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Epiphany: I don't need a chocolate shake!
Monday, November 30, 2015      7 comments

So.... after taking my adult son to the ER once again for issues with swallowing, we head over to Dairy Queen to get him a "medicinal" (soothing, nourishing) chocolate shake. And of course, if I'm at DQ, I have to bring home a large blizzard for... Read more
June goals
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      1 comments

- continue losing ~2 pounds per week (253 to 245) - find and incorporate enjoyable and low impact cardio (in addition to walking) - exercise for 1000 minutes - try 4 new healthy recipes and/or 4 new healthy foods... Read more
serving sizes
Tuesday, May 19, 2015      0 comments

I read an article the other day that struck true for me: (paraphrasing) As a society, we no longer eat serving sizes, we eat packages. And as we all know... packages can have many servings (often bizarre amounts like 2.6 servings per packa... Read more
getting my groove back (doctor's orders)
Monday, April 27, 2015      0 comments

My doctor is pretty darned wonderful. I had a blood pressure scare in December, which is no longer through the roof due to some meds. High anxiety, moderate depression - the depression is doing better with the meds (but still tweaking) - t... Read more
my daughter is inspiring me
Monday, April 20, 2015      3 comments

My daughter has decided to be my trainer - she and I are not completely in synch with what I want a workout to look like, but I think it's more important to encourage her to workout with me than whine about what I'd rather be doing. This ... Read more
Monday, January 19, 2015      2 comments

I don't have the energy right now to dive into a weight loss routine again. To track, to plan, to commit. But for the sake of my health and my family, I need to get healthier. So I am trying to be mindful. What am I eating? Why? Can I make ... Read more
Motivation: Spring... in Paris...
Friday, March 01, 2013      3 comments

I've finally come to the realization that the need to incorporating good eating and activity back into my life is a MUST. I've been completely overwhelmed with work and with our adoption of a 14 year old daughter, but not making time for myself... Read more
Scales have far too big an influence on us
Monday, July 23, 2012      15 comments

In addition, to the above, they also don't accurately tell you whether you have lost fat! There are many factors that impact our number on the scales, besides the amo... Read more
Non-scale victory.. make that victories!
Sunday, July 08, 2012      6 comments

This non-scale victory is about realizing that I'm in a different head space - I'm planning for exercise even though I will be travelling this week. I do quite a bit of travel. In the past, this has been about an opportunity to do work, me... Read more
for the body I want
Sunday, July 08, 2012      12 comments

As part of the Done Girls Red Hot challenge, we have been asked to post a blog entry about the body we want, and to reflect on how our nutrition and exercise plans are supporting that goal. Are you eating/exercising for the body you want? Or the... Read more
nothing says you have to go to DQ and eat icecream!
Saturday, July 07, 2012      10 comments

My son and husband wanted Dairy Queen for lunch. And I said sure. I can eat anywhere. Just let me check out the nutrition info. Had a hard time doing that on my iPad, so off we went. My hubby ordered a burger and a blizzard. My son ordere... Read more
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      11 comments

We have a house on a little lake... it's really more of a lakelet - bigger than a pond, but not by much! It's really a perfect size - big enough for swimming and fishing and canoeing, but not for power boats. We live on one end of it, where... Read more
Proud of myself
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      18 comments

I had a moment this weekend that I'm very proud of it was sunny and hot and the first real weekend that screamed SUMMER and we went out shopping and my hubby stopped for ice cream and I said none for me and he said a sma... Read more
5K training - day 1 thoughts
Monday, July 02, 2012      9 comments

I moved outdoors for the first day of 5K training (going to alternate weeks of the SP 5K program and the C25K program (SP5KW1, C25KW1, SP5KW2, C25KW2, etc.) with a goal of running a 5K on something other than a treadmill this fall. And I le... Read more
Weekly report and next goals:
Sunday, July 01, 2012      9 comments

I had a good week! I drank all my water each day: emoticon ... Read more

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