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What? Me? A Triathlete? (goal update)
Thursday, February 09, 2012      6 comments

Welcome back to my "Getting ready to turn 50" adventures. I have been working on my 7 before-I-turn-50 goals from my last blog... #2 Wearing a bit of makeup ... Read more
49 and a half!!!
Friday, February 03, 2012      8 comments

Remember when "and a half" made you feel that much more grown up? It hit me today that next week I turn 49 "and a half" meaning I have six months before I turn 50. Really? 50? ME? (trying to imagine 10 hands worth of fingers) Desp... Read more
11.4 Pounds in Four Days
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      11 comments

...I know what I would say if one of you had written what I am about to. I know. I know. But for some reason I just can't buck myself up! I am stunned and slightly disheartened to say the least. Some how I gained 11.4 pounds in four day... Read more
November Goals
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      4 comments

Here comes a tricky month... the dwindling sunshine ramps up my apatite for any carb that walks by and by the end of the month I'll have two daughters' birthdays and Thanksgiving! To get through this, the second trickiest month of the ye... Read more
The toughest workout I've ever done (so far)
Thursday, October 27, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday I went to Cardio Mix at the Y and am pretty sure that that was the toughest workout I've ever put in. Ever. We did a half hour of cardio bursts, cycling between four or five one minute mini-routines of 8 reps of two exercise back... Read more
Chop Chop Chop Chop....
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      5 comments

I've got a friend who raises veg for local food stores & restaurants... in the fall I am privileged to receive a lot of not-pretty-enough veggies. As long as I honor his gift by putting them up and not letting them go to waste, he gives me hun... Read more
Calories Burned Calculator... too much fun
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      6 comments

Just thought I would share one of my favorite web pages - it is my go to page when I am trying to track my "calories out" calolive.org/healthy-liv
ing/activity-calculator/ Brought to you by California Black Ripe Oli... Read more
Paying my fat tax and finding a new normal.
Thursday, October 20, 2011      8 comments

Not that you can tell by my blog but I've really been back in the sparky saddle for the last 6 weeks... Eating clean, tracking my intake, taking measurements and kicking butt. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and budget in somet... Read more
I love my cooking
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      8 comments

I love my hummus more than any other hummus. I love my fried potato soup, my mushroom barley soup, my cure-everything chicken stew, and all the other soups I make. I love my home made bread and slow roasted chicken. I love that I make my... Read more
W.O.W. Why'd I ever leave???
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      6 comments

I went back and re-enrolled at the Y today. It's been over 6 months (gads) since I've been to the gym! I immediately went to my favorite ongoing class - W.O.W. (Women on Weights) I'm sore. I'm limping just a bit. I can't lift... Read more
Thursday, September 08, 2011      6 comments

Brief list of changes... -Monkey Child has moved out -Suddenly it is 42 degrees when I wake up - truly getting in the way of my will-to-bike in the morning -Our beloved governor has reduced my take home pay by $300 a month -We've canc... Read more
Empty Nest... a binge I didn't see coming
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      11 comments

Monkey Child, our youngest of three daughters, moved out on Saturday. For full disclosure, she only moved a few blocks away to a dorm on the campus where I work, so how bad can it be? Man-of-my-dreams took it really hard. His dad died... Read more
Sneaky Sneaky Exercises
Friday, September 02, 2011      5 comments

More on taking a very long time to turn 50.... So I'm trying to trick myself into sneaking another 30 minutes of exercise a day into my life. I already ride my bike oh, 30 - 50 miles a week. But seeing how my body is very used to doing th... Read more
344 days and counting
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      7 comments

Hi, My name is Maud and I am turning 50 in 344 days. The "nine years" have always been my roughest. When I turned 19 I was already married, pregnant, owned a home in the suburbs, held tupperware parties, had a perm, wore stretch pants wit... Read more
I'm a PERFECT square!
Monday, August 29, 2011      6 comments

Sorry all that I've been gone for 6 weeks... much has happened, I could blog the rest of the year on what happened over August. One thing, I turned 49. Once again, I am a perfect square! Seven Squared to be exact!. Life chunks up in... Read more

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