Day #352: Small Victories

I lose everything.  This spring when it seemed as if I was constantly traveling, I lost both pair of my eyeglasses.  I sucked it up for a while, but I finally just got tired of not being able to see.  I remembered that there was some sort of provision for eyecare in my health coverage …

Day #350: Eating Healthy on the Cheap

Now that my workouts have increased in frequency and intensity, it seems that I am hungry ALL of the time.  However, I’m worried that I’ll get so hungry that I’ll eat junk because it’s fast and easy.  My solution?  I rarely eat at all.  I was sharing this dilemma with a friend this morning and …

Day #329: Summer Must List

I took a few days off for the holiday weekend to recharge my batteries.  This meant hanging around the pool with my family, eating far too much and lazily thumbing through magazines.  Isn’t that what the ‘lazy days of summer’ are all about?!  Speaking of summer, thank goodness for its unofficial start!  I can’t begin …

Day #268: Preventive Maintenance

After a busy day of training and meetings, I jumped in my car and barreled out of the parking lot to pick up my children from school. Wouldn’t you know it? As soon as I turned on to the interstate, my fuel light was illuminated and I realized that yet again, I was pushing my …

Day #265: Bartering Still Works

Recently I mentioned that I decided to train for a 70.3 triathlon this fall.  I’m very excited about it for three reasons: I have an outlet that requires focus and determination and allows me to channel my pent up emotion and frustration into something positive; I get to do something out of the ordinary with …

Day #234: Will Prize-Linked Savings Accounts Work?

It seems that Americans really don’t like to save their money.  When times are good we spend and it seems that only when times are not so good that we are more careful about saving for a ‘rainy day’.  I know, I know — monetary policy has a little something to do with that.  Central …