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Visual Food Blog
Sunday, July 10, 2011      2 comments

For The Proving Grounds DIY Challenge: Operation Warrior Babe The assignment: post pictures of 2 yummy healthy meals you prepared this weekend For breakfast today I had my oat bran cereal with freshly ground flax seed. As a bonus the ras... Read more
Proud to be an American
Monday, July 04, 2011      5 comments

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Free at last! My Declaration of Independence
Saturday, July 02, 2011      10 comments

The Proving Grounds DIY Challenge assignment is to "post a public declaration of my independence from my own oppression". This is years in the making for me. Old Me, we'll call her Kim, spent years in a verbally and emotionally abusive mar... Read more
H&G & DIY Challenge - Project #2a
Thursday, June 30, 2011      13 comments

Before & after picks of my second project, which I have had to split into 2 parts due to its size & not being finished with the 2nd half yet (but I'm close!). This project was my garden area. I wanted to not have to mow back there anymore ... Read more
DIY Challenge: Warrior Babe
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      5 comments

6 week challenge from The Proving Grounds (DIY) Team: DIY Challenge Entry Form My Challenge Name: Warrior Babe! My Starting Weight: 144.3 Four other things I will be measuring during this challenge & their current stats: ... Read more
H&G DIY Challenge - Project #1
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      7 comments

For June the Home & Garden & DIY Team's Challenge was a before & after photo project. Here is my 1st one. Last year I planted 2 pear trees & 2 kiwi trees and put boxes around each of them but it was a pain to mow & I sort of let the weeds take... Read more
Crazy Me wanted the booty shorts
Sunday, June 26, 2011      14 comments

My daughter turned 13 last Sunday, on Father's Day; her Dad gave her $$. Like a typical teenager she said, "Let's go to the mall!" Yesterday I agreed to take her, partly because I had an ulterior motive. Inspired by SPOOKYTHECAT I decided... Read more
Mt. Mulch & my staycation
Friday, June 24, 2011      9 comments

I took Wed-Fri as vacation days this week. I hired a handyman to come on Wed. and put in some new faucets & a new garage door opener; Thursday I was going to take my daughter & one of her friends to Cedar Point (this region's roller coaster mec... Read more
Great motivational blog for getting back on track
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      5 comments

I ran across this blog yesterday from JDECKNESS, I think it is really good. It is about dealing with the slip-ups we all have from time to time and getting back on track. Please visit the blog & see for yourself: www.sparkpeople.c... Read more
Dr. Visit update
Saturday, June 18, 2011      8 comments

So I got in to see my doctor today. Described my symptoms, both what I did and did not experience. As expected he suspects gall bladder issues. He doesn't think it is acute since neither the frequency nor severity has been increasing and ... Read more
Oh, the gall of it all!
Saturday, June 18, 2011      5 comments

TMI WARNING! Proceed at your own risk! Thursday night I was in pain. Not agony but enough where that was really all I could focus on. It started around 9-10 pm right at the top of my ribs where they come together. Based on the location ... Read more
My 50 lb. loss reward - what should I expect?
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      8 comments

Last month I reached the 50 lbs. gone milestone. As my reward I had decided previously that I would get a massage. I've never had one before. In anticipation of this goal, back in March, I got a coupon for a "VIP Spa Package", 65% off the reg... Read more
Bunny War
Friday, June 10, 2011      8 comments

I have a colony of bunnies living under my deck. They have been there since I was a kid. Each spring when I plant my garden they think that they have primary rights to the veggies given the length of time they have been squatting on my p... Read more
Why SP calorie ranges may be "wrong"
Thursday, June 09, 2011      14 comments

When I joined on 1/1/11 (yes, I am a New Year’s Resolution baby!) I, like everyone else, entered my weight loss goals. For me it was a starting weight of 204, a goal weight of 134 and a goal date of 12/31/11. This was a reasonable, achievable ... Read more
Garden Progress Pics
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      8 comments

I've been mentioning working in my garden a lot and some of you have asked for pictures. Generally it never even occurs to me to take pictures of anything but this time I remembered almost from the beginning. Day 0 is when I put out the new ra... Read more

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