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3/13/14 - Bedtime
Thursday, March 13, 2014      2 comments

I am certifiably pooped. I was at the gym for about 1 1/2 hours, and the time I spent on the recumbent bike really dragged. Even so I could have wrung sweat out of my clothes. I'm grateful I could get through my workout. Six months ago, ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Who woulda thunk it?
Thursday, March 13, 2014      39 comments

Six months ago I couldn't find time to fit 5 or 10 minutes of exercise in my day. Now I've made a commitment to log 2,500 minutes in March. Who woulda thunk it? Not me, because I'm shocked at the turn around and my enthusiasm. I'm not the ty... Read more
It snowed today - AGAIN!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014      4 comments

While I'm really tired of winter, I've begun to think of shoveling snow as fitness minutes, and today it was 90!... Read more
3/11/14 - Bedtime
Tuesday, March 11, 2014      1 comments

It's hard for me to accept compliments. People say all sorts of things by rote. The cynic in me can recognize a pile of bull manure from a mile away, but today was different. In both cases, the compliments weren't just a gesture. There was r... Read more
The wardrobe hiding in the back of the closet
Tuesday, March 11, 2014      4 comments

I've been struggling with weight issues, literally, for as long as I can remember. Heck, I weighed 90 pounds in second grade. I am now 65. That makes me the poster adult for the fight against childhood obesity. I'm also the classic yoyo diet... Read more
3/10/14 - Bedtime
Monday, March 10, 2014      0 comments

At the end of the driveway, there's a huge pile of snow that didn't quite make it onto the parkway, and it needed to be moved. Although the temperatures were in the mid-50's, I got to shovel snow. It's still not gone, because under the snow is... Read more
3/7/14 - Bedtime
Friday, March 07, 2014      1 comments

I did my grocery shopping this evening and bought a lot of fruits and vegetables. On Sunday, I'm making a vegan recipe that includes Navy beans, butternut squash, kale, tomatoes, red pepper, and a jalapeƱo. Since I take a blood pressure medica... Read more
Fitting in when riding the "L"
Friday, March 07, 2014      4 comments

I live in a suburb just northwest of Chicago and can walk to public transportation - CTA. I'm lucky enough to be able to take the "L"/subway downtown. It's generally pretty reliable and beats driving. Parking is around $20 a day, so it's also... Read more
3/6/14 - Bedtime
Thursday, March 06, 2014      0 comments

Right now I'm feeling very mellow. I had a good workout this evening, all my food choices were healthy, and I smell terrific. Instead of showering, I took a nice, warm bath, and slathered on some Cherry Blossom body lotion. Great stuff! ... Read more
The morning after
Thursday, March 06, 2014      0 comments

Yesterday my issues with moderation got the best of me, and I fell back into the all-or-nothing mode. I attended an afternoon seminar, and there was a tray of sweets. I decided to indulge. The treats were all so tempting that I had a hard time... Read more
3/5/14 - Bedtime
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      1 comments

Today has been a bit of a mixed bag. I was confronted with sweets and didn't turn my back. I had a plan and dove in for a second helping. I'm not going to say I'm not disappointed in myself, but I refuse to beat myself up over it. I will jus... Read more
Watch out for that ice!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      3 comments

It snowed overnight and covered up the ice on my driveway. I don't think I had taken more than two steps and my feet flew out from under me. Down I went and landed on my hip. Although getting up was a real challenge, I wasn't hurt. I am sooo... Read more
3/4/14 - Bedtime
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      1 comments

I am very grateful this evening. My nephew called to tell me that my 29-year-old horse was down, and they couldn't get him to stand up. The vet came to the barn, and Halas got fluids. She had to leave, but would be making another stop at the ... Read more
Lent beings tomorrow
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      0 comments

On Ash Wednesday, I always give up swearing and start a diet. While potty mouth is not a major problem for me, Lent gives me the opportunity to make a conscience effort to ban expletives from my vocabulary. I don't think God wants me to swear ... Read more
3/3/14 - Bedtime
Monday, March 03, 2014      0 comments

I just paid my property taxes on-line. Yuck! There's no amount of convenience that can make up for highway robbery. Cook County is insane.... Read more

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