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Day 5 of 100 Days of Gratitude
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      5 comments

Wowzers, nobody's ever going to ride in my car with me after all these "gratitudes." I live high in the Rocky Mountains in CO. We have about 40" of snow in my front "yard" which is 40 acres of mtns & no houses. Today we had very high winds (10... Read more
Day 4 of 100 Days of Gratitude
Sunday, January 08, 2017      7 comments

I am grateful for Margot Lee Shetterly who wrote "Hidden Figures". My husband read the book, I read the book and yesterday we watched the movie. I encourage every person to read this book and open their experience to this true life story. The mo... Read more
Day 3 of 100 Days of Gratitude
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      6 comments

Wow..I have to share this! As yesterday's blog said, I was driving (alone) 100 miles on snow-packed, icy roads to dr appt in the city. Lots of traffic, many drivers unfamiliar with snowy conditions, dangerous. My windshields (front & back ) ... Read more
Day 2 of 100 of Gratitude
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      4 comments

As I head up a mtn that tops out at 11,000 ' in elevation with heavy snow, ice and wind, I am so very grateful for my warm, reliable car with good snow tires and new windshield wipers. Actually I could run a long list of things I'm gratef... Read more
Day 1 of 100 days of Gratitude
Monday, January 02, 2017      6 comments

Today started at 4:40 am when I awakened with tears over a stressful situation which I can't control. DH prepared pancakes (a treat!) and we watched the beautiful Rose Parade --and annual tradition for us. As we watched, I felt calm seeing ... Read more
I've had it!
Monday, May 23, 2016      6 comments

Returned from a 3 month trip away from from home. Only gained 1#, but somehow my body "grew". So I started a determined routine of eating well and exercising every day. I'm not strong enough yet for the tough classes at gym. I live in a communit... Read more
Today's challenge: spend 20 min. eating each meal
Saturday, November 22, 2014      4 comments

I wish it had been any day but today. I tried really hard at breakfast & improved at eating more slowly, savoring & chewing each bite. I forgot to eat lunch before the funeral where I was setting up, serving & cleaning up the refreshments. I zip... Read more
Assignment: List 3 accomplishments
Friday, November 21, 2014      3 comments

1) Lost 15# in the last few months & found a new strategy to stay motivated (most of the time). 2) Got brave & attended a private swimming class immediately after my strenuous fitness class yesterday. Talk about exhausted! I survived & d... Read more
A different way to graph weight loss
Wednesday, October 29, 2014      2 comments

"The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person" by Judith Beck, Ph.D. suggests this: On graph paper, make a blank column on the left side labeled: "Pounds (loss or gain). At the bottom of the column, write "Week". To ... Read more
"Great excuses NOT to exercise" -- A "MUST READ"
Saturday, September 20, 2014      4 comments

SP offers us the most incredible, helpful educational info. Read, learn and stand UP. Turn off the computer, phone and TV. I'm outta here to split, haul & stack wood. ... Read more
Can this possibly be true? uh, yeah...it's working!
Friday, September 19, 2014      5 comments

I'm having incredible success after decades of eating every sweet item possible .. & in large quantities. I just read Beck Diet Solution by Judith Beck, Ph.D. The subtitle is "Train your brain to think like a thin person." THAT'S the key! The... Read more
A push OFF the couch! Denial be gone!
Monday, August 11, 2014      8 comments

I was chatting w/ my PT while he worked on my foot. He suggested walking/light swimming in a pool to exercise it. I asked about some basic cardio classes & ST. Then (silly, pretentious me asked) "What about Zumba? Or Zumba Gold?" (Good grief..I... Read more
coach's assignment: list 3 achievements
Sunday, April 20, 2014      9 comments

Yesterday I dodged the spillng-over refreshment table at a big meeting. Walked 2 miles even though foot is sore Avoided the so-called "reduced fat" cookies & ate carrots instead. The Food Traps are lurking everywhere!... Read more
I'm standing on the tracks of an oncoming train.....
Monday, April 14, 2014      3 comments

DH & I are on the last leg of our " brutal-weather escape" trip. After many weeks of home-cooked meals, exercising as much as dr. allowed, avoiding the fun touristy culinary spots, our brains/hearts seem to "know" that Paradise will soon be a ... Read more
A Day on Columbine's Roller Coaster!
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      6 comments

After burying myself in genealogy research for days, I finally forced myself to the gym today. I'm n-o-t a "gym rat." But I always leave feeling bubbly, refreshed and proud. Next was my "yoga for active seniors" class. What a great workout wrap... Read more

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