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FOR OUR FRIENDS IN DROUGHT AREAS
*****Added later for my Spark Friends:
Please be sure to read the very first comment made by Giant Step.
As evidenced by people living in Texas and Oklahoma and even here in Indiana , the drought condition is re... Read more
Carol's Bakery was open this morning!!!
Yes, my bakery was in operation in spite of the temp going to 100 today!
Made DH a simple blueberry coffee cake, then used the gluten free ingredients and made the same for son and family. Knowing I would have to have some and being determine... Read more
14 PEOPLE, 4 DOGS, 12 COMPUTERS
How times change! This week our kids are at The Lake House and there are 9 adults, 5 cousins ranging from 10 to 16, 4 dogs, and 12 computers. Everyone sits around at various times of the day editing their wonderful photos of all the events of ... Read more
A Warning for all the Summer Challenge Members Headed to DC
I got to Washington, DC yesterday, Wednesday. Now I find it necessary to warn all of you of several things. Bring your most comfortable walking shoes as you will walk, walk, walk. Yeah, we learned to travel on the Metro but had to do lots of ... Read more
ROTTEN BANANAS TO THE RESCUE
Yes, some people would call them rotten! I call them overripe. And when they reach that stage I slice them, put in freezer on flat tray, then make Stepf's Soft Banana Ice Cream. I love it and the strong urge for ice cream has almost disappear... Read more
Not Even A Bite
Week 2 of the Spring Challenge finds me with my tongue hanging out for something sweet, but I am living up to my statement - not even a taste of goodies this week. I always have sweets around because DH likes them. He has never smoked, never s... Read more
Goal #2, Sweets and Measuring
For the second week of our Challenge, I will continue to work on the "sweets" situation as it went quite well this week but I still treated myself to a couple of goodies that I just didn't need. As a matter of fact, I am going to say publicly ... Read more
DINNER SERVED FROM 4 TO 8
Felt like I was running a restaurant tonight! Had dinner ready at 3:45 so kids could eat when they got home from school. Two decided to swim first. Oldest (15) came just after 4 o'clock to get his dinner. Nine year old came about 5 as he was ... Read more
Not Enough Calories Today
Can you believe I did not get enough calories today?
I need to go to the kitchen and eat another half banana with some peanut butter. Or maybe a glass of milk.
Had a quiet day, kids all called, DIL cooked dinner, grandkids brought me a ro... Read more
ONE GOAL AT A TIME
Just one goal this week sounds very do-able.
I had planned to list a number of goals I want to achieve while on this challenge, but I really do like the idea of one goal per week.
And that goal is to eliminate the desire for sweets. I kno... Read more
Finally Feeling Successful
I must say that being on these challenges has really worked for me as far as exercise is concerned. I used to be content with 30 to 60 minutes of daily exercise. Now I really strive for 90 - 120 most days of the week. And my weight is finally ge... Read more
A Day With the Old Folks!
Retired, but always busy! It is nearly 11 PM and I still need to complete SP. We just returned from the Club House where our many residents put together a Variety Show which lasted 3 hours and was a blast. We laughed until we cried. Don't ev... Read more
Feeling Good About My Efforts
Yes, I am feeling good about SP, the Challenge, Team A, and the way my food and exercise program are going! Today I had to hustle to get 115 minutes of exercise completed but I did it. Almost had a vegetarian day, but the leftover rice and bla... Read more
I'm doing it!!!
A short and sweet blog since my server was on the slow side this evening.
I feel really good about staying away from sweets, eating right and getting extra exercise. Haven't yet done the vegetarian day, but think I will tomorrow!
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I'm Fighting That Urge!
It is 3:30 PM and all afternoon I have been fighting the urge to eat something sweet - you know - something I shouldn't eat! I am determined to lose weight on this challenge and keep it off. I have gained since the last challenge ended and am ... Read more