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Being perfectly IMPERFECT!

Friday, March 13, 2015      17 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      21 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

Summer Stresses Can Turn Into Autumn Advances!

Monday, August 04, 2014      23 comments

The local children return to the classroom Wednesday. How can summer pass so FAST? My summer has been one of EXTREMES. We've begun construction on our new home on the farm, got our home back in Illinois on the market, got a contract on ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A look in the mirror - Tales from 100# Down

Tuesday, June 03, 2014      65 comments

If you are on one of my teams you saw this post already today but I felt it was worth sharing with you: A Look in the Mirror I am going to share with you from "real experiences" (some mine, some previous team members). If you see yours... Read more

Taking a lesson from our grandmothers. Tales from 100# Down

Tuesday, May 13, 2014      27 comments

As many of you know I have recently given up city life for country life. BIG change from the 'burbs of Chicago to the rural countryside of the mid-south but other than VERY slow internet it's all been good. I've been able to get my weight los... Read more

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