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PS: the 7-minute workout

Saturday, January 11, 2014      4 comments

well.blogs.nytimes.com/2
013/05/09/the-scientific-7
-minute-workout/?_r=0 This is one of my solutions for the exercise-distaste I wrote about in my New Year post! Keeping it short but challenging my whole body intense... Read more

What's Cookin' Good Lookin', January Edition

Saturday, January 11, 2014      5 comments

A week ago I made spicy Indonesian yam & peanut soup, a recipe from Anna Love's "Love Soup," which I got for Christmas. Food bloggers have posted the recipe online, so I don't have to type it out here. host.madison.com/enterta
i... Read more

Happy new year!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      7 comments

And happy Seventh Day of Christmas! I always like to celebrate all twelve of them. I have definitely been thinking about my goals for 2014. I've been thinking longer term too. The thing is, I don't like tracking my food. I also have been fe... Read more

What's Cookin' Good Lookin', December 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013      4 comments

Tonight I made spicy Indonesian Peanut Chicken, & it proved to be great comfort food on a COOOOLLLD winter night! recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=9
26783 This recipe is super-simple. I used 6 o... Read more

What's Cookin' Good Lookin' November-December bonus

Sunday, December 01, 2013      4 comments

I made a Moroccan beet salad for Thanksgiving, & it was delicious! everydaypaleo.com/morocc
an-burgers-and-beet-salad/ Here's the deal: I have disliked red beets all my life, but I know beets are nutritious. This ... Read more

What's Cookin' Good Lookin' November 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013      5 comments

Thai-Inspired Pumpkin-Peanut Soup recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1
55509 This is another SparkRecipe, & another winner! I had gotten a pie pumpkin awhile back & was awaiting the moment & the righ... Read more

What's Cookin' Good Lookin' Round 10 (I think!)

Sunday, October 13, 2013      5 comments

Well, I've continued my besotted exploration of Moroccan food by trying out spicy carrot & chickpea tagine, a Sparkrecipe: recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=3
58668 I followed it exactly, multipl... Read more

What's Cookin' Good Lookin' Round 10 (I think!)

Sunday, October 13, 2013      0 comments

Well, I've continued my besotted exploration of Moroccan food by trying out spicy carrot & chickpea tagine, a Sparkrecipe: recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=3
58668 I followed it exactly, multipl... Read more

Trying it out

Friday, September 13, 2013      7 comments

Ta-daaaa! Even though I didn't have to assemble the elliptical, it has been some work to get everything together for it. Rented a truck & went out to pick it up as planned... Read more

Buying my elliptical!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013      7 comments

Today I did some more cogitating on the question of which elliptical to buy--read more reviews, considered my options. I could have bought a highly rated one for about $1,150 including delivery & assembly, & paid for it in 6 months with no inter... Read more

Buying an elliptical!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013      11 comments

It just dawned on me today that once S moves out, I will have space for an elliptical! That room will be perfect. The guest rollaway bed is small & can be kept folded up when I don't have a guest. I will want to get a table for doing art & will ... Read more

The next 7 weeks will tell me.

Saturday, August 03, 2013      10 comments

I am in major reevaluation mode. Do I need to just accept where I am (164 lbs & BMI 23.5 today, well within normal though on the upper end) & focus on maintaining, or can I succeed in losing 14-15 lbs & THEN maintaining? I'm between 5'9" & 5'10"... Read more

Poetry & basil

Sunday, June 30, 2013      11 comments

Last night I returned from a crammed but wonderful week in Boston, working on my writing with a very fine & generous poet, Brian Turner, at the Joiner Institute for the Study of War & Social Consequences. It was inspiring--exhausting & renovatin... Read more

Oxygenated Sunday

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      6 comments

I spent Sunday afternoon clearing a raised bed of weeds so I could plant a few veggies I had bought! If everything thrives, I'll have Early Girl tomatoes, cherry tomat... Read more

Protein powder question!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013      8 comments

I have posted this same question in the Starfish challenge discussion, but I want to throw it out here too, in hopes of figuring out a solution. It's about protein powder--specifically MRM whey protein powder, Dutch chocolate flavor. I haven't u... Read more


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