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Happy MLK Day

Monday, January 21, 2013

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

  
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DARWHOHOO 1/24/2013 6:36PM

    Cool!

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GOPINTOS 1/22/2013 8:55PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
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LUV2SURFCHIC 1/21/2013 10:55AM

    I'm 54 and grew up in Chicago city. Remembering bussing and remembering my mom telling me stories of how she grew up. I'm so grateful for Dr. King's courage.

Have a great day everyone! Great quote!

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CARRIE1948 1/21/2013 10:40AM

    Great quote

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2013 Goals

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

As 2013 starts, it is time to make some new goals for the year. My goals for this year are:

1. Live a healthier lifestyle
a. eat healthier and cleaner
b. continue to drink water regularly
c. get more active
2. Develop some new hobbies
a. get back into running
b. get crafty -- gotta love Pinterest!
3. Do better at managing my stress -- hopefully 1 and 2 will work this one out!
4. Make a point to spend more time with friends and family

What are you 2013 goals?

  
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SHIITAKE 1/4/2013 10:29AM

   

Great goals, Liz !

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CARRIE1948 1/2/2013 6:59AM

    What does living a healthier lifestyle look like?

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DETERMINEDJANET 1/1/2013 9:23PM

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IMACLICHE2013 1/1/2013 9:09PM

    Great goals--have fun achieving them! Have a great 2013!

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Success of Managing Stress

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Part two to our ITC was to come back and tell how we did with our ways to manage stress.

1. I wanted to work our 3-5 times per week -- check!

2. Night in neighboring town with husband -- check!

3. Remembering true meaning of season -- check! I went to my mother's choir's cantata on Sunday and it proved to be just what I needed!

Do I still have stress? Of course, but it has been decreased in the last week. Now to get through the week of Christmas.

  
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DETERMINEDJANET 12/21/2012 11:45PM

    Great job!!!

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HEARTS116 12/20/2012 7:52PM

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CARRIE1948 12/20/2012 11:01AM

    Well done

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PDSLIM 12/20/2012 8:55AM

    pet a cat or dog. Always helps me.

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Managing Holiday Stress

Monday, December 17, 2012

Our week one ITC challenge for the Winter Biggest Loser competition is to find three ways to better manage holiday stress. I think during this time of holiday craziness, this is a perfect ITC. My three ways are:

1. Making sure to get in 3-5 workouts each week. Working out helps keep my stress level down. It seems though as life gets crazy, working out is the first thing that gets taken out of my schedule.

2. Jason and I took a night to go to a neighboring town. We enjoyed the night of looking at lights and spending the night in a hotel. This helped lower my stress by giving me a night without a 3 page to do list.

3. Remembering the true reason for the season, instead of getting caught up so much into the hustle and bustle.

Hope your Holiday season is as stress free as possible. What are you doing to help manage your stress?

  
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CARRIE1948 12/17/2012 3:30PM

    Get rid if the 3-page to-do list.

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New Homeowner

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Yesterday my fiancÚ and I closed on a small farm. We officially now own 38 acres and a log cabiny house which I just love!! I am excited about all the possibilities that will come with this house and property. We will be living on a road with several cow farms -- our property was rented to a cow farmer several years ago. Best of it all -- we have fabulous neighbors! I can't wait to start our new life together in a new home (new to us!).

I am attaching our first picture in front of our house -- pardon the closed eyes! :)

  
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MZKYND 11/12/2012 11:17AM

    Congratulations!!!!

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DARWHOHOO 7/30/2012 11:04PM

    emoticon on being a homeowner!!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 7/23/2012 4:03PM

    emoticon! what an awesome way to begin your new life together! You are a lovely couple and will have many happy years together I'm sure! My only advice is never let the sun go down on your anger and that communication is key. Good luck with the new property! Looking forward to more pics soon!

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DETERMINEDJANET 7/22/2012 12:33AM

    That sounds wonderful! You'll have to share more photos of the place sometime.

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WIFEALF 7/16/2012 7:26PM

    congrats.

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PANDORABLE1 7/14/2012 11:34AM

    Grats! It's so exciting having a new home!

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SALGUOD2 7/12/2012 5:56PM

    Man, 38 acres sounds great.

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JANEDOE12345 7/11/2012 3:25PM

    Welcome to the new home. A special and precious time for you and your fiance. All the best as you settle in.


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SUGARSMOM2 7/11/2012 11:58AM

  this is good . a place to plant your roots .one word remember what judge judy says about owning anything with another person . is your name on the deed ? are you ready to think about what happens if you break up with him. did you plan for that ?I know all is hearts and flowers now sometimes things happen that are unplanned . emoticon emoticonjust saying .

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PUDGYNOMORE 7/11/2012 10:03AM

    How wonderful. I bet you have more plans then you can list right now. It looks like a beautiful place to live.

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GOOSIEMOON 7/11/2012 9:21AM

    Congratulations!
Wishing you many years of happiness together in your new home!

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/11/2012 9:17AM

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The best to you on your new venture!!

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