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Thursday, April 27, 2017      8 comments

I have had a lifelong love affair with books. Libraries make me happy. I love to hold a book in my hands. I love the smell and feel. I wish I could absorb it's contents by osmosis. In my recent foray at the bookstore, one of the books I purch... Read more
Birthday celebration and surprises
Tuesday, April 11, 2017      15 comments

Today is my birthday. It's going to be a wonderful, top of the world kind of day! My family asked me what time I wanted to get up today. I said, "2 o'clock." Haha. The sun is shining. Lovely, following the thunderstorm last night. Sun... Read more
Food Fixation
Sunday, March 26, 2017      7 comments

I know a 55 year old man who does not eat sweets. He says he did not grow up eating them, so why should he start now? We smugly smile at his claim because he doesn't know what he is missing...but maybe he is on to something. He has a different w... Read more
Going Away Party
Saturday, March 18, 2017      5 comments

al.asp?blog_id=6329260 SKYDRAKE Julia wrote a beautiful blog titled Final Goodbyes? Her words resonated deeply with me. She wrote of the difference in her grieving ... Read more
America's fittest couple
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      9 comments

magazine-cover America's fittest couple live in our village? My initial reaction was shock and excitement because we are a small farmin... Read more
A Gift for Miss Lilly
Thursday, February 16, 2017      11 comments

Early one morning Miss Lilly was sitting on her porch as was her habit, when a dapper little man appeared. He offered her a choice of three boxes. The first box contained $10,000 that she could enjoy immediately. If she chose Box 2, she must wai... Read more
January Weight Loss
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      13 comments

I set a goal to lose 10 pounds every month. Our bodies don't always lose on our schedule but it's a reasonable goal. I stuck with my eating plan and... Read more
My little corner of the world
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      18 comments

I've been pleased with my progress for the 5% Challenge. I've been able to stick fairly close to my eating plan. I lost a few pounds the first week, making 9 for the month. Exercise is always a challenge with limited mobility and chronic pain ... Read more
A Moment of Clarity
Friday, January 20, 2017      10 comments

This week I created a weight chart for the last 12 years (when I started this journey). Looking at the figures takes away all the guesswork. Then I calculated where my modest monthly weight loss goal will take me each month. I was in disb... Read more
It's okay to say, "No, thank you."
Friday, January 06, 2017      5 comments

We were in the living room in the evening, talking and watching television. Someone made a snack run to the kitchen, asking if I wanted ice cream. I wasn't hungry. I wasn't thinking about food. I wasn't craving ice cream. No one woul... Read more
30-Day Small Changes Challenge, Day 4
Monday, December 19, 2016      3 comments

Day 4 Small Changes Challenge was to try a new food. Find a new favorite. Sis had almond milk in the refrigerator. I tried it today. It had a pleasant, roasted almond taste. Someone recommended freezing green grapes for a snack. I l... Read more
30-Day Small Changes Challenge, Day 3
Sunday, December 18, 2016      3 comments

Day 3 of the challenge is all about breakfast. We all know there are benefits to eating breakfast. Think about it...all the yummy food we associate with breakfast. What's not to like about it? Sometimes we fall into bad habits. We get lazy... Read more
30-Day Small Changes Challenge, Day 1
Saturday, December 17, 2016      6 comments

SparkPeople's 30-Day Small Changes Challenge 7,407 Members SparkPeople's Small Changes Challenge provides fun and simple daily challenges in a 30-day plan. Small, healthy changes can lead to bigger results than you might think! ... Read more
Beginning Fall 5% Challenge
Sunday, September 25, 2016      11 comments

Our Fall 5% Challenge started Saturday. I really need this. I have been moving backwards, undoing all the good I've done this year. It has been a painful year. Do we ever get over losing loved ones? I am also having a great deal of physical, mob... Read more
Reflections on the 5% Challenge: Sleep
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      8 comments

One of the components we log for a couple weeks of the challenge is consecutive hours of sleep. It is one of many components that help our teams earn points. The emphasis is on consecutive. That adds difficulty to this goal. Following majo... Read more

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