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What to Remember about Sugar
Thursday, March 15, 2018      14 comments

I went the first entire week of this challenge without any sugar! In that week, I lost 4 pounds, my resting heart rate went down, I slept well, I felt energetic, optimistic, healthy, and happy. Then came March 14, which is pi day (3.14), so I ma... Read more
Hiking in Virginia
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      11 comments

Trying to get ready for our Grand Canyon rim-to-rim hike at the end of August, we decided to hike a lot of mountains this summer. This month we hiked up three mountains in Virginia. Beautiful! This is Sharp Top Mountain. Good name, eh? ... Read more
Views from today's ride on The Trace
Saturday, May 21, 2016      7 comments

Day 1 on the Natchez Trace -- sunny and in the 80's down here in Mississippi. Here's a sample of what we saw: ... Read more
Spring 5% Challenge -- It's not just about weight loss!
Monday, March 14, 2016      6 comments

The start of the Spring 5% Challenge is just 12 days away! As I think about why I joined the challenge this spring, I realize it is not just about weight loss. Yes, I do want and need to lose 5% of my weight during these upcoming 8 weeks, but I ... Read more
This week on the river
Saturday, February 15, 2014      5 comments

I live on the Tippecanoe River in Indiana. This winter has been so beautiful here! Here are some photos I took this week -- this is my back yard. I love the way the shadow... Read more
Escape -- sort of
Friday, February 07, 2014      2 comments

I am still trying to figure out why some days I can stay in my calorie range and other days I simply cannot do it. I struggled all day today. Even though I ate breakfast and packed a healthy lunch, I was absolutely craving a candy bar when... Read more
A little nervous about the integrated tracker
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      4 comments

I just now pushed the button to make my nutrition and fitness trackers talk to each other. I was shocked right away to see that I had not eaten enough calories three days this week, based on the exercise I'd done. This makes me nervous! I have e... Read more
What do I want most?
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      5 comments

I read this quote today and thought it really fit my situation: "The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now."- Zig Ziglar This is exactly my problem. I know where I want to be in 6 ... Read more
Home Alone
Sunday, January 12, 2014      13 comments

M husband hates onions. He can't stand the smell of them. I haven't cooked with onions more than a dozen times since we've been married. But I bought one the other day to make a stir-fry meal for myself. Since then I've been waiting for him to l... Read more
I am going to fitness camp!
Friday, October 11, 2013      4 comments

It has been 3 months since my last blog. At that time I was totally motivated to lose weight and planned to be at my goal weight by my 60th birthday next summer. I have not lost a single pound! Well -- I've lost a few but gained them back. ... Read more
What I want for my 60th birthday
Friday, July 19, 2013      7 comments

It's a year away -- my 60th birthday -- but I'm planning on being fit and trim by then so I can go back to this wonderful place carrying a backpack and 3 days of supplies. ... Read more
Bright idea
Monday, December 31, 2012      6 comments

Here's my bright idea for today -- instead of starting my new diet plan tomorrow (January 1), I will start it today! That will save me from eating the chips and dip, crackers and cheese, nuts, punch, ice cream and fudge sauce, and cheesecake tha... Read more
Revelation at Wal-Mart
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      16 comments

Two weeks ago, I took my mother-in-law shopping at Wal-Mart. She is 82. She can't walk, but likes the electric shopping carts. She bought: two large bags of potato chips ("I want the largest size," she said), two bags of doritos, one bag of... Read more
Today is my fast day
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      4 comments

Fast day, as in not eating for 24 hours, not fast as in speedy! I've been doing a 24 hour fast once a week from noon Wed to noon Thursday. So really I only miss one meal -- Wed. dinner. I just love how I feel on fast day and the day after!... Read more
24 years ago
Monday, May 16, 2011      13 comments

It's our 24th wedding anniversary today! Here's how we looked 24 years ago: (I weighed 120.) If the setting looks familiar, it's because we got married in the same ... Read more

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