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Day 4

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      1 comments

Well wasn't able to get here yesterday to do much. Was so busy and then when I found time, I couldn't get on the internet until late last night. I got on with my tablet when I got in bed and just put in my calories and did my update for the 5% ... Read more

5% Challenge day 2

Sunday, March 18, 2012      3 comments

Well today didn't go as well as before. We had 2 of the sons and their families out to eat outside..I did great until we got to the cake..splurged as it was strawberry shortcake and so topped out over my 1500 calories...not good but not going to... Read more

5% challenge Day1

Saturday, March 17, 2012      2 comments

Well I surprised myself today. Since I have a really bad back due to the RA, I find I can only walk 10-15minute stretches. But I've been so busy today that barely got the 15 minutes in. Strangely my back wasn't hurting as bad today (warmer weath... Read more

Problem areas in diet and exercise and strategies to overcome them!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012      4 comments

Diet Reason: Mindless snacking while working on the computer. Strategy: Keep any food away from computer area...Keep all food items in kitchen. Diet Reason: Snacking in evening hours when hubby snacks in front of tv. Strategy: At first ... Read more


Wednesday, March 14, 2012      6 comments

Eggs are such a wonderful little self contained and high in protein and some vitamins..and really pretty clean..Having free range chickens (we do keep in outside p... Read more

Spring time urges

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      4 comments

I'm hoping and praying that spring is finally here. The little wren couple have steadily been buidling a nest in the back of our small refrigerator we keep in our gazebo area. We have to dig the next out everyday and discourage them from nesting... Read more

Encouragement, Encouragement, Encouragement

Monday, March 12, 2012      2 comments

Today has started out with a bang...First it is my BD..but had 8:45 appointment with gastro doctor. We had to leave at 7:30 to get there on time...But really really like this doctor. He seems to really know his "stuff"...and we are taking steps ... Read more

Discouragement, Discouragement, Discouragement

Sunday, March 11, 2012      4 comments

This has not been a good day so far for me. So discouraged!!!! First woke to cold rainy day. Having RA, these kinds of days make me want to roll back up in the covers and sleep all day. Time change didn't help either. But knowing how my body fee... Read more

Spring 5% challenge assignment 3

Saturday, March 10, 2012      1 comments

This was my daily assignment for today: Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? I want to get my body healthier and by losing weight it will help with the RA, liver and bowel ... Read more

Spring 5% Challenge Team

Friday, March 09, 2012      2 comments

I've read of others joining challenge teams and had once tried the Biggest Loser Challenge Team. I was put on a team that was just "blah" and didn't at all try to challenge each other or help each other in was not a good experience f... Read more

wonderful rain

Thursday, March 08, 2012      1 comments

Woke up this morning early to a light rain. We have so needed it. Ate an early breakfast and headed to town to the local grocers to stock up on some of the weekly specials. When we got home, I had time to get out and do a short walk before the r... Read more

Beck and Call

Wednesday, March 07, 2012      1 comments

Well thought with the colon cleanse I did last week for the colonoscopy prep had fixed me somewhat. But today have really had the problems. I had been thinking of canceling my appointment with the gastrologist this coming Monday. Well guess not!... Read more

Spring gardening

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      1 comments

Today we got 2 of our clematis and 1 lilac bushes in the mail. So we headed to town and bought a livestock panel and 4 fence posts to make a trellis. So we finally got it up but still need to get another piece of the wooden trellis to go at the ... Read more

Yard Dogs

Monday, March 05, 2012      0 comments

We have this thing for rescue dogs. Here are our 2 yard dogs. Both were rescued. The larger one Lulu was a puppy that someone was getting rid of. We couldn't bear to see he... Read more


Sunday, March 04, 2012      0 comments

Thought I would share a couple of pictures of our blooming garden. We have quite a few fruit trees but the Ozark plums are always the first to bloom. We had slight frost th... Read more

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