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Beans instead of popcorn

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      4 comments

I REALLY wanted a big bowl of popcorn tonight. I thought about it for a big part of my paper route. "Just make a half batch." Oh, I really wanted a whole batch (8 cups). "It's not worth having to wash the popper for a half batch." I was rea... Read more

The Gym

Friday, February 20, 2015      3 comments

I joined the gym I belong to a little over a year ago. It's a 24/7 operation. With your membership you get a key card, and you can workout anytime you want. My original membership was about $33 a month. Amazing. The place is huge. There ar... Read more

I am a number

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      1 comments

I have read several posts where the author makes the statement, "I am not a number on the scale." I am not there yet. It's been a long time since I have been there. I have been a number on the scale since the summer in between 6th and 7th gra... Read more

Michael Finigan

Thursday, February 12, 2015      2 comments

This has been going through my head for two days now. I just had to write it down. When I was a music teacher, my 3rd and 4th graders LOVED this song: There was a man named Michael Finigan. He grew whiskers on his chinigan. Wind came... Read more

Cooking class

Thursday, February 12, 2015      3 comments

What a deal. The class is free. There is an instruction portion that lasts 45 minutes to an hour. Then we cook! Yesterday we made Mexican chicken soup, chicken enchiladas, and honey granola that we used in fruit parfaits. Forget going out ... Read more

Healthy Cooking

Saturday, February 07, 2015      1 comments

I freely admit I have not been cooking this week. I can't seem to make myself get in there and get after it. Usually, I love to cook. emoticonRead more


Friday, February 06, 2015      1 comments

I need to get my head above water with all this dinky mileage I am pulling in the pool (pun intended). I swim on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. I am not up to swimming a half mile every time I swim, but I think I can do it on Fridays. I have unti... Read more


Thursday, February 05, 2015      1 comments

At the beginning of October I had some MINOR surgery done on my foot. The doctor told me I would not be able to swim until it was completely healed. I thought, "2 or 3 weeks." Read more

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

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