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What to do
Sunday, February 15, 2015      23 comments

It's mid-February in Chicago, biting cold, gusty winds. The five-day forecast shows the warmest day will hit a high of 22, not including wind chills. What to do? ... Read more
Tuesday, February 10, 2015      9 comments

It was finally my turn. I have been around sick people since November. Each person near me that came down with something caused me to be on pins and needles waiting for it to grab me but I kept dodging the bullet. It was finally my turn. Tw... Read more
A Winter's Run
Sunday, February 01, 2015      8 comments

The running store where I shop hosts group fun runs throughout the year. Many times when I hear of these events, I'm busy or feel awkward about going alone. None of my friends or family members run. My daughter runs but she lives over an hour aw... Read more
Living Lean Program Review
Monday, January 26, 2015      4 comments

As I mentioned in my last blog, I was nearing the end of a video series as part of our health initiative at work. It's called Living Lean with Lou Ryan. It trains you to reduce snacking, overeating and changing your relationship with food. I can... Read more
The Windmills of my Mind
Friday, January 09, 2015      12 comments

Welcome to deep thoughts (or not so deep) by KELLIEBEAN! Just some things rattling around in my brain. Snacking I’m going through a video series for one of our health initiatives at work about living lean. There are assignments after e... Read more
Make Mistakes
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      17 comments

I read a quote this morning by Neil Gaiman.... "I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yoursel... Read more
Excuses Busted
Sunday, December 28, 2014      16 comments

I registered for next year's Hot Chocolate 5K last night. I accidentally clicked that I run a 9-minute mile. I hang more in the 10:30 neighborhood. I read that I have until October to produce race results proving my time. 'challenge accepted!' I... Read more
December in Adjectives
Tuesday, December 23, 2014      13 comments

I guess I could wait until after new year but ahhh, no time like the present to wrap things up right?! ... Read more
I Swear I Lived
Monday, December 15, 2014      8 comments

This is my new favorite song. I had a very challenging day, drained the life out of me but I still went to yoga. Driving home I heard this song by One Republic. I hope the video works for you.
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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts This Day In History
Monday, November 24, 2014      44 comments

1859 Charles Darwin published "On The Origin Of Species" 1932: The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), officially opened a Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) in Washington D.C. 1941 - Pete Best was ... Read more
Tuesday, November 18, 2014      14 comments

In yesterday's blog I talked about my bad mood and my stiff back. I talked myself into a better attitude and better mood and decided to go to yoga since you all made me see it would be good for my back. The day went along nicely. Until... L... Read more
Don't Judge the day by the Weather
Monday, November 17, 2014      11 comments

The forecast calls for frigid temps today, too early for this weather in my book. My husband kept me awake off and on through the night with his snoring, I have a full day ahead of me trying to kick off a project with people dragging their feet ... Read more
The Weekend in Adjectives
Sunday, November 09, 2014      11 comments

Day off of work Friday for packet pickup.... Fun. Spent a fun day with DD at the convention center. Afterward visited my aunt back in my old neighborhood....sentimental. She's my late mom's last living sibling. She still lives in the same h... Read more
Fit2Feast/Hope/Goal Reached
Sunday, November 02, 2014      10 comments

Happy Sunday in November. Just a few tidbits knocking around my head today. I am doing the Spark Fit2Feast challenge again this year. Last year it really kept me in the right frame of mind to stay healthy into the holidays. For this ye... Read more
A Thank You Note
Friday, October 24, 2014      10 comments

I've waited 11 years I think and it's finally happening. DH and I are going to Mexico in March with a local radio station. Every year they invite listeners to travel to a different resort in Mexico to hang out with them and watch them broadcast... Read more

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