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S Health

Monday, September 01, 2014      1 comments

The app I am using on my phone to track my calories and exercise is S Health. It functions as a pedometer too. When you get to 10,000 steps for the day, it plays a little trumpet fanfare. Oh.....the stupid things that motivate me. I REALLY w... Read more


Sunday, June 08, 2014      0 comments

My really big news today is that before I left for Wichita Friday, I swam 1 mile. First time in almost 20 years! It was trudgery. Very slow. It took me 57:39. I used to be able to swim a mile in about 48 minutes. My goal was to be able to ... Read more


Tuesday, June 03, 2014      1 comments

About half of my house is clean. It's a small house. I have this compulsive feeling that I should be able to get it all clean in a day, but it almost never happens. Housework do laundry, to go swimming, to talk to my sister,... Read more


Monday, June 02, 2014      3 comments

I was so excited this early spring. I got our hummingbird feeder out about a week before the hummingbirds came back. We had two pairs of "hummers" buzzing around. Every time you looked out the window, some of them were there. I was putting f... Read more

Processing Turnip Greens

Sunday, June 01, 2014      2 comments

We pulled our turnips this afternoon. They are all cleaned and ready to snack on or cook. I chopped the greens and froze them. I got about two quarts. I learned how to use my new little food processor. It's a Ninja. It's supposed to be rea... Read more

Moving on

Tuesday, March 25, 2014      2 comments

Brrr. I am freezing. Mid morning in mid March and it's only 34 degrees with a cold wind at 13 mph. I am completing the last day of the Michael Mosely 3 1/2 day fast. That also makes me cold. This is the third time I have done this fast. Ev... Read more

Aunt Lois

Monday, March 17, 2014      2 comments

Yesterday was the best Sunday I have had in quite awhile. No binging. Some people would say I was borderline. I ate plenty. I just didn't feel out of control like I did last Sunday. I didn't have problems with Sunday binges until I took... Read more

Seduction of Inadequacy

Friday, March 07, 2014      2 comments

"I can't do this because....." For me it's usually because I need to do something else first. I can't buy new clothes because I will lose more weight. Any clothes I buy now will be too big. My husband needs new clothes worse than I do. (I h... Read more

Nightmare Torte

Sunday, March 02, 2014      2 comments

I am back from my paper route safe and sound. The worst thing about this morning was not the roads, although they were slick. It was the cold and wind. I am still trying to warm up. DH went with me on the route. Now that's a supportive husb... Read more

Day 4

Friday, February 28, 2014      1 comments

Just in time for the approaching winter storm, we purchased new patio furniture. Ha. It's just a little bistro table and two chairs. We got it at WalMart. It's very cute. I think we will have to sit out there in the ice storm and drink some... Read more

Persistence? Day 3

Thursday, February 27, 2014      1 comments

I didn't swim today. I made the decision about 10:30, and I feel good about it. I got up this morning very tired. I am a morning person. The first four hours of the day is when I am usually the most productive. My muscles were sore, and bot... Read more

Consistent Persistence, Day 2

Wednesday, February 26, 2014      1 comments

I am tired, just tired, not exhausted. Part of this is due to the new behaviors and attitudes I'm trying to cultivate. I think most of the fatigue is due to me increasing my swimming (FINALLY) to 1/2 mile each workout. I cannot believe how te... Read more

Consistent Persistence

Tuesday, February 25, 2014      1 comments

This is a character trait that I lack in many areas of my life - not just "dieting." The dailyness of life does me in. I have trouble keeping up with vacuuming and mopping, weeding, practicing the musical instruments that I play, reading the B... Read more

Muffin tops

Thursday, January 30, 2014      1 comments

I went to my favorite coffee shop in the whole world today. Ane Mae's, downtown Independence, KS. Yes, I like it better than Starbuck's (although I enjoy Starbuck's too). I bought a pound of whole beans to bring home for coffee, I got a cup o... Read more

Roasted Garlic

Tuesday, January 21, 2014      2 comments

I had a baked potato for lunch today. Yum. One of my favorites. When we bake potatoes, we roast bulbs of garlic at the same time. It's SO good, and virtually no calories. We just cut the tops off, wrap them in foil, and bake them with t... Read more

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