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Shallow end of the Pool
Monday, November 26, 2012      5 comments

Sometimes I feel like I am the only one in the universe that does not judge people by what they look like. My mother never said I was pretty because I was always heavy and reminded her of my overweight father. For years, I wished I was pretty bu... Read more
Here's the Rub
Thursday, November 22, 2012      8 comments

You know I never know when I can push myself or have to lay low when exercising. I was really trying to up my game when it came to Zumba. My instructor was praising all that shoulder and hip action I was doing. Well, last night my osteoarthritic... Read more
Surprised Sister
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      5 comments

My sister has told me for months that she always weighs the same no matter what she does. As many of you know with the help of my trainer I finally got her to exercise and she chose to swim lengths. I am also encouraging her to add some strength... Read more
Friday, November 16, 2012      8 comments

I want to take this opportunity to thank Joy a.k.a. Lilac Lane for asking me to co-lead the Peppy Party. Every day I go through the blogs and try to support people the best I know how and yes, it takes a few minutes to do it. However, the rewar... Read more
The Inside Story
Wednesday, November 14, 2012      7 comments

After months of me cajoling her, my sister started her fitness program. She has been swimming regularly and I am very proud of her. Today she was complaining that she wasn't losing any weight. I explained that she may be gaining muscle. I a... Read more
Eating like a Bandit
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      5 comments

Although I am not a binge eater, I have long admired author Geneen Roth's take on overeating and addiction. She used to binge. Now, she will have that one perfect piece of chocolate a day, really savouring it and making it last. As she so eloque... Read more
More Jeaneology
Monday, November 12, 2012      6 comments

Take that Macy's! Today I bought some Not Your Daughter's brand jeans. These were bought in a small store in Canada! Best of all, they were half price and size 10 too! ... Read more
Lest We Forget
Sunday, November 11, 2012      6 comments

The following poem is a symbol of Remembrance Day for All Canadians. In the U.S. they call it Veteran's Day. Inspiration for “In Flanders Fields” the early days of the Second Battle of Ypres a young Canadian artillery officer, Lieutenant Al... Read more
Mine Field at Macy's
Sunday, November 11, 2012      4 comments

The mine field that I narrowly missed at Macy's was sizing. They had a lot of jeans on sale in both petite and regular that I tried on. They were Style & Co. and none of them worked on the waist for me. I have lost a lot of weight but what I ha... Read more
Cruise Control
Monday, November 05, 2012      7 comments

My husband and I are cutting back on lattes, brunches, christmas craft fairs and much more to save for a cruise to Hawaii in March 2013. So, I decided to ask him if I should suspend my group personal training classes. His answer: an unequiv... Read more
Hawaii Dreams
Monday, November 05, 2012      4 comments

Somehow when you are busy making plans, you realize that in ways you have already reached your destination. My husband and I are going on our first cruise in March 2013. We will travel from San Diego to Hawaii on the Celebrity Century and visit ... Read more
Oh Grow Up!
Saturday, November 03, 2012      7 comments

I caught myself being a big old baby last night. I vowed not to eat Halloween chocolate and for about 2 days now my husband and sons have been eating those fun size bars that are in a bowl on the kitchen table. Well, last night my husband was ea... Read more
Halloween at my house
Thursday, November 01, 2012      8 comments

Hi all I thought I would attempt to post my pumpkin carvings and a pic of a crazy cat lady too! The cat is me in costume for a spin class. Here is my ambitious pumpkin: ... Read more
Moving Music
Thursday, November 01, 2012      4 comments

On Monday. at a Barbra Streisand concert. I heard Chris Botti play a beautiful number with a violinist. Take a listen to the song Emmanuelle which he plays in this utube version ... Read more
Fit to have Candy
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      7 comments

I went to a spin class tonight and the personal trainer conducting it gave out Halloween candy. Is he drumming up business or what? ... Read more

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