Tag Archives: exercise

Good for the Soul

I am trying to improve my noticing skills and I am also meant to be taking more exercise. The noticing will be helpful for writing and for coaching, and the exercise will be helpful for life. Walking is easier, I … Continue reading

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On losing 20lbs…

I have lost 20 lbs. Yippee. I have done this in 50 days, losing 7lbs in the three weeks since I returned home from Duke Diet and Fitness center. There are those of you who will scoff I know, saying … Continue reading

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California Gurl

 A week in a damp anorak in a rented caravan on a bleak Atlantic outpost. This was a childhood vacation in Northern Ireland back in the 1960s and is a model I recommend to all parents today. Particularly those parents … Continue reading

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Belly ache

I woke up in some discomfort and the feeling persisted all day. The large white area known as my stomach was sore. I tried to diagnose the problem without the aid of medical staff at the Duke Diet and Fitness … Continue reading

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Counting Beads

The evangelical branch of the family will have been startled to see the title of this post. They are alert to anything that feels like a move towards Rome, following yesterday’s appearance at Duke University Chapel (Very high church. Lots of … Continue reading

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Sniffy about exercise.

I have now attended two classes on overcoming barriers to exercise. Duke Diet and Fitness center has identified a list of frequently used excuses, and of course I am guilty of using them all: Too tired Too busy Not athletic … Continue reading

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Through the Wringer

I have been sleeping like a lumber yard since I came to Duke DFC. That’s what 3 hours of exercise will do. Oh, and not drinking. It also helps to have no work to keep one awake with worry.   My home for … Continue reading

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Willpower is for dummies

All the roads in this part of North Carolina seem to have at least three identifying numbers. Tonight I was simultaneously on the 15, the 501 and 85. A road can be marked both South Alston and East 55. Rt 147, … Continue reading

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Saturday morning–by the numbers

Time left the house: 7:30am  Number of yard sale jewels bought for Gretel: 4 (note to self–it’s Mother’s Day tomorrow. Shouldn’t The Crone be the one being showered with gifts?) Number of super woofer speakers bought for Hansel: 2 (well, … Continue reading

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