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Winter laziness plus food equals 15 lbs!
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      10 comments

Well I backslid into winter laziness, and eating plenty of everything and much more than I ever ought to have eaten. Winter of my discontent? The blues? Anyway, restarting, by doing walking, and drinking my water again. It could h... Read more
Saturday, December 31, 2016      4 comments

I am just been existing quietly, since many activities took a winter break, I rested my body and relaxed, reading, napping, playing with my cat and living a quiet life. i have not ate in my range so now it is time to behave once again to lo... Read more
So I Tried Creative Sprint challenge
Friday, October 07, 2016      7 comments

I thought to try the creative sprint challenge, and the first days were fun, but when the prompts came to communicate with people in different ways and something that represents my town, state or country, it all seemed not fun and just added wor... Read more
Eye exam and very busy
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      5 comments

I had not had eye exam in eight years, so got that done, and very little change in my eyes. I have scars on both retinas, but no problems from them so far. That was from a long ago lung infection when I was in my twenties. I had been dreading go... Read more
One productive walnut tree
Monday, September 12, 2016      9 comments

Today decided to tackle clearing the front yard of walnuts, so I can mow later in the week. The one black walnut tree seemed to overproduce this year, and nary a squirrel has been seen in weeks. A few walnuts were opened and eaten, but the neigh... Read more
Exercise me bike, exercise me!
Saturday, September 03, 2016      9 comments

After trying the gym, which didn't seem to suit me, being introverted, I did find I really liked the recumbent exercise bike. I searched online and then found the bike shop in my small town had one for the same price, and it would be deliv... Read more
Cooking with vegetables...
Saturday, August 06, 2016      8 comments

Up to this year, I admit I have not made too much variety in soups. But seeing all the bounty of gardens at our local farmers market, some things at a good price, I bought some things to cook up a few batches of soup. 50 cent beets for beet... Read more
Birthday sped past...
Saturday, June 25, 2016      16 comments

Now I am 57. It is just a number so didn't freak out or anything outrageous like that. I am getting used to the new normal, still adjusting to big life change, and yet hope keeps creeping up, tapping me on the shoulder, and bits of joy zap me an... Read more
Spring.... May day.... candy?
Monday, May 02, 2016      8 comments

So what gives with May day this year. Once upon a time it meant giving lilacs, or some kind of flower. Now people give you plastic cups full of miniature chocolates, sugar laden hard candies. Okay there was a mini box of raisins that sent my hea... Read more
10 lb weights and a hill
Tuesday, March 29, 2016      8 comments

So the last week, my weights are raised to 10 lbs. I started with fewer reps but will increase. When I get up to 15 reps, I will up the weight again and start over. Less time, more strength. Testing this out to see if it will work for me. I... Read more
Nonstop strength exercise
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      7 comments

So I have raised my weights to 7.5 lbs from 5, and do a nonstop 15 minutes session of exercises. I am really enjoying this new weight to challenge me, and I breathe hard now doing this, so better for me. I can do weighted sumo squats easily now... Read more
Spring chores beginneth!
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      11 comments

This evening began outdoor spring chores. Step one was an hour and a half of shoveling dirt and leaves from the street by the curb, into a bucket, then carrying them to a pile, to be dealt with another day. Noticed the bank is over the cur... Read more
5 day Fitbit challenge success!
Sunday, March 06, 2016      11 comments

I had joined a work week five day challenge on the fitbit site, after being invited. I thought, I can do this! So it wasn't a huge group of ladies, but all motivated to improve their step count. I was stoked and did 20,000 steps on M... Read more
Gotta get out of my holding pattern!
Wednesday, February 03, 2016      11 comments

Seems like the last few months, I have not shifted much for weight. I did not gain which is a victory of sorts, but I am getting antsy for some downward scale movement. So I set a goal that by the end of the year I could walk five miles at ... Read more
December Decisions!
Thursday, December 03, 2015      8 comments

This month, I will be in my first challenge in a long while, as a Black Panther, in a Winter Meltdown with lots of other lovely people! I hope I am up to this, as my brain is still swimming with just five months since my husband's dying. W... Read more

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