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Being fierce
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      8 comments

Today is day five and in pursuit of this goal I've managed to write down something positive about myself five times in a row now. No, I'm not ready to share them yet. And I'm in a panic about what I'll write tomorrow. But I did have an ex... Read more
2010 Goal #7
Monday, January 04, 2010      8 comments

Go with the momentum! Sounds like a non-goal, right? Au contraire, my friends. It would be easy to resume having that extra bite here and there, to indulge in that extra treat just this once (once a day? once an hour?) It would b... Read more
Bootcamp - the ugly truth
Sunday, January 03, 2010      10 comments

I should know better than to do this, but I do foolish things when challenged. As I've said previously, this isn't about losing any more weight, but about getting fit. But in order to get there, I'm going to have to replace the fat with muscl... Read more
2010 Goal #6
Saturday, January 02, 2010      2 comments

Build some upper body strength. I've never had any. I'm not sure why, possibly because I never made the effort. I look as though I should be strong, as I have broad shoulders and a wide back. But I'm a real weakling. To make matt... Read more
2010 Goal #5
Saturday, January 02, 2010      7 comments

Create an exercise space at home. When we purchased our house 25 years ago, we selected a house that had a converted garage. This room could and did serve a multitude of purposes, serving as a living area, craft area, play area for kids, b... Read more
2010 Goal #4
Friday, January 01, 2010      10 comments

Simplify! I've cluttered up my life in many ways, whether it's the tangible stuff in every corner of my house, or the thousands of FB 'friends'. I'm a pack rat, my father was a pack rat, my daughters are worse pack rats. I'm convinced... Read more
2010 Goal #3
Thursday, December 31, 2009      11 comments

This one's hard, very hard. It came to me in a flash yesterday, as I was blindsided by a colleague. My goal is to be fierce - that is, I want to feel fierce. I'm tired of feeling like a two-year old whenever I'm confronted with conflict. ... Read more
Goal #2 - Patience and fortitude
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      9 comments

Have you seen the two lions that guard the New York City Library? During the 1930s, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia named them Patience and Fortitude, for the qualities he felt New Yorkers would need to survive the economic depression. These names hav... Read more
Goals for 2010 - #1
Tuesday, December 29, 2009      10 comments

#1 - become a runner. It was oh so very tempting to say 'try' to become a runner, because I attempted once before and couldn't develop a liking for it. Of course I was much younger, and I went about it the wrong way. I signed up for a 5 ... Read more
Having a great time!
Sunday, December 27, 2009      10 comments

No time for a real blog..... Last night's party: ... Read more
Just a quick note
Thursday, December 24, 2009      6 comments

...to wish all a Merry Christmas. I'm sitting in Malibu, just sparking away while waiting for the dancing to begin. I'm so excited! No bars on my Blackberry, but the camp facility seems to have wireless. At least for now.... I may pop i... Read more
Just an ordinary day
Wednesday, December 23, 2009      6 comments

No traffic on the roads when I commute (early) as there are no school buses. Just the usual bickering at the office, as someone gets his knickers in a twist over who called whom. A nice 30 minute walk over to the market during lunch to pic... Read more
Plateau? Feh!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009      13 comments

I was more than a little frustrated when I weighed in this morning and there were those same numbers again. On the other hand, I KNOW that these aren't the same pounds I was toting around five weeks ago, there's more muscle and less fat. S... Read more
Things I never thought I'd say
Monday, December 21, 2009      11 comments

"Oh, yes, milk!" while wandering the grocery store this morning, looking for extras to add to my home-made lunch. I hate milk, I really do. But I need more protein (not to mention calcium) and I've discovered that if I do half milk, half coffe... Read more
Weekend stretch - Sunday (video blog)
Sunday, December 20, 2009      21 comments

Learning a new dance..... But in this case, I will be teaching. Yes, what I'm doing for myself today is teaching a dance session. Sounds like work? Sure, it is; but nothing is more satisfying or more enjoyable for me. So in case you... Read more

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