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20 Boxes of Books And Counting...

20 Boxes of Books And Counting…

It’s not just a move across town. It’s not even just a move across country. The last time I did that I had things packed, had movers come and put our things in a truck, had them drive it across country, and had them unload it all for me. I...
Get Your Potassium Fix with The Spicy Date

Get Your Potassium Fix with The Spicy Date

Potassium is one of those nutrients your body needs to maintain water balance and electrolytes. Recently, I’ve struggled with water retention and did some research to determine what I could do about it. An increase in potassium was one of the recommendations that I found could help combat this problem....
Maintain Your Water Balance with These 10 Sources of Potassium

Maintain Your Water Balance with These 10 Sources of Potassium

4 pounds gained in 3 days?!? That’s the amount of weight the scale said I gained the last week as I indulging myself in Chinese food…the real deal, family style in Beijing. I don’t think they use MSG or a lot of sodium in those dishes in China, even though...
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A Photographic Excursion to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu

A Photographic Excursion to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu

The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu is a trip well worth making if you find yourself in Beijing. I came to China for a business trip, and scheduled a few extra days at the beginning and end of my trip to do some sightseeing. After all, it would be a shame to miss the...
A Big Bowl of Quinoa Goes a Long Way

A Big Bowl of Quinoa Goes a Long Way

I guess I’m late to the superfood party, having recently discovered quinoa. (If you too are uninitiated, you should know that you pronounce this word as “kee-nwah”. Not obvious.) Someone told me about it (pronouncing it correctly) but I did not associate that sound with the word that I saw when I perused the bulk...
Did I Live Up to Live It? (Week 1 Update)

Did I Live Up to Live It? (Week 1 Update)

Spaghetti legs. That’s how I finished up my week after a 3 mile-ish walk along the section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu today. Definitely a live it kind of day! Runkeeper says it was only 2.15 miles (according to the map of my trek) but I didn’t think about turning it on until I...
5 Ways to Live-It

5 Ways to Live-It

I’m not claiming that Live-It is an original concept, but I like the idea of referring to my food and nutrition lifestyle choices as a “live-it” plan instead of a diet. I learned about it first back in the early 80s from a book by Richard Simmons entitled Never Say Diet. Now why I was...
Geek Girl's Goal for 2012: Taking a Closer Look

Geek Girl’s Goal for 2012: Taking a Closer Look

Welcome to the inaugural post for my personal blog. II've been blogging for a few years on topics related to the consulting and education work that I do in the Business Intelligence world. But as much time and energy as I put into my work, it's not the only thing...