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Beware of Salt on Friday
Sunday, May 09, 2021      4 comments

I'm no doctor and am not giving medical advice here, just " weigh in" advice. Last Friday we had a salty takeout dinner which I welcomed at the time for the "ease" of preparation. But Saturday morning, was I surprised when I weighed close to ... Read more
Jan. 23, 2021 "Diet Plan" for 5% Challenge Week 3
Saturday, January 23, 2021      3 comments

My diet plan is from a book I once read and consists of simply not eating when not hungry. It means paying attention when eating and stopping when no longer hungry without overeating first. I also want to incorporate good foods like fruit and ... Read more
5% Winter Challenge Plan
Monday, January 11, 2021      3 comments

Here We Go Again!! The 5% challenge has just started and a simple plan and more determination should help me this time to find some success. Everyday, I would like to spend around an hour being active. Walking works, or something more... Read more
Determined Daisy Planning her Fall Challenge
Friday, October 02, 2020      3 comments

Trying to lose some weight seems like it would be easy; just eat less and exercise more!! But we all know it is not easy. Staying the same weight is difficult enough! After years of "trying" to lose some weight, I hope and will try harder to ... Read more
More Murphy
Friday, September 04, 2020      2 comments

How important to you are your pets? At night, when I snuggle down to sleep, knowing my kitties are safe inside, one on the bed with my husband and me and one in "her" bedroom and hearing our heavy, big part Newfoundland dog sigh as he drops h... Read more
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      2 comments

After reading about Charie's Hossa, I had to brag about my dog Murphy. He has many responsibilities, too. Of course, he takes us on walks. Among hi... Read more
Spring Challenge
Wednesday, March 11, 2020      0 comments

Tomorrow, I will be on my way home from a holiday. Travel time on the plane and then in a car for two or three days will take its toll on exercise for me. I'll see how it works out to get some walks in or maybe swim at a motel pool. The main t... Read more
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      1 comments

I'm on a holiday and do not want to gain weight or arrive home feeling more out of shape than before. But it does take some planning and perserverance to watch what I eat and get exercise when I am out of my home and my usual habits and have a g... Read more
Where is Spring ?
Tuesday, April 03, 2018      4 comments

Living in a northern climate, I am used to counting every robin that shows up, rejoicing over bluebirds who have come back and every pussywillow I find, until the real spring arrives with warmer weather and grass growing on the ground, instead o... Read more
Beware of Decluttering Late at Night
Sunday, November 05, 2017      2 comments

There is plenty of decluttering to do at my house and last night, a bit too late to start, I "decluttered". It was not good! I was tackling our pantry which is overloaded with really good things and some that just need throwing out. As I pulle... Read more
Back to the Basics
Friday, November 18, 2016      7 comments

After counting calories for months and finding it time consuming, not always helpful and thinking that I could "eye" it most of the time anyway, I quit counting. Today, I realized that three pounds heavier, not even the same weight as before,... Read more
Our Favorite Colors (Yes, but Where Are They?)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      6 comments

Do we get so influenced by trends and advertising so much that we don't even use our favorite colors, the colors that make us happy? In the 70's, avocado green, coffee brown, sunny orange and yellow, were definitely "in". That is why I had a b... Read more
Total Barre Class and Why I Like It
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      2 comments

Total Barre, exercising with music at a ballet barre, is one of my favorites ways to exercise. There is music, a small group of people taking part that add a social aspect, and strength exercises that I have trouble making myself do at home. A... Read more
Too Much to Do?
Monday, November 14, 2016      1 comments

Having too much to do is a good thing. Sometimes, I feel worried that I can't accomplish everything or feel rushed or tired. But for the most part, it is all because of good things. Our son moved to a new house and we helped. Our dog needs wa... Read more
Yeah January!!
Sunday, November 13, 2016      2 comments

Doesn't January sound perfect for the next 5% Challenge? January is a time to reflect, make resolutions and get off the holiday season roller coaster. All in all, it sounds perfect to me to work on weight loss goals, personal goals. Knowing a... Read more