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October Goals: Progress, not perfection. November goals.
Friday, November 02, 2012      5 comments

A brief report on my October goals. I DID make progress, but I by no means achieved perfection, or even my very moderate weight loss goal. Part of this was due to crazy work hours (I had FOUR days where I worked either all night, or had midnig... Read more
October goals update + Travel plans
Sunday, October 21, 2012      5 comments

Update on October goals: The past two weeks were challenging due to stress and long work hours. But all and all I did fairly well at meeting my October goals so far. According to my scale, I have dropped 2.9 pounds so far this month. I... Read more
October Goals
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      7 comments

Well, I stepped on the scale for the first time in many months. I have been through an extended period of long hours/lots of stress in my job, which arises every 2-3 years on my job. Last cycle, I gained too much weight due to stress and eatin... Read more
Hiking Sisters Mirror Lake Trail
Sunday, September 30, 2012      6 comments

Beautiful hike yesterday to Sisters Mirror Lake. It is the start of hunting season and a couple of my hiking friends were nervous because there were hunters with their rifles at the same trailhead. For many years, I have hiked during hunting s... Read more
Hiking and working!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      7 comments

I have not been journaling lately; work has been REALLY busy and stressful, I have been working 60 hour weeks on average for the past 2 months. I am still trying to stay fit and on track, but it is definitely more challenging due to long and ir... Read more
Hiking Canyon Creek Meadows
Sunday, July 22, 2012      9 comments

Today Hanne, Jean & I hiked Canyon Creek Meadows. The trail is a lovely loop trail; we hiked around 5 miles. We had planned to go farther, but the upper portion of the trail was still blocked by snow. An alternate plan, to go farther on a sid... Read more
Hiking Dillan Falls to Benham Falls. Reflections.
Thursday, July 05, 2012      8 comments

I hiked another beautiful trail on July 4 with my friends Hanne and Pat. We hiked on the Deschutes River trail from Dillan Falls to Benham Falls, around 5.5 miles, fairly level and easy. The trail is very popular, and is shared by hikers, hors... Read more
Wonderful Wildflowers -- Hiking Lookout Mountain
Monday, July 02, 2012      8 comments

July 1, 2012 Yesterday we hiked Tumalo Creek trail. It was lovely and challenging, lots of rocks to climb over. We climbed up to the ledge below the rimrock in the canyon, and hiked along the upper trail. On the return, we hiked down closer... Read more
Moab Archeology/Hiking Adventure
Friday, June 08, 2012      7 comments

In late May, I went on the adventure of a lifetime, an archeological survey located about 40 miles south of Moab, Utah. I went with SF SpunkyLB. It was a long hard drive from Central Oregon (950-1000 miles). We visited Arches National Monumen... Read more
Hiking Tam-A-Lau trail
Sunday, May 06, 2012      5 comments

5/6/12 On Saturday I led a hike up Tam a Lau trail; the hike is about 7 miles with an elevation gain of 600 feet. It felt like more elevation gain than that! Tam a Lau is a native tribal name in the Sahaptin tongue, meaning “place of the big... Read more
Hiking on Oregon's Coast
Monday, April 30, 2012      7 comments

4/30/12 I spend the weekend with my friends SpunkyLB & Pat at Seaside Oregon. It was a great weekend of hiking, good company, and healthy eating. We stayed at Pat’s condo, which was a joint rental property with her ex-husband (now up for sal... Read more
Hiking Steelhead Falls
Sunday, April 01, 2012      6 comments

I led a hike in the Steelhead Falls region of Crooked River Ranch on Saturday, it ended up being a GREAT hike! The weather was iffy the night before; 4 hikers cancelled. But 10 of us hardy hikers carpooled from Bend to the trailhead. It start... Read more
Eat Already!
Friday, March 16, 2012      3 comments

One of my good friends gave me a scare lately. Our hiking group went out on a beautiful hike on Saturday, to the Badlands east of our town (Bend Oregon); we went about 8.5 miles at a pretty good pace. My friend Linda was extremely excited and ... Read more
New Hike. New Goal. And Mom Relapse.
Monday, February 13, 2012      6 comments

I’ll start with the bad news first. Unfortunately 94 year old my mom has relapsed, and infection is spreading throughout her body again. She has an intractable and untreatable infection in her knee replacement, and was in hospice a few months ... Read more
Skiing Methow Valley WA
Sunday, January 29, 2012      3 comments

I spent a great week last week skiing with the Central Oregon Nordic Club in Methow Valley, WA. About 25 of us traveled and spend the week skiing together. I really enjoy classic cross country skiing. Several of the other skiers were skate s... Read more

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