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Winter Hike in Badlands! And Deer in my Driveway
Saturday, January 28, 2017      6 comments

This morning I awoke to the deer herd traveling through my yard and hanging out in my driveway. ... Read more
Tracking Success: Non-Scale Victories!
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      9 comments

SparkCoach suggested blogging about using non-weight measurements for success. I thought that was a good topic, because really the scale is just a number. Here's what I want to succeed! 1. Reduce total cholesterol number. I want to drop my ... Read more
Ski Vacation! And Getting Fit
Monday, January 23, 2017      8 comments

I had a great ski vacation to Methow Valley (WA) with the Nordic Club. Ski conditions were great, we got lots of fresh snow, and the group was congenial and friendly. 21 of us went. SparkCoach suggested blogging about how we can tell our he... Read more
Excalibur! and a beautiful ski
Sunday, January 15, 2017      12 comments

Do you remember the story of King Arthur, and the sword in the stone? Well I had a perfect image of the sword Excalibur in my back yard! I went... Read more
Winter Wonderland
Saturday, January 14, 2017      12 comments

My friends H & Barbara invited me to join them skiing this afternoon; the timing was perfect! I had already talked to the insurance adjustor and the roof snow removal crew; I knew my afternoon was free to ENJOY the snow instead of stressing abou... Read more
Uh. Home damage.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      19 comments

There are always unexpected costs with owning a home. Right now I had to initiate an insurance claim for home damage. It began when I noticed moisture seeping up between the planks of the nice cherry floors in my office addition. ... Read more
Blowing the Diet. Overcoming a Binge.
Monday, January 09, 2017      10 comments

SparkCoach suggested blogging about the last time I blew my diet, and how to change the "all or nothing" mentality, where so many of us (me included!) continue to overindulge after we make a minor misstep. The correct behavior, of course, is to ... Read more
Health Improvements!
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      8 comments

SparkCoach suggested blogging about all the ways that I have noticed improvements since living a healthier lifestyle. And Chris Downey's video lecture was on how to stay motivated when the scale isn't budging. BOTH of these topics are certainly ... Read more
2016 -- Goals Revisited. What Were Results?
Monday, January 02, 2017      10 comments

My goals for 2016 were a mixed bag of success and failure. Here's my recap. 2016 Goal: Lose at least 10% of my body weight. Lose at least one clothing size (preferably two), and buy ski pants that fit. RESULT: TOTAL FAILURE on this one. ... Read more
Thoughts on Homeless Issue
Sunday, January 01, 2017      5 comments

While visiting Oakland, my sister and I stayed at a very nice hotel in a beautiful location on the estuary at Jack London Square. But we were somewhat shocked driving to the location when we drove through a huge homeless camp set up on the sidew... Read more
Christmas Trip to California
Saturday, December 31, 2016      10 comments

I had a lovely visit to California for Christmas with family. My younger sister and I stayed at a hotel at Jack London Square in Oakland (my older sister's home was full with her kids returning home). It was great to see everyone! ... Read more
Walking in a Winter Wonderland!
Thursday, December 22, 2016      9 comments

My friend H & I had a great walk along the river yesterday. It was cold, but clear and warmer. We had a massive snow storm a few days earlier. We took both our snow shoes and our yak trax (which are like tire chains for snow boots), and we hiked... Read more
Motivation to Exercise!
Sunday, December 18, 2016      9 comments

SparkCoach suggested blogging about how to motivate myself to exercise when I am tired, bored, or just don't want to do it. Here are some thoughts that inspire me: 1. I feel better after I exercise 2. Exercise can be a social activity and... Read more
Snow Storm!
Friday, December 16, 2016      11 comments

After being snowed in for 3 days and nights, I think I can finally get out of my house and on the road! one lane of our little road is plowed. I am craving fresh salad, and I need other supplies (coffee filters and coffee), so I am headed off to... Read more
What if Weight Didn't Exist?
Thursday, December 15, 2016      9 comments

SparkCoach suggested an blog topic -- if the scales and weight didn't exist, how would you measure success? This was really interesting to me, as I am looking at setting my goals for 2017. Weight loss was NOT a success for me last year, but in m... Read more

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