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Moraine Lake Hike
Monday, July 29, 2013      10 comments

I hiked another challenging trail today, it was difficult (for me) but we did not go too quickly which helps me a LOT on the steep trails. We hiked to Moraine Lake in the Cascade Mountains. We started on the Falls Creek trail; this trail goes ... Read more
Mom's teeth
Friday, July 26, 2013      9 comments

About a month before my mom was placed on hospice, her dental bridge fell out. Mom’s mobility is very limited (she can’t walk the eight steps from her bed to the bathroom – she has to go in a wheelchair; and getting in and out of the wheelchair... Read more
After work walk, great dinner, Mom
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      5 comments

I hiked Pilot Butte yesterday evening. Pilot Butte is an extinct volcano cone inside the city limits, it is all uphill on the way to the top (and downhill for the descent). The trail winds around the Butte, so you get views south to Newberry C... Read more
Hike, Goal Update, Mom
Sunday, July 21, 2013      8 comments

Another great hike today! I took a group to Canyon Creek Meadows (same area as last hike), but we hike a different side hike off the loop. It was also challenging, because of a difficult stream crossing (one hiker fell in), and we included an ... Read more
Wildflower hike -- Canyon Creek Meadows
Monday, July 15, 2013      10 comments

I hiked up Canyon Creek Meadows with friends to view the wildflowers. This is a lovely loop in the Cascade Mountains that starts at Jack Lake, and goes up to spectacular wildflower meadows. ... Read more
July Fitness Goals -- Week 1
Wednesday, July 10, 2013      3 comments

I exercised and ate very healthy last week despite some challenges. I ate much better when traveling (went to visit mom for 4 days) than I have in the past. Family and friends were very supportive of me saying “no” to special treats and alcoho... Read more
Mom very sick. Thoughts on life/death.
Monday, July 08, 2013      10 comments

I am very glad I flew to California for the weekend. Mom was very frail and weak. She seemed very down and depressed during my visit, although she tried to perk up and talk to me. She had no appetite for her food, and by the end of my visit s... Read more
June Results, July Goals.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      7 comments

In June, I met many of my goals. But I did NOT achieve my weight loss goals. June’s goals were: 1. Work on improving sleep and reducing energy drink consumption: Yes I did this. 2. No alcohol & no sweets: No I did not meet this goal ... Read more
Osteopenia, and Making Changes
Saturday, June 29, 2013      13 comments

My doctor’s office called to give me the results of my bone density scan. I was shocked to hear I have osteopenia (thinning of the bones), mostly because my last scan (10 years ago) showed strong healthy bones that were much better than average... Read more
40 Year Reunion! and NSV
Sunday, June 16, 2013      9 comments

I really enjoyed my 40 year college reunion at Reed College in Portland. I met my good friend from friend JR late Friday night – a work crisis delayed me, so I missed our class dinner, and arrived in the middle of the Irish fiddle music concer... Read more
I Hiked Black Butte! SLOWLY -- but successfully!
Monday, June 10, 2013      8 comments

I hiked two more hikes this weekend! On Saturday, Hanne and I hiked the river loop at LaPine State Park, approximately 4 miles, easy trail. LaPine State Park And t... Read more
May Results, and June Goals
Monday, June 03, 2013      5 comments

May results --I did not lose 5 pounds. I lost only about half a pound. Indygirl says “lose, maintain, just don’t gain!” But I really want to get off this plateau. For me, weight loss has been excruciatingly slow (unlike weight gain!) My wei... Read more
Two Delightful Hikes! And Camping
Sunday, June 02, 2013      5 comments

The work week was a long hard slog last week, so I feel very blessed to have enjoyed two delightful hikes this weekend, plus camping on the Metolius River. Right now I feel totally mellow and relaxed from enjoying the beautiful wilderness that ... Read more
Contents Under Pressure!
Saturday, May 25, 2013      11 comments

Many of you know I have I high stress job with long hours, and I work from a home office. I try to keep my life in balance by enjoying time with friends on the weekends, and hiking, and eating relatively healthy food. Plus I do a little yoga.... Read more
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

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