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Great Father's Day minus parade
Sunday, June 19, 2011      0 comments

It's too bad the weather decided to be ornery today. It cut into the traditional fun we normally have on Father's Day. No parade. However, DH grilled some great steaks (what a treat!) and we had a great visit with everyone. Missed my brother ... Read more
Paying for date night
Friday, June 17, 2011      3 comments

DH and I have not had a dinner date out together in some time. He's been super-supportive of my healthful lifestyle changes, and has learned a few things himself (he's naturally thin, but everyone could eat better). It's time, though to see ho... Read more
In a walking frenzy
Thursday, June 16, 2011      2 comments

So, this morning I was in the mood to play "Walk it Out" with my Wii. I love it, because the time just flies when I'm playing this game, I work up a sweat and get in some fun exercise. Today, I spent two hours walking around my virtual i... Read more
Days of whine and roses
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      2 comments

I'm so sick of people being jealous of my weight loss. I never bring it up, wanting to let it become a normal part of my life (part of my habits). When others mention it, I always try to be gracious and answer questions honestly and quickly, ... Read more
Ugly terms and jealousy.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      6 comments

Can I just say how much I hate the term "bingo wings"? For those of you who may not have heard of this term, it means the wiggly skin and fat on the upper arms. I love Annabelle (not her real name), but if I hear her utter that self-d... Read more
So much more gets done
Monday, June 13, 2011      2 comments

Since I've built my fitness, I have so much energy I think I could sell some to the power company. I make time to exercise most days, and afterward I weed in the garden, or do the dishes, or dance with the Wii...I can't sit down. It's sweaty b... Read more
Functional fitness is fun and tiring
Sunday, June 12, 2011      2 comments

I am exhausted...simply exhausted. My husband and I spent 6 hours today cutting, hauling and burning brush and trees. I just kept going, I did not stop. Huffing and puffing, hauling large tree branches UP THE LARGE HILL to the burning... Read more
Another food event
Saturday, June 11, 2011      1 comments

Grad party today...wish me luck to keep in my calorie range!... Read more
SP community - giving and getting
Friday, June 10, 2011      3 comments

I have found that the SP community is a worthwhile part of my day. In January, when I started using the SP program in earnest (I joined in 2007, but didn't take it seriously until 1/18/2011). I've had some healthful success in that time, with ... Read more
40 degree plunge
Thursday, June 09, 2011      0 comments

What's with the weather in Wisconsin? Yesterday, we were on day 3 of 90 degrees + and today, the high was in the 50s. Crazy. DD and I spend the day at my sister's house organizing toys in my niece's playroom. Too much plastic - too man... Read more
I tried on 23 pairs of pants this morning
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      5 comments

because I've lost enough weight that I can't just look at an item and tell if it will fit or not. It's both thrilling and frustrating. Apparently, I've kept some jeans for WAY too long and they just needed to go to Goodwill, but 23 pairs... Read more
I'm an old-fashioned hunter/gatherer
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      2 comments

I only enjoy shopping at thrift stores - there, I said it. I go to regular stores when I need to, but avoid it at all costs. I enjoy the "thrill of the hunt" at my three local Goodwills, St. Vincent de Paul and Salvation Army. Many friends h... Read more
2 workouts today
Monday, June 06, 2011      1 comments

I did an aerobic weight-training tape (yes, I still use VHS) this morning. I actually love lifting weights, and this workout is designed to keep my heart rate up, so that I also get 30 minutes of aerobic benefit as well. It's efficient and fun... Read more
More stick-dragging
Sunday, June 05, 2011      3 comments

Well, there is still a large fallen tree in my back yard, even though we spent a large portion of the weekend removing branches and logs (dragging them up the hill to the burning pile - UGH.) On a positive note, since the work was so strenu... Read more
Haggis in my food tracker
Saturday, June 04, 2011      6 comments

DH, DS, DD (and his lovely girlfriend) went to the Highland Games today. I ate pretty much what I wanted, and recorded it all when I got home. I never thought that I'd be tracking haggis in my food tracker, but today proved me wrong. I a... Read more

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