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Light my fire

Thursday, November 20, 2014      4 comments

Just connected my S.A.T. and, gasp, I am definitely moving in the wrong direction as far as daily activity. Yikes! No time to blog - gotta walk!!... Read more

A shopping adventure by a non-shopper

Wednesday, November 19, 2014      3 comments

Background: I first became "allergic" to shopping when I lived in Alaska. For those familiar with the state, I lived in the Mat-Su Valley which is the Alaskan version of a suburb - about 55 miles from Anchorage. I moved there about 30 yrs ago... Read more

Prep Day

Sunday, November 16, 2014      7 comments

Since I got caught unprepared earlier this week, I'm really going to focus on prepping meals in advance today. At the top of the list is cooking up a pot of black bean soup using a three ingredient SP recipe by GOT2RUN. That should cover sever... Read more

So-so Saturday

Saturday, November 15, 2014      3 comments

As I promised myself, I am reporting the good, the bad, and otherwise. Today I was up before dawn to drive an hour to meet a friend then drive another hour or so to a workshop. Other than counting four hours of driving as exercise, today will ... Read more

On being prepared (or not)

Friday, November 14, 2014      6 comments

Set off yesterday to do errands which included a trip to the grocery store with my well-constructed list. First stop, however, was at the tire store. I had called ahead, weeks ago, for an appointment to have all four tires swapped for the snow... Read more

Making a plan

Thursday, November 13, 2014      2 comments

My plan is going to be a work in progress - just like me. I have lots of tools and information. Now I just have to put together what is do-able for me. What "worked" for me in the past doesn't seem to work for me anymore so I'm looking to mix... Read more

It's time to deal with the "BUTs"

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      2 comments

It's time to face the truth. I have not been sticking with my program. Scratch that... I don't even have a specific program. It's been weeks, okay months (years), of procrastination. A long string of "tomorrow I will ... " I'm a great pla... Read more

I heard it through the grapevine

Friday, November 07, 2014      3 comments

emoticon Not really... that song just popped into my head! That's turning the clock back a few decades for those ... Read more

My Spark Activity Tracker and me: first impressions

Monday, October 20, 2014      6 comments

Thanks to the recent promo, I bought a S.A.T.! Have only been wearing it a few days but here are my initial thoughts. As suggested, I lowered the daily goal (to 4,000 steps) just to get a baseline from 2-3 days of use. I was pleasantly surpri... Read more

Take a hike!

Friday, August 01, 2014      2 comments

Both figuratively... Whole30 is on hold for a bit. Yes, I know I didn't make it all the way to 30 but that was a given from the start because... and literally! I'll be heading off to camp with family tomorrow. Looking forward t... Read more

It's a wet dog kind of day

Monday, July 28, 2014      2 comments

Woke up to pouring rain so the dog and I postponed our early morning trip outside. By 9am it was still pouring so off we went anyway. Put on my gardening muck shoes and huddled under the golf umbrella in a feeble attempt to keep from getting s... Read more


Friday, July 25, 2014      2 comments

Today is technically day 15 of Whole30. I've been "reporting" the day after I completed it (which is probably as confusing to you as it is to me!) so this blog covers days 12,13, and 14! Food: pretty much same ol' same ol'. I haven't had... Read more

Whole30: 11 down

Tuesday, July 22, 2014      5 comments

This morning's scenario: my dog and I are sitting outside enjoying the shade and a slight breeze; the morning newspaper; coffee; short walk done. As the day heats up and the sunshine edges toward my shady spot, today's major exercise will be m... Read more

My take on Whole30 after one week

Saturday, July 19, 2014      3 comments

First of all, Whole30 is not a "diet" per se. My extremely condensed description: you eliminate certain food groups for 30 days and eat clean. Then you re-introduce food groups over a week or two to see how your body reacts. From this you c... Read more

Supporting a friend

Friday, July 18, 2014      2 comments

Nice day planned at the lake with a good friend today - our annual summer get-together as we live about an hour apart. The weather (unlike years past) looks terrific. So you know what's coming... you've faced the same challenges yourself... ... Read more

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