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Need clever ideas on gifting money to the grands
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      11 comments

Christmas is coming and I've given up shopping for the grands and great-grands.That means no worries about the wrong size, wrong style, returns, and giving something they already have. But, opening a card with money inside isn't tons of fun for ... Read more
Why I don't write blogs...generally...
Friday, November 18, 2016      13 comments

This week's challenge in the 5% challenge is to write a blog and to comment on those other members write. I generally don't do a lot of blogs for a few reasons: 1. Thinking of topics 2. Writing them so they make sense 3. Trying to decid... Read more
Thanksgiving blessings...unsung heroes
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      9 comments

Today I visited my sister who lives about 75 miles away. She's four years younger than I, and has had a lifetime of physical and mental issues. For the last four years she's lived in a nursing home, but prior to that she lived in a group home fo... Read more
My birthday story
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      17 comments

This year is the first for as long as I can remember that I won't hear my birthday story from my Mom. She passed away in early January just a few weeks before her 94th birthday. Today I am missing her more than ever...only good memories, but no ... Read more
Monday matters...
Monday, November 14, 2016      11 comments

Monday used to matter in so many ways. It's the day I used to start all my diets. It's the day I had to go back to work after a busy weekend (loving these retirement years!!). It was the first day home after a vacation and besides going bac... Read more
A blog a day...
Sunday, November 13, 2016      11 comments

A blog a day is a hard thing for me to do, but that's part of the challenge for the final week of the Fall 5% Challenge. Hmm...what to write about? The challenges of traveling and trying to stay true to my food plan? Issues related to disappoint... Read more
5% Challenges
Saturday, November 12, 2016      8 comments

Are you one of those people who have seen reference made to the 5% Challenges, but didn't know what it was all about? Are you interested in checking it out? Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out... Read more
How do you get 120 Exercise/Fitness minutes each day?
Friday, October 21, 2016      10 comments

Those who know me fairly well also know that I'm no fan of exercise. I've switched to calling it fitness, as it has a more positive sound for me. Exercise (to me) is what "they" tell you to do because it is important, but fitness (to me) means t... Read more
10,000 Steps a Day: where did this come from?
Monday, June 22, 2015      21 comments

Great article on Huffington Post Healthy Living about the recommendation that we've all heard many, many times. Check it out...very interesting! www.huffingtonpost.com/s
cience-of-us/10000-steps-w
alk-day_b_7604514.html ... Read more
Forming New Habits: How Long Does it Take?
Friday, May 29, 2015      18 comments

Think it takes 21 days to form a new habit? Think again!! Take a look at this report of a study that looked at that exact question. Good info for all of us to think about. www.huffingtonpost.com/j
ames-clear/form-new-habits
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Getting Naked
Thursday, July 31, 2014      22 comments

On Tuesday I conquered the Silver Sneakers exercise class. Well, that’s using the term loosely, as I already wrote about how those “seniors” kicked my butt! Today was hard, too, but it was good. Yesterday was pool day. I have been lookin... Read more
The Joke's on Me
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      24 comments

Recently I joined our local Y. It is literally 5 minutes from where we live. I've wanted to do water exercises at the pool there, and I finally convinced myself that I am worth the investment of $30 a month. Sadly, the pool exercises that I can ... Read more
I Give UP!!!
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      20 comments

I am giving up! No, not permanently, but for a day or two! emoticon Richard had ankle fusion surgery on 6/25... Read more
My Three Ps
Monday, June 09, 2014      19 comments

Remember that old TV show called "My Three Sons?" Simpler times and a peek into the life that some of the early TV writers must have thought we would all seek to achieve. Actually, that has nothing to do with what I'm going to blog about, but m... Read more
Meditations for Women
Wednesday, May 28, 2014      14 comments

If you find meditation hard to do (I have trouble quieting my mind), but would like a quick way to reflect on helpful and important ways to improve your life, think about signing up for the free daily email from Jane Powell. There's a separate... Read more

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