Monthly Archives: November 2013

Would You Like “Healthy Habit Holiday Support?”

Hi, all. Anyone out there feeling a “food hangover” from yesterday’s Thanksgiving festivities? I’m thankful that I don’t feel gross, bloated, sluggish or irritable. In fact, as soon as I hit the “publish” button on this little blog post, I’m … Continue reading

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Remaining Abstinent By Giving To Others

I baked a pie. I’m addicted to sugar, and abstinence is the only way I can arrest the addiction one day at a time. So I didn’t eat the pie. Neither did hubs, because I didn’t make it for him. … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: The Mayor’s Challenge and An Achilles Athlete

Yesterday hubs and I participated in The Mayor’s Challenge, a free 5K for the people of Nashville. It was the third annual event and our third time to participate. It was a really cold day. I wanted to stay home … Continue reading

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Getting Needs Met

Have you ever known someone who expected you to know what he or she needed without being told? I have. In fact, I used to be that person. “Ugh, when hubs does laundry, why doesn’t he realize my shirts need … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Meltdown

I had a bit of a meltdown last night…all over a misplaced cell phone. I’d arrived at the ESL class hubs and I teach. My Bluetooth indicated my phone was not connected. Not connected?! Where’s my phone? This threw me … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: This One Is Personal

I first noticed Linda Feagans a few years ago at the Nashville Women’s Half Marathon. She was hard to miss. She was running the event carrying an oxygen tank on her back. I was immediately inspired. The next morning she … Continue reading

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Must. Lift. Weights. Sigh.

I’m a Cardio Queen. I guess I like the endorphin rush I experience after a good workout. But weightlifting? Not so much. When I look back on the last few months, I notice that I’ve been lucky to dwo two … Continue reading

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This time last year…

While I can now walk/run three miles, I was pushed for time on Saturday and went out for a quick 1.6 miler. It was a bright, sunny fall day…really beautiful. It reminded me of the weather exactly one year ago. … Continue reading

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An Abundance of Peppers

This year I planted one of those plants that yields the beautiful, red peppers you see in the Southwestern United States. You know, the kind you see strung and dried in New Mexican farmers markets. This one plant yielded more … Continue reading

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I Tried Starfruit…

…and it was delicious. I’ve always wanted to try starfruit. When I’d see one in the store, though, I didn’t know what to do with it. I’d leave it in the bin. Then a coworker of hub’s gave him one. … Continue reading

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