Monthly Archives: February 2012

Fasting Cardio – Yea or Nay?

As most of you know by now, I’m employed at a local gym (an awesome one, in fact, Gold’s Gym Shrewsbury) and spend my time surrounded by people who are in the fitness industry and are fairly serious about their … Continue reading

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Bugs of the visible (and invisible) kind

Some would say I deserved the wasp sting.  That’s what I get for being home on a balmy day in February, relaxing in the backyard without even a coat on.  Well, I was minding my own business, when this nasty … Continue reading

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My dream career got plucked and stuffed

I saw a show on cable last week that nearly floored me.  It was about a profession that I, at age 14, thought would fit right into the life I had planned for my future. I could not consider college, my support … Continue reading

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Cleaning house = Cleaner eating

“If it’s in the house, I’ll probably eat it!”  This is my regular response to my daughter when she asks why we don’t have “treats” for her or to my husband’s request for roasted salted almonds or potato chips.  I … Continue reading

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Convalescence, The Invalid Wife, and Emerging Bees

I’m convalescing these days.  Convalescence is a great word, although we hardly use it anymore.  It conjures up images of sickly people bundled up in thick blankets and wheeled outside for a bit of sun.  Or rich sickly people doing the same thing on … Continue reading

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Everybody needs a barn

If someone asks me to pick one thing that I miss most about the farm I always think for a moment and never fail to come up with the same answer. It was not just a beautifully constructed thing, put … Continue reading

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There’s an App for that!

I’ve recently made a rather significant change in my life, one I resisted for quite some time.  When it comes to technology, I’m not all that adept.  I joined the world of Blackberry over 3 years ago.  I knew my … Continue reading

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There’s hope for snow days…

For all of you who are dragging your weary bodies through this warm, snowday-less winter, hope is on the way. The tractor is not running. Last week, during all those balmy days that were perfect for taking a walker stroll around … Continue reading

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The Women In My Life

Recently, a special friend has returned to my circle of life and it started me thinking about who had the greatest influence on the direction I traveled and why I consistently chose strong women as good friends.  I am not … Continue reading

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You too can be a BIG Loser!

Do you wanna be a LOSER?  The BIGGEST LOSER?  Let me tell you how that can happen… We’ve all heard of, and many of us have seen the show The Biggest Loser, right?  I’ve watched many episodes, ending up in … Continue reading

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