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Planning for Travel
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      5 comments

First my weight loss ticker shows a jump to 28 pounds lost; I didn’t lose 10+ pounds in one week. Instead I reset the ticker back to my original starting weight. I decided to track my entire journey, and I un-did my re-set. The re-set was mak... Read more
Moab Archaeological and Hiking Adventure
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      9 comments

I am back from a very wonderful vacation. I went with my SF SpunkyLB on an archeological survey trip near Moab Utah. This was a volunteer service trip through the Sierra Club, working with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) archeological staf... Read more
Forced healthier habit! and Yosemite photos
Thursday, May 02, 2013      9 comments

I should be madly packing and working on all my last minute projects. BUT I am blogging and no regrets! I will have to live up to my “less caffeine” pledge! I went to purchase my favorite sugar free energy beverage – and the manufacturer ... Read more
April Results; May Goals
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      4 comments

At the end of April, my weight is slightly down (2.5 pounds). It is not as much as I had planned to lose, but better than last month. I did well at eating fruits and veggies; drinking enough water; limiting alcohol; and exercising. ... Read more
Hiking Alder Springs
Saturday, April 27, 2013      9 comments

Today I hike Alder Springs trail with my friends Hanne & Jean. It is one of my favorite high desert hikes, challenging but enjoyable. The challenge is lots of elevation changes, and the trail is very rocky in part. We hiked about 7 miles, and... Read more
Signs of Spring
Friday, April 26, 2013      6 comments

I noticed several signs of spring as I headed out yesterday for a long drive for business trip to Lakeview Oregon. On the landscaped freeway onramp, 3 marmots were munching on the tender shoots of grass. I only see these critters, which locals... Read more
Hiking Pilot Butte and Paulina Creek
Saturday, April 13, 2013      4 comments

Very difficult, stressful and traumatic week at work due to factors beyond my control. I have another week of vacation next week, and I am looking forward to the break, but also dreading the mountain of work that will await my return. I will l... Read more
Art Walk, Hike
Sunday, April 07, 2013      6 comments

Last night I joined friends at first Friday Art Walk, where the downtown and old mill shopping districts stay open late and show art and music, and serve tastes of wine or cocktails. It is also a venue for performance artists. We visited art g... Read more
Family visit, hike, and March results (mixed)
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      7 comments

The primary purpose of my vacation was to visit my mom, who had been quite sick since suffering a heart attack in January (she has congestive heart failure and many other health problems; she is 93). So, I mostly spent my time in Portola Valley ... Read more
Great Vacation Hike (Redwoods, Coast!)
Monday, April 01, 2013      6 comments

Vacation was wonderful. I drove to Brookings Oregon, which is about a 7 hour drive. I stopped a Jedediah Smith park to look at the redwoods along the way. Packed my lunch and breakfast for the first few days, which was a good way to at least ... Read more
Early Birthday Blog!
Thursday, March 21, 2013      10 comments

Tomorrow is my 62nd birthday. I am so relieved I made it to this point. Why? Because I am finally eligible to draw social security benefits if I need to retire! Whew! I plan to work until at least age 64 – and not draw my benefits until I a... Read more
Go Red for Women video
Saturday, March 09, 2013      3 comments

If you have not seen the Go Red For Women video "Just a Little Heart Attack", click on this link. It is funny but makes the point very well. My employer forwarded it to all the staff, which I think is great. Read more
Great weekend. Two hikes!
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      10 comments

This was a very active and productive weekend. It was productive because I finished my taxes! And had enjoyable social outings with friends (to a play, to ArtWalk, to dinner). Fitness ROCKED with TWO river hikes! Saturday, I went to Zu... Read more
February Achievements, March Goals. Vacation!
Friday, March 01, 2013      7 comments

My February goals were fairly successful: 1. Work on improving sleep and reducing energy drink consumption: I did pretty well! I cut out the energy drinks – but I substituted more coffee and Starbuck refreshers (carbonated mixture of fruit ... Read more
Hiking Smith Rock ... and Thoughts on Housing Crisis
Saturday, February 23, 2013      7 comments

Pat and I had a great hike today at Smith Rock State Park. It was cold and icy in town, so we decided to travel a few miles north to hike where the elevation is lower. At Smith Rock, we enjoyed a lovely cold day with lots of sunshine. The hik... Read more

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