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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

we need to have another holiday...on August 2.





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MNOT2THICK 7/4/2012 2:03PM

    emoticonFor the reminders and reflection! emoticon

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SLJWATTS 7/4/2012 1:27PM

    More reasons to celebrate... who could not support that????

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MONTREAL12 7/4/2012 11:53AM

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DEC. 21, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

PEASANT'S HOUSE www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/kids/aston

Medieval Squires

Medieval Knights

Medieval period

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-COURT- 6/28/2012 12:57PM

    when i went to medieval times they had little shops etc, showing the way they lived back then. they don't have that any more. too bad, it was really neat. i have a picture of dh in chains.

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LOVESLIFE48 6/28/2012 9:38AM

    Very interesting!!! Thanks for sharing!! My son love Medieval times!!!

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NIMAWEYGH 6/27/2012 9:20PM

    This stuff is right up my alley Courti.

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IRISHMUM3 6/27/2012 5:45PM

    My DH's book comes out in mid-July, and he talks about some of this (I think - unless the editor took it out). Interesting stuff! Thanks for the links.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Middle ages food and diet

Did the people of the Middle Ages eat food which constituted a good balanced diet? No! And especially not for the rich! The wealthy nobles ate few fresh vegetables and little fresh fruit - unprepared food of this variety was viewed with some suspicion. Fruit was only usually served in pies or was preserved in honey. Vegetables and fresh fruit were eaten by the poor - vegetables would have been included in some form of stew, soup or pottage. Vegetables which came from the ground were only are considered fit to feed the poor. Only vegetables such as rape, onions, garlic and leeks graced a Noble's table of the Medieval era. Dairy products were also deemed as inferior foods and therefore only usually eaten by the poor. Little was known about nutrition and the Medieval diet of the rich Nobles lacked Vitamin C and fibre. This led to an assortment of health problems including bad teeth, skin diseases, scurvy and rickets.

The staple diet of the lower classes included:
Rye or barley bread bread
Pottage ( a type of stew)
Dairy products such as milk and cheese products
Meat such as beef, pork or lamb
Fish - if they had access to freshwater rivers or the sea
Home grown vegetables and herbs
Fruit from local trees or bushes


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ESMERELDA1220 6/27/2012 5:39PM

    I like the lamb and the stew...I would be a chubby cottage housewife...very interesting... emoticon

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BARBARASDIET 6/27/2012 4:36PM

    Are you a fan of the Middle Ages? Not a good time to have lived, in general.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

this week’s challenge asks us to look back to see if our goals are unreasonable. i don’t believe so. my goals are simple: eat more healthy and reach my wt goal of 98 lbs. that is a possible and reasonable wt goal.

we’re to write a blog to update our goals with at least 2 NSV (non scale victories).
i know i won’t achieve one goal of tucking my blouse in. to do that I need to have a skinner stomach.

1.) fit into all my size 9/10 jeans comfortably
2.) eat at least two freggie a day. I rarely eat freggies unless challenged.
3.) be able to do arm exercises comfortably/up leg exercises

oops! misunderstood and posted new goals. can't find my blog on what goals i originally posted.

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ESMERELDA1220 6/22/2012 3:33PM

    Courtie....98lbs? How tall are you? I would give anything to weigh 160. I have a medium/large frame...Very dense bones...and 5'6"...
I think your goals are reasonalble....go gettem" emoticon

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IRISHMUM3 6/22/2012 2:39PM

    Believe in yourself, Courti! You can achieve your goals.

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