Strawberries, Canteloupe, Green Peppers, Green Onions, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Chicken: A Day of Healthy
Monday, May 25, 2009      4 comments

I went to Sam's Club Saturday and bought strawberries and canteloupe. Both supposedly raised in the states. They are delicious. The strawberries are HUGE. Both the canteloupe and strawberries are sweet and juicy. Yesterday my son went t... Read more
Motorcycle License at 16
Sunday, May 24, 2009      1 comments

Above is a Goldwing like my dad's that I used to ride. I just read Coach Nichol's experience with getting a license to drive her scooter. It brought back memories o... Read more
Gila Monster
Saturday, May 23, 2009      5 comments

This is a gila monster. I saw one once as I was driving to a place to go hiking near Cave Creek, AZ. It was walking across the road. I pulled over to look at it. The per... Read more
My Son Said He Was Proud of Me: Day 18 of BootCamp
Thursday, May 21, 2009      4 comments

Tonight my son got home from work and prepared to go out to a movie with friends. Another year of college is finished and he is enjoying late weekday nights. He saw me working out to a Coach Nichol Boot Camp video. As he was leaving to meet h... Read more
Panda Express: Why So Much Sodium?
Sunday, May 17, 2009      4 comments

I ate at Panda Express yesterday. Our movie wasn't for 45 minutes and succumbing to temptation but ready to use my skill for making wise food choices I agreed to eat there. Instead of deep fried, sugar coated entrees I chose Mushroom Chicken w... Read more
Did I Just Walk 4 Miles?
Saturday, May 16, 2009      1 comments

I used to walk my dog. We'd go for miles even on summer mornings or evenings in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. HOT? Yes, you could say that. Then my dog died and I had no one jumping on me begging to go for a walk. I became stationary. ... Read more
TGIF: Why Do You Love Friday???
Friday, May 15, 2009      2 comments

Thank God it's Friday. Why do you love Friday? ... Read more
My Scale Surprised Me This Morning
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      3 comments

This weekend I only lost 1/2 lb. Today I got on the scale and I was down 2 lbs. I think I was retaining water as women do and then it just left. It's amazing how that happens. I ate within my calorie, fat, carb, and protein range so it wasn'... Read more
4 oz. of Cheetohs has 44 grams of Fat!!!
Monday, May 11, 2009      2 comments

Today one of my students brought a bag of Hot Cheetohs for snack. I have been pushing healthy snacks since our first day of school, the second week of August. I decided to use the Cheetohs as a Teachable Moment and what I learned even shoc... Read more
Day 2 of Bootcamp
Tuesday, May 05, 2009      1 comments

Day 2 of the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp is complete. I thought it was for one week. It goes until May 30th!!! I hope I can stick with it. Our walk was good tonight. WP (walking partner) wanted to walk another mile but 3 was enough... Read more
I Hid Behind an Overturned Recycle Bin to Stretch!!!
Sunday, May 03, 2009      2 comments

Last night my son walked with me again. After walking about 10 minutes I told him my muscles were warmed up and I'd have to stretch. He walked on ahead. We were on a busy avenue. I don't think he wanted to be seen with me while I stretched. ... Read more
Stretching after walking long distances really helps
Saturday, May 02, 2009      1 comments

My spark walking partner and I have come to appreciate stretching before and after walking. Last night when I walked with my son I didn't stretch before or after and I feel it in my knees. I have got to stretch no matter what. It ... Read more
3 Mile Walk With My Son
Saturday, May 02, 2009      0 comments

My spark people walking partner, Trish, couldn't walk tonight. She was going bike riding with her husband. I was feeling kind of like skipping tonight but my son agreed to walk with me. We walked 3 miles. We don't get a chance ... Read more
Did You Ever Take May Baskets Around the Neighborhood?
Thursday, April 30, 2009      5 comments

Tomorrow is May 1st. Remember when we used to take May baskets to our neighbors. I did it in the 70s. We'd get home from school and pop popcorn, put pipe cleaners on paper cups for handles, and add M & Ms or other candy. Or we'd roll a... Read more
The Sandwich That Made My Day
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      4 comments

Today I was eating my carrots and sugar snap peas for lunch. I was going to hit the lite yogurt next. It's cherry cheesecake but since it is light it does not really taste anything close to the way cherry cheesecake should taste. I was go... Read more

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