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Thursday, September 11, 2014


I've gained 19 pounds this summer.  I know that half that is a lot of water weight from eating processed foods.  But there's some there that I must get off.  My daughter's wedding is in November, and I really want to look my best.  I don't how to get some serious weight off, other than to really exercise.  It's the healthiest alternative.

The Biggest Loser starts tonight.  I always get jazzed about that, although I fell off the last season.  I find it encouraging, so I've got to record that - will be painting tonight.  Painting the inside of a house is a lot of work.  I'm counting it as exercise.  :)

I love exercising, once I'm doing it regularly for a bit.  It's invigorating, feels like you accomplished something, and it's good for you!  How to stay motivated?

I'm going to make a visual dream board of all the things, places, and such that I want to have, be, and go to.  I've heard what you look at everyday becomes your life.  I'll try that.

That and getting off my butt.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Minori Family ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Hello!  I've never seen such a great family video.  The Ice Bucket Challenge they did was inventive, planned, and awesome!  Check it out and make a donation today!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Robin Willams Sketches for NAMI

This article is the only one I've done that has absolutely nothing to do with exercise.  It does have to do with mental health.  Robin William's suicide has rocked the world.  It should.  Just like the double digits of vets that do the same thing.  Every DAY.  We must fund mental illness for medications, research, and simply to help those that can't afford their meds and such.

Solution for me?

My future son-in-law, artist Carlos Cabaleiro, is sketching a Robin Williams series, and the proceeds go to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.  (NAMI)  They are VERY reasonably priced.

Please consider purchasing a portrait of this great comedian for the cause which could have helped him, maybe.  We will never know.  Let's not let it happen again.

The first one is from "Good Morning Vietnam," and can be found at the link below on ebay.

Carlos Cabaleiro Art

Thank you!
Best~ Veronica