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Assignment 6 (5% challenge for winter)

Saturday, February 09, 2013      5 comments

List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. give 3 or 4 reasons and for each write a strategy that will keep you on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this ... Read more


Friday, February 08, 2013      6 comments

Really I'm a pretty fast walker and in fact hubby complains when we go shopping together as I can out walk him in speed but lately with my back out of whack, I've slowed wa... Read more

keep calm, be happy

Thursday, February 07, 2013      2 comments

After getting so mad yesterday I've found that keeping calm makes me much happier. But it seems some of the banks and mortgage companies are now charging to do bill pay on... Read more

5%challenge lesson 4

Wednesday, February 06, 2013      3 comments

List ALL your trigger foods. I need to eat more fruit and to me in the winter fruit tastes flavor. so in winter I find my triggers are more comfort foods like mac & cheese...sweets like homemade pies....and salty snacks like chips. ... Read more

5% challenge changes

Tuesday, February 05, 2013      6 comments

This is our 3rd assignment so thought I would list here again. I did this once already but will post again. list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things... Read more


Monday, February 04, 2013      8 comments

Back a few years ago we had our pick up truck stolen from under our carport right by our bedroom window. We had some wood working equipment in the back. We were told that we would probably never recover the truck and the sheriff's department at ... Read more

Leg and back problems

Sunday, February 03, 2013      7 comments

I am thinking my back is giving me fits but it is making it difficult to walk. It has been hurting in the groin area and across the thigh..It is my leg that has the hip replacement. It is bothersome and has done this many times before..makes me ... Read more

Blooming Crocus

Saturday, February 02, 2013      6 comments

I saw someone's post that since they moved to the south that they don't have crocus..well I live in the south and here are a few of mine that are blooming..they probably d... Read more

Time at last

Friday, February 01, 2013      5 comments

I think I have been too busy the later part of this week..Had art guild board meeting on Wednesday and then worked at the gallery yesterday. Other days I've been busy cooking down figs to make jam or preserves..After today's pot, will only have ... Read more

5%challenge goals

Saturday, January 26, 2013      8 comments

Reasons that you want to lose weight? 1. To fit clothes better. 2. Better health 3. Feel better physically What I want to change? 1. Eat more veggies and fruit. 2. My agility. 3. My physical abilities How do you want to... Read more

Miss Molly's blanket

Friday, January 25, 2013      9 comments

It is not all that fancy but just a basic purple blanket made from Minkee fabric on one side and flannel on the other. I sew it right sides together leaving an opening. Th... Read more

Choices we make

Thursday, January 24, 2013      4 comments

My motto most of my life is almost the same as this posted above. We have choices in life and I choose to be happy..only we are in charge of our own happiness or our own he... Read more

French Food Rules

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      7 comments

I found this and thought it could fit adults as well as children..So here are my changes. 1. YOU are in charge of your food preparation...whether you eat at home, at work o... Read more

Older than dirt

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      6 comments

You have heard the expression "older than dirt"..well how old is dirt? Think about that one!!!!Some is really pretty new in the stuff that has just been composted from food ... Read more

Rug Hooking Demo

Monday, January 21, 2013      7 comments

Well I did my rug hooking demo today for the art guild. We had several people from the community to show up and was so surprised at the turn out. I managed to make the demo... Read more

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