November 2009

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Fitness Post: Why Accountability is More Valuable Than Support

This is POST 14 of my “fitness journey” blogging. For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7,Post 8, Post 9, Post 10, Post 11, Post 12 and Post 13.]
As we get ready to enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the feasts and sweetness these holidays bring [...]

Let Gary Vaynerchuk Pump You Up

Gary Vaynerchuk, of @garyvee and Wine Library TV fame, is a living example and inspiration to all of us who want to live our passion.
I read a ton of books, usually several at once. When I got my copy of Gary’s new book, everything else moved to the bottom of the pile and remained there [...]

Help Wanted: A (Super Duper) Manny

Help Wanted: A (Super Duper) Manny

My husband, Jerry, goes in for a lumbar fusion operation this week. The poor guy just had a 4-level neck fusion three months ago.
I knew he was a super hero when I married him. He’s a marathoner and ultra endurance athlete whose dream is to do the Hawaii Ironman. He’s also a Physical Education teacher. [...]

This is My First Video Blog: How I Lost 24 Pounds and 12.5% Body Fat

This is POST 13 of my “fitness journey” blogging. For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7,Post 8, Post 9, Post 10, Post 11 and Post 12.]
In my last post, you’ll recall I told you how I fell off my good nutrition wagon and snarfed 12 [...]

Facebook: Personal Lives Unveiled

Facebook: Personal Lives Unveiled

Compared to all other things technology, which I usually embrace early, I was a late adopter of Facebook. The reason is I don’t prefer to be very social. I’m busy and tend to be selfish with what free time I have.
But then one day I surmised that because of this very realization, Facebook could be [...]

Tooth Fairy Issues at the Johnsons

Tooth Fairy Issues at the Johnsons

So, our 7-year-old son, Hayden, lost one of his top front teeth last Tuesday.
That evening he wrote a note to the Tooth Fairy asking for some very specific toy. We explained to him that the Tooth Fairy isn’t really big on delivering toys. That would be Santa Claus…
When he woke up the next morning, he [...]

Fitness Update: Got Motivation?

Fitness Update: Got Motivation?

This is POST 12 of my “fitness journey” blogging. For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7,Post 8, Post 9, Post 10, and Post 11.]
Okay, so this is the I NEED MOTIVATION post. For the last seven-and-a-half months, I’ve embarked on a serious fitness and nutrition [...]

R.I.P. Taiga, our Beloved Dog

R.I.P. Taiga, our Beloved Dog

Yesterday, we said goodbye to Taiga, our husky, who was almost 15 years old.
I’m sure any of you reading this who has a dog, or has lost a dog, can understand how we’re feeling right now.
I got Taiga for a Valentine’s Day gift for my husband, Jerry, in 1995. Taiga, whose name means [...]