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Raised garden done!

Sunday, May 24, 2015      6 comments

Jersey is guarding the veggie garden from rabbits! Making a raised garden was a lot of work, and a team effort. I made a small fence to discourage rabbit... Read more

Went to the ER

Friday, May 22, 2015      15 comments

I was having some chest pains, like squeezing my chest, going around to the back. I thought it might go away by itself, but it was happening on and off. So I went to the ER. Given my heart murmur, it seemed the prudent thing to do. My coworker d... Read more


Friday, May 22, 2015      7 comments

I finally shook off the blues yesterday. I went for a 20 min bike ride, and was out of breath. Fun! It really helped to plan exercise like an appointment with myself. Friday Goals 1. track food 2. exercise 4 pm 3. stay positive... Read more

Thursday Goals

Thursday, May 21, 2015      5 comments

If you want to see a funny video, watch Too Many Cooks
watch?v=QrGrOK8oZG8 Thursday Goals: 1. track food 2. exercise min 10 min, after work, at 4 pm 3. think about all I have to be grat... Read more

Wednesday Goals

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      7 comments

I bought some more plants: cucumber, Brussels sprouts, and red bell pepper, as well as the peat & cow manure. I'll have to drive out to the orange store for vermiculite. So far I've spent $35 on the veggie garden. I'm not going to count my chick... Read more

Tuesday Goals

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      7 comments

I reached all my daily goals yesterday. 5 day streak! Go me! Tuesday Goals 1. track food 2. exercise 3. stay positive I picked up lumb... Read more

Monday Goals

Monday, May 18, 2015      5 comments

I did a 4 day streak of completely and honestly tracking food, including the weekend, which can very often challenge my food journaling. Back to work today, it's so much easier to stay focused. Even though there are cupcakes in the break room, I... Read more

Blogging at 1 am

Sunday, May 17, 2015      12 comments

I shouldn't have looked at Facebook, because I saw all those happy kids at HS prom, and DS16 didn't want to go, and college graduation, and DS27 didn't have all his requirements to graduate, and several acquaintances of mine, women my age includ... Read more

2 day streak

Saturday, May 16, 2015      7 comments

2 day streak of tracking food. Let's keep it up over the weekend. Yesterday is a memory. Tomorrow a dream. All we have is today. I vow to myself to com... Read more

You're never behind. Start where you are.

Thursday, May 14, 2015      8 comments

Here's where I am today, 186. Size 12s are getting tight. Not happy with the regain. I'm back to tracking food today. What inspired me to stop this reg... Read more

Build a Modern Park Bench

Monday, May 11, 2015      13 comments

I built this lovely, modern park bench from plans I found at Ana White. The only adjustment I made was to make the legs out of 4x4s. I like this plan because it's all strai... Read more

Wednesday: Make Small Goals

Wednesday, May 06, 2015      9 comments

It was raining & flash flooding on Monday, so I didn't get to the gym for Zumba. Tuesday was my son's concert, so I didn't get there again. I'm going to make a small goal fo... Read more

Monday: productive weekend

Monday, May 04, 2015      7 comments

The first project I tackled from Ana White's wonderful plans was a building a sturdy work table for my miter saw that I bought at a garage sale for $25. I was using cinder blo... Read more


Friday, May 01, 2015      6 comments thinks I"m 29, but I"m really 54. I made sloppy joes for dinner, ate lightly, got to zumba 7:30 last night, and it was great! Stayed wi... Read more


Thursday, April 30, 2015      6 comments

I didn't get to zumba last night. We can blame DS16, because he was volunteering & didn't know when he would be done. So rather than go to zumba 6:30-7:30, I did some much neglected (because I've been working on the gate the last 2 weekends) gar... Read more

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