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  • Today's prayer

    2/26/2020 7:31:34 AM, by CARLOSLAKELAND

    Dear heavenly father, help me to grasp that all the blessings I think I have are really yours. Help me to have a healthy giving heart to use these blessings according to your purpose. Reignite the hearts of us all to have passion for the gospel. Teach us to share the gospel with others. Teach us to... Read more

  • Do You Know This Veggie?

    2/25/2020 12:58:06 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Strawberry onions are available now. No, they don't taste like strawberries, but they are a mild sweet onion that are grown locally on the perimeter of strawberry fields. They are recommended for eating raw because they disintegrate when cooked. Yum. I had onion on my turkey today. Zucchini an... Read more

  • Walked Anyway

    2/21/2020 5:11:49 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I got our walk in today. Most of the day I just rested, trying to get over this cold. Hope to be more active and productive tomorrow.... Read more

  • Limited Walk

    2/20/2020 5:38:29 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Due to a bad cold and congestion, I'm not feeling very good, but I thought getting outside for a few minutes would help. So Casey and I walked mostly in our yard. I didn't want to risk running into a friendly neighbor because I definitely feel contagious. We walked not fast, but together. Here he is... Read more

  • 10%, 15%

    2/19/2020 9:45:28 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    A 10% chance of rain became a very wet drive to Natalie's school. It also meant that our 150th challenge dog walk had lots of puddles and slippery leaves to avoid. So we have finished 15% of the 1000 day challenge and realize that doing anything consistently, even a 10 minute daily walk, is truly... Read more

  • Picture

    2/18/2020 11:03:43 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Here's the documentation that would not download on my first blog today.... Read more

  • Feeling Committed

    2/18/2020 10:40:53 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    My run this morning strengthened my commitment to live a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes it just works like that. I felt so much better after my run. Truth be told, I had overdone breakfast a little and needed to recommit. I set out to run a practice 5k, :30/:30 run/walk, in 12 minutes per mile or less... Read more

  • Not Much of a Blog

    2/17/2020 5:37:48 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Not much to say but I did do the challenge dog walk. I'll make my 15000 step goal. I'll stick to my WW point count. Today is a good day; tomorrow will be even better.... Read more

  • Rapscallion

    2/16/2020 9:43:26 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Here's Casey after our walk today. We were faster today; under 15 minutes per mile pace, but I did stop a couple times to get him to stop biting the leash. Some days he doesn't do that at all. Sometimes he doesn't dig either, and some days he does. Here he is posing near his latest excavation. W... Read more

  • I Need to Hover and Twinkle

    2/15/2020 2:58:09 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Good group run this morning. My left foot was concerning me due to some discomfort. I had had a recurring cramp in that foot for several hours that just left it sore. So I ran with the run :15/walk :30 group, which I like a lot better than the :10/:40. I ran this morning with a local "celebrity", my... Read more

  • Valentine's Day

    2/14/2020 1:31:59 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I drove fine to the hospital and could hardly believe how our Regional Hospital has about doubled in size. I thought we'd be overwhelmed, but we found every place we needed. DH is high risk so that's why he has to have colonoscopy in hospital. They did remove 3 polyps that will be biopsied, but d... Read more

  • Reinstated, A Day Behind

    2/13/2020 1:38:44 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Yesterday I was too excited about finally being back in goal weight range to post documentation of my challenge walk, but that is it above. Hubby was reinstated to Senior Dance. I didn't agree with a lot of the actions he took before and after his expulsion, but he was successful in gett... Read more

  • Good Enough

    2/12/2020 8:49:08 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I just changed my weight ticker to 135 pounds. I weighed 134.2 this morning. For the first time since June of 2019 I am below 135 and showing myself below goal weight. WooHoo. Time to celebrate? Yes, a bit. I achieved a goal that it has taken me months and months. I have been lower. I have had ... Read more

  • Productive Morning

    2/11/2020 9:00:13 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Drove Natalie to school this morning pretty confidently despite fog, returned the defective cable that had caused a lot of TV installation woes, took Casey out to the school bus stop to greet neighbor boy who is crazy about Casey, talked to adult neighbor, got day 140 challenge walk completed, an... Read more

  • Better TV??

