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Heat plus Humidity = Treadmill
I am visiting family at Virginia Beach for next 3 weeks and the humidity is brutal. Being from the Land of Oz I am not quite used to this high level of humidity. So ... I am using a treadmill to get my walking in everyday. As much as I prefer th... Read more
Just A Regular Cell Phone - PLEASE
My gosh, what a morning. My husband needed new cell phone. Old one won't hold a charge. He just wanted one that makes and receives calls. Not a Smart phone, nothing with extras. So off we go to the cell company store. Talk about interacting with... Read more
Clearing Clutter - The Journey
Since retiring in May 2012, I have had a goal to clear clutter. From my home, body, life, mind ... you get the idea. Well, I am pleased to say I have not lost that focus. All rooms on the main floor are done. My husband and I are working on the... Read more
As I type this I am sitting at the Nashville Airport waiting on next flight to Norfolk. Just arrived from Kansas City a few minutes ago. Life sure can go upside down sometimes. Earlier today I had my week all planned out. Then came a series of p... Read more
Yes, I am at my "Happy Weight"
Just finished watching the Happy Weight video from Spark Coach. While watching it I wanted to stand up and shout, "YES, finally someone gets it!" I am so tired of all the charts telling me what my BMI should be and struggling to reach the number... Read more
How to Mow Lawn and Annoy Others
Okay, okay, in the scheme of all the topics I could blog about this is slightly off center. But, I simply am astounded how others can be so bothered by something so very insignificant. Yard work is one of my passions. Whether is is digging in fl... Read more
Second Leg of Journey
Well, in 10 days drove from Midwest to CA and back across country to VA. Arrived yesterday. Grandkids that are infant and toddler did awesome. Adults are tired. Mostly I was able to eat healthy. Packing snacks and lunch kept me on track. Most... Read more
Final Trip Preparations
Today, I am making last minute preparations for a trip that will keep me away from home for next 4-5 weeks. We are helping my oldest son move his family across the country. (Navy orders) A new part of my preparations is to pack my scale and hand... Read more
Stress Eating, Again
Wow, yesterday the stress got to me and I found myself digging into the cookie jar. Normally the home baked chocolate chip cookies don't tempt me. Not yesterday, it was a really, really bad day ... actually the whole week had been rather trying ... Read more
For Trade: Used Husband
I am ready to trade in my husband. Very frustrated with him, right now. So sorry my daughter ever gave him an IPAD. He sits around all day and plays with the darn thing. We are both retired. I am not going to keep doing everything by myself. Coo... Read more
Woo Hoo! Sun is out this morning. I am heading outside to work in flower beds and garden. My fav form of exercise. After last year's drought I have hated to complain about all the rain. But, now I feel like I am playing catch up trying to weed a... Read more
I did it!
Yesterday, I was able to bend down and reach within 4 inches of the floor. I did it!! This is a huge deal for me. Not that many years ago I spent some time in a wheelchair, had spinal fusion and was in lots of pain. Bending at the waist I was ... Read more
I have been trying something different for me since retiring. Suddenly, I am fascinated by just sitting in my yard or looking out the window from my home office and watching birds. We always have put out birdseed in the winter and I would occasi... Read more
Annual Mammogram Time and Sunshine Day!
Oh joy, today I get my annual mammogram. Yes, I am faithful about having one every year. There is a strong history of breast cancer on my maternal side of the family. Because of the history in my family I began having mammograms at age 35. About... Read more
Real Motivation For Losing Weight
Today, I started phase 3 of my Coaching program. Assignment: identify underlying reason I want to lose weight. For me, it is not about the appearance and wearing a smaller size. Looking good is nice, but not my motivator. The real reason is my h... Read more