February 2013 Archives

I’m Overweight!!!!

That damned little mii (my wii playstation avatar) gets on the scale…..the line goes up and up and then the little voice exclaims  “That’s obese!!” Well, yes, it is supposed to motivate me, I guess.  It did make me look forward to the day that the line crossed downward from “Obese” to “Overweight.” This week it happened!!! BMI went from 30.19 last weigh-in to 29.97 this weigh-in, and the squeaky mii said not “That’s Obese!” Continue reading

Got to begin again….

The old saying is “use it or lose it…” I was so proud that I was running up to four miles at a time, running at least 3 days a week.  My recent health-related debacle stopped all that activity cold. Granted, it’s only been 6 days since I did any exercise, and I told DS earlier this week, I’ve been having trouble getting enough food into me to maintain BMR let alone fuel a workout. Continue reading

Well THAT was fun….

…..not. There I was, minding my own business on Friday afternoon when I noted the beginning of a sore throat.  I’m a doctor. I see sick people every day.  “Virus,” I said to myself.  “I’ll get over it.” All day Saturday it was bothersome, but not urgent.  “I’ll pick up some antibiotics after church tomorrow.” We had dinner with friends, and when I arrived home Saturday night, I had shaking chills. “Definitely need to get Continue reading

Vanity, thy name is Woman…

So, I’ve been feeling pretty smug lately.  Sixty-three pounds lost, running at least 10 miles per week, and doing aerobics on my non-running days, I was thinking I look pretty good. I lost my hospital ID badge a few months ago, and have been putting off asking for a new one until I thought I would be happy with my new portrait.  This week I was ready.  I fluffed my hair, wore earrings, applied makeup….and Continue reading


Ok, so I have learned to love my homemade guacamole.  I have also lost 60lbs….by NOT eating homemade guacamole.  So I found this stuff, with veggies for dipping, is a guilt-free-satisfier-of-my-snacking-need treat. Ingredients •2 cups chopped fresh broccoli, cooked and chilled •1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream •1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion •1 tablespoon fat-free mayonnaise •2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice •1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chili powder •Assorted fresh vegetables or tortilla chips Continue reading

Snorkeling fun

We spent the day at Kapoho tidepools.  Since he NEVER went in the water while growing up, here is video proof positive for Mom that he does indeed get into the water here….   One of the fun things about the place is that there are areas where the channel narrows, allowing you to “fly” along it as the tide carries you in.  I videoed it with my new GoPro camera :   In the Continue reading

Mother Nature at work….

Susan and Kris came here three years ago, and Christie and Brion one year ago. As part of our typical “Big Island tour” we took them on a walk to Kaimu beach:  this is the newest black sand beach on Hawaii, created when Kilauea volcano overran the town and beach at Kalapana.  At both visits the beach looked like this: ….though the water was always too rough for our comfort, the beach itself was a Continue reading