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Rug for our preacher's wife's Christmas. A Chestnut Junction pattern for embroidery.





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Where has the time gone...seems like yesterday I just started here. I've had my ups and downs and mostly stayed about the same weightwise. I really need a new plan so going to try again for the upteenth time. I just don't want to waste my time on the computer that much to invest in the time here. I need to move more and utilize my time better to things that are important. I also need to downsize my "junk"...I'm slowly getting there and hopefully will be healthy along the way.
Where has the time gone...seems like yesterday I just started here. I've had my ups and downs and mostly stayed about the same weightwise. I really need a new plan so going to try again for the upteenth time. I just don't want to waste my time on the computer that much to invest in the time here. I need to move more and utilize my time better to things that are important. I also need to downsize my "junk"...I'm slowly getting there and hopefully will be healthy along the way.




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Member Since: 4/23/2008

My Goals:
I mainly want to get down in weight so that I can breathe better and do some of the things I used to do. And to protect the joints and the joint replacements I have

My Program:
I plan to keep my daily calorie intake at about 1300 and up my movement in cardio (dance) to 10minutes per day.
Walking at least 15minutes per day.


Personal Information:
I'm Barb from Arkansas. I am a retired (due to disabilities RA) teacher. I have taught every grade from K-12 and I taught over 25 years. I have a BS in Education and a MEd in reading. I now do alot of embroidery and I love watching birds and taking photos of wild flowers. I love flowers and herbs and cooking. I also love trying new foods and new eating places.

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I love embroidery and wool applique. I do not like winters as I tend to gain more then. I love the outdoors but am motion challenged now.


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TERRIJ7
12/1/2015 3:26:08 PM

Nice to hear from you! I enjoyed looking at the photos of your rugs--so lovely!



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JOYINKY
11/30/2015 2:45:00 PM

emoticon I like "just because"! Thanks! :)



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MAMALOU1942
11/30/2015 2:11:58 PM

Thank you for my Christmas tree. It's putting me in the mood for decorating a smidge. I like your idea of bringing in some boughs to help with the Christmas "perfume."
My partner had a manger that he really loved. I'm not crazy about it but I will put it up in memory of him.
So boughs, a manger and a couple of candles will do.
Hopefully my kitten will not do damage to anything.
I appreciate your ideas.
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MAMALOU1942
11/26/2015 8:17:47 PM

Lucky you! I love the rain and how it calms me.
You didn't even have a slice of turkey? WOW!
I went to my daughter's home and brought home made cranberry sauce and a sweet potato casserole. By the time I got there a bit of the sweet potatoes and marshmallows were on the car floor. What a mess. But... I scooped most of it back in it's dish and none were the wiser until I actually told them after they ate it.
It was an enjoyable day. When I left for my daughter's I felt fit and trim. On the way home I felt like a roly poly.
I've just checked my pedometer and it hasn't reached 1900 steps. Not good!
Tomorrow I clean a gentleman's house so I should burn up some calories and put on some steps.
Are you stitching anything special? From what I see your rugs [?] are wonderful. Is it latch hook that you do?
My talent is reading. That's about it.
Just think 4 more weeks and it's Christmas. Mine will be very quiet this year. There will no decorations. Quiet time is what I need to reflect on the last year and to see what I can do better in the coming new year.
Glad you had a quiet day with your husband.



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MAMALOU1942
11/25/2015 5:57:34 PM

I did 10 minutes with Leslie in front of my TV. It just about killed me because I'm so out of shape. So tomorrow I will do 15 minutes [I hope!]
My NP said that all my labs are good but I need to watch what I eat...no ice cream or chocolate and get my derriere moving instead of sitting in front of the computer. I certainly will try. I have so much to gain and pounds are not it!
Enjoy your Thanksgiving day.
More veggies less starch. That's my plan.
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