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2016 in Review and 2017 = a New Me
Thursday, January 05, 2017      9 comments

2016 was a rough year for me. My MIL moved in with us. She had Alzheimers/dementia and I was her caregiver. She passed away on Dec 1. My new kiltmaking business took off. We had a nightmare of home improvements which ended with us going to ... Read more
The Nail that broke the Camel's Back
Friday, November 18, 2016      5 comments

We have been in the process of getting our house painted and some siding/trim replaced. It has been very frustrating!! A 1-2 week process is now ... Read more
Better Day
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      8 comments

I was not as tired today. I realized last night that the Cortisol Manager I occasionally take at night to help me sleep, was making me drowsy during the day. I haven't taken it for awhile because of that very reason, but this last week, I had ... Read more
Tired =Adrenal Fatigue
Monday, November 14, 2016      7 comments

It was quiet today - no daycare kids, which was good as I was very tired. I know a lot of it is stress and the waiting. That is one difficult thing with adrenal fatigue - I don't have a lot of reserve. My doctor said the goal is to move ea... Read more
Day of Rest
Sunday, November 13, 2016      9 comments

This was a much needed rest day! We went to church and taught Sunday School this morning. But this afternoon, I decided I just needed to take a break and rest. I didn't do any exercise. I took a short nap and then did some sewing and finishe... Read more
Back to Blogging
Saturday, November 12, 2016      11 comments

Wow, it has been almost a year since I last blogged. And what a year!! I started out strong in January with the Spark People Winter 5% Challenge and a Metabolic Effect Feed the Lean Challenge. I lost around 7 pounds and I was starting to heal... Read more
Gearing up for the Winter 5% Challenge
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      6 comments

Now that Christmas is over I can begin to concentrate on the 5% Challenge. #1 - Exercise Plan: My exercise plan is minimum of 30 minutes walking a day. I am aiming for at least 5000 steps a day. I will be doing strength training on Tuesda... Read more
Three Considerations
Thursday, November 12, 2015      6 comments

This is from Metabolic Effect Facebook Page, Nov 12th entry... "Constructing a lifestyle that works for you involves three considerations. 1) Does it work with your unique metabolic expression? Your metabolism has subtle nuances that d... Read more
Clean Plate Club
Monday, November 09, 2015      10 comments

Thanks to my SP friend KALISWALKER and her blog.... "Here's a new way to look at those old rules around cleaning your plate: Every time you eat food your body doesn't need, you are wasting it! Waste it in the garbage not your body. ie. Do n... Read more
Walking & Generation Legacy
Friday, November 06, 2015      6 comments

I haven't posted for almost two weeks. It is weird how my brain works now -- it is so foggy. I can "write" a blog in my head, then when I get to the computer I draw a blank. In my last post I talked about movement vs exercise. I have b... Read more
Movement vs Exercise
Monday, October 26, 2015      7 comments

This last week I have focused more on movement than exercise. What's the difference?... Some quotes from Lose Weight Here by Dr Jade Teta, ND & Dr. Keoni Teta, ND: "We define 'movement' as a form of transportation or activities of da... Read more
Be a Detective
Tuesday, October 20, 2015      4 comments

This last week has been another crazy week. I had two of my grandkids for the full week. Their parents are in the midst of trying to sell their house and buy another one. My SIL's new job is 3 hours away, so he has been staying there during t... Read more
Quilt Repairs
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      9 comments

I repaired a quilt made by my Great-Grandmother. I am guessing she made it in the 1950's because I remember my grandmother having an apron made from one of the fabrics in the quilt. It was fun to see how she made it. It was a quilt as you... Read more
Walking Inspiration
Monday, October 12, 2015      5 comments

Back in January 2011 I joined a gym because I thought I needed to exercise like crazy (like The Biggest Loser show) and the only way to do that was at a gym. And I did exercise crazily -- sometimes up to two hours at the gym, and then exercise ... Read more
The "Perfect" Diet
Friday, October 09, 2015      5 comments

As I said in my previous blog I have been reading The Metabolic Effect by Jade Teta plus listening to a lot of his talks. Below is a partial quote from his Facebook posting today... "The healthiest lifestyle for you is the one you can actu... Read more

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