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March Results, April Goals
Monday, April 02, 2018      7 comments

Well here are my results from my March goals, followed by my April goals. Short summary: I was REALLY side-tracked by injury in March. I had to reverse course, and mostly I concentrated on not sliding backward off a cliff. March goals were:... Read more
Beck Days 3 & 4, and Yesterday's Walk
Friday, March 30, 2018      9 comments

Beck days 3 and 4 are completed. Day 3 was a commitment to only eat when sitting down at a table. I found that avoiding tasting samples at Costco was the biggest challenge for me! I did pretty well yesterday, but in the future I would be well ad... Read more
Beck Solutions, and Visit to Orthopedist
Wednesday, March 28, 2018      5 comments

I have recently re-started the Beck Diet Solution. I started working on the Beck program for behavior modification through cognitive behavioral therapy. The subtitle of the book is; Train your brain to think like a thin person. The author focuse... Read more
March for Our Lives
Sunday, March 25, 2018      10 comments

Today I marched in our local March for Our Lives -- the student led national movement to ban sales of automatic assault style weapons that have been used in so many mass shootings. It was a large peaceful turnout (over 3,000 marchers, which is h... Read more
Hike and Updates!
Thursday, March 22, 2018      9 comments

I haven't blogged for a while, so this is a miscellaneous update. I met friends for a beautiful hike along the river today. It poured rain last night, so I was cautiously optimistic that my allergies would not be too bad. Wrong ... but I enjoyed... Read more
Oregon Coast Mini-Vacation
Monday, March 12, 2018      14 comments

I enjoyed a nice mini-vacation at the Oregon coast! My friends rented a large vacation home, and 7 of us enjoyed a wonderful time hiking and exploring Bandon and the surrounding coastline. Sue, Kathy & me ... Read more
February Progress, March Goals!
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      9 comments

February was a good month for me! Recapping my goals, along with my results: My long term goal is: lose 50 pounds, become healthier (specifically, reduce cholesterol and blood sugar to normal healthy levels), AND organize my home. ... Read more
Arizona Vacation with Friends!
Monday, March 05, 2018      12 comments

I spend a great two weeks traveling in the Southwest. My friends Linda and Bob invited me to spend time with them at a vacation home they rented in Fort Mohave, Arizona. (This is more or less across the Colorado river from Laughlin, Nevada). I d... Read more
Two Beautiful LONG Hikes!
Saturday, February 17, 2018      12 comments

Yesterday I hiked with Don and Hanne from Riley Nature Preserve to Tumalo State Park -- and back. About 7.5 miles, plus some good elevation! It was a beautiful day for a hike, clear and cool. Me on the catwalk over the rocks ... Read more
Otter Bench Hike! And New Vacation Plans!
Tuesday, February 13, 2018      7 comments

Today, Hanne, Jan and I hiked the Otter Bench trail at Crooked River Ranch in Oregon. It was BEAUTIFUL, and we had the magnificent vistas to ourselves! The huge rock formations that towered over our heads are classic columnar basalt. ... Read more
Two More Hikes! And coping with allergies (ah-choo!)
Saturday, February 10, 2018      7 comments

On Wednesday, I led a hiking group on the obscure pedestrian trail from Juniper trailhead. It was a lot of fun, and everyone enjoyed it. Ten hikers and three dogs. The upper section of the trail traverses juniper and sagebrush, over sandy r... Read more
Suttle Lake Hike
Tuesday, February 06, 2018      8 comments

It's early February, but our snow levels in Oregon are really low. Today we hiked around Suttle Lake. This mountain lake would normally be very snowy and inaccessible at this time of year -- but there was NO snow today. It was a beautiful, but w... Read more
Three hikes this Week!
Saturday, February 03, 2018      10 comments

I met my goals this week. I averaged over 10,500 steps, and I climbed hills at least 3 times. The weather was glorious for hiking (NOT so good for Nordic skiing!). Here are a few photos from my hikes. Hike at Pilot Butte State Park ... Read more
January Results, And February Goals!
Wednesday, January 31, 2018      6 comments

JANUARY RESULTS I did really well in January! I mostly followed my plan and met my goals. Goals and results are: Use fitness tracker, and build daily steps to 10,000 daily by end of February. I MET THIS GOAL EVERY DAY IN JANUARY WOO H... Read more
Yesterday's Hike! And On-Line Learning
Tuesday, January 30, 2018      3 comments

I enjoyed another great hike yesterday at Riley Nature Preserve. I took a new loop trail by the river; and ascending back up to the plateau was a good workout. Here are a few photos. Deschutes River ... Read more

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