Author Archives: Barbara

Barbara – Focus

I have a really great camera. I mostly shoot in fully automatic mode. Sometimes, I switch to one of the presets – you know, close up or portrait mode – but even then someone else has taken care of the … Continue reading

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Telling it like it is – Barbara

I wandered away from here for a few months while I was training for my first full marathon. Losing weight just wasn’t my priority – running took up a lot of time and energy and what little of either was left … Continue reading

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Barbara – In the moment

Last year about this time, I wrote about the 12 Days of (Fit) Christmas and the year before that I shared my letter to Santa. This year, I’m already turning my thoughts to setting goals for the New Year, like … Continue reading

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Barbara – Average

I’ve been thinking about the law of averages lately – well, I didn’t know it was called that but I heard that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with and I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading

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Barbara – In my house

I try not to use words like “bad” or “good” in describing foods or declare some foods off limits but I am increasingly willing to set some into the category “not in my house”. We don’t buy white bread – it’s … Continue reading

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Barbara – Why are you doing this?

On Saturday, Reid and I joined some other Losing It ladies (and some of their awesome kids) for a Color Vibe run. The site reported that there would be no timing system because it was intended as a fun run. And, I have to … Continue reading

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Postcard from France

A person better at planning ahead than me would probably have prepared a post for when she was on vacation*. I suspect that people who are good at planning ahead also prepare meal plans, pre-fill food diaries and don’t need … Continue reading

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Barbara – Starting the 2nd talk

I spent the long weekend in New York City at Blogher 12 with some pretty amazing women. I had the opportunity to workout with the US Army and learn about how they’ve changed their exercise routines to mimic real situations that … Continue reading

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Barbara – My iPod is fat

I was backing up photos on Saturday and decided to look at my hard drive. It surprised me to see how full it was, given how big it seemed when I bought it. My husband wasn’t, though. “It’s your iPod,” … Continue reading

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Barbara – No more teachers but a couple of books

Those of us with kids in school are now looking out at nine homework-free weeks and there seems a bit of time to fine tune and maybe even amp up our exercise plans. With that in mind, I’m looking closely at … Continue reading

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