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Primitive cat basket. A Chestnut Junction design.

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Where has the time gone...seems like yesterday I just started here. I've had my ups and downs and mostly stayed about the same weightwise. I really need a new plan so going to try again for the upteenth time. I just don't want to waste my time on the computer that much to invest in the time here. I need to move more and utilize my time better to things that are important. I also need to downsize my "junk"...I'm slowly getting there and hopefully will be healthy along the way.

Update: February 2016
This is a new month and a new year and a new me. I'm really looking forward to so much good happening this year.

Member Since: 4/23/2008

My Goals:
I mainly want to get down in weight so that I can breathe better and do some of the things I used to do. And to protect the joints and the joint replacements I have

My Program:
I plan to keep my daily calorie intake at about 1300 and up my movement in cardio (dance) to 10minutes per day.
Walking at least 15minutes per day.

Personal Information:
I'm Barb from Arkansas. I am a retired (due to disabilities RA) teacher. I have taught every grade from K-12 and I taught over 25 years. I have a BS in Education and a MEd in reading. I now do alot of embroidery and I love watching birds and taking photos of wild flowers. I love flowers and herbs and cooking. I also love trying new foods and new eating places.

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I love embroidery and wool applique. I do not like winters as I tend to gain more then. I love the outdoors but am motion challenged now.

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    emoticon I like "just because"! Thanks! :)
    328 days ago
  • v MAMALOU1942
    Thank you for my Christmas tree. It's putting me in the mood for decorating a smidge. I like your idea of bringing in some boughs to help with the Christmas "perfume."
    My partner had a manger that he really loved. I'm not crazy about it but I will put it up in memory of him.
    So boughs, a manger and a couple of candles will do.
    Hopefully my kitten will not do damage to anything.
    I appreciate your ideas.
    328 days ago
  • v MAMALOU1942
    Lucky you! I love the rain and how it calms me.
    You didn't even have a slice of turkey? WOW!
    I went to my daughter's home and brought home made cranberry sauce and a sweet potato casserole. By the time I got there a bit of the sweet potatoes and marshmallows were on the car floor. What a mess. But... I scooped most of it back in it's dish and none were the wiser until I actually told them after they ate it.
    It was an enjoyable day. When I left for my daughter's I felt fit and trim. On the way home I felt like a roly poly.
    I've just checked my pedometer and it hasn't reached 1900 steps. Not good!
    Tomorrow I clean a gentleman's house so I should burn up some calories and put on some steps.
    Are you stitching anything special? From what I see your rugs [?] are wonderful. Is it latch hook that you do?
    My talent is reading. That's about it.
    Just think 4 more weeks and it's Christmas. Mine will be very quiet this year. There will no decorations. Quiet time is what I need to reflect on the last year and to see what I can do better in the coming new year.
    Glad you had a quiet day with your husband.
    332 days ago
  • v MAMALOU1942
    I did 10 minutes with Leslie in front of my TV. It just about killed me because I'm so out of shape. So tomorrow I will do 15 minutes [I hope!]
    My NP said that all my labs are good but I need to watch what I eat...no ice cream or chocolate and get my derriere moving instead of sitting in front of the computer. I certainly will try. I have so much to gain and pounds are not it!
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving day.
    More veggies less starch. That's my plan.
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    333 days ago
  • v MAMALOU1942
    Saturday was a nothing day for me. I just puttered around the house.
    Sunday was CCD class for my 2nd graders. I love those kids. They're so innocent. So it was CCD @ 10 and children's Mass @ 11. Then coffee and a horrible donut in the church hall.
    My kitten needed attention later on. He's so lovable but a brat at the same time. He's in to everything and needs to be reminded who the boss is.
    I'm staying home to get some odd jobs around the house done and to get some steps in.
    Take care and be kind to yourself.
    335 days ago
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