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The weekend got away from me
Sunday, December 06, 2015      2 comments

Granted, it was a fun weekend. Friday is Pizza Night at our house, but instead of ordering takeaway, I made my own with a store-bought crust, jarred sauce that I bought at Ledo's Pizza (I love their sauce), and my own toppings. Sat... Read more
Thanks Sparkers!
Sunday, November 22, 2015      4 comments

My family agrees that I should lose weight, and will insist that they support me. They also refuse to eat healthy food, so I end up having to prepare fatty processed foods for them (and after spending hours frying their dinner, I admit that I'm... Read more
Northern Chesapeake
Tuesday, September 08, 2015      1 comments

This weekend the boys and I took a day trip to explore the northern reaches of the Chesapeake Bay, stopping at Chesapeake City, North East, and Havre de Grace (all in Maryland). It was a day for small towns, quirky main streets, sunny bay views... Read more
My latest inspiration
Friday, July 03, 2015      2 comments

I recently bought a copy of "Younger Next Year for Women" by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge MD. I'd read the original book several years ago on the recommendation of my trainer, and I loved Lodge's description of the biology of exercise, gr... Read more
Oh boy, a new gadget!
Monday, February 02, 2015      1 comments

So I bought a heart rate monitor (HRM) recently, and it is with mixed feelings that I get out the bifocals to read the instructions. I read in the book "Younger Next Year" about using an HRM to make sure that you're working out in your ta... Read more
So delicious AND fat-free!
Monday, January 19, 2015      0 comments

I want to share a recent impulse purchase with you: Korean pancake mix. I think the brand is Beksul in English. It's fat-free! You mix it with water and then stir in savory tidbits--leftover vegetables or meat, Kimchi, scallions, seafo... Read more
Shot through the foot, and I'm to blame...
Monday, January 05, 2015      1 comments

...I give portion control a bad name. Jon Bon Jovi will never hire me as a lyricist. The local "Crabwrapper" newspaper had a lovely-looking recipe for French-onion hand pies (pasties to some of you). It called for packaged pie crust (left... Read more
Antietam
Monday, November 10, 2014      4 comments

Took the family out for an afternoon at Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg MD. 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of battle on September 17, 1862. Kudos to my son's US History teacher, who offered... Read more
I'm afraid. Why?
Monday, November 03, 2014      4 comments

Flashback to an old TV commercial: Jane Seymour says "What do you have to be afraid of? It's only a little box of hair color." Fast forward to now: I actually completed the Run Your Butt Off program and can jog for 30 minutes without s... Read more
Non-scale victory
Wednesday, October 08, 2014      1 comments

I'm in a weight rut. This past half-pound simply does not want to budge, and I'm gonna whine about it. I've been pretty good about my exercise and kind of good about tracking my food--I track it, but don't always like what I see. (oh, you're ... Read more
The Elusive Balance
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      0 comments

So here I am, still plugging away at this weight-loss journey. Planning my menus. Shopping for healthy foods. Logging what I eat (in my world, that's where SparkPeople shines--making the tracking and analysis easy). Discovering new recipe i... Read more
Have I been Abducted by Aliens?
Friday, September 05, 2014      2 comments

Evidence that I have been abducted by aliens and replaced with a substitute: 1. My last trip with the girlfriends to Panera Bread, where I had a banana and coffee, rather than the pastry that the old me would have gotten. 2. I'm looking... Read more
What I did on summer vacation
Monday, August 11, 2014      3 comments

emoticon Ah, one of my bucket-list vacations: a week and a half in Ireland! Added bonus: Since we're rem... Read more
Elliptical follies
Monday, July 21, 2014      0 comments

So I'm feeling very motivated, and toddle off to the gym for a workout. I get on one of the gym's new Matrix elliptical machines. Five minutes into my workout, I choose to reverse my direction to keep myself interested. Unfortunately, this re... Read more
Very fine whines
Monday, November 05, 2012      0 comments

Nothing is insurmountable, right? - I'm at a function where I can't even identify the food I'm eating, although it is delicious (so enjoy it and ask somebody to identify it for me) - I'm at a function where I'm eating hors d'oeuvres and f... Read more

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