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Taking a Rest Day
Thursday, October 23, 2014      1 comments

Morning, Friends! I say it with a smile because most of you have gone on to your afternoon by the time I greet you from the state of Washington. I'm originally from Pennsylvania, so any phone calls back home are done when I get up at 5:30 am. ... Read more
Not Enough Calories?
Wednesday, October 22, 2014      2 comments

It seems when I plan my day's meals in the morning I have a time getting ENOUGH calories. I'll put in what I think will be good for breakfast, yummy for lunch, and add something special for dinner to reach my protein goals, put in my square of ... Read more
It's Been a Great Monday!
Monday, October 20, 2014      3 comments

It's been an absolutely marvelous day for me! First I walked to my Personal Training session. He really worked us (me and two others) with interval training, so that was another hour of exercise. My "Inspire Your Creativity" group was so much... Read more
On the Town with the Red Hatters
Sunday, October 19, 2014      3 comments

I'm looking forward to a great day. At 11 am I meet up with my Red Hat Sisters to go toward Seattle for the showing of The Sound of Music. Of course I've seen it before, but never with such company. (smile) We'll have lunch first and lots of ... Read more
Tuesday, October 14, 2014      0 comments

One advantage to tracking your food every day into SparkPeople is that you can tell whether you're meeting your goals immediately. They make it so easy, even to breaking it down to carbs, fats, and proteins...and you can check on other things, ... Read more
What is Creativity?
Monday, October 13, 2014      3 comments

Today was the fourth meeting of my "Inspire Your Creativity" group. It's finally feeling like we are coalescing into a group. It's interesting what each member brings to mind when they talk about creativity. One wants to write a book, one wan... Read more
Crafters Bulletin
Thursday, October 09, 2014      4 comments

For all you Crafters: You know Christmas is just around the corner if you are a Crafter! It's the time of year we start making our gifts for family and friends (if we didn't start in July). I was just beginning to wonder what to make... Read more
Halloween's Coming
Wednesday, October 08, 2014      2 comments

This is "Prepare for Halloween" Day for me. I'm hostess at our Red Hat meeting/lunch this month and told everyone to wear costumes if they want. It's Oct. 16. Anyway, I don't usually do much for the holiday except hide in the back with ... Read more
After the Greek Festival
Sunday, October 05, 2014      3 comments

I wrote a blog this morning about my fears going to the Greek Festival in Portland. I see it didn't get posted (probably my fault. So, here's the after-event story.,, Well, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be to stay within m... Read more
Blood Pressure Medicine?
Saturday, October 04, 2014      4 comments

In August I went to my doctor for the annual checkup. My main question was "Can I stop my blood pressure medicine?" I had had good readings haphazardly for about 2 months. The doctor took the low blood pressure as a sign the medicine was work... Read more
Team Leader
Thursday, October 02, 2014      3 comments

Since I've managed to get to my goal weight with SparkPeople, I want to keep going with the program. I do know ME, though. It would be too easy to stop tracking and exercising at the same level I've been doing. Also, I'd like to give back to ... Read more
Going Into Medieval Times
Saturday, September 27, 2014      4 comments

Today is a fun one--Medieval Mystery Tour where we will go by bus Somewhere and be transported back in time. Lunch is included, which makes me a bit nervous. How big and what kind of a breakfast should I have? Will there be a healthy choice? ... Read more
Muscle Up/Fat Down--Yah!
Monday, September 22, 2014      2 comments

Personal Trainer Day today. I knew I was staying close to my goal weight, so the pounds weren't even mentioned. But with his fancy scale, he found that my muscle was continuing to increase while the fat was down again. And he told me as long ... Read more
"Relaxing" at Home
Saturday, September 20, 2014      2 comments

It's a rare day at home for me. Here I wanted it to be a relaxed day. Already I feel rushed for getting in all I want to accomplish. Oh well, it will get done or it won't. In the meantime, I'm enjoying each new endeavor. Overcast and co... Read more
Working Around the Red Hat
Thursday, September 18, 2014      0 comments

I've got a Red Hatter's lunch meeting today, so I looked up the restaurant's menu and chose a spinach salad. I like to do that when I can, so I know ahead what to expect and don't have peer pressure when I get there to choose my entree. My... Read more

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