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Mindful Eating
Tuesday, August 11, 2020      11 comments

OK...the pandemic has not been good for my health. I have used too many excuses for eating far too many unhealthy snacks. I have used the excuse of cooking at home to prepare too many homemade cobblers, cookies and cakes. Enough is enough! ... Read more
Love your neighbor
Saturday, May 02, 2020      12 comments

I try to walk around my neighborhood on a daily basis. Last night I walked just before sunset, and I was pleased to discover some nice surprises. Someb... Read more
Walk around my yard today
Friday, April 24, 2020      14 comments

During this pandemic, I have appreciated the daily unveiling of spring colors. The daffodils and forsythia have given way to the snowball viburnum, and then to the azaleas, the yellow roses and the iris. Here are a few of my favorites from to... Read more
No evening eating
Friday, March 06, 2020      10 comments

This has been part of our winter 5% challenge, and it has been very beneficial to me. How many times do we carefully manage our eating during the day, only to "blow it" after dinner? I know that I have done so on many occasions. I am a stres... Read more
Decluttering
Thursday, March 05, 2020      5 comments

Hubby and I are downsizing and decluttering before moving into a senior living community with levels of care. This is a gradual process...I try to get some things out of the house on a daily basis. Today I tossed my two oldest pairs of tennis ... Read more
Determination
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      8 comments

Today after water aerobics, I joined six ladies from my class for lunch at a Mexican restaurant. In my quest to stave off bad eating this week, I ignored the chips and salsa on the table. My beverage Of choice was water with lime. My entree w... Read more
A Walk Around the Block on a Sunny Afternoon
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      6 comments

When it isn't raining , we have enjoyed some lovely spring weather this week. Here are some photos of my recent walk. Many of the lawns are ... Read more
Covered dish meals or potluck
Sunday, March 01, 2020      9 comments

We enjoyed our “First Sunday Meal” at church today. We all prepare and bring salads, entrees, side dishes and desserts to share after Sunday service. When I am in the wrong mindset, I tend to overeat and especially when it comes to sampling sev... Read more
Happy Leap Day!
Saturday, February 29, 2020      7 comments

My grandmother was born on leap day in 1892 and she was such a fun grandmother! On her 80th birthday, I was 20 years old, and she remarked that we had had the same number of birthdays. I am not a big fan of winter weather, so I am alway... Read more
The Fall 5% Challenge
Saturday, October 05, 2019      10 comments

I am so happy that the fall challenge begins today. This has been a very oppressive summer weather wise in north Georgia. The temperatures have been in the 90s most days, and our area is experiencing extreme drought. Yesterday, it was 97 degr... Read more
Summer Challenge
Thursday, July 04, 2019      5 comments

I am really looking forward to the 5% summer challenge with the Awesome A Team. Being part of this team helps me to be accountable. Not only do we weigh ourselves weekly, but we compete daily by keeping track of our activity minutes and anothe... Read more
Winter Challenge
Friday, December 28, 2018      7 comments

Time for the winter challenge, and I am ready! Too many Christmas treats for me! Looking forward to getting back into sensible routines.... Read more
The Fall 5% Challenge
Monday, October 01, 2018      10 comments

I am really looking forward to the beginning of the fall challenge. I need to get back on board with good eating habits and a daily exercise routine! Structure is good for me, and the support of a team is invaluable. We are accountable to each... Read more
Uber
Monday, November 20, 2017      12 comments

Tomorrow we will be taking Uber for the first time. Driving has become more and more difficult for me...my husband being legally blind cannot help me navigate at all. We will fly into Dulles International Airport in Washington DC and hopefully... Read more
Personal Care Home
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      18 comments

The time had come...Tuesday February 7th would have been my parents' 70th wedding anniversary. On this date we moved my dad out of his home and into what is called a personal care home. He and 5 little ladies who all share various stages of d... Read more

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