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Uncertain Christmas plans. And Tolerance.
Friday, December 23, 2011      3 comments

My Christmas plans are becoming a little uncertain. I’m headed to California tomorrow. Because my 92 year old mom is in a nursing home and can’t travel, we all planned to gather at her retirement complex and wheel her in to have Christmas din... Read more
Making Assumptions
Monday, November 14, 2011      1 comments

I am really working on trying not to be judgmental toward others or toward myself. One of my friends (Hannelaure) is doing the same. She told me how angry she was with a mutual friend (T); we have been hiking with him for over 15 years but he... Read more
Hiking Clear Lake
Sunday, October 30, 2011      12 comments

I’ve really enjoyed reading and seeing photos from other hikers or walkers in different locations. So I thought I would share a few photos from our hike yesterday around Clear Lake, located in the Cascade Mountains (about an hour drive from my ... Read more
Change in Seasons
Sunday, October 09, 2011      3 comments

There is definitely a nip in the air, and the nights have been dropping into the 30s. I don’t think my tomatoes will ripen this year, summer came too late and the first frost will be here soon. I have been engaged in fall activities: raki... Read more
Mom very sick
Friday, September 09, 2011      7 comments

I went to Calif. for the long Labor Day weekend to visit my mom in her new room in a nursing home. Mom took a turn for the worse the night I arrived. Her leg had gotten bad again a couple of weeks ago (swelling and oozing fluid again) but now ... Read more
Halfway There! And Peru (with pics)
Monday, August 01, 2011      5 comments

HALFWAY THERE! And Peru trip (with pics) Well, I am officially half way toward reaching my goal of 50 pounds lost. And I had a great vacation in Peru. I am posting a few photos to document the journey. I don’t usually keep unflattering ... Read more
Adjusting my Strategy – Food Log
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      3 comments

When I started Spark People, I did not sign on to the food log. I had begun a different food program, with no food log required or recommended that was working for me (No S Diet, available on line or read the book –basically no sweets, no secon... Read more
Thoughts while weeding
Sunday, May 29, 2011      2 comments

This is a long weekend off for me and I am enjoying every minute. When my trip to California was canceled, I thought about going to the coast to visit a friend or traveling to Ashland – but in the end I decided to STAY HOME and get caught up on... Read more
Staying on track
Sunday, April 17, 2011      3 comments

Past month has been difficult, because I have been traveling so much – and in situations where I wasn’t in control of the menu. Trip to stay with my mom, trip to visit my brother and his family, convention for work … all of these were situation... Read more
Small signs of success
Friday, March 11, 2011      5 comments

Just because this has been a challenging couple of weeks at work, and I have been struggling to maintain my fitness and health program (while NOT seeing the pounds miraculously melt off for the last month or so), I though I should remind myself ... Read more

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