Oh my goodness, we ran all day yesterday, cleaned the house, paid bills. By the time we sat down at 8 PM, we were both tired and hungry. So we ordered a pizza.

As you may know, we’ve been trying to get healthy, lose weight, increase our stamina. But after two weeks of really being good, we decided to give in to the temptation.

It’s important to do that, sometimes. Denying myself constantly doesn’t seem to work when I’m losing weight. Every once in a while, I need to indulge.

As a concession to the yummy, greasy, cheesy pizza, I …

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I’ve found a new beverage that does triple duty. It fills me up, curbs my sweet craving, and rehydrates.

I add about 12 ounces of club soda (charge water, sparkling mineral water) to about four ounces of fruit juice. Pineapple is my favorite, but I use whatever I have in the house. Hubby bought a bottle of tart red cherry juice after his men’s health magazine said it has amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s very sour, but not too bad when diluted with fuzzy water.

I’ve been drinking a glass of watered juice before each meal. It fills me …

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My main goal for 2012 is to lose weight. I’m guessing right about this time of the year, it’s about half the population’s goal, too. I’ve tried a lot of different diets, programs, regimens, hypnosises. But this year, I’m organizing a five-pronged attack.

Exercise, diet, motivation, reward, and support.

Exercise – self explanatory, but here’s what I figured out. I have an exercise DVD that I just don’t like. I’m going to sell it on E-bay and buy one I do like. Something like belly dancing, or hip hop, or maybe…would hubby let me put in a pole??? I’m much …

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Thanksgiving is over, and there’s less than a month before Christmas. What are my priorities for this time period? I’m rewriting a story I wrote a few years ago, and I will be submitting it to an editor I met at the Emerald City Writers’ Conference in Seattle, WA in October.

There’s always shopping to do, and I am most happy when I can shop online and let UPS deliver things to my door.

Holiday parties start next weekend, and I’m glad to say none of them will be held at my house. We’ve done a lot of entertaining in …

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