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Wednesday, September 15, 2010      0 comments

This is completely off topic but, in a strange way, I think related to the issue at hand. DH and I are thinking about downsizing. When we moved to New Hampshire, we ended up a buying a three bedroom house. It's about 1800 square on three quarter... Read more
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      1 comments

I've been really slacking lately. Had two trips out of town back to back. I got plenty of exercise on the bike trip, which was fantastic, but I also didn't eat particularly healthy. When you're staying at B&Bs you don't have tons of options. Plu... Read more
A Healthy Event?
Monday, July 12, 2010      1 comments

I participated in a charity walk on Saturday. Over $2 million was raised to support the community cancer center! Even though it rained almost all day, the spirit of the crowd couldn't be dampened. I was so amazed that so many people still came o... Read more
One hot hike!
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      1 comments

DH and I did a 10 mile hike yesterday. It was a really hot day! Definitely hit the 90s and humid as well. I felt pretty good. I was definitely sweating a lot. I read today that fit people sweat more. That was interesting to see. DH sweats like c... Read more
Plateauing and coming clean.
Friday, July 02, 2010      2 comments

I've been on a plateau for some time now. It's mostly due to lack of effort. I've lost about 20-25 lbs this year and I feel pretty good about myself. I've gotten lazy regarding food and calorie counting but I've stayed really active so I've been... Read more
Thursday, July 01, 2010      0 comments

I have finally fully recovered from our weekend camping trip. Wow, did we get out there! We got to the campground Friday night. The campground is in a fantastic location in the middle of Franconia Notch State Park. It is next to several trailhea... Read more
Don't kid yourself with "diet" soda
Thursday, June 24, 2010      8 comments

I read Ultrametabolism by Dr. Hyman earlier this year. Although he is a little extreme on some topics and I am hardly an ardent follower of his, the book opened my eyes to the way our metabolism works. His thoughts on artificial sweeteners defin... Read more
Me? Hiking Solo?
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      5 comments

I have Friday off from work. I plan to spend the afternoon grocery shopping and packing for our weekend camping trip. But since that won't take all day I thought I might go for a hike with the dog. And not just a little hike. I'm thinking about ... Read more
ABCs of me
Thursday, June 17, 2010      1 comments

I haven't done one of these surveys yet so here goes: A - Age: 35 B - Bed size: Queen C - Chore you hate: Emptying the compost bucket. De-veining shrimp. D - Dog's name: Guinness E - Essential start your day item: weather report F... Read more
Off the chain
Thursday, June 03, 2010      6 comments

Literally. The bike chain fell off just as I was pulling out of my driveway last night. I was on my first completely solo ride and have never fixed a bike chain before. I was tempted to just throw in the towel. But I didn't. I played around with... Read more
Yucky old habits
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      3 comments

We went to my grandparents' cottage for the weekend. It was like going back in time. Drifted right back into bad habits always associated with that place - namely mindless eating of empty calories. Sigh. I asked my DH about it after. He said "th... Read more
Bike shorts and hikes
Monday, May 24, 2010      3 comments

DH and I went for a nice hike yesterday. About 6.6 miles and 2200 feet of elevation gain. It took us about a half hour less than the guidebook said so we were pleased with ourselves. We had a nice lunch on the summit. Had "the best peanut butter... Read more
Leotards and tights
Friday, May 21, 2010      0 comments

Going to ballet class is a good reminder of how far I have to go. Last night, I tried to put on a pair of those cute little knit warm-up shorts to wear to class. They cut right across the middle of my thighs - right at the saddlebags. Very unfla... Read more
Changing it up!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      2 comments

I went to a new ballet class last night. It was at a new studio that I recently found out about. I've been a little dissatisfied with the ballet classes I have been taking. In both classes there are a lot of total beginners. I have a lot of danc... Read more
First Bike Ride
Friday, May 14, 2010      0 comments

I went for my first real bike ride last night. I've ridden a bike before, of course, but never really for exercise. I do like bike riding generally. It's a nice way to go sightseeing. You see more than you do if you are in a car but you can get ... Read more

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