11:15 AM Oct 23, 2012
This past week kind of smacked me right in the mug.  I got to the gym at 5:30 on Monday morning, and went through a pretty extensive workout.  I had my bag packed to get to the gym for Tuesday, and unfortunately it was packed for the whole week.  With a late night of soccer mixed in, my body...
6:25 PM Oct 19, 2012
This past week was not great for me. I have been sick since Oct. 8. It seemed like it just hit me overnight. I just thought it was a sore throat, but it was not the case. My nose is stuffed. I can't stop coughing and my taste buds are gone. I wish they would return; that would be nice. I was only...
4:00 PM Oct 18, 2012
It’s hard enough, willpower-wise, to make healthier choices when you’re trying to achieve your weight loss goals. But it’s even harder when seemingly better-for-you “diet foods” don’t live up to their claims—or are downright harmful to your health.
6:22 PM Oct 18, 2012
Another busy week. I went to my family doctor this past week for a check-up. He could not believe how much weight I've lost. He was able to take me off two meds that I take for high blood pressure. We are waiting to see what the blood work tests say about my cholesterol and sugar. I've been...
2:00 PM Oct 19, 2012
Weight loss gets a bad rap for being difficult to achieve and maintain, but you can stack the deck in your favor. Here are six ways to power up your willpower:
6:15 PM Oct 17, 2012
The tree outside my window is now red, the sky is gray and the rain is drizzling down. I love the fall. Makes a girl want hot chocolate, chick flicks and big blanket. Can also be bad though, because I LOVE to bake, and this is the beginning of baking weather. Halloween treats, to Thanksgiving...
Oct 16, 2012 (All day)
A regular cardio machine routine certainly deserves kudos. It’s a great way to burn calories quickly and stay fit. But, you won’t be doing your physique any favors if you make one of these common cardio machine mistakes.
6:00 PM Oct 16, 2012
This past week we started surf training, oh my. I must say my body has never moved like this. After completing my 72-lap goal Oct. 9 (one mile YEAH), the next day my YMCA personal trainer Joyce Niedzwiecki had completed her research on training for surfing, and I was the guinea pig. Well my back...
12:00 PM Oct 11, 2012
I discovered the inspiration for this recipe ages ago in an issue of the Australian edition of Vogue, a magazine I tried to hunt down as often as possible because it had a consistently innovative food section. Though my Jell-O years already were well behind me, I was struck by the cleverness of this recipe, particularly as a healthy snack for kids, and even more particularly at Halloween.
6:08 PM Oct 13, 2012
Alright, after the most frustrating week of the year, with me not getting to the gym at all, I made a bit of a “command” decision regarding getting back on track.  I got to the gym three days this past week (not enough, I know…but a start) including two days in which I got to the gym at 5:30 a.m....

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