Anatomy of Walking
Monday, November 28, 2011      13 comments

I really enjoy walking, hiking and my little 'fitness coach' Princess has made a 'rule' that I have to take her on long walks twice a day - doesn't matter if DH or someone else takes her - she still INSISTS that I go out with her, too. And I'm g... Read more
10 Commandments of Weight Loss
Sunday, November 27, 2011      9 comments

I don't know where this originated but thought it was worth sharing, even though most of us have heard all of it before 10 Commandments of Weight Loss 1. It's a Lifestyle, Not a Diet - this is not a short term fix; it's a way of life ... Read more
How to have a REALLY good day - Happiness Revealed with a Bonus!
Saturday, November 26, 2011      3 comments

Takes 15 minutes total to watch these - I promise you'll find it worth your time! The first one takes 10 minutes
GxbOjp0qSjs And then spend another 5 minutes watching this one - all I... Read more
Started Jazzercise, First Class This Morning
Friday, November 25, 2011      8 comments

I joined Jazzercise [again] and went to my first class this morning - I am terrible at the workout at this point but I know that regular practice will make it easier and I'll eventually figure out the routines! ... Read more
Burning Calories with Friends & Family at Turkey Trot - Wow!
Thursday, November 24, 2011      11 comments

I'm waiting for my turkey to come out of the oven and thought I'd post a short little blog about the Turkey Trot this morning - I went to the Plymouth Rock N Run Turkey Trot in Anaheim Hills, CA, for the second year in a row - before that, DH an... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Thursday, November 24, 2011      7 comments

I know the holidays are not necessarily happy for everyone - they can be full of stress, sadness, anger, frustration, temptation and all sorts of other emotions we might prefer to avoid. But overall, even through all the 'stuff' and 'issues... Read more
Turkey Trot in Anaheim Hills
Tuesday, November 22, 2011      8 comments

We picked up our t-shirt and 'stuff' for the Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot in Anaheim Hills - we went to that one last year and it was great fun so I really wanted to do it again this year. And best of all, HIKETOHEIGHTS and her sister are jo... Read more
Great walk with SparkFriends!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      9 comments

Princess and I went up to La Habra Heights to walk around with HIKETOHEIGHTS and MURPHYHIKER yesterday - we had so much fun!! Princess made friends right away with Baily and she enjoyed walking with Boozie and Sadie, a couple of neighbor dogs, a... Read more
Super Wednesday - Friendly TOPS and a Great Lunch with DH
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      12 comments

Over the weekend, I signed up online for T.O.P.S. [Take Off Pounds Sensibly] because after some reflection, I wanted to have more in-person support and accountability. SparkPeople is great and I still plan to stay active here because I love it s... Read more
Dive in and Sink, Swim or Splash around!
Sunday, November 06, 2011      9 comments

I've spent the past few days reflecting on things, as I like to do a couple of times a year. I have had mixed results with my health/fitness progress and part of the reason is because I haven't been totally consistent. I have been able to establ... Read more
A SparkLove story!!!
Thursday, November 03, 2011      9 comments

Got a link to this blog from a SparkFriend and found it such a heart-warming story, I want to spread the link - check it out! I already clicked on the I LIKE THIS BLOG option and wanted to give my SparkFriends the opportunity to do the same - do... Read more
Bike riding in Pahrump, Nevada
Monday, October 31, 2011      8 comments

I'm visiting our little 'hideaway' mobile home in the town of Pahrump, Nevada - it's a small town about an hour from Las Vegas that has been hit very hard by the recession. There are tons of foreclosures, abandoned homes, etc, and we lucked out ... Read more
Heart-Pumping Exercise! Whew!
Saturday, October 29, 2011      10 comments

I went out this morning at sunrise for a nice walk in the abandoned golf course near here - Princess and I both enjoyed it a lot and we went further than we usually do so got almost 4 miles in 65 minutes - with some shopping at Wal-Mart and Home... Read more
Progress and Success - 'No Matter What'
Friday, October 28, 2011      7 comments

I have been making steady progress toward my various goals and feel like I've had a good deal of success. It helps me to focus on 'now' or 'today' and set small goals that are within reach. Sure, it's great to set big goals, too, but sometimes I... Read more
Heading to Nevada
Thursday, October 27, 2011      6 comments

I'm planning to drive out to our place in Pahrump, Nevada, to take care of some 'deferred chores' and try to eliminate weeds that keep popping up. I've done all sorts of temporary things to deal with them but the previous owner didn't put down w... Read more

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