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RIP Father Raul

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      3 comments

Father Raul Navarro, SJ, died today. I didn't know him well, but we worked in neighboring institutions (I work at a Catholic parish; he worked at the university across the street). He was 49. They are still determining the cause of death, but... Read more

Spring 2015 5% Archive

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      2 comments

Spring 2015 5% CHALLENGE. I have been sparking for over two years. I have lost 40 pounds...and need to lose another 30. My goal is to be at 175 by my birthday (September 4, 2015). I need to renew my driver's license and I would LOVE ... Read more

OutPace Poverty

Thursday, June 11, 2015      2 comments

I'm doing a charity 5K next Saturday. It's not a timed race, but I'm proud that I'm doing it. The cause is worthy (Catholic Charities https://www.outpacepoverty.org
/MissMariann) and it will be fun community builder with friends and colleag... Read more

The Company We Keep

Thursday, June 04, 2015      4 comments

I had lunch today with a friend. We both had the "seasonal vegetable salad" with grilled salmon -- and we said "no" to the bread basket and the dessert menu. It was easy to do with a friend who also wants to make healthy eating choices. ... Read more

Still Stuck at 209

Saturday, May 30, 2015      3 comments

So... I have ended the last three or four eight-week challenges at 209. In between the challenges, my weight creeps up a bit (I started the Spring 5% Challenge at 213) and then I spend 8 weeks losing four pounds. I'm still down 45 pounds ... Read more

Something different for lunch...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      5 comments

I brownbagged it for lunch today. We have a study/prayer group that meets over the lunch hour. I usually bring a peanutbutter sandwich and a piece of fruit. Today I did something very "different" for me. I spread some spicy sriracha hummus o... Read more

What I didn't eat...

Sunday, April 19, 2015      5 comments

I'm still "stuck" at 210. I know I need to eat less/exercise more if I'm going to break 200. I haven't quite got the "umph" to do that, yet. BUT. I haven't climbed back to 260 -- so that's good. Yesterday we had a meeting at work: 8:... Read more

We know not the day or the hour...

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      5 comments

I heard today of a 36 year old man who "dropped dead." I went to a funeral yesterday and will go to another one on Sunday. These things are "sobering" to me -- and a wake up call. I don't want to spend whatever time I have on this... Read more

My Old Friend, Little Debby

Monday, April 06, 2015      6 comments

I was listening to the radio tonight (YAY! Royals will 10-1! YAY!) and I heard an ad for Little Debby snack cakes. Oh my... I used to buy Nutty Bars by the package and eat them one right after another. I haven't done that it a lonnngggg time... Read more

Winter 2015 5% Challenge Archive

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      4 comments

Winter 5% CHALLENGE. 2015! WOW! I have been sparking for almost two years. I've lost some weight...gained some back...and want reach my goal of 175 by my birthday (September 4, 2015). My goal for this 5% Challenge is to break that 20... Read more

Lunch with Coworkers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      4 comments

So...today a group of us from work went out to lunch. It was a very impromptu thing and very enjoyable. I did notice however that EVERYONE got fries, except me. One coworker got "fish and chips" -- huge pieces of battered and deep fat fr... Read more

After the fight...

Monday, March 23, 2015      7 comments

My husband and I got into a fight tonight (translation: fight = I yell at him when he does something that makes me mad). He didn't do something he's been promising to do for months and well... It's upsetting and difficult and I'm angry. B... Read more

I hate it when that happens...

Sunday, March 15, 2015      2 comments

...so my weekly weigh in was UP 4 pounds. I almost didn't record it. I hate it when my tracker goes in the wrong direction. BUT I know that honesty and accountability is the first step. And I know that I've been eating-eating-eating. And th... Read more

Happiness Challenge

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      3 comments

The LTGL challenge this week for the 5% Winter Challenge is 10 minutes of intentional happiness a day. Sat - taking a walk with my little niece and nephew. That's a lot of happiness. Sun -- texting a friend during the Oscars: FUN. Mon... Read more

Still Alice

Monday, February 16, 2015      0 comments

I went to see "Still Alice" yesterday (my third movie in 2015!). I strongly recommend anyone interested in the movie read the book by Lisa Genova, a Harvard trained neuroscientist who self-published the book in 2007. The book is SO MUCH BETTER... Read more


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