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long time, no see.....

Wednesday, November 06, 2013      0 comments

over the last many months I have thought many times about blogging - have blogged in my head - but to actually sit down and commit to ink - not happening. I re-read some of my old blogs and funny how some things just don't (or haven't yet... Read more

Valentines Day

Thursday, February 14, 2013      1 comments

Since it is the great day of love, I thought I'd come up with a few things I love about my husband. He's honest. Dependable. Hardworking. Reliable. Smart. Steady. Without him I would not have our 2 wonderful boys. He loves me, in... Read more

Lost!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013      2 comments

How on earth do you lose a bird? This afternoon I am cleaning our 2 bird cages; refilling water, etc., and I realize our cockatiel is missing. What?!?!?!?!?!!! First thing I do is run for the garbage can, altho how I would 'accidentally' pick... Read more

The sugar gremlin & other things

Wednesday, February 13, 2013      0 comments

Yesterday was my third day of staying away from sweets, junk, snacks for no reason. By afternoon I thought I was going to have a tantrum worthy of a 2-yr old. We left for swimming lessons, thank goodness, a distraction. Once we came hom... Read more

Am I ready?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013      0 comments

Am I prepared to reach my goals? Anyone can set a goal but it takes preparation, planning, and motivation to see it through to the end. I took the SP quiz; according to the questions it asks, I'm only 'sort of' there. I could use ... Read more

Crossroads - how much do I want it and what am I willing to do to get it?

Saturday, February 09, 2013      3 comments

Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? And list all the... Read more

Where do you draw the line?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013      3 comments

I would not call myself the 'queen' of homemade, but could easily be the 'princess'. But you know what? It's hard to wear that title, every single day. Even only some days. When it comes to meals, especially dinner, most of the time I ... Read more

SNAP (food stamp program); a bit more info

Friday, October 12, 2012      3 comments

In doing some searching yesterday I found that the maximum benefit (and this might vary from state to state) for a family of 4 is $668/month, for FOOD ITEMS ONLY. NO: pet food, toiletries, household items, paper goods, alcohol or tobacco... Read more

Food Stamp Challenge guidelines

Thursday, October 11, 2012      0 comments

The SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge gives participants a view of what life can be like for millions of low-income Americans. Most participants take the Challenge for one week, living on a little over $X per day worth of food the average food stamp b... Read more

Living on a food budget - the food stamp challenge - anybody wish to join?

Thursday, October 11, 2012      2 comments

I'm throwing a challenge out, anybody who would like to join in, contribute advice, etc., I would love to have you! I have to do more research into this. Summary is this: A few months ago in my local (regional) newspaper there was a cha... Read more

Well what do ya know?

Saturday, October 06, 2012      2 comments

Surprised myself yesterday. I was getting ready to go ride my horse and I thought to myself, my breeches look a bit loose around the hips.... I thought well they are just getting old as I've had them awhile. But....just in case...I got out ... Read more

Keeping it real, I think?

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      1 comments

Still working on that pact with myself. I am doing pretty well making sure I eat 3x/day. BUT soon as I get home in the afternoon - that's when my stress level goes through the roof, and I find myself munching mindlessly while I try to figure o... Read more

October 2, part 1

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      1 comments

My little Bear is asleep inside my jacket while I am on the computer....I fed him his bottle and now he's got a full tummy and is a happy baby. Who ever thought I'd end up bottle feeding a kitten??? Need to get more KMR today. Blogging th... Read more

A frustrating day

Monday, October 01, 2012      1 comments

Woke up this morning feeling not so great. Repeat after me: I have never had a bad day at the gym. I have never had a bad day at the gym. I have never had a bad day at the gym...... Mondays. Had a hard time getting the kids organized ... Read more

Sept 30, the last question

Sunday, September 30, 2012      1 comments

What are you most proud of about your journey towards healthy living during the month of September? Ummmm.......Nothing in particular. ??? I made a pact with myself to eat 3 balanced meals per day, it seems to be going mostly ok (yesterda... Read more


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