Mindless Eating - at a Whole New Level
We've talked about mindless eating and how we should be careful not to do it. Yesterday morning I blogged about resolving to make good choices, and so I did. All day. However, I did mindlessly eat once. Keep reading.
I was at work, fini... Read more
The Power of One Decision
Yesterday I was looking through the SparkPeople Community Feed and there was a post from a 20-something woman who has lost 201 pounds in 15 months. I looked at her SparkPage where she suggests checking out her YouTube channel which details her ... Read more
Never Give Up! A Race Report.
I've been a runner for 15 years, but in recent years I've run less and less. Even though in my head I know I'll always enjoy running just for the sake of running, it's become easier and easier to make excuses and not get out there. I realized ... Read more
Still a Good Mother?
If you've been reading my blogs since I returned in January, you might know I use RunKeeper to track my exercise. I used it on Easter Sunday to track the hike my daughter and I did. I turned it off once we started up the rock field because it ... Read more
Explore Your Limits
On Easter afternoon, I offered to take my daughter hiking to a popular spot just off the Blue Ridge Parkway called The Devil's Marbleyard.
It's a little over a mile hike up to the Marbleyard. If you're in reasonably good shape, the hike is... Read more
Bloom Where You're Planted
HollyM48 recently visited ClaireinParis. They had an absolutely wonderful time doing "mundane" day-to-day things. Having been to Europe a few times, my first thought was, "Well, of course! You're in France!"
But then she posted a picture... Read more
The Long Haul
April 12th was a milestone day for our family. Our second son officially became an Eagle Scout. He's a senior in high school and has been in scouting since the first grade. That's twelve years, moving through the ranks all the way from Tiger ... Read more
Praise the Lord, My Soul!!
Today I have to go back to the sports doctor (and my GP) for my hand. Something is still not right. I sure hope the stress fracture is okay and it's just muscles & tendons that are the problem, because if that's the case, I can still use my ha... Read more
An Extra Fun Run!!!!
I struggled a bit with motivation getting out to run today (Saturday, when I wrote this), but about 4 PM, I finally got in the car and drove over to the elementary school to walk and run around the track. As I was walking my warmup, something i... Read more
Go for It!
I did some further reflection after writing my blog post "You Were SHY?"
We often hear the phrase, "Go for it!"
My mother, who many of you know as Brooklyn_Born, has never been too shy to "go for it" - whatever it was. I am fortunate ... Read more
That Special Person
I have a confession related to my last blog ("I Chucked It.") I never did go for that extra walk. But wait - let me explain! I had a good reason.
A few days prior, I received the CD of the performance of my children's youth orchestra con... Read more
I've always had a hard time chucking food.
Getting ready for my day, I saw the leftover Chow Mai Fun and spring roll from Sunday afternoon. Here's a sample of the thoughts that went through my head.
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"You Were SHY?"
Yesterday, because a pianist friend wanted to see it, I posted to YouTube some rare video footage of myself competing at a piano competition when I was 12 years old. The year was 1982. Back then, there were no smartphones, and few people had v... Read more
Unexpected Ups... and Ups...
I raced a 5K this morning. I checked out (what I thought was) the course map. Nice and flat along the bike trail. Great!
I lined myself up in the middle of the pack. The gun went off. We entered the bike trail and then... what?? We'... Read more
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Enthusiasm and Energy - Through New Eyes
About seventeen years ago, while I was attending a baby shower, the hostess passed around some index cards on which we were each to write some parenting advice for the new mother-to-be. I tried to think of a useful tip that she hadn't probably ... Read more