011      7 comments

I couldn't sleep last night because I was worried about a bunch of things. The most pressing were: a) my mother isn't following Dr's orders for her recovery from knee replacement surgery, b) my husband recently went on medications for high bloo... Read more
September's Goals: Focus on Strengths!
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      5 comments

This month got off to a wild & crazy start, so I'm sitting down to post my September goals a few days late. My overall intention this month will be to buffer up my stregnths. The process of losing weight is a bit biased on eliminating bad ... Read more
No more monkeys in tuxedos!
Friday, September 02, 2011      9 comments

The past few weeks have been a little tough because my mom had an adverse reaction to morphine/anesthesia after her knee replacement surgery (see previous blogs). The good news is that she's doing much better and is scheduled to come home f... Read more
I am Zen Calm
Thursday, September 01, 2011      5 comments

August was one of those months were everything was tough and September is not looking much better. In the grand scheme of things, life is still good. We've still got jobs, house, health, family, pets, our good looks (OK, so we never really... Read more
Too Upset to be Healthy??
Friday, August 26, 2011      7 comments

My mom had a surgical knee replacement this past Tuesday. She lives in California and I live in Hawaii. Because she's got good medical insurance to cover a hospital stay and 1-4 weeks in a live-in rehab facility, we decided that I would visit ... Read more
My Latin Dance Muscles Hurt!
Sunday, August 21, 2011      2 comments

I've been doing Zumba 3 nights a week for the past three weeks. For those of you who haven't already tried it, I highly recommend it. It's the most fun I've EVER had at an exercise class! My Zumba classes are held in the cafeteria at the ... Read more
Booty Shorts & Other Musings.....
Saturday, August 20, 2011      4 comments

I made a big purchase last week. Well actually, the point is that it WASN'T a big purchase. At least it wasn't XL. I bought a package of those cute Calvin Klein sleep shorts that they have at Costco. You know the ones. They are next to ... Read more
New (good) shoes make you run faster......
Thursday, August 18, 2011      6 comments

.....it's a proven fact! I wish I hadn't been too cheap to buy them sooner!... Read more

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