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Tuesday, April 06, 2010      6 comments

Yesterday I changed my routine. The body likes change. I went for a walk for an hour and then I worked in the yard for three hours. It was a workout! It was quite different from my regular routine of teaching Zumba Gold five days a week. To... Read more
Zumba Gold and Hot Toddies
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      6 comments

I love teaching Zumba Gold…I love my peeps. They are so much fun! There is a lady named Ruth in the class; I instantly liked her. She has been coming to class loyally, every day. She reminds me of my mom when she was in her sixties. Becaus... Read more
Rainbows, rabbits and white doves
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      8 comments

Monday, March 1, is when I first started noticing symptoms of a cold coming on. I was outside enjoying the weather in the desert...I love it when it rains. As it stopped raining, the most incredible rainbow appeared. I grabbed my camera. I c... Read more
It's calling my name...but you'll never guess what it is!
Friday, February 26, 2010      13 comments

Something healthy!!! I think when something healthy calls your name, you should eat it. Right now a berry smoothie is calling me. Usually it’s carrot cake (well, the frosting) or Johnny Carino’s bread…or cookies…or crackers. But these berrie... Read more
Where do I begin?
Monday, February 01, 2010      10 comments

That's how I feel about decluttering my office. Where do I begin? I have a stack of papers that need to be shredded. Yes, it would have been easier to shred them than stack them. But that would have meant plugging in the shredder...LOL. I k... Read more
It's almost February...time for a new challenge
Saturday, January 30, 2010      6 comments

My February challenge is going to be to declutter my office…and keep it that way! My secondary challenge is to keep going on my January goal of savoring every bite because I am not convinced that I am cured. I hope you are having a wo... Read more
Catch the Zumba Craze (local paper)
Thursday, January 28, 2010      6 comments

On January 21st, the local paper interviewed me about my class! How cool is that? We did a demo at Cocopah Casino on Saturday and again on Sunday at the Lettuce Festival. This Saturday we’ll be at the Health and Fitness Expo. ... Read more
I finished my challenge...And things I learned
Friday, January 22, 2010      7 comments

21 days of savoring every bite!! Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Let me tell you, it’s not!! On day 15 I started hearing myself (you know, the voice) “How much longer? I can’t go on much longer.” What!?!? How hard could it be to savor every b... Read more
Day #18
Monday, January 18, 2010      7 comments

This is Day #18 of my savor every bite challenge...did you think I'd make it this far? Only three more days to go before it becomes habit and I won't have to keep track anymore! Eleven people showed up for my Zumba Gold class this morning.... Read more
Day #16 and Christmas cactus
Saturday, January 16, 2010      4 comments

This is Day #16 of my savor every bite challenge. I have five more glorious days to go. My Christmas cactus is blooming! My older sister gave me a cutting (when she came to visit last May) from my mom's plant - that my older brother had... Read more
I am making progress!
Thursday, January 14, 2010      6 comments

Day #14 of savoring every bite. I HAVE to post this, even though it's boring, just to keep myself accountable and on track. I've had some trying situations in the last few days, but I lived through them without overeating. WooHoo!! I am ... Read more
Busy Day #12
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      3 comments

I am at work so I just wanted to log in and post my daily blog so I don't get behind. This is Day #12 of savoring every bite until it becomes habit (21 days). It takes a lot longer to eat now! I hope your Tuesday is Sparkling! ... Read more
Only 10 more days!
Monday, January 11, 2010      7 comments

I am on Day #11 of my savor every bite challenge. I am more than halway there! Yesterday I realized that it's hard to savor food that doesn't really taste that good to you anymore...that's when you STOP eating it!...LOL Have a great Monda... Read more
Day #10 of savoring every bite
Sunday, January 10, 2010      3 comments

Yesterday was tough. It was tough because I met my friend for Zumba class and then afterwards we went to lunch next door to a bakery that also serves salads. We were both good – we had salads. But the mindful eating part was tough because I w... Read more
Saturday ramblings
Saturday, January 09, 2010      4 comments

Today I will do a regular Zumba class (take it, not teach it). My friend from WA called me last night...she is in town for a few months (she comes down every winter with her DH) and we plan on meeting at the gym to take Zumba... I'm so excited... Read more

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