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New habit
Sunday, March 03, 2013      9 comments

In order to be successful at losing weight consistently I really NEED to track my food and in order to do this correctly I really, really NEED to measure accurately. Although this is not a new habit it is one I do need to work on. As of this a... Read more
Working towards the goal.......
Saturday, March 02, 2013      9 comments

One week into the 5% challenge and I did really well on exercise and drinking water. Neither of those are difficult for me. My exercise routine is pretty secure: walk in the early a.m. 45-60 minutes, spark break and then stationary bike for 3... Read more
Moving the Nutcrackers
Friday, December 07, 2012      11 comments

I have a collection of Christmas nutcrackers (not the real ones!) that are not some of my favorite decorations but my family has given them to me over the years. It has sort of become the family joke for someone to buy another one. I haven't p... Read more
Christmas Spirit
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      8 comments

OK, I'm trying to get in the mood. We're in Advent so why don't I feel like it should be time for all the shopping and decorating, etc. I put up a few decorations and they look like clutter rather than Christmas. I don't know where that came... Read more
Traveling Food Woes
Tuesday, December 04, 2012      7 comments

This last trip we took was a little tough on our daily eating habits but overall we did OK. When we are in the car we always bring fruit and this time we brought bananas, apples and tangerines. Two and a half days of our trip included a ... Read more
Burn off Holiday Calories
Friday, November 30, 2012      8 comments

The final mini challenge for the Determined Daisies was to complete seven of the items on the list of the Spark article with the above name. Reading over the list I realized I had already completed 12 of the items without too much effort. ... Read more
Bright and sunny
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      8 comments

The days are so gorgeous here in central Florida. I love that I don't have to be out the door to walk while it is still dark to beat the heat. I can walk anytime and enjoy the day. I've moved my stationary bike out to the patio and set up my ... Read more
Need a visit from a rain cloud...
Thursday, November 15, 2012      10 comments

It has been off and on cloudy for a few days. I would love to see some serious rain. We water the lawn but nothing like mother nature to keep things green and fresh.... Read more
Sunday, November 11, 2012      5 comments

This has been one of those weeks with lots of ups and downs. I had some crazy meals and was pleasantly surprised at how they stacked up when I had to make the corrections in my food tracker. A couple of days I was high on fat and I am usually ... Read more
Too busy
Monday, October 22, 2012      9 comments

Ever since we got back to Florida last week we have been on the run or so it feels. Today I was longing for those relaxing days at the cabin out on deck watching the deer meander through the back yard. Today I made the neighbors teen age b... Read more
Questions, questions
Sunday, October 21, 2012      6 comments

Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. Where is your cell phone? Kitchen Spouse? Napping Your hair? Gray Y... Read more
Travel day
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      6 comments

We are back in Florida safe and sound and still wishing we were back in the cool mountain air. But our hearts call for us to spend time with the grand so we must go when it calls.... Read more
Up and down for 60 minutes
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      10 comments

It was very overcast and dreary this morning and I was not sure if it was going to rain again or not but decided to just go for it. I walked up and down around the mountain for a little over an hour. Once I actually saw the sun try to peek out... Read more
At last the sun came out
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      7 comments

We've had some heavy rain here in the north Ga mountains the last few days. This morning it was still cloudy but the clouds were lighter and it looked like we would finally see the sun. I went down to the river walk and enjoyed the cool mornin... Read more
Uphill all the way
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      4 comments

Today I decided to change my walk up the mountain to a different route. I started up as usual and then took a right on the first intersecting street and went down and another right which took me up to the top of this particular mountain. The v... Read more

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