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Monday, September 05, 2011      24 comments

Yesterday, a very special friend of mine celebrated a very special birthday! Her name is Susan. She shares with me and those who visit her page, the very essence of her life, her joy, and her spark just by sharing the way she does through thes... Read more
A Healthy Binge! . . . What’s up with that?
Sunday, September 04, 2011      13 comments

I have a tendency eat rather light (200-300 calorie) breakfasts so as to leave enough room so that I can splurge (or even binge) on healthy foods later in the day. I’m working to find strategies where it’s possible to remain within nutritional ... Read more
There’s Joy in reaching goals!
Saturday, September 03, 2011      10 comments

I thought it best today to begin with looking at my September goals: 1) Maintain my goal weight within two pounds (WooHoo!) . 2) Average an hour daily cardio and strength training 3) Track food and fitness daily 4) Eat six or more... Read more
Two beautiful walks today!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      10 comments

I walked back from the grocery store and carried four bags of fresh veggies, of which I hit a super sale on eggplants and bought 11 of them. Along the way, I did a little strength training while enjoying the view. ... Read more
Oh my . . . What's up with the neighborhood bandits?
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      8 comments

This is one week I’m able to excel in the Living the Good Life challenge: Drinking Water. I apparently have been blessed with a natural thirst, and able to up my typical gallon each day to over well 20 cups. WooHoo! I also monitoring al... Read more
Another beautiful day (in photos) on Lake Superior!
Thursday, August 25, 2011      10 comments

Two of us had a delightful day traveling up the Northshore. We crossed through New Brighton Beach where a local group of artists were using Lake Superior for inspiration. ... Read more
I lovin' my beautiful water world!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      8 comments

No sooner did I complete a 28+ hour ride and drive and the first order of business was meeting the mother of one of our international students from Sri Lanka and see if another of my friends would like to join us. Yes and Yes! Although it app... Read more
Paradise was nice as long as it lasted . . .
Sunday, August 21, 2011      9 comments

. . . It's just about time to hit the road again. One more lounge lizard opportunity (this time without the computer) before the chase lounge gets put in storage. Ea... Read more
Where am I? Who am I? . . . a goals review!
Saturday, August 20, 2011      11 comments

With the start of Week Six in the 5% Summer Challenge, I thought it best to review my goals to see where I’m at: ... Read more
If I were a flower just for today, I’d be a . . .
Friday, August 19, 2011      13 comments

. . . Hydrangea. I was so surprised to happen upon this beautiful specimen: I love that they are so fascinating in that, unlike most other plants, the color of their... Read more
My weight story . . .
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      10 comments

. . . without the questions As inspired by NEWMAC2011's blog today: I'm currently enjoying retirement (albeit, an early one) and confess to have been overweight, fat, and obese my entire life (except once in the mid-seventies for a brief ... Read more
It’s a jungle out there, Jim! . . .
Saturday, August 13, 2011      9 comments

. . . and yes, that was my lame attempt to mock McCoy when he proclaims many times over, "He's dead, Jim!" What can I say? I’m a bit of a Trekkie fan. Paradise, during the summertime is sunny, hot, and wet – many times over -- within th... Read more
Yikes! . . . I’m at the edge of technology, but eating healthy!
Friday, August 12, 2011      10 comments

I’ve already been at the edge of my learning curve with my new Android phone . . . I don't think I've found the bells and whistles that my team’s dear TheTurtleBear found so useful while on vacation. So I'm still taking photos the old fashioned... Read more
Let’s face it, I love to eat! (food photos)
Monday, August 08, 2011      13 comments

I knew it all along! . . . I enjoy eating a little too much! The good news is that at least I’m enjoying a much healthier fare of food these days. The other day, I bought the most beautiful looking green beans, just as my friend, NorthwoodsMo... Read more

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