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Post un-Holiday thoughts
Friday, November 23, 2018      3 comments

My 30 something son responded to my discussion of Thanksgiving with a "eh, who cares", so I decided I wasn't going to brine the turkey (spared some fowl his life) and spend hours making a huge feast for, eh. The night before I made a crockpot o... Read more
Going to the Mattresses Monday
Monday, November 19, 2018      3 comments

If you aren't a mafia movie fan, going to the mattresses is basically you are preparing to go to war with the rival mafia. I put it in my head I was going to war with this day and I killed it before noon. I am a "lazy" retired person (I like to... Read more
Snow, birthday and other random thoughts
Thursday, November 15, 2018      3 comments

It was forcast for a light dusting of snow. My son is right the weather man NEVER gets it right, it's at least 1 inch and on the roads, which they said wouldn't stick. LOL It is beautiful. My German shepherd and I will have brisk walk. ... Read more
Getting old and protein
Thursday, November 08, 2018      1 comments

Yesterday I had several hours at the beauticians mercy, and this afforded me time to go through a pile of emails and read some articles. As a "senior" (geez, I hate that term, but it beats geezer) I am involved in a group called Silver Sneakers... Read more
New level of commitment
Sunday, November 04, 2018      1 comments

emoticon It is cold and rainy today in Chicagoland. I generally (in the past) would not take my dog for a walk.... Read more
In a mood....
Friday, November 02, 2018      1 comments

I do not know what got into me overnight but I am in a mood today. I woke up early on my own, rolled over and felt the rib pain. I am in a mood.... I am going to hit the shower and walk, maybe that will lift this MOOD. UGH!... Read more
NOVEMBER, my favorite month of the year!
Thursday, November 01, 2018      2 comments

emoticon Yes, I love November. Fall is so beautiful and despite it being a burrrrrr month (Septem burrr, Ocot... Read more
Rethinking my rewards
Sunday, October 28, 2018      2 comments

I hit 302 days of logging on to Sparkpeople and 120 days of exercising. I confess, it's rainy and cold here today so I am having discussions in my head about the daily dog walk. I digress. I read an article yesterday about rewards, I do have ... Read more
BLAH
Friday, October 26, 2018      3 comments

I have the blahs today. It could be any number of things. It's gray outside and you can feel the moisture in the air, I don't do well with grayness. It might be I feel badly about last nights binge while watching the Blackhawks. I am trying t... Read more
My history of failure
Wednesday, October 24, 2018      2 comments

Today my weight was up a lb. I deserved it, bad eating and lack of exercise. I have a legit excuse, but aren't they all legit excuses... I didn't get to the gym because: I had a party to go to, the kids came to visit, I needed to do laundry, I... Read more
NEWS FLASH
Sunday, October 21, 2018      3 comments

Yesterday was a bizarre day all around. The plan was to spend time with my granddaughter, (6 year old) which usually involves taking her out to lunch and some activity of her choosing. She wanted to go to the park. It was so windy here in the... Read more
I think I might puke...no RISE ABOVE!
Monday, October 15, 2018      3 comments

Seriously, this morning, aside from being a Monday, which just no one likes, (even this retired person) is hard. Hossa (dog) and I walked for 45 minutes, yes he sniffed every blowing leaf and stood at attention with every person and dog he saw,... Read more
Cold Snap
Thursday, October 11, 2018      3 comments

Yesterday, October 10th I had the air conditioner on. I approach the changing seasons as a time to NOT turn air conditioning and heat on. It's a challenge of sorts to hold out till the bitter end to save some $$$ on heat/cooling bills. Howeve... Read more
Not even noon yet!
Monday, October 08, 2018      3 comments

It's amazing what an early a.m. exercise class can do. I made arrangements to meet my BFF at the gym, first time working out together and first time for this class. It was a success and we are going to do it again on Wednesday...yea! After the... Read more
100!!!
Sunday, October 07, 2018      3 comments

Shouting it from the rooftops. Today is 100 days of consecutive exercise (5 min. minimum) Generally I walk my dog for 30 minutes but with cooler weather today we increased to 50 minutes and our pace was 2.6 mph instead of his slow 2.2-2.4 mph.... Read more

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