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Pictorial Summary of Yesterday's Yardwork
We recently moved into a one acre property that's been neglected for ten years, so we're taking it one project at a time and slowly getting it cleaned up. With each project, it feels better and better to live here! Yesterday's project was to tri... Read more
My New Chainsaw - Final Post, I Promise!
Just couldn't help but post a pic of my new toy. After posting, I'm off to eat breakfast and then trim some more trees. It's fun and a great work out as well! Hope you all have a great day.
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Today is Day 26 of the "30 Day Plateau Busting Challenge" and the subject for today is liquid calories. They recommend that in a 2200 cal diet, around 200 or so come from liquids. I am usually around 300 for one reason and one reason only--I'm h... Read more
My New Chainsaw - Day Two
I got a new chainsaw on Sunday and used it for about 10 minutes just to see how everything worked, but yesterday I spent about eight hours cutting down, cutting up, and hauling trees (we recently moved into a house that sits on an acre that's be... Read more
I got a new chainsaw last night and couldn't help but try it out a little, but today I get to try it out a lot and I'm so excited!... Read more
Today is Day 21 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is fad diets, including all of the detox diets that are out there these days. This subject is not applicable to me as I've never been attracted to diet fads. There is simp... Read more
Finding Ways to De-Stress
Today is Day 20 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the topic for the day is finding ways to de-stress. I read the description and article for the day about 1:00 a.m. last night after returning from a concert with Allen Stone, a young ... Read more
The Importance of Rest and Recovery
Today is Day 18 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject of the day is how important it is to deliberately work rest days into our exercise regime. Ironically, one thing that can stall or stop our weight loss is working out too ... Read more
Planning to Eat, Eating by the Plan
Today is Day 17 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is planning our meals. The idea is that if we fail to plan, we will plan to fail and end up eating in such a way as to stall or reverse our weight loss journey. It is true... Read more
Accurately Estimating Calories Burned
Today is Day 14 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is ensuring that we're not overestimating our calorie burn each day and thus eating too much. They suggest getting a heart-rate monitor to get the most accurate measuremen... Read more
Weighing In - When, How, and Why?
Today is Day 13 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and today's topic is weighing in. They suggest weighing in (1) once per week, (2) with the same scale, (3) at the same time, and (4) with the same clothes or lack thereof. Fair enough, b... Read more
Strength Training and Metabolism
Today is Day 12 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is strength training, and more specifically, adding variety thereto. For me, I'm just getting back into shape and it's important for the long-term that I not do too much t... Read more
Fiber- and Water-Rich Foods Suppress Hunger
Today is Day 11 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject of the day is battling the constant feeling of hunger by adding fiber- and water-rich foods to our diets. As I looked at the list of foods that are high in fiber, I'm doin... Read more
New Cardio Ideas - What Are Your Favorites?
Today is Day 10 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is shaking up our cardio habits. My primary cardio exercises are the elliptical machine and treadmill in the gym and cycling and walking out of the gym. I'd love to find f... Read more
Paying Attention to Nutrients
Today is Day 9 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the assignment of the day is to ensure that we're taking in the right nutrients in the right ranges. My diet is already pretty well balanced, but I'm going to take this day as a challe... Read more