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R.I.P. Sweet Koko the Gorilla
Thursday, June 21, 2018      25 comments

Born July 4, 1971, Koko learned to communicate with sign language. I love gorillas and have followed her life with interest and affection. If you are unfamiliar with her, you will smile at the numerous video clips of her interactions. She was... Read more
Is the Ceiling Leaking Raindrops onto My Exercise Mat?
Wednesday, June 20, 2018      17 comments

Nope. Those are actually drops of my sweat, which is astounding because I've never been a sweater during exercise. Which means I've never worked this hard until this class. It really does kick my butt. Plantar fasciitis in right foot i... Read more
I Dreamt I Could Fit both Hands Around My Waist!
Sunday, June 17, 2018      21 comments

Of course, that would mean it was about 5 inches in circumference. (smiling) I remember being amazed that I had such a tiny waist in the dream. I think this stems from seeing progress in my exercise classes and also because I am food tracking... Read more
I STILL DOUBLE-KNOT MY SHOES
Thursday, June 14, 2018      25 comments

I smiled as I tied my running shoes this morning because I always learned that double-knotting prevents the laces from coming undone. It's funny how ingrained some habits are. Which lead me to the thought of how ingrained eating habits are... Read more
My Reality Check Has Bounced
Wednesday, June 13, 2018      17 comments

Life is so bizarre and mine has always been theater of the absurd. But it has honed my sense of humor and I love that song that says it all for me, "I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane." Will leave it at that. Trust me,... Read more
The Upside of a Stressful Day. Special Shout-Out to My Guardian Angel.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018      18 comments

One thing is for sure about a stressful day - it changes the way I eat and the habits I partake in almost daily. So it gives my brain different signals and reinforces the good track I've been on. Yesterday's car adventures made it an expen... Read more
YAY, ANOTHER BUMP IN THE ROAD - CAR TROUBLE (SAID SARCASTICALLY)
Sunday, June 10, 2018      22 comments

Okay, first the positives. I did not conk out on the road going to or coming from the gym yesterday when my "check oil" light remained on. Some cars' engines shut down immediately to prevent further damage and, of course, shutting down can mea... Read more
I CONQUERED THE BIGGEST PHOBIA OF MY LIFE ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO (I write this with so much pride)
Saturday, June 09, 2018      20 comments

I was raised by parents who took care of my health, including my teeth. I carried that value into my adulthood until I had some incredibly horrific dental experiences that paralyzed me with fear. As we know, fear is one of those feelings... Read more
Fitbit No More. Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
Friday, June 08, 2018      23 comments

The past couple of years have been fun with fitbit, and I've enjoyed earning virtual rewards for miles walked. However, I decided yesterday that I don't need/want it anymore. At some point, I felt that if I didn't have the fb on, the walk didn... Read more
Why NSV's Sometimes Backfire for Me
Thursday, June 07, 2018      15 comments

Last October, I joined a gym. Which is funny because I'm not a gym person; that is, I'm not crazy about going inside to do classes or equipment. And still debating about pool chlorine. I like outside walking and biking. I never liked the impe... Read more
Half-Hearted Efforts Reap Half-Hearted Rewards
Wednesday, June 06, 2018      20 comments

When I first arrived here on SP by accident, nearly 9.5 years ago, I'd already lost 30 lbs and did have a bit more to go. But my main goal all these years has been to be as healthy as possible and continue building my immune system back up. ... Read more
Don't Cry Because It's Over...
Monday, June 04, 2018      21 comments

Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss This quote was posted by someone in the chatroom at Decorah North eagles nest last week when the two precious eaglets unexpectedly died. Even though it's part of nature, I get so attached to the e... Read more
Repotting Bamboo and Orchids, Kansas Concert, Misc.
Sunday, June 03, 2018      21 comments

About a month ago, I bought a million little bamboo plants. Okay, maybe not a million. About five. They were at the dollar store and much more expensive elsewhere. Supposed to be a symbol of good luck, so I figured if one was good luck, five... Read more
Accept What Is....
Saturday, June 02, 2018      25 comments

Let go of what was, Have faith in what will be. This is a mantra that helps remind me to let go. I change the last line for myself to "have faith that I will be able to handle what will be." Have a fun, relaxing weekend, frien... Read more
Sugar, Plantar, Nat. Donut Day, and Misc.
Friday, June 01, 2018      18 comments

Man, it's so hard to get back to blogging. Have gotten lazy. And it's hard to admit the things I will hold myself accountable for if I start blogging again. Last October, after doing soooooo well without sugar, I opened the door just a cr... Read more

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