    2/10/2020 10:59:49 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    We have had one problem after another with 2 new TVs. Probably by tomorrow we will have a big tv in the living room again. It has been so quiet. Reminds me of the years I was in college and then 3 years overseas as a Peace Corps volunteer when I didn't have tv. I am not sure if life is better or ... Read more

  • New Trick

    2/9/2020 11:23:17 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey can now "crawl" on command! He won't do it without a treat being held out so trying to snap a picture of his new trick is, um, tricky. At Natalie's party my DD tried to teach him to roll over. The sweet dog we had when she was a teenager learned this trick from her and loved doing it so joy... Read more

  • Yes, My 1/20th of the Cake was Delicious

    2/8/2020 11:11:07 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    The family birthday party was great. The cake turned out really well. Hubby who had said he didn't care for Natalie's choice, red velvet cake, ended up saying it was the best cake he had ever had. A serving is 1/10th of the cake according to the box, and I had half a piece, so the 8 of us had 3/4 of... Read more

  • Excitement at 70

    2/7/2020 11:24:52 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Natalie asked for a red velvet cake for our celebration this eve so I am making it now. After I put the 8 inch round pans in the oven I noticed the Baker's Joy spray sitting in the counter. Oh, no. I forgot to spray to the pans. For the 30 minutes while they baked I was thinking we might end up b... Read more

  • Smart and Brave, Too

    2/6/2020 1:51:47 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Still thinking about dear Natalie turning 13, time passing, me living as healthy as I can at age 70, and wanting so much for her. The memory shared yesterday of baby Natalie: I wanted a recent picture of Natalie, and this is how she posed in the car waiting for the school to open this we... Read more

  • Update

    2/6/2020 7:14:31 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    We got an attorney. I have to watch what I say now. I will post how I'm feeling sometimes but not always. My attorney will handle everything and my job is to just seek treatment and try to heal as much as possible. I have nightmares about the accident. I jerked awake at 4am with it this morning. ... Read more

  • Never Let Me Sit Down

    2/5/2020 11:38:02 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Warm up dog walk (day 134) followed by 2 miles of :30/:30 run/walk completed today! Today is Natalie's birthday. She turns 13. It does not seem possible. I've heard people say that many times, I've said it myself, but this time I feel it from the top of my head to my toes and especially in my che... Read more

  • Sunny but Not Easy Day

    2/3/2020 5:09:30 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    It was in the 40's this morning, but we waited for this beautiful sunny day to warm to 75 degrees before we took walk for the 132nd day in a row. It's been a day I could easily overeat -- I am just in that mood, but I am going to stick to the program! I know the real problem is that I didn't... Read more

  • Most of Me Feels Young

    2/2/2020 2:12:15 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Day 131 challenge dog walk was a good warm up for my 5 mile run-walk, making up for my group run that was cancelled due to lightning yesterday. Already made my 15000 step goal today and more than doubled my intensity goal of 150 minutes per week. Feeling good; yeah, I'm old, but most of me fe... Read more

  • Wrinkles in the Plans

    2/1/2020 3:45:56 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Well, after posting the blog day before yesterday about waltz round dancing on Thursdays, guess what? Due to lack of attendance the teachers invited us to beginner foxtrot round dance instead. So we now have class on Saturday morning. I'll still have time for a little socializing after group run, bu... Read more

  • Mindset

    1/31/2020 10:38:12 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Today's WW workshop was about mindset. "Transition your focus to what's going well and view setbacks as opportunities that can help you grow." Timely message. First, to focus on what is going well. I'd say the WW food plan is going well for me. I did several weeks on the blue plan and then swit... Read more

  • Are you familiar with round dancing?

    1/30/2020 9:26:14 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Just in case you aren't familiar with round dancing, I'm providing a link to a popular waltz round dance.
    h?v=PtCkO5Og-H4 Hubby and I took two step round dance lessons two years ago, before I broke my foot, and now we are learning waltz round dance. It ... Read more

  • New Stuff

    1/29/2020 12:23:42 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Great shopping trip yesterday! I got a pair of capris and 3 shirts. I used $45 in 2 different kinds of loyalty rewards and spent $5.56. Really. Even hubby was impressed; so my Christmas shopping paid off. I was too excited and even wore a new shirt to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned this morning... Read more

  • Casey Jones Meets Casey the Dog

    1/28/2020 10:54:32 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I warmed up with Casey, getting in our day 126 challenge walk. Then I ran a training 5K. I wore a jacket on the walk, and took it off for the run, but found myself avoiding the shady areas I usually want to run. Piano lesson today. One of my assigned songs is "Casey Jones". When I play it... Read more