Monthly Archives: October 2015

Day 10: Home is Wherever You Are

Goal #1. Fitness/Nutrition. No walking, biked only 12K because of time crunch. Goal #2. New Skills/Information/Creating Things. Made a spicy Tex-Mex chili for my daughter’s Halloween party. May have used a bit more new-world heat than normal for the Scandinavian … Continue reading

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Day 9: Making Things Work

Goal #1. Fitness/Nutrition. Walked 6.2K, biked 13K, plus many, many stairs. Food intake still not great, yet still some progress: I made a lovely lamb curry for myself and sat down to eat it. Goal #2. New Skills/Information/Creating Things. Took … Continue reading

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Day 8: Walking, Climbing, Planning

Goal #1. Fitness/Nutrition. Walked 8.8K, biked 8K and took the stairs, of course, but then ate too much sugar and ruined the win. Goal #2. New Skills/Information/Creating Things. Started working on the blog again. Listened to another podcast with Seth … Continue reading

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Day 7: Back in Business after Lost Days

Things fell apart for a couple of days after I had some technical difficulties with the blog. My husband said he noticed that my motivation seems directly tied to updating it, so I am glad to be taking the long … Continue reading

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Day 6: Avoiding Frivolous Spending

Goal #1. Fitness/Nutrition. More deliberate, thoughtful eating. Nothing spectacular with fitness but continued to cycle, take stairs and worked on my feet for six hours again. Goal #2. New Skills/Information/Creating Things. Learned a lot again working at the restaurant last … Continue reading

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Day 5: Lapse in Judgement

This post was written earlier but disappeared temporarily due to technical difficulties. Goal #1. Fitness/Nutrition. My lizard brain had a wrestling match with my neocortex and won. Without any thought, I found myself eating pizza, chocolate and other crap that … Continue reading

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Day 4: Life is Good

Goal #1. Fitness/Nutrition. Steady progress. In addition to regular cycling and stair climbing, did lots of lifting, scrubbling, grating, and even stomping (of heavy aluminum cans for the recycling bin) at my volunteer job at a restaurant. I am on … Continue reading

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Day 3: Family-Teamwork Breakthrough

Goal #1. Fitness/Nutrition. Continued improvement. Went shopping for groceries and ignored the smell of just-baked Hanekams (maybe a personal first). Cooked myself meals and actually sat down to eat them. Taking as many stairs as possible, still cycling, plus have added … Continue reading

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Day 2: New Chore Systems Not a Hit With Kids

Goal #1. Fitness/Nutrition. Result: Mostly a win. I ate no refined sugar or wheat, a big change from usual.  But I cycled far less than average (only about 8 kilometers) and did not add any more strenuous activity, so I … Continue reading

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Day 1: Rocky Start

Yesterday was the first day I spent thinking about my goals. I think the experience has helped me overall but needs a lot of improvement. Goal # 1: Fitness/Nutrition. Result: Mixed. I put this goal first because it has been most … Continue reading

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