Et Tu Semester Two?

Last semester, although I ended up with an A in both of my classes, the work-load, and homework requirements surprised me by turning out to be a lot harder than I thought they would be! Little things I didn’t expect, like tests, or raising your hand to talk, or the hellishness tricky dynamics of group projects, proved to be…

Irish Stew with Lamb, Barley, and Guinness

Bhí sé go blásta!! (vee shay go BLAWS-tuh)  – That’s Irish for “It was delicious!!” Sure’n that’s what you’ll be after sayin’ once ye’ve tried this AUTHENTIC Irish Stew, me darlin’s. And its not only delicious, if you do it right, its also fun to create! This recipe makes A BUNCH!  Seriously, it filled up…

Quick Update

OK, I took February “off” so to speak. Had some cocktails, ate a lot of pizza, and some burgers, gained back only a couple of pounds. Had a relapse of knee pain so I also have not done the treadmill since the end of January either. I’m back on the wagon now. Different focus though….

Creating My Own Inspiration

So, as I noted a couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t chosen to participate in the HuffPost/50’s series where they follow 15-women-over-50-extraordinarily-reinventing-themselves-in-2015… OK, let me amend that – I must confess, try as I might, I couldn’t make my vow to lose 52 pounds in 52 weeks sound extraordinarily reinventiony enough – not altruistically inspirational enough…

The Universe Counsels Me On Change

LALA:  Oh Universe, its been a month now since I’ve been focused on my personal reinvention, and by reinvention I mean weight loss. I’m happy to say that by cutting out alcohol and coffee, eating a pure ayurvedic diet, drinking 16 cups of water, yoga, and walking 10,000 steps a day, I have lost 14 pounds….

Why Cheat Days Are Dangerous

Progress continues on my march toward a healthy weight. But progress does not come without a few pitfalls. My pitfall this week was the dreaded CHEAT DAY. …which I promptly turned into a cheat weekend… which, like magic, turned into 4 pounds gained back. This immediately made me very leery of this seemingly guilt free…

The First 15 Days

Two weeks ago I very publicly said I was going to put into motion some things that would create big change in my life. That kind of thing is pretty easy to say with the rush of fresh energy and excitement about the new year – so knowing my track record for sticking with things, I also pitched…

What A Difference A Week Makes!

Week one – done. And honestly, it wasn’t that hard. I think you have to really really want, not only to change, but to actually do what it takes to change. There is a difference. I thought about this plan for a long long time, all of the aspects of it, the timing, benefits, the…

L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal

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Manifesting Reinvention

Last year at this time I was in California, putting the finishing touches on what would turn out to be the winning float at the Rose Parade. That adventure was the culmination of a year long plan that began with 2013’s resolution, and it was a dream come true. This year, I’ve got one semester…