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My bike and I went for a ride.......in the car!
Thursday, September 08, 2011      13 comments

Last night, my magnifying glass & I did heavy duty research evaluating the huge bike map of the "city." I was planning a wondrous bike ride all by myself (yay!) after my dr.'s appt and I was jumping out of my skin with anticipation. Loaded the... Read more
Most Shocking Advice I've EVER received!
Thursday, August 11, 2011      12 comments

A few days ago, my long-time SP buddy, Crazygymgirl read my whiny friend feed. I was belly-achin' about "how I was talkin' tough but couldn't get back on track." (I was sneakin' chocolate, not exercising, not weighing, eating meatball subs---j... Read more
Roller Coaster of Life...Hang on, baby!
Friday, August 05, 2011      11 comments

Less than a week before our younger son's wedding, I learned that our older son (30--yep, you read it right..don't ask!) had been taken by ambulance 100+ miles to the ER after falling from a skateboard and using his face as the brakes. Broken ... Read more
See you later, alligator!
Sunday, July 24, 2011      11 comments

Well, the long wait is almost over. A year ago our younger son proposed marriage and this Saturday is the big day. My two BFFs are flying in from hither & yon to join me in this major event and I can't wait to see them! Sparkin' is getting... Read more
How many calories pushing a baby.........?
Thursday, July 21, 2011      9 comments

We had a substitute instructor at our River Fitness class. She must have been afraid she wasn't going to work us hard enough. Whew! She whipped us into a lather (in water...that's NOT easy to do!). Then upstairs to lift some weights, floor exer... Read more
The truth .......and nothin' but the truth.
Saturday, July 09, 2011      12 comments

"Feeling unmotivated is what happens when you're not really making conscious choices at all -- you're just responding mindlessly to various triggers in your environment, or operating on autopilot based on old habits and conditioned behavior." C... Read more
Ready, set....CHOKE!
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      14 comments

NewhorizonsR4me had just blogged about her 63 mile ride. 63 miles--- in 1/2 a day ----not a week! I wrote a congratulatory note on her page. And I told her I was in a terrible rut and she'd motivated me! I decided to tell her of my sudden goal f... Read more
Dozens of blown-down trees = big raking fitness minutes
Monday, July 04, 2011      10 comments

A micro-burst blew down 24 trees onto 1/2 mile of our dirt mountain road while we were in the big city. We cut them enough to get the car through & get home to no power for 24 hrs. Then I raked (yep, raked) the road to remove shattered limbs, b... Read more
Thursday, June 23, 2011      6 comments

My last blog was misunderstood. My communications skills are lousy (as dh frequently reminds me!) The scale's report is good. (but you know how finicky scales are. If you walk by a bakery and don't even look in the window --- WHAM -- add... Read more
Scaredy Cat -- that's me!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      5 comments

I'm afraid to update my weight ticker. Every time I brag...I get zapped! So I'm leaving it a little high until I feel like it's not going to bounce back up again. As slowly as I lose weight, that could be Christmas! LOL... Read more
Rewards Do Happen!!
Thursday, June 16, 2011      12 comments

Today was fantastic! After several days of food prep for a fund raiser at a bike ride, DH was adamant that bikers WANT cupcakes w/ thick frosting after a very tough 80 mile ride up/down steep mountain highways. So I "honored his opinion" by ba... Read more
Bikers & support teams: please help!
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      9 comments

I'm participating in a bake sale for 2500 bikers & supporters coming through town. They'll continue from our town on high mountain roads. We don't have to sell "baked goods". We'll package our items in a small plastic bag & sell it for $1.... Read more
oopsie daisy!
Saturday, June 04, 2011      14 comments

Yesterday morning: I used Leslie Sansone's dvd -- did a 30 min. segment including weights, than did the middle part (the hardest stuff) again and did it faster, harder than she asked. Then I grabbed a shovel & rake & tackled the very deep, very... Read more
Is Big Brother inside my scale?
Friday, May 20, 2011      11 comments

OK...I stepped on the scale this a.m. Hopeful, but I'm not going to go crazy if it doesn't go down. Hooray! It went down & is now 1.5# above my goal ....and in a "new set of 10#'s" (that's what I call it when you dip down from 150's to the 140... Read more
Benefits of 44" of snow remaining into May
Thursday, May 05, 2011      9 comments

Yep, we still have 44" of snow on a lot of our property. And all the snow from the roof has slid off (after lots of it has frozen into very thick blocks of ice). Much of it eventually lands blocking the (never used) ground level door. The accumu... Read more

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