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The Social Media Legacy
Saturday, January 16, 2016      9 comments

I love and use social media every day. It connects me to my family and friends near and far and bridges the gap of years to my childhood and school friends. I thoroughly enjoy seeing my friend's children and grandchildren, their gardens, holid... Read more
When I...
Friday, January 15, 2016      23 comments

So many times in my past I have said "When I lose weight..." followed by something I wanted to do because I had a WRONG impression that somehow weight was the barrier. Now I will admit that being obese certainly made things more challenging. L... Read more
Sixty Things at Sixty
Monday, January 11, 2016      21 comments

I turned sixty last month. It usually gets lost in the holiday rush but a good friend of mine gave me a book which gave birth to this list. Here are sixty things I'm going to do this year! I'll put an asterisk when they are complete. * S... Read more
Being perfectly IMPERFECT!
Friday, March 13, 2015      19 comments

This is a little long but there are gems in here that might help one of you. I do a lot of thinking in bed at night before my body overtakes the process and I drift off to sleep. Yesterday was another high stress, crazy day but I survived ... Read more
Love is not limited to ONE day a year!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015      17 comments

As I sit here this morning looking out my window over the "bend" I see such peaceful beauty and think about our world. LOVE is not limited to one special day of the year. LOVE is a daily event. There is a song from 1979 written by Todd Rundgren ... Read more
Monday Morning Quarterback (This is not about FOOTBALL)
Monday, January 05, 2015      20 comments

Well what did I do RIGHT last week and where can I IMPROVE this week. Things I did RIGHT: 1) Tracked SOME food every day. 2) Drank more water 3) Was more AWARE of my food choices. 4) Ate a lot less sugary foods 5) Did some s... Read more
The Punch List
Thursday, January 01, 2015      15 comments

I don't like resolutions. I do however think that having a plan gives me focus and motivation to do more. To that end I am making my 2015 Punch List. Some of the items are easily accomplished. Some are quite difficult. I'm putting them all ... Read more
House Construction is OVERWHELMING!
Thursday, December 18, 2014      14 comments

Hi - Just a quick post to let you all know I'm alive and well just mid-construction of our new home on the farm. It's a huge job but going well. Concurrently they are drywalling, siding, doing stonework and brickwork. ... Read more
Building steam...
Friday, October 31, 2014      16 comments

Things are looking up or would that be down? I've strung together a few good days of tracking, food choices, intentional exercise, accountability etc. AND the scale has rewarded me with a small drop. Yes, I know WHAT I need to do - it's doing... Read more
Making something old new again.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014      19 comments

Most of us have had weight loss success at some time. I'm not saying most have managed to get to goal weight but at least have had a week or two or maybe even months where weight loss has happened. In my lifetime I have gained and lost a few "... Read more
Building a House and Building Muscles - Tales from 100 Pounds Down
Wednesday, October 01, 2014      22 comments

As I have shared before we are building our "forever home" on the farm. It's a BIG job. While we are not physically wielding the hammers I spend time on the job site daily making decisions when changes occur, choosing materials, correcting err... Read more
Little Things are Great Motivators - Tales From 100# Down
Friday, September 12, 2014      19 comments

Yesterday COULD have been a loss. I woke with intense hip pain and I'm itching from my knees down due to turkey mites. If you don't know of this larval stage that produces intense itching just trust me. It's worse than chiggers! With t... Read more
Just when you get started a SPEED BUMP - Tales from 100# Down
Wednesday, September 10, 2014      19 comments

I am still living with boxes and "stuff" piled up around me in the temporary dwelling we call home while the house is under construction. In our move last week we used all the towels, bedding, mattress covers, rugs etc. as padding for pictures,... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Big Move - Tales From 100# Down
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      59 comments

Life passages often make us reflect. We just closed on our home in the Chicago suburbs, packed and moved this past week to Central Kentucky. We have been living here since April but our home and most of our belongings were still up north. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts This or That - Tales from 100# Down
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      56 comments

When life gets hectic, and mine is certainly that, we often have to make choices quickly. When it comes to the house we are building I have to give my selections careful consideration. Do I want a charcoal grey roof or burnished slate? Do I w... Read more

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