Walking dogs for fitness and fun

I really wanted to call this post How I lost 30 pounds walking dogs. Turns out that won’t happen unless I also cut back on the M&Ms and french fries. When I first started volunteering at the Humane Society of Skagit Valley, I went two or three times a week and walked three dogs about 20Continue reading “Walking dogs for fitness and fun”

How to sabotage the Skinny Rules: Holiday Edition

Make excellent choices. Breakfast: Oatmeal with greek yogurt and flax seed. Lunch: Salad with grilled salmon Dinner: Grilled fish, salad, grilled zucchini Surprisingly, I found it easy enough to observe Bob Harper’s Skinny Rules at meals over the holidays. At the Fish Grill in Brentwood, I even opted for salad and zucchini instead of friesContinue reading “How to sabotage the Skinny Rules: Holiday Edition”

True Confessions, weight loss edition

Almost 10 years ago, I lost a bit of weight on Weight Watchers. Following the plan was fairly easy and it took me a little over six months. I lived alone and didn’t have much of a social life; controlling what I ate was a piece of cake. I didn’t even exercise that vigorously atContinue reading “True Confessions, weight loss edition